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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kona Longboard Island Lager

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Kona Longboard Island Lager
Kona Brewing Company
Kona, HI USA
Est. 1994

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Bright clear yellow in color.
Bit of spicy hops on nose with malt flavor.

Frothy head that dissipated at half glass.
Slight lacing of the glass.
Light, refreshing mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy

It's been said that good friends and good beer go together. What's better is when good friends bring you beer! This one was imported (?) all the way from the 'Aloha' state by a great friend, which was no small feat in airports today. Same good friend also brought another Hawaii beer, which will be reaped and reviewed in a later column. Now back to the Longboard...

It poured like any other lager and foamed like any other lager, but it had this distinctly different uh, ummm, sweetness. I just can't describe it, but it's enough to say that it was most enjoyable and refreshing in its chilly liquid form. Quite delectable and an ideal thirst quencher.

Even though Kona's Longboard is available around the corner at the local grocer, it was an extra special treat to know that it was bought and brought personally as a gift. The grocery store bottle or the gift bottle are both "handmade" as the bottle label proclaims, in the same brewery. The difference lies in the taste...the tasteful gift that is, of beer.

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