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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is happy to announce their collaboration with Lost Abbey, using 100% local Maui raised lemongrass! Lemongrass Saison is a 5% ABV beer utilizing White Wheat, Oats, Pilsner malt, Lemongrass, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (965) - SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
355ml Can from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.20):
Lemon and citrus with some yeast along with some sweetness and a tiny hint of lemongrass but not as much as I had imagined.
Cloudy yellow/straw colour with a thin, half centimetre tall head that is very bubbly looking white colour.
Yeast backed up to a lesser extent by some citrus and a faint hint of sweetness. The beer is fairly standard for a saison with some spice and a slightly tarty taste.
Lots of carbonation,a hint of citrus and spice and overall the beer is light to light-medium bodied and quite wet on the palate for the style.

I expected more from this but it failed to deliver and was average throughout. The taste and smell were both lacking although the beer did look the part, it just didnít back it up elsewhere. Itís a typical saison in style and taste but not a great one.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
sjwass67 (1) - Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
Pours a lovely yellow hue with a pretty skimpy head. Very light mouthfeel. Pleasant citrus notes with a hint of complexity. A very drinkable ale but not complicated enough for a true saison in my opinion. Still very refreshing on a hot day. Iíll get this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Can. Purs golden yellow with a thin white head. Light wheaty base, spicy yeast, lemongrass, cardamom, and a slight sweetness. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Can at home ... light hazy yellow ../. bubbly white head ... soft lemon ... light dry lemon zezt nose ... soft fruits ... light floral fruits ... light dry zezt...light fizzy

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (978) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours very cloudy yellow with a short head that quickly disappears to nothing. Powerful citrus and spiced aroma and flavor. Light body, prickly carbonation, thin texture and a dry, light bitter finish. Interesting but it doesnít seem like a saison to me. Still an interesting beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Definitly has lemon and pine with a bit of yeasty aroma. Cloudy bright golden color with a thin champagne like head. Citrus zing at the start with and bubbly feel that rolls from the front to the back of the tongue then a dry after feel that rolls from the back to the tip of the tongue. After a few sips an apricot taste starts to appear and the dryness gains a hold more and more.Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
12 oz can courtesy of an extra from daknole, I believe. Thanks, dude. Finally popped this while starting to dump a bunch of ratings from GTMW. Pours a well hazed golden straw hue, dulled banana and lemon, darker well hazed body. A bubbly bright white head atop stays as a filmy layer, laces ok. Sticks around as a decent film. Aromas are gentle tart lemon, rind, and grassy earth. Lemongrass, gentle bread, some fruity esters, mellow yeastiness starts to grow as it warms and settles. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some decent dryness, lemon, and grassy character. Some decent florals and earthy hops, gentle citrus, fruit, and dough. Middle shows a bit of sweetness, girth but nothing that takes this out of the crushable realm. A bit dry, more lemongrass character as we round the corner. Dry, some decent dry bitter hops at times into the back. Some yeastiness, spice. Finish is a bit more bitter and dry than Iíd have anticipated, yeasty, bready. Nice. Nothing overwhelming. A good deal of wheat character.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3818) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
355ml can from Ales by Mail

Pours hazy yellow with a smooth head. Strange aroma of earthy farmyard notes, yeast, lemon and raw doughy malts. Taste is crisp, funky and hoppy with loads of lemongrassy notes, hints of citrus and fruits with some spices as well. Finish is smooth, fruity and a bit juicy with some spiciness and yeasty notes. Quite unbalanced, the aroma is slightly off-putting, but at least the taste is a bit better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2013. Cloudy pale gold. No head. Flat and not great. Ok saizon. Fine

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
(12oz can) cloudy, no bubbles, pale yellow. Nose is grassy, peppercorns, bit plasticy, Taste is grassy, very heavy peppercorns, herbal, neat.


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