rainmaker2152 (55) - - JUL 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has become, in short order, my favorite Hawaii beer. Stayed away from Maui brewing because I despise their Big Swell IPA, but the Bikini Blonde is certainly a decent beer. It’s perhaps the heaviest lager you’ll ever find in a can. Malty without skunk and it finishes like a champ. Really nice session beer.
CraftBrewJudge (10) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Slight sufur smell that is proper for a Helles Lager, beady and toasty sweetness pick-up as well.
Appearance: Straw Blond, crisp and clear
Taste: Great malt backbone with bready and toasty malt taste, then get a traditional slight sulfur taste. No hop aroma or taste. Typical Helles style lager
Palate: Full and satisfying
Overall: if you like beers that are not hop forward, golden color, easy drinking, with a great toasty taste, this beer is for you. A great summer, BBQ, or beach beer, especially for those who do no like hoppy beers. Far superior to the Macro Brewery version of a lager.
BeerViking (4141) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, deep gold with a fast-settling head, a bit of sweetcorn on the nose, sweetish malt, more DMS and a distant hoppiness. OK but a bit dull.
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated on 7-10-2016 (Canned on 05/26/16) The appearance is a small very fizzy white head that quickly dissipated, transparent yellow golden body, very fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma presents citrus hops, fruity, sweet, grassy, floral, and malt. The flavor presents light bitterness, citrus hops, lightly grassy, fruity, sweet, and malt. The mouthfeel of this beer is oily and moderate carbonation. This is a light bodied beer. This beer is nothing all that special. It is very boring to drink/rate as the taste is not all that tasty for me. This beer for me is easily forgettable. Next!!
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold with a white head. Nice light hops and round toasted malts. Crisp and clean end. Tasty and well Brewer. A good brew for the warm Hawaii afternoons.
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2016 Canned. Golden pour. Sweet malts, some grass and a hint of lemon. Tolerable enough.
RhetoricalAns (846) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Hazed yellow, thin white head. Tropical fruit, pineapple, lemon, some wheatiness. Okay blonde.
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hawaiian pale lager loosely situated in the ’Münchener Helles’ style, from a can bought at De Caigny in Essen. Medium thick, lightly lacing, egg-white, moussy head on top of a warm yellowish golden coloured beer ’clouded’ with a haze of tiny yeast bits throughout. Aroma of sweetbread, breakfast cereals, damp cloth, field flowers (buttercups), freshly cut grass, white bread dough, green apple peel. Fairly neutral onset, no esters as expected from a lager, bit minerally, quickly shifting to malt sweetness, grainy and a tad bready, no metallic effects, softish carbo and smooth, even slightly creamy body; well-dosed floral hop bitterishness in the finish, soft and gentle with a grassy accent; malt sweetness prevails, though, as defines this particular classic lager style. In all: nothing unpleasant here, simple and straightforward but quenching and feeling ’genuine’, with a balance of malt sweetness and soft floral hoppiness that equals that of the classic Bavarian Münchener Helles examples.
Rperez (232) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great light beer! The packaging makes it look a little gimmicky but its truly a nice refreshing beer! Wonderful really
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drjay44 (3407) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can. Pours a thick, well retained, fluffy white head, with slight lacing, over a clear effervescent, light gold (SRM 4) body.....nose is mildly spicy, with hints of ginger, mild light colored fruits (pear, apple), mild DMS......taste is slightly malty sweet,, with light DMS, mild spice with ginger tones, finishing wih moderate hop bitterness......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, medium carbonation. This is a light style, and this beer meets the guidelines quite nicely. It is light, clean, crisp and refreshing. BJCP 9/3/15/5/8
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden yellow color. Aromas of grass, cheerios, and a touch of flowers. Flavor is kinda sweet to start, citrusy finish with some hop notes.