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Bikini Blonde Lager - Maui Brewing Co.

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Bikini Blonde LagerBikini Blonde Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
18 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2008)
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x0darap

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

04-03-2012 23:42:43 | More by x0darap
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KristaHall


3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-31-2012 23:54:02 | More by KristaHall
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can to pilsner glass.

A - The beer pours a pale hazy straw blonde color with a small 1/2 finger bubbly white head. Some retention and lacing.

S - Malt forward on the nose. Slight yeast character but aroma is fairly clean and crisp.

T/M - The beer starts and finishes very smooth and slightly creamy, which is nice. The malt found on the nose provides a medium sweetness upon which the mild bitterness and slight fruity banana and apple flavors build. A mild biscuity flavor through the middle and end. The beer finishes smooth and creamy with a linger bread malt sweetness.

O - Pretty easy to put a few of these back. A little malty and lacks the crispness I'd expect but the smooth creaminess was nice.

Serving type: can

03-27-2012 13:34:29 | More by hopfacebrew
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jerbax101


4.53/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on a sunset dinner cruise in Maui. There was nothing liking sipping on this smooth tasting blonde while watching a beautiful hawaii sunset. It's not as bitter as other blondes I've had. Color was light for a blonde and very clear. I really enjoyed it.

Serving type: can

03-25-2012 16:38:37 | More by jerbax101
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ernestenvy


3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-22-2012 12:59:12 | More by ernestenvy
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creez

California

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-21-2012 02:53:23 | More by creez
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear gold. Head is bright white and leaves some spotty hints of lacing on the top of the beer. Carbonation is lively and effervescent.

Smell: Straw, grass, and granny smith apples. Bright and lemony. Hints of wheat and other fruit, but I can't get over the apple. Pale malts and the faintest dusting of citrus. Mildly floral.

Taste: Wheat tang and crisp apple flesh. Grassy and pale malts in abundance. Fruity and floral. Lots of almost earthy biscuity maltiness going on. A touch of citrus rind on the back. Straw and grass.

Mouthfeel: Bright, crisp, and a big carbonation. Light body. Finishes very clean.

Overall: Easy drinking and enough flavor to be interesting. Not outstanding, but manages to never fall flat on its face. Carbonation is its downfall in the end.

Serving type: can

03-14-2012 19:17:16 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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adamk1978

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-13-2012 03:28:41 | More by adamk1978
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-03-2012 20:54:59 | More by Hanzo
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alwaysplayin

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-27-2012 19:28:16 | More by alwaysplayin
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sean05luvb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-27-2012 00:44:41 | More by sean05luvb
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-16-2012 10:53:34 | More by cornucopia
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-12-2012 01:21:17 | More by Tyrawlings
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mdfb79

New York

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 02/05/11 notes. My dad brought me back a can from Hawaii. 12 oz. can into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Some light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of fruity malts, grains, and some wheat. Not bad at all, but pretty bland in the nose.

t - Tastes of tropical fruits, fruity malts, citrus, grains, wheat, and bready malts. Much fruitier and nicer than the nose, a step up for me.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. A touch too carbonated, and crisp.

o - Overall a decent beer. Easy to drink and light and crisp, with some nice fruit in the taste. Not as good as their CoCoNut Porter but worth checking out once.

Serving type: can

02-06-2012 21:10:00 | More by mdfb79
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PintPal

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

02-04-2012 21:44:09 | More by PintPal
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed while on vacation in Kihei, HI...also of note, I enjoyed this both in the can and on tap and my notes were very similar so I'm only doing this review once!

A- Pours a mainly clear, with just a touch of chill haze, golden color. There isn't really any great head to speak of, as it starts off as a thin white film, and quickly settles into a thin ring around my glass. Carbonation looks to be fairly lazy looking, as the columns lumber up towards the top of the liquid. The lacing is equally below average, with thin clumps of foam sinking quickly back into the beer....a very average looking beer.

S- This brew smells of all malt, plain and simple....sweet goodness. There are touches of fresh honey, grain and as far as the finish goes, there really isn't any bitterness that I can detect so I'm not sure what others are smelling.

T- This is simply an amazingly flavored beer in this style! The malt profile is among the best anyone will come across, and this really does have notes of honey and strong barley malt for sweetness. This is balanced by mild notes of flower petal and a slight citrus flavor to help with the tartness. The finish I have to say does contain some hop bitterness but I find this with more fruity freshness than anything.

M- This is definitely leaning towards medium bodied and is quite smooth on the palate. The carbonation is very refined and helps to make this beer very creamy. The malt sweetness really shines through! With that said, the finish is crisp, but does leave behind some sticky, syrup like flavors on the palate after, but I find it quite pleasant myself.

O- I've tried several different beers made on these Isles, and so far, this is my favorite beer for everyday drinking! It works very well on the beach, or at the table with family while playing games! It has a richness about it that I never really experienced with anything else local that I tried in a lager, but I realize that this style is supposed to be more fulfilling and it delivers!! Great job Maui Brewing!

Serving type: can

01-30-2012 01:15:26 | More by ChrisCage
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Chrisdslap

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-22-2012 10:09:06 | More by Chrisdslap
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

Canned on 8/26/11.

5.1% ABV per the label.

Pours a clear golden color with a 1 inch puffy off-white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Thin broken rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt/grains and some fruity aromas. Taste is of sweet malt/grains, light fruits, and slight citrus zest. There is a sweetness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a crisp carbonation level with a bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good and easy drinking lager but nothing too exciting.

Serving type: can

01-21-2012 05:57:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-19-2012 18:26:37 | More by TrojanWheels
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SargeC

Japan

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-30-2011 08:37:41 | More by SargeC
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N1CK

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-13-2011 02:13:08 | More by N1CK
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elNopalero

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From Hawaii. So: long distance for distribution, balanced by environmentally-friendly recyclable packaging? I’m not sure the balance is worth it in this case

This looks like a yellow fizzy beer. Very foamy. Low, barely detectable aroma and not a whole lot of flavor either. There is a honey-sweet taste to it, and a sweet finish, but not a whole lot else going on here. Wasn’t horrible but not terribly exciting. I certainly don’t picture myself sitting on a warm, sunny beach and wanting to drink one of these.

Serving type: can

12-11-2011 01:09:57 | More by elNopalero
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-10-2011 06:06:45 | More by jheezee
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-29-2011 07:00:33 | More by twelveinches
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harrymel

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 07JUL11
Can indicates 5.1% ABV

A: golden raisins with near excellent clarity under a solid sheet of white foam trailed with fleeting sheets of lace.
S: Sweet grain, corn, some mineral tones. Decent and faint.
T: Nice sweet flavor is simple and soft with near floral qualities. Perfect for hot weather or as a quick session beer.
M: A bit heavy for the style with lower carb creating a velveteen experience. Empty finish. I like this aspect fairly well.
O: Good tasting beer. Although not a standout, definitely worth a try, and likely something I would drink over and over in a bar.

Serving type: can

11-28-2011 05:27:35 | More by harrymel
Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.