Waimea Brewing Company — Uli Uli Brown — 3.8%

A Taste of the Islands #10
’Uli ’Uli are brightly colored feather gourds used in hula dancing, a curious name for Waimea’s take on a traditional English brown ale. The Uli Uli pours with very little head or lacing and is, as you might expect, brown.

A subtle coffee aroma foreshadows a strong roasted malt taste with a slight hop finish, but not enough to make it bitter or to knock this beer into the West Coast style. Light carbonation and a luxurious mouthfeel place this brown right in the pocket for an English Dark Mild.

A great starter for exploring the darker range of Waimea’s brews, or a decent session beer for a change from the island’s proliferation of lagers.

Grade: B+

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