Bikini Blonde Lager | Maui Brewing Co.

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3.61/5
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577 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#37,641
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
577
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
115
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 577 |  Reviews: 188
Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Yellow gold with a thin white head.

Bready malty aromas with sweet kettle corn.

Taste is corn, grass, sweet honey, bread, and white grape.

Tingly feel.

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Photo of Buck89
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the source. Clear golden straw color with a thick white head. Bright bready aroma with floral noble hoppy notes. Malt forward on the taste as expected with plenty of white bread and dough. A little biscuit. Floral hops in the back. Very nice.

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Photo of Spike
2.81/5  rDev -22.2%
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 anaids
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of canarycommotion
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBudraux
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ledouge
2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium blonde/light amber. Sigh head hat dissipates, some light residual lacing. Light malt in the nose, as well as grain, breadiness, and some light hoppy notes. Nice light malt flavor, nothing sour or corny, Nice clean malty and light malty finish. Perfect summer beer, Easy drinking, goes with any food. If you are looking for complexity, malt or hop distinctions -- give me a break. This is summer beach beer, and not anything else. Fill the cooler with this stuff, have some friends over, and relax.

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Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tpop1005
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought one of these and one of their porter. I hope the porter is better.

It's a pretty yellow with nice little foam. The aroma is faintly correct.

The tate is malty and refreshing. It is missing that little bit of tartness I like in some examples of this style.

I wanted an easy drinking brew and this is that, but I've had better examples of the style.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Prob the best lager I've had this week on the island. Can dated 5/20/16 and drank on the beach 6/24/16. I could down a six pack of these easy while I get in and out of the water and bake in the sun. I don't want to go home.

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Photo of natfiedler
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AaronNQ
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mpyle
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden color, slightly cloudy (chill haze). Pours a nice tight white head with good retention.

Unpleasant initial aroma - a bit plastic-like, almost medicinal. Guessing not a strong phenolic, but maybe something from the can? Was canned about 3 months before I drank it, so maybe not. Not much malt or hop, but wouldn't expect a big aroma from this beer.

Subtle malt and a hint of a spicy noble hop flavor early, but all very gentle. Very balanced. Slightly earthy hop? flavor in the finish, but overall a pretty clean and super drinkable beer.

Light-medium body and fairly high carbonation. Not a huge fan of the carbonation level, but guessing it is within the style to have a drying element.

Would expect a German lager like this at my local GB, but definitely unexpected in a beer from Maui in a can. Thanks to Rob Jorstad for hooking me up with it.

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Photo of Myboymi
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Solinsky
4.61/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted as though it was stored in wooden barrels that has a distinctive finish of wood which is pleasant one of the best attempts by an American Brewer to replicate a German Hellas beer

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Photo of DrMullet
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light gold.
Smell is a faint sweet malt. A little bit of grain.
Taste comes across slightly sweet and malty. Slight lemon/citrus.
Very refreshing.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the tap into a tulip glass at City Tap House University City.

L - bright golden yellow color semi clear haze going on. Very little foam, thin ring around the glass. Loose lacing around the glass.

S - lemon zest, light toasted grain/barley, lemon juicy hop, I want to say breadfruit as well. Not too aromatic

T - Lager maltiness, well-rounded malt taste. Very subtle hop character. Lemon-citrus malty all-around taste. More white bread than toast.

F - Watery body with a slight leathery feeling afterttaste that lingers on the mouth. Very little carbonation feel. Really clean, crisp and pure.

O - This is my first authentic Hawaiian beer. Kona has nothing on this. The water is so pure and clean that it is really the best part of the beer. Compliment that with the maltiness of a German lager and you have a fantastic lager. Will not be having this for a very long time, lucky to have a glass. Cheer!

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into pilsner glass

yellow golden in color, foamy white head. mild grain aroma, some earthy mild hops. very mild flavored in the taste, and the body is thin. easy to drink.

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Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 577 ratings
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