Bikini Blonde Lager | Maui Brewing Co.

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83
good
556 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
556
Reviews:
183
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
109
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 556 |  Reviews: 183
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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Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateDyk47
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Octoberist
2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobus79
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k47k
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +11.5%
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 -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 anaids
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of canarycommotion
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBudraux
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ledouge
2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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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Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 556 ratings.
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