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Bikini Blonde Lager - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)

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BA SCORE
83
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub) visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

100% malt, brewed as a Helles w/ German malts and hops.

(Beer added by: atigerlife on 12-16-2005)
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hockeybarbie

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-15-2012 08:17:26 | More by hockeybarbie
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-11-2012 04:51:19 | More by TexAggie011
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rob99er

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-08-2012 05:36:30 | More by rob99er
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imyourhero21

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-07-2012 01:54:18 | More by imyourhero21
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-31-2011 05:02:28 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Sinewave

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.2%

12-18-2011 21:19:29 | More by Sinewave
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-18-2011 06:34:34 | More by duff247
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-18-2011 00:40:44 | More by Loveyourbeer
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-02-2011 04:25:06 | More by rab53
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-25-2011 02:17:07 | More by Exiled
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Can - thanks to frenchy for this one

Appearance – Mostly clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is a fairly good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts, hops, lemons

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains, lemons, and a nice amount of noble hops. There is also a touch of corn and the beer finishes with a lemony/hoppy aftertaste.

Overall – An enjoyable and refreshing beer. It had a nice amount of noble hops and reminded me a but of the sunshine pils by Troegs. I could see myself drinking a few of these on a beach in Hawaii.

Serving type: can

11-22-2011 19:24:31 | More by spinrsx
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mdbailey00

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-17-2011 21:49:28 | More by mdbailey00
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AlexM

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-14-2011 19:50:56 | More by AlexM
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass.

This beer is yellow and hazy. It's got a creamy head that is stark white.

It's smell is malty, a bit sweet, not too hoppy.

This beer is crisp with some nice hop notes and some sweet malts to make it very drinkable.

This beer is creamy, rather full bodied with good carbonation.

This is a good beer. I enjoyed many of these on my vacation and it became my go to beer in the hot Hawaiian weather.

Serving type: can

11-06-2011 21:43:33 | More by TippySelenoid
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DavidST

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass, no freshness date, my can also states 5.1%abv instead of 4.5.

This pours a clear light yellow / straw color with a decent white head. The smell has some noble hops, some bready malts, and a little citrus. Feel is light and crisp. The taste is pretty light also, there are the german hops, some bready flavors and a little earthiness. Not bad.

Serving type: can

09-16-2011 01:29:18 | More by DavidST
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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bright yellow gold color with a decent lace of white head that sticks to the glass.
S: Very strong bread nose to it. The beer also has some hints of an earthy hay aroma and some slight citrus.
T: The beer has a very light bready wheat malt flavor and some good sour flavor as well as some earthy oatey flavor.
M/O: Very crisp and carbonated. Great bright beer that goes perfect in the hot weather.

Serving type: can

09-02-2011 22:32:01 | More by pzrhsau
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Tschnab

New York

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a golden color with a small white head and no lace. Prickly carbonation races to the top.

S- Bready malts and hops, germany pilsner like aroma, honey.

T- hits the nose on the head. It has a nice bitter and lasting effect going down, but it is rounded out by citrusy, honey sweetness.

O- This is an incredibly refreshing beer, one of my favorite pool-side beers. Definition of the session beer

Serving type: can

08-11-2011 05:50:35 | More by Tschnab
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Its called a helles but the color is a much darker gold than a typical helles.
S- Light and citrus tasting more orange than lemon.
T- The flavor is also very light and refreshing. No hop flavor at all, just a bit lemony.
M- A bit thicker than expected not much carbonation.
D-A very good beer but not your usual helles. As are many of the beers that are bottled or canned down there it is a great warm weather beer.

Serving type: can

08-07-2011 23:15:27 | More by confer
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am not 100% sure that this is in the right place as this is the "brewpub" version where I must have the non-brewpub version. There were much less reviews on the latter, so I will contribute to the bigger performer of the offerings since 62 of 67 are for canned versions. Let's review this puppy:

Appearance: Pours a pretty clear golden yellow with a 1/4" creamy white head on top. The head was quite active, but faded back into the beer in about 45 seconds to end up as a small ring at the edge of the glass. There is no lacing left on the glass at all, and after a short while the beer looks quite lifeless in the glass.

Aroma: Initially the beer was a bit yeasty with some bread dough coming out along with some bready malts and a mild, but noticeable hop profile. After the head falls the beer isn't as yeasty, and the hops are coming out quite a bit more as it warms up a bit. There is also some light toasty sweetness coming out as the beer sits further. There is a corny note getting more pronounced as the beer warms that is starting to get a little vegetal as the beer approaches warm.

Taste: The flavor is a bit light bodied with light carbonation so overall it comes across as bit watery feeling; however, there is quite a bit of flavor left on the palate when this beer gets through to let you know that it is a beer and not some fizzy adjunct driven brew. As the beer warms up some, the corny notes that I mentioned in the aroma are coming out in the flavor as well, and the flavor is also starting to get a vegetal edge to it. There are some toasty malty notes left on the palate when the beer gets through that are somewhat reminiscent of a Munich Helles, so it isn't way off the mark or anything.

Opinion: Overall this is a pretty decent beer. Unfortunately it is hard to make a beer this light that won't show something a little weird as it warms up. This one seems to be getting vegetal as it warms up, though I don't think that it was actual corn used. I don't regret getting a 6-pack of this stuff as I will surely drink it. I am not sure when I will be buying another one...but I would certainly consider bringing some to the beach sometime if Southern Star's Bombshell Blonde isn't available where I am.

Serving type: can

06-02-2011 00:09:11 | More by SkeeterHawk
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with white head.

Not a lot of aromatics but some tinges of malt.

Tastes like a blond ale, a bit sweet, with a pale malt taste and some subtle yeast contributions.

Nice level of carbonation. This is an easy beer to drink with enough going on to make it worth a try. It's just a bit too sweet in the finish to make it utterly sessionable. Still, great drinker for the warmer weather.

Serving type: can

04-17-2011 01:57:50 | More by TenHornsProud
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This one poured a nice pale gold with a huge white head that disappeared quickly. Lacing present.

Smell - Nice malty aroma with a slight hop presence.

Taste - Nice sweet maltiness with a hint of hop bitterness and toasted bead.

Mouthfeel - Nice medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall - A sessionable, tasty craft beer in a can. CAN it get any better?

Serving type: can

03-22-2011 15:59:08 | More by Beerbuddha
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a can into a pint glass, the beer has a vibrant straw-gold coloring, with crystal clarity and a decent amount of steady carbonation showing in the glass. The head starts out fluffy and thick, but over a minute or two recedes to a thing film of bubbles. Smells burst out of the can during the pour, heavy in oat and slight toasted characters. The beer has a very slick mouthfeel, and the flavors slide through quickly. There are notes of sweet toffee and fruity flavors, as well as the cereal/grain flavors. Very smooth and light in mouth, and unbelievably easy to drink. It's starting to get warm where I am, and this is the perfect beer for a day out in the sun. Fantastic summer picnic or BBQ brew.

Serving type: can

02-06-2011 22:26:31 | More by GarthDanielson
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grittybrews

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden yellow into a tulip with two fingers of slow-receding fluffy white head. Aroma dominated by biscuit, caramel, and hints of grass and lemon.

Moderate carbonation and a slightly thin, watery mouthfeel. Rather nondescript malt backbone with hints of biscuit, lemon, and some gentle spice on the slightly bitter finish.

Crisp and drinkable, but a little thin overall for my taste -- I wouldn't seek this one out again. Maui's dynamite Coconut Porter, on the other hand...!

Serving type: can

01-27-2011 05:37:20 | More by grittybrews
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden orange. Nice creamy head. Some good lacing. Slight unfiltered look.

Smell: Sweet vanilla notes. Creamy lager smell. A good caramel touch on the nose. The hops are light and develop a light potpurri aroma. The smell reminds me of an english lager or even a boddingtons. Hints of tropical fruit. Pineapple and pear.

Taste: Wow! It starts with a caramel maltiness and then then settles in the back with a dash of powerful fruity hops. They linger with a fresh bitterness. This stuff is full bodied and balanced. The hops are sticky with slight pale notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and not watery. The hops stick to the side of my mouth. This is a treat.

Drinkability: Yes! I love this beer and will be being more. Perfect for a summer day or winter night.

Serving type: can

01-24-2011 06:56:29 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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isualum12

Idaho

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

What is there to say...perfectly named beer. Bikini...I love bikinis, blonde....I do enjoy a blond. (especially in a bikini). Larger...yes I do love me a larger....

Poured out of a can which I might claim to be my favorite can I have seen in some time.
The beer is golden with about 50% visibility through it. Slight haze but I wouldn't call this beer foggy.

Taste good with nice strong German flavor. Not what I expected but I enjoyed it. There is a hint of unfiltered flavor to it but I don't think this is an unfiltered beer.

It has a full flavor on the mouthful that tingled in the back of the mouth. I wished the day was 85 degrees out and I could sit on my back patio to enjoy rather then the 45 degrees it was here in Boise.

Serving type: can

01-18-2011 00:29:35 | More by isualum12
Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
83 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.