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Bikini Blonde Lager - Maui Brewing Co.

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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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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-10-2013 22:49:17 | More by liamt07
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flagmantho

Washington

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass. My can indicates 5.1% ABV rather than the 4.5% listed above.

Appearance: light golden straw hue with a touch of haze and a thin layer of white foam. Not bad, but not terribly interesting.

Smell: light, somewhat grainy malt aroma with just a touch of noble hops. Decent and appropriate for the style, but nothing special.

Taste: flavor to match the aroma, mostly, with some deeper biscuity flavors and a light but rounding bitterness. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a very big carbonation. The creaminess here is excellent, especially for the style! Wow, I must say I was not expecting this. Kudos!

Overall: this beer's refreshing qualities and bodacious mouthfeel make me enjoy it beyond its flavor and aroma qualities. I could definitely see myself knocking back a few cans of this on the beach.

Serving type: can

07-13-2011 05:02:24 | More by flagmantho
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a canned on date of 030311, good on MBC for dating their cans. Pours a lightly hazed gold color with a light tan froth.

Nose is nutty and biscuity and has some yeast esters poking out. I originally thought I misread the label and thought for sure this must be a blonde ale. It smells tasty, just not really like a Helles. Where is the graininess? Grassy hops?

This one does indeed fall somewhere in the netherealm of a lager and an ale. Too sweet to be a refreshing lager with a distinctive bready, nutty yeast presence. And yet it tastes a bit too 'clean' and has a lighter body than most ales. It is a pretty unique beverage and does have some good flavors, but I think 1 six-pack purchase will be enough to satisfy my curiosity.

Serving type: can

05-21-2011 18:48:34 | More by twiggamortis420
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tone77

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks go out to woodychandler for providing this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, sweet, some grains. Taste is very good, malts, biscuty, some sweetness, extremely refreshing. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a beer worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

05-04-2011 13:15:51 | More by tone77
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illidurit

California

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold with a tinge of goldenrod. Nice lasting white head is the only thing differentiating this from a macro lager so far. Aroma is wet grains and a vague perfumey floral hop character. Flavor is cereal grains, a touch of citrus, and a light grassy finish with a modest bitterness that barely tickles the tongue. Mouthfeel is standard, drinkability is pretty good.

Serving type: can

11-02-2009 10:23:21 | More by illidurit
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

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

Can. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is fairly nondescript, just some wheat malt. Flavor of sweet wheat malt, slight bitter hops in the finish. Fairly carbonated with a spritzy mouthfeel. Not bad really. Simple and easy to drink.
6/4/6/3/14 (3.3/5)

Serving type: can

01-01-2009 16:38:56 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well , the cheescake can does not bode well for what is inside but surprise Maui brewing put some effort into this light beach beer. The beer is cloudy (like an unfiltered Lager from germany). The nose is nice and hoopy and the taste is pretty full bodied. The more I drunk this the more I appreciated the craft put into making a decent all malt lager with some character.

Serving type: can

03-13-2009 16:52:53 | More by canucklehead
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-15-2011 02:47:55 | More by bpfrush
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-06-2012 12:32:32 | More by AngusOg
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-29-2014 18:04:20 | More by atrocity
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to davide169 for hooking me up with a can of this straight from the islands!

A-Hazy light golden straw yellow with a medium white fluffy head that reduce to a thin cap and left nice lace.

S-A bit of lemon, bready malt and some light spice.

T-Lemon citrus bite along with a mildly sweet malt, A bit of grassy hops and some spice.

M-VERY light, as in too light. Very crisp, like cold spring water. Although this is supposed to be a light brew it is beyond light and enters the realm of watery.

S-Certainly drinkable and refreshing beer, but too light. It goes down easy, has some flavour and certainly refreshing, but give me a sign that this isnt water (or a BMC light product.)

Serving type: can

10-20-2008 03:30:35 | More by Deuane
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Holland

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-07-2013 06:54:57 | More by Holland
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-29-2011 07:00:33 | More by twelveinches
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ehammond1


2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Can (2012)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

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.

Serving type: can

09-19-2012 21:47:25 | More by ehammond1
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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
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srandycarter

California

3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Very light and clear, not much head disappears fast some sudsy lace left behind.

S - Nice malt profile, pretty simple and straight forward.

T - Flavor is similar to a macro lager, but better. Deeper malt and nice bitter finish.

M - Medium body with a good balance.

D - Definitely a good session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2009 03:11:30 | More by srandycarter
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scottfrie

California

3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into SA Perfect pint.

A: Pours a deep golden color with yellow highlights beneath a thick bright white head that faded into a fuzzy white film. Soapy lace was left down the glass.
S: Scents of creamy oats and roasted grains with mild spicy herbal hops.
T: Follows the nose. Earthy, spicy, hops, and bready yeast stand out. Bready overall. The finish is full of cereal grains and a light sweetness. There’s a hint of honey in the aftertaste.
M: Extremely creamy and soft mouthfeel, very fluffy and velvet carbonation, full mouthfeel.
O: Solid, clean, and bready. Very fluffy and soft mouthfeel. Goes down easy and smooth.

Serving type: can

01-01-2014 22:57:16 | More by scottfrie
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ngeunit1

California

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a crystal clear golden color with lots of visible carbonation and a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind a little lace.

S - Aroma is quite mild with a mix of some light grains and some faint noble hops. There is also just a bit of biscuit and yeast.

T - Starts off with some light grains and a bit more noble hops than the nose let on. Through the middle, the bready yeast and the sweet biscuit flavors come through. The finish is a mix of noble hop, grain, and biscuit that lingers for a bit.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and slick with a crisp and very refreshing feeling.

D - Super drinkable. Very smooth and refreshing without sacrificing on the flavor and the body. Really nice grain-hop mix with just enough sweetness.

Serving type: can

09-20-2011 04:17:20 | More by ngeunit1
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-07-2012 05:20:34 | More by gtermi
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-02-2014 00:37:55 | More by crobinso
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-20-2013 15:58:10 | More by aztraz
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-12-2012 01:21:17 | More by Tyrawlings
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2013 06:05:35 | More by shelby415
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-10-2011 06:06:45 | More by jheezee
Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.