Friday, September 3, 2010
Kona Longboard Island Lager
I picked up a six-pack of Kona Longboard Island Lager in Ocean City, MD. This was my first experience with Kona, but I have heard good things about the brewery. The beer pours a pale yellow color with a thin bubbly white head. The aroma consists of sweet malts and sour hops with slight accents of lemon and caramel. The taste is very smooth and round, and feels like it fill the mouth more than it actually does (shall we call this expansive?). There are flavors of sweet caramel malts with a lightly balanced sour hop finish. The finish is slightly dry but refreshes nonetheless. The alcohol content is 4.6% ABV. The Longboard Island Lager is a perfectly done sessionable lager that refreshes as much as it satisfies the taste for craft beer. There's nothing experimental in this beer, just quality ingredients and a well done lager for summertime consumption.