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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

404 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 12
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2008

18 IBU
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Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This is a wonderful light yellow in color with a good, white, foaming head.

Smell - This is pure grain at its finest. There's a very light sweetness to the nose but it's not sugary, it's more like the light sweet smell of boiled corn. There's literally no hop aroma here so the terrific grain smell comes on strongly.

Taste - There's more sweetness at the taste but it's certainly not overpowering. The flavor is predominantly the fine malted barley and again absent any real hops.

Mouthfeel - For a low ABV lager this is not as light in the body as you would think. I wouldn't say it's medium-bodied but it is pretty big given the style. The malts are incredibly smooth.

Drinkability - This is THE beer you want to drink first after a long day's work. It is thirst quenching and flavorful yet light enough in alcohol that you can down a can or two without feeling tipsy. As far as American-made session lagers go this is on the top of my list.

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of illidurit
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Photo of jophish17
2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Holland
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tigg924
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Interesting and clean helles lager. Taste is of grass, honey, and slight tropical fruit which differentiates itself from others in the style. Not bad, but one that I will likely not pick up again.

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
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)

Photo of canucklehead
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottfrie
3.73/5  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.

Photo of Deuane
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
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.)

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of ehammond1
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Photo of srandycarter
3.17/5  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.

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of harrymel
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.