Lemongrass Saison | Maui Brewing Co.

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3.65/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with The Lost Abbey.

Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 05-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,596
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
177
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is Belgian yeast, spices/mild vegetables and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is fruit/lemon candy, Belgian yeast, malts and a spicy/slightly tart finish.

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3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A gold pour, mimimal head, no lacing. Aroma is of heavy malt(too much) and lemon. Taste is decent with a lemon and malt duet, but an AAL feel comes through and bashes the quality of the beer

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Since I'd guess this is Maui's first Belgian to make it to the mainland, they had a good strategy to partner with one of the great American Belgian specialists, Lost Abbey.

I'm going to agree with the three longish BA reviews from my quasi-mentors. My Synthesis and annotation and adaptation to my biases are:
* Looks are no big deal. * Smells of lemongrass are strongest, but still faint.
* Taste takes on more character, but still no pizazz.
* Mouth Feel is medium to low, but carbonated enough to clean the palate for food. OK with food. Sort of half-does a saison's job. I think I'll try it with Southeast Asian food next time. Maybe spicier is better with Lemongrass. A better pairing might improve my rating.
Maui could give this more distinction, maybe most productive to work on is the yeast.
Keep at it. First time is rarely a charm.

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into tulip glass. Canned on December 29th 2016.

L: Hazy straw gold with a coppery hue. Two finger width white head with good retention. Good lacing.

S: Lots of fruit, lemon (of course), citrus hints, passion fruit, orange. Spice like coriander, and a hint of ginger.

T: Citrus hops, lemon and orange with a hint of passion fruit. Coriander and that hint of ginger. Good earthen yeast. Bubblegum twang at the finish with some saltiness.

F: Light and bubbly, crisp.

O: Was a bit disappointed but not bad. I enjoy Modern Times Saison a bit more but this is a solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes.
L: Pours hazy straw gold with a 1” sudsy white foam collar that provides splotchy lace.
S: Light banana, lemongrass, spice, herbs and some floral notes.
T: Lemony, citrusy, light pilsner malts, some white wine notes.
F: Light with above average carbonation.
O:Very pleasant and drinkable with fine flavors but not very challenging.

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3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a tulip

It pours an opaque yellow with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Highly active carbonation runs up the edges of the glass. First smell is bread crust. That gives way to lemon zest. Fairly muted. First sip is slightly tart lemons. I am getting a very subtle hint of yeasty esters before the bready finish. Not a lot going on. The feel is pretty nice. Active carb on the tongue with a clean finish.

Very drinkable. Pretty bland.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Lemongrass Saison from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 177 ratings