Bikini Blonde Lager - Maui Brewing Co.
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3.3/5 rDev -8.1%
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of bready malt, with some grass, grapes and yeast thrown in. A fairly complex aroma, definitely more so than I was expecting. The flavor is fairly straightforward, with a lot of bread and biscuit malt as well as some very light spices. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-10-2012 01:58:45 | More by Mora2000
2.9/5 rDev -19.2%
Clear golden with a moderately sized off-white head. Leaves dots of lace down the glass. Appropriate.
Toasted, biscuit, sweet malt, some grass, and mild citrus combine for a pleasant, though unexciting, aroma.
The flavor falls short of the aroma, with the usual bready malt and slight sweetness and grass combining, though unfortunately, there's a very off butter like taste, especially as the beer warms.
Medium bodied with high carbonation.
Good enough at cold temperatures, but this fails considerably more upon warming. I don't need to revisit this one.
09-19-2012 21:47:25 | More by ehammond1
United Kingdom (England)
3.76/5 rDev +4.7%
A 355ml can with a canned-on date of June 2012. Picked up some time back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the side as a helles lager brewed with German hops and barley. Unfiltered. What the sailors really come to shore for...
Poured into a straight pint glass. A hazy golden hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a small head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before disappearing. Aroma of light, grainy malt with notes of flowery noble hops, grass/hay and earthy yeast. Nicely rounded.
Tastes of light malt with a subtle hoppy character and a dry finish. Notes of grain, noble hops, grass/hay, faint spiciness, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well attenuated, with a crisp yet restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body for the style. Mildly astringent, with an aftertaste of earthy yeast and grassy hops.
A solid lager with a satisfying aroma and flavour. The noble hops are understated but come across well, while the yeast adds depth. Not sure what the Germans would think, but never mind. Well crafted and very drinkable; I'd be happy to have a few of these on the beach. Worth sampling if you come across it.
04-15-2013 21:05:54 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
A 16oz pint in Kailua-Kona, in a pub in front of the harbor, at sunset. Yeah, it's gonna be a good night.
This beer appears a slightly hazy, yet bright medium golden yellow hue, with one finger of weakly puffy and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some sparse islet lace around the glass as it quickly wisps away.
It smells of semi-sweet cereal grain, saltine crackers, a wee bit of dried citrus rind, white pepper, and soft grassy, floral hops. The taste is more breakfast vittles graininess, some dry biscuit character, the whole a bit less sweet now, with some muddled citrus and drupe fruitiness, and the attendant, and agreeably bitter, earthy, leafy, and grassy hops.
The bubbles are decently average in their trilling frothiness, the body a wavering medium weight, and tacitly smooth, with a hint of airy creaminess. It finishes well off-dry, and nice and biscuity, with the peppy noble hops still running in a pleasurable tandem.
A more or less perfect start to an evening of relaxing on a patio overlooking the ocean - a light, refreshing, full-flavoured German-style lager - Munich brewing goodness in the Hawaiian Islands, nice. The only drawback? No label to admire, but I have that more than covered (heh) in a few other ways right now.
05-16-2012 03:16:39 | More by biboergosum
3.6/5 rDev +0.3%
Found this in a convenient (and well-priced) sampler 6-pack (CANS!) at the amazing Pono Market in Kapa'a, Kauai. These made my nights in Kauai even better!
Cloudy gold with decent carbonation. Fine white bubbles, but no detectable lace on my wine chalice (it's all I could find in our cottage).
Nose is crisp and malty, with a light hops followthrough/finish.
This was a brisk and flavorful lager -- definitely preferred to the mainstream stuff. Solid.
10-28-2011 21:46:23 | More by secondtooth
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
Into a pint glass from a 12 oz. can, showing a hazed golden with a rather resilient cap of white foam. Decent retention and lace follow. Decent pour though a bit hazy.
Touch of spice on the aroma along with a firm pale bready character and a lemony sweetness. Touch of pleasant yeast character.
Taste is full with a bit of sweet lemon bread followed by a mild bitterness. Feel is moderate to full, never getting too slippery or watery and maintaining a nice spice character as it warms. Balanced by a spot on level of carbonation and with a return of a rich lemon texture on the finish.
06-24-2011 05:27:18 | More by HalfFull
3.24/5 rDev -9.7%
Not a bad beer, awesome color and decent head. There is just the right amount of balance between the bitter and sweet that this beer works. The sweetness seems to be like high fructose corn syrup, maybe I am wrong. It has decent carbonation and drinks well. Got a touch ore than I expected in this one !!@
08-10-2014 23:13:40 | More by hophugger
4.08/5 rDev +13.6%
Mmmm, more from Maui Brewing Co.
Poured from a can into a Maui Brewing Co. pint glass.
A: Pours out a pale golden straw color with vigorous bubbling action that works to form a bubbly, slightly artificial looking head, but fights valiantly against such a comparison by sticking around for a long time after the initial pour.
S: Sweet, clean and with a slight noble hop fruitiness, underscored by a light lemon and grass like character.
T/MF: Malt takes hold here and blends together quite nicely with the light and fruity hoppiness. Mouthfeel is consistent with style and remains crisp and bubbly without appearing watered down or thin. I wouldn't call this a bready flavor, grassy yes, slightly lemony, yes, slight herbal spiciness, yes. Easy to break down but not one dimensional this beer has a lot to offer.
D: In Maui, on the beach or in the pool after a long day of hiking, a tall glass of this beer really really does the trick. It's a very nice change of pace from the fruity colored booze conveyance devices that are so ubiquitous here.
06-23-2009 01:34:36 | More by bluemoonswoon
Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.