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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (335) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Not the best saison ever, but it does offer a light summertime feel with hints of lemon and funk. Itís does have a fizzy sweetness but there does seem to be enough yeasty character to sustain the flavor. The body and finish is very light. I could drink this on a beach in Hawaii.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3924) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at chrisoís winter tasting 7/12/2014. Pale yellow / straw coloured pour with a fleeting white head. Aroma is fresh lemon grass, light lemon grass / straw. Flavour is composed of pale straw / light earthy, straw. A little staleing. Palate is moderate carbonation, little crisp, pale grains, Pretty refreshing. with a little bit of lemon.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Can. Light yellow pour with light head. Light citrus, lemongrass, herbal and yeast aromas. Grassy, citrus, lemongrass, and lighter floral and yeast flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5086) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Canned (in 2013!). Nose is lemon and lemongrass, very clean and crisp citrus with floral undertones, and that Nelson, though faded, is still sublime. Pale yellow with strong carbonation and a noisy, fizzy, soapy bright white head. Tart and lightly acidic taste, low bitterness with faint rubber astringency in the finish, sweet but not to excess, coats with a chalky feel. Semi-soft medium body with touch of sour wheat, lightly herbal and very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Well, Maui really knows how to make a summer refresher with local ingedients. And Lost Abbey, for all their issues, does farmhouse/saision pretty well, so this is a good fit. Light and refreshing yet complex aroma. Wheaty, a little light fruit, lemongrass, very subtle belgian spice. The flavor is really nice. Spot on. Finishes dry. Another Iíll get again."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Clear yellow color with fleeting white head. Bready, grassy, dry spice, dry hay aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Lemongrass, dry hay, dry spice flavors with apricot, tropical fruits___lightly bitter finish---good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Pour from a can. Very clear slightly golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is lemongrass, lemon zest, bread. Light bodied, hint of stickiness on the mouthfeel, lightly malty on the palate to start with a slightly fruity dry finish. Flavours are lemongrass, sourdough, lemon zest, peach stone, dry white wine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1510) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with white head. Lemon grass is present on the nose, along with some citrus and funky notes; follows onto the palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Cans from Bobís

I drank my first couple of cans quite cold and in tulip glasses. They were tolerable if a bit sticky-sweet and a bit over-the-top with the banana esters in an American saison sort of way. I drank my third at closer to cellar temperature (out of a cooler) straight from the can by the pool in Leavenworth and it was darn near undrinkable. Hopelessly sweet, cloying, nearly undrinkable. Iíd have gone about 3.4 for the first couple of cans, about 2.3 for this one. Thatís a big differential and Iím puzzled why it struck me so differently on different occasions.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Oh, my thatís pleasant. This should be served on warm sunny days, on a porch, all the time. It is so easy to drink, with lots of wonderful wheat, oats and pilsner malts, in a gorgeous saison body and some of the best hops around. But wait, you read correctly, thereís yummy refreshing lemongrass as well! I loved this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3524) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Can from State line Liquors. Pours cloudy looking like pineapple juice with a half inch of white foam. Leaves a bit of lacing in the glass. Thereís a faint whiff of lemongrass on the nose. Thereís a bit of funk on the tongue. Finishes clean. Kind of boring considering the talent involved.


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