Ah, Longboard Island Lager. Let me just say what a great name for a beer. Puts me in just the right mindset–I can just imagine myself sitting on a beach somewhere, beer in hand with my feet propped up, without a care in the world.
Full Disclosure: I’m writing this post at the local Panera a solid two hours after downing Longboard Island Lager along with several slices of DiGiorno, slow-rising crust pizza in my girlfriend’s apartment.
Now James told me beforehand the company that brews Longboard Island Lager also brews several other “island” beers. So I checked out the Kona Brewing Company’s site to find out a little more about this sexy Hawaiian beverage. According to the Web site, a typical Kona beer is a “complex, full tasting beer with a relaxed style and charm that expresses its Hawaiian roots.”
Fair enough. But what does that taste like?
I’ll tell you what it tastes like–it tastes like a damn good summer beer. It’s light and refreshing enough to drink outside by a pool or at the beach, yet bold enough to drink with a variety of foods (DiGiorno pizza included). It’s taste is pure having been brewed using the basic ingredients of malt, hops, yeast, and water and it’s got a great pour, beautiful color and a fantastic aroma.
If you’re Been not into the Bud Light Limes and Miller Chills of the world, but still want a beer that makes you feel like you’re at the beach, I’d definitely suggest a Longboard Island Lager. If its “complex, yet relaxed style and charm” don’t win you over–maybe the good life just isn’t your style.
Jay Wurtz says
Its pretty dull when compared to other similar offerings. Tastes sour, strong yeast, a thick bread flavor. Nothing intriguing kind of just ordinary. Pours a bright yellow finish, a very light beer and it’s flavor even more so.