Have you noticed the trend yet? Every week we are trying a new beer in the quest for the best beer. So far, we are on a roll, but this week has an entry that may just get the first negative review yet. Over the last few weeks, we have done IPA’s and a Bleach Blonde Ale, each of has received the Chug It! seal of approval. If this is your first week for my beer review, we have a simple upvote downvote system. If we think this something you should buy for you and the boys, we give it a Chug It! However, if it’s something you buy for your brother-in-law because he thinks he’s so cool it gets a Pour It Out! This week we are looking at a Lager, the first on the list. On this week’s Zito’s Beer of the Week we are looking at the Longboard Island Lager.
If I was going to give this beer a grade on design alone it would definitely pass. I sent my producer out to grab a fresh pack and when he brought it back, I was judging the beer by the design of the label, I wish I hadn’t. However, it takes more than that to get the seal of approval from me. It’s got rather a bland taste if you ask me. It’s not a bad bland but honestly it left nothing to talk about later. The lager boast itself to be a “smooth refreshing lager” and it was smooth but refreshing, yeah i didn’t think so one bit. I passed some over to the guys at the table doing this taste test with me and one of them said he could taste a hint of spice, but I think he was just reading the label.
All this said and done this beer officially gets the first Pour It Out! For something that looks like a islanders dream I just didn’t feel anything special about it. Knowing what I know now I wouldn’t bother to pick this up to the shelf even though it’s got a decent price to it. it needs something else to stand out as a lager but what that is I don’t know. So if you are looking at Longboards on the shelf Pour It Out!