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Monday, April 2nd 2012

Longboard Island Lager
(Kona Brewing Company)

First brewed and bottled back in 1998, Kona's first ever canned offering is their Longboard Island Lager. It's a great example of how the artwork from a bottle label can look great when used on a can. We really love the graphics on this one. Cans of this should be hitting shelves all over the mainland very soon (if you're not yet seeing them). 

From the Kona Brewing site:

"Longboard Island Lager is a smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for five weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer."

 

Here we go...

 

Pour - golden straw-color in appearance with a stark white head that is about a half inch in size and leaves some lacing once things settle.


Aroma - bread dough, cereal, grainy with some hints of citrus. Not overly aromatic but pleasant nonetheless.

 

Taste - smooth on the palate with a decent amount of sweet, honey-like maltiness and some hints at lemon and orange citrus flavor. A grainy taste seems to stick with you while taking sips of Longboard Island Lager. It almost has some toasty flavors as well. 

 

Overall - easy drinking and non-complex. Longboard Lager is a solid choice over the bigger players in the canned lager game. If you're a fan of lager beers and are looking for something on the lighter side than we say give this one a try. It's certainly the type of beer that will go quickly at family barbecue or at a bonfire on the beach.


Note - Kona brews and packages a bulk of their beers at the Widmer Brothers facility in Portland, Oregon. They're part of the Craft Brewers Alliance (CBA) which consists of Widmer Brothers, Kona Brewing Company and Redhook Brewing Company. Kona Brewing also operates two pubs in Hawai'i, the Koko Marina Pub in Oahu and the Kona Pub & Brewery in Kona on the big island of Hawai'i.


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Longboard Island Lager
Style: American Amber/Red Lager
Brewery: Kona Brewing Company
City: 
Kona, Hawaii  
Country: 
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: Premium 2-row Pale Malt, Wheat
Hops: Mt. Hood, Hallertau, Czech Saaz
ABV: 4.6%
IBUs: 18
Date: April 2nd, 2012

Posted by Russ


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