Bikini Blonde Lager | Maui Brewing Co.

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83
good
554 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Bikini Blonde LagerBikini Blonde Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
mauibrewingco.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
18 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
554
Reviews:
183
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
106
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 183
Photo of jkrich
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. can: bright and clear, golden hue with a nice, sustained foamy head.

Very minimal aroma - some spicy, European hops, perhaps.

This is an interesting interpretation of the German helles lager style. Its soft and well-rounded mouthfeel makes me believe I might be drinking an ale, while there is just enough crispness and cracker like flavors to remind me of a helles or perhaps a Czech style pilsner. No matter how you label it, this beer is refreshing enough for a very hot and humid Florida evening. This lager was canned two months ago so it may not be as fresh it should to showcase all of its flavors. There are faint hints of lemon and vanilla that I often find in the helles style, but there is also a extraneous bitterness that detracts from the drinking experience.

Overall, this was enjoyable. It is a shame that the label on the can no longer has the cute blonde bikini girl.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale yellow. Thick, tall, foamy white head that lasts a while with moderate lacing.

Smells bready malt, grain and light floral.

Tastes bready malt, touch of citrus and grass. Fading to a light sweet grain and touch floral. Finish is semi dry with grain linger. Medium light body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of knowledge
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a tasty brew, clean, crisp, hoppy but very little to no bitterness - basically a good offering from the people at Maui Brewing. It is their flagship beer I suppose. Golden hue with an attractive taste. Canned on 2/28/2017, preserved the freshness of their beer in their special aluminum cans made in Hawaii. Not much froth but the effervescence is nice. You can definitely session this one. If you find it, buy and enjoy.

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Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 5/5/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly drying from bitterness as well. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a delicious Helles. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the ABV. Nice clean pils malt showcase, with just enough earthy hops to balance. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of MFMB
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a nice white head and excellent carbonation. Nose is of crackers and hard boiled eggs. Taste of crackers, pale malts, light grass and a bit of sulfer on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium to light. Crisp malt finish. It's a decent beer for the style, one to sip on the beach.

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Photo of lic217
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think this is my first offering from Maui, I think I'll be looking for more...

Pours a slightly, oh so slightly, hazy orange color brew with a nice white head at first that dissipates very quickly - no lacing to mention. The smell is mostly wheaty, but there are some hints of passion fruit? or is it a simply citrus tang - I'm not entirely sure. The feel is mostly carbonated at first, but it does throttle back as it warms and it's mostly a crisp and tangy feel and light bodied. I like this lager, it's unassuming, it's got a decent taste, and it does the job on a hot day. Overall, I've rated it very good and will keep an eye out for more moving forward.

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Photo of fthegiants
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of westyrun
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gelasin
3.17/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rangerred
2.86/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wac9
2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

boring lacks the taste a good blonde ale find one that has taste I know I will

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GinDC
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tyecko
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes very good.
Sweet for a lager.

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

THis is a good one, a yellow gold color with a head about a half inch off the gold. Oddly enough, I sensed a sweet corn aroma with some malt. Tastes involve sweetness, probably honey, grape, corn and grass. A great feeling going down, a real winner.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cold_1
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Radcpa
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light straw appearance with lighter white head and definitely carbonated. Pleasant aroma slightly fruity. Taste is very mild and smooth with a slight fruity accent.

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Photo of brewjoel
3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wontonst
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful thick head with fast rising bubbles. Gorgeous. Tons of grains. Not much complexity. Crisp and clean. Awesome pairing for a niceness day on Hawaii.

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Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 554 ratings.
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