20 April 2024

Kona Longboard Island Lager (M&S) By @SpectreUK

Kona Longboard Island Lager

This Longboard Island Lager has a surfing theme on the can. I tried surfing once in the south of France when I was about nine years old. I borrowed a short foam board and waded out for quite a way. I tried to surf, but I couldn't stand up, and the waves weren't particularly strong. I waded a little further and I saw a sign that stated; "Swimmers Beware, Blue Sharks in these waters". So, I waded all the back to the shore, and I decided surfing was for other people.

This lager should go well with my Lamb curry and chips takeaway tonight. This Longboard Island Lager was brewed by Kona Brewing Company, in Hawaii. It's pretty well travelled indeed, and at 4.6% in volume it will help with all the spices from my curry.

On opening this can there was a light herbal hop and wheat aroma. Not too bubbly, this Longboard Island Lager had a decent fizz on pouring. So, that shouldn't make me burp up all those spices over Cinabar after eating. This bright golden lager shone like the sun on a kissed Hawaiian beach. Not that I know from experience, I'm afraid, but I did watch Magnum when I was a lad.

On taste there was a sharp refreshing herbal hop bite followed by smooth malted barley and then sweet wheat into the aftertaste. Perfect for a sunny day, like this afternoon, Longboard Island Lager would be welcome anywhere where there is a bit of brightness poking through the clouds, and a good amount of spice to any meal. Cheers.

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