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Lemongrass Saison - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with The Lost Abbey.

(Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 05-19-2013)
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Reviews by WTKeene:
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WTKeene

Texas

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured from an undated can into a snifter.

Appearance: A sparse but sizable white head, golden translucent color. No lacing.

Smell: Belgian Yeast, citrus. Nothing outstanding here.

Taste: Light, not very complex. Sweet Belgian yeast, I can get a little bit of lemon. Perhaps a tiny bit of hops, not enough for the style though as far as I'm concerned. Feels a bit watery. Aftertaste has a most of the distinct lemongrass flavor.

Mouthfeel: Definitely thin, watered down. Not a whole lot of carbonation.

Overall: I'll finish the glass and I'm glad I tried it because it had seemed interesting, but I won't be seeking it out. Lemongrass character isn't as strong as I was hoping, but it's not an offensive beer. I'll keep it around for sharing with my friends, but I think I'll stick to Tank 7 when I want a Saison.

09-17-2013 01:34:38 | More by WTKeene
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-20-2013 00:20:17 | More by Tiernan
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-24-2013 07:28:43 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%

A 355ml can with no visible BB date. Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York. A collaborative brew between Maui brewing and Lost Abbey, resulting in a modern take on a traditional Belgian style.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A clear golden hue with some chunky floating sediment and plentiful carbonation. Yields a small head of white foam that lasts for a minute or so before dissipating. Aroma of dry, fruity yeast with hints of coriander, spice, mild lemongrass, faint herbs, grain and a lingering earthiness. Nicely rounded - smells great.

Tastes of earthy, fruity yeast with a crisp, dry finish. Notes of coriander, subtle spice, floral hints, mild lemongrass, faint herbs, grain, light malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Highly attenuated, followed by a mild, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and good body for the style. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of earthy yeast and faint herbs.

Rather good, even if it doesn't quite live up to its name. Looks a bit lacklustre - the head fades very quickly though the carbonation is spot on. Aroma and flavour are decidedly yeasty and spicy, with a mild hint of lemongrass. Nicely balanced but I was hoping the lemongrass would be more obvious. Perhaps it's a character that wanes over time. Decent body. A quality brew - worth sampling though I believe this was a one-off.

12-23-2013 01:16:23 | More by jazzyjeff13
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-04-2013 01:21:59 | More by TKEbeerman
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-22-2013 01:46:29 | More by acurtis
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switzer

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-20-2014 19:18:39 | More by switzer
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Diggy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

06-20-2014 02:00:46 | More by Diggy
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-08-2013 08:00:56 | More by dertyd
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-13-2013 03:27:54 | More by jheezee
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-19-2013 05:33:09 | More by Hardcore
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JasonMinck

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

09-09-2013 02:59:08 | More by JasonMinck
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JamLand

Hawaii

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-18-2013 23:58:27 | More by JamLand
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-20-2014 22:49:00 | More by Danielr26
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GRG1313

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

06-01-2013 05:05:54 | More by GRG1313
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CrummyLuke

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-20-2014 14:36:14 | More by CrummyLuke
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%

A- poured into a tulip. Pours a pale yellow color that's slightly hazy, big three-finger white foamy head that reduces quickly to a thin layer, no lacing

S- dry straw aroma with yeasty and biscuity malt, musty and wet hay bale, fruity esters of pear and apple, a hint of lemony tartness at the end

T- light buiscuity and yeasty malt, fruity pear flavors, lemony citrus floral notes from the lemon-grass almost gives the flavors of a witbier. Dry and slightly tart finish with a slightly tart citrus linger

M- medium body with low low-yet-biting carbonation produces a crisp-yet-slick mouthfeel and dry finish

O- refreshing saison with some nice notes from the lemongrass, however I prefer a little more barnyard funk in a saison and this one was pretty light on that aspect. Overpriced, unfortunately

11-05-2013 01:51:46 | More by Treyliff
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Hopbomber

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-22-2013 07:51:29 | More by Hopbomber
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

The creator of the canquest, woodychandler, comes through again with another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a whiteish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is funky, musty, unusual and not so good. Taste is spicy, some malts, funky, some sourness, unusual and a bit off. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this beer wasn't terrible, just a bit to strange and barn yard for me.

09-11-2013 15:12:50 | More by tone77
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-21-2013 03:07:33 | More by Rutager
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.53/5  rDev -3%

Pours a hazy, pale gold color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of slight citrus with some grainy malt.

Tastes of the citrus and grain with some spice. Citrus leads off with lemon zest. Some grassy notes come through as well leading into a sweet grainy malt. Touches of funk come on the end with a little peppery spice. Floral hops also make an appearance.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid saison, but nothing spectacular.

08-03-2013 02:04:16 | More by ocelot2500
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-01-2013 01:20:53 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.54/5  rDev -2.7%

Can picked up at Bier Thirty in Bown last week sometime... Enjoyed tonight after a long day on the clock... Pours a slight hazy glowing straw golden... short lasting white head leaves decent lacing in the wake.

Aromas are pretty traditional Belgian spicy phenols and some expected lemongrass... some bready pale maltiness...

Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose perfectly... perhaps a bit too much residual maltiness IMO, but it isn't a deal breaker.. lemongrass/citrus zest lingers long on the finish.

Body seems heavy for a 5% saison, but a good carbonation helps scrub the palate... pretty drinkable despite being a bit burpy.

Good beer... Not sure I would buy it again, but it is always cool to find a saison in a can.

3.25/3.75/3.5/3.5/3.5

12-26-2013 06:40:51 | More by JohnGalt1
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +37.4%

07-11-2013 20:38:55 | More by CEDAMA
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-30-2014 09:32:34 | More by gtermi
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Lemongrass Saison from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.