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Bikini Blonde Lager - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

286 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 12
Gots: 30 | 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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Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of srandycarter
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
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 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 ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ngeunit1
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Brew33
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CoryR
3.24/5  rDev -10%

Photo of elNopalero
2.63/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

Photo of waiting4lunch
5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of BigBry
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Mike and Brandee for bringing a mixed 6 pack, and for sharing.
Beer pours bright, shimmery yellow, with an inch of frothy head. Foam quickly fades leaving little or no lace. Light smell of citrus and light malt, also thought we picked up some honey-like sweetness. The flavor is lightand flowery, with sweet malt, and a clean, dry finish. Enough hops to keep balanced, but not bitter. No aftertaste. Easy to drink, and best served cold. - and I get to keep the can.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brotherloco
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.