In this beer blog, we are going to get into the spring seasonal from Kona Brewing Co and it is called Koko Brown Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog on their Pipeline Porter, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog. Let us get into the beer.
This American Brown Ale has a brown color with a white head on this beer. The smell is a heavy coconut to the beer. The taste is a sweet hazel and coconut with a roasted coconut aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer for heading into the spring and summer seasons.
Here is a description the beer bottle:
Koko Brown’s distinctive, nutty aroma and flavor comes from real. Toasted coconut blended into each brew. One sip of this roasty. Smooth, mahogany colored ale and you will feel like you are on a warm sun-drenched beach in Hawaii. Aloha! Since 1994, Kona Brewing CO. has been committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality. We invite you to visit our brewery and pubs whenever you visit Hawaii. Mahalo!
Here is a description from their website (www.konabrewingco.com):
A Nut Brown Worth Cracking
Is there anything more iconic of the lush tropics than the coconut? The delicious heart of this island treasure has a nutty, toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Kick back with a Koko Brown, brewed with real toasted coconut, and savor the mahogany color and smooth, roasty malt taste.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, this beer is different then what is out in any market asides Hawaii or any other warm spot. I did enjoy this beer but I just feel that the brown ale is a wrong mix with the coconut. Please, do not get me wrong this is a great beer and I can see people liking this beer. I enjoyed this beer. The taste is hazel nut cover coconut. I just feel that the coconut goes better with a porter or a stout. I could dream of a milk stout with a coconut in it. I recommend this beer and I would love to hear your thoughts on this beer. I can see this beer being a home run in the Midwest and the colder areas of the United States. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser