Review – Kona Longboard Lager
From Kona Brewing: 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.
Kona Brewing – Longboard Island Lager – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 5.0% abv.
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow gold, with a touch of cloudiness. Even with an aggressive pour, I was unable to get any sort of head to form.
Aroma: Sweet summer corn, dry malts, and a little bit of bitter hop.
Taste: Honey sweetness, light, dry biscuity malt, bitter, metallic hops, with a fruity, light hoppy finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, crisp.
Overall: Probably one of the first craft lagers I have ever had. Has a unique flavor compared to other pale lagers, very refreshing and satisfying. If you have a chance to pick this in a line up of Heineken, Boston Lager, or a Bud/Miller/Coors, I would pick Longboard each and every time. On it’s own merrit, I would put this in the galvanized bucket at the next bbq without thinking twice.