Onion Mild | Maui Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by SubpoenaDeuces on 06-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
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Photo of Mora2000
2.36/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth. Excited to try this one.

The beer pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. The beer smells a little bit like toffee with a ton of carmelized onions mixed in. The flavor is also very strong on the onions, with some toffee and dirt-like notes mixed in. While I like onions, they are just too strong in this beer and it is incredibly hard to drink. I had a four ounce sample and about 75 percent of it was drain poured since I just couldn't stomach having any more. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. I applaud the experimentation, but I just couldn't get into this beer.

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4.09/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown like an Altbier, but much thinner in character. The lacing is moderate with huge carbonation.

S: caramel onions throughout, steak and toasted maltiness, it feels like a Mortons Steakhouse like an epic malted Gose with huge stickiness. If you were a 7th grader, your parents would smell this on you a mile away. One of a kind finish and smell. I ordered a Growler for myself just to relive the experience on the mainland. Epic scent.

T: It starts simply enough with a mild sweetness similar to a brown al- OH MY GOD YOU HAVE JUST ENTERED ONION PURGATORY. There is no escape, everything you touch and taste will be onion until your cells die off. The taste of this beer is similar to a Bloomin Onion from Outback Steakhouse, yes that outback, and pureed into liquid form. You get the roasted herbal dryness from the onions, with an odd burnt sweetness. Again, this is just relentless in scope and form.

M: The mouthfeel is slim and watery until the evil genie of onion hatred is uncorked and unveils its evil designs on your social life. You could drink this all day long with its light coating and ABV, but the onion is a stern overlord requiring you to, specifically, spawn more overlords.

D: This is a tough call because I want to say that its delicious taste and light character belongs on a boat etc. but I have a legitimately hard time recommending this to someone in a huge quantity. I had 3 pints of it and I still sweat onion enzymes. I feel like a walking pool of magnesium. If your life can tolerate the smell and vices associated with onion addiction, I.e. you work at El Pollo Loco or Rubios, then by all means, endulge.

Narrative: Warren only cried at weddings. And airplane movies. And swapmeets. In theory Warren cried a lot. In practice, this was involuntary. You see, poor Warren was born with defective tear glands. His negligent mother consumed onions day in and out with little Warren, as a fledgling seed in the womb. As a result, Warren would cry at the most commonplace occurrences. Some would see it is a defect, but you should see the look on his supervisor’s face when Warren would ebulliently express tears of joy at the sight of fresh bagels in the break room. “Here I was just….looking at these OSHA posters and then, Alan goes and does all THIS!” He sobs gesturing towards the meager spread of picked over pastries. “This is all JUST TOO MUCH!”

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Onion Mild from Maui Brewing Co.
3.41 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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