1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bikini Blonde Lager - Maui Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Bikini Blonde LagerBikini Blonde Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

254 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 254
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 254 | Reviews: 75 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of leftoverburrito
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

leftoverburrito, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 !!@

hophugger, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of rudedude985
4/5  rDev +10.8%

rudedude985, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of jophish17
2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

jophish17, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of aoampm
4/5  rDev +10.8%

aoampm, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Clemskis
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Clemskis, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +10.8%

juicebox, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ExaltedNecrosis, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Beernoobie
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Beernoobie, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of BeerThursdays
3/5  rDev -16.9%

BeerThursdays, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of CoryandTrevor
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

CoryandTrevor, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Kurmaraja, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Getalegup
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Getalegup, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of TheBrewo
4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We pop the tab on a can, pouring a brew of dirty, wet straw. It holds a modest head of one finger tall white foam, and appears to be highly carbonated. The nose is wonderfully fresh of German grain, clean wheat, rye, powdered barley, and white rice. The hops to meet are grassy, with other balancing notes of dandelion, white sugar, honey over soggy cereal, heavy creamer, and baker’s yeast. The taste, too, is wonderfully fresh and malty, but keeps it light on the toes. The flavors are sweet, of biscuity pales, German Weiss, honey, lactic milkiness, flaked barley, soft grassy hops, sugary apple juice, and generous lager yeastiness. The body is light to medium, but crisp, creamy, and frothy, leaving the mouth happy, warmed, and satiated. Drinkability is wonderful.

Overall, this is a sleeper of a beer. We were a little blown away here. This is an amazing rendition of a not oft-made style from a smaller American brewery, and they nail it both stylistically and artistically. We didn’t really write a long review, but that should speak to its well-crafted simplicity and elegance. The aroma and flavor, both, showcase raw, flakey barley like none other, at least as far as freshness goes. We have a bunch of other “world class” beers lined up in the fridge, but I might honestly give one of them up if I could sip on this the rest of this summer’s night and enjoy the breeze and the hockey game.

TheBrewo, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Sludgeman, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Mattyb79, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -16.9%

TX-Badger, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of MaximumYuks
3.25/5  rDev -10%

MaximumYuks, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of DrBass
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DrBass, May 22, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355 ml can poured into a flute. This one is a nice golden yellow with a rich creamy white head that retains its form well. Aroma of hay/grass, dry cracker-like malts, and maybe just hints of orchard fruit and green peppercorns. Taste reveals why this won a World Beer Cup award in 2006. At once bready but not particularly sweet, assertive noble hops, and again just hints of citrus and stone fruit, this is a solid Helles lager. Features a very soft but flavorsome cereal malt character and hoppier than usual for the style. Moderate body with some dextrins apparent, vaguely chalky, and just the right level of carbonation, on the far side of moderate. Finishes dry and grassy with a little white pepper and grape. Nil huskiness or other off-flavors. I regret that I have only one can in my possession.

CalgaryFMC, May 21, 2014
Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -3%

DWolf, May 11, 2014
Photo of JOldewurtel
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JOldewurtel, May 09, 2014
Photo of Williaar
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Williaar, May 09, 2014
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.25/5  rDev -10%

DarthGuitarHero, May 06, 2014
Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.