Bikini Blonde Lager | Maui Brewing Co.

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83
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557 Ratings
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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:
557
Reviews:
183
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
109
For Trade:
1
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1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

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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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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 jophish17
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.4/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 fl oz /355 ml aluminum can with a comfortably grippable top served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the style.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food. Consumed on a full stomach.

A: Pours a one finger white colour head without hardly any cream, of poor thickness, and average retention. Body colour is a predictable clear light copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A mundane appearance; somewhat dull.

Sm: Clean malts, stale orange peel, rice, stale barley, and hints of creamed wheat. A mild strength aroma, and not a particularly appealing one.

T: Clean malts, rice, stale orange peel, stale cream, hints of wheat, and stale barley. Light hopping contributes light vague citrus. A poorly constructed simple brew with some redeeming citrus character. Badly balanced and built. Not at all complex or subtle. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Boring and bland.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some tingly crystal malt coarseness. Adequately carbonated. Too thick for the lack of body and flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but bleh. A very underwhelming offering from Maui brewing. Certainly the worst brew from them I've yet tried. I won't be getting this again. It hides its mere average ABV pretty well, but that's not much of an accomplishment.

D+

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Photo of Bieniek30
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of PintPal
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of elNopalero
2.64/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

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Photo of snaotheus
2.65/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can poured into a little hotel glass

Pours bright yellow with a little beige head. Smells a little of straw and a little of lemon.

Taste is pretty boring, watery, slightly sour, more of the lemon than the straw.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Drinkable, but not exciting.

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Photo of Halcyondays
2.74/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can, listed as 4.5%,

A: Pours a pale yellow, a little hazy, nice head and lacing.

S: Really not much at all, light malt and honey.

T: Malt is lightly bready with some sourdough and honey. Hops are earthy and give some soil notes which is a turnoff.

M: Nice mouthfeel, not watery, but light and easily drinkable.

D: A fair beer from Maui, not as good as the major German producers, I thought it was too hoppy for the style.

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Photo of notlad
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of constahoogan
2.76/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Maize transparent yellow with a fat 2.5 finger head
S - Very very slight hint of noble hops nothing really impressive at all
T - Sweet pale malts without any hint of bittering hops at all
M - very smooth up front, but more carbonated in the middle with a slight milky feel at the back
D - Very Drinkable. I could picture this beer being the gateway for those who are used to BMC pale lagers.

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Photo of orcasteve
2.79/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this is nothing special, the novalty of being from the islands wares off fast, the can is cool though. this is week in abv, color and taste. this tastes of corn and no hpo presents at all, i am glad that i got to try this but one is good enough for me

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Photo of Spike
2.81/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On draught into a tall glass. Yellow gold colour and clear behind the thick condensation. The one finger, loose head reduced to a 3mm cap within a minute despite the high carbonation.

Smell is American adjunct.

Taste is light. Like a euro style lager without any metallic off-notes and only a hint of grain.

Feel is gassy, medium to light body, with a hint of bitterness.

I get no sense this is a helles. There isn't that sharp, clean taste and body that I'd expect. Nor is it a blonde ale. This is a reasonable but unexceptional lager.

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Photo of rrenjel
2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There was a strong aftertaste

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Photo of CJNAPS
2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I didn't like this beer at all. the only reason I
m writing this is because it made me. do yourself a favor and pass right by this beer.

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Photo of Tictactisag
2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear hotel snifter glass
From: Lawson Station Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii
Price: $2.09
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2015
Consumed: Dec. 19, 2015
Misc.: Canned on Oct. 14, 2015

Poured a golden, yellow, clear color with three fingers of grayish fizzy head. A few bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled sourdough bread, honey, corn, buttery malts and sour cheese. (Smell - 2.50)

Taste followed the nose, so still not good. Got sourdough bread, honey, corn, hay, cereal, doughy notes and cheese. (Taste - 3.00)

Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, buttery finish. (Feel - 2.75)

I did not like this beer and I’m glad I only got one instead of a 6-pack. (Overall - 2.75)

2.85 | 67 | C

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Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 557 ratings.
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