Lemongrass Saison - Maui Brewing Co.
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3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a single at Bevmo refrigerator in early February for $2.99.
Beer poured golden with a decent white head that fizzled to nothing pretty quickly.
Nose is pilsner malt with hints of lemon.
Taste base is pilsner malt with some lemon, a bit of pepper with a lemon zest finish.
Mouthfeel is heavy for the style, decently carbonated. I am expecting something a bit lighter.
Overall a pretty good beer considering it is a year old. Some good flavors going on. Glad i had the chance to try this.
Serving type: can
05-04-2014 22:42:50 | More by arizcards
4.11/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
My beer guru had this one to try during a session. Appearance was not what I typically like, very clear and thin. The smell was very interesting, much better than I was expecting. The flavor was also very good. This is a great fire pit beer in the summer time after a hard day work. I will certainly consider buying it in the future.
Serving type: can
03-19-2014 00:34:01 | More by JamieDuncan
British Columbia (Canada)
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Rather dull. No head retention. Slightly bubbly with white, small bubbles forming at first pour, but then all of this quickly vanishes. Not much carbonation to look at, either.
Smell - Slightly sour pilsner malt on the nose, honey, coriander and citrus. All fairly to-be-expected elements of a Saison. Not picking up much lemongrass at all at this stage. Nice, clean hop aroma.
Taste - Not picking up much lemongrass. I cook with lemongrass fairly often and it is not easy to notice. When trying to spot it, it almost tastes more like a stale, bitter lemongrass and is not crisp, floral or citrusy at all. All the other flavors are standard Farmhouse/ Saison qualities: strong wheat notes, bitter lemon peel, light candy sugars/ honey, coriander, pilsner grains (nice and bitter/plant-y), floral hops (like the citra a lot here), and candied orange. Again, all very standard elements.
Mouthfeel - Carbonation reflects the appearance. Not great, slightly flat. Nice sugary mouthfeel: smooth, soft, and candy-like. Stimulates the front of the palate mostly and upper front portion of the mouth. Not a great mouthfeel, but not terrible.
Overall - Being a really big Lost Abbey fan, I was expecting way more here. Also, after falling in love with the mash-up between Sam's Dogfish Head and Maui Brewing and seriously being blown away by the Liquid Breadfruit, this is somewhat of a letdown. Not that this was a particularly bad beer -- it just wasn't anything special or standout. I won't be buying this again for the price. The Liquid Breadfruit, however, is unique and delicious. Will definitely stick to that mash-up, no question!
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 01:04:56 | More by Agent1
Lemongrass Saison from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.