Mehana Hawai’i Lager
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
This Hawaiian-style European lager is most often described as being very smooth with lots of body and some bitterness. It is an all-malt brew with the tropical taste in mind. This lager has a deep copper color with a malty aroma and subtle fruitiness creating a caramel maltiness on the palate with a sweet malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2010
Golden with a lasting white head. Aroma has some green apple notes, along with citrus hops. Sweet and resinous hoppy flavour with a somewhat unpleasant (tannic?) bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
(Draught) Sampled at Cafe Pesto in Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii. Pours a frothy white top and a light gold, mildly carbonated body. Nose is milky with a slight grain undertone. Crisp, tangy lemon flavour with a white pepper finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ron (3616) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle. Has a nice amber color with moderate carbonation and medium head. Smell is of sweet malts. Taste is also of sweet malts with medium body and finishes with little bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Honolulu,Hi. - Honolulu Airport - Island Brews bar - on tap. Medium gold pour, white head - good lacing. Neutral aroma. Full bodied lager flavor with some nuttiness and a hint of grassiness. Crisp mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Had this while on vacation in Hawaii, or maybe on the plane, not sure. Decent stuff, nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solsticebrew (61) - USA - JUL 18, 2009
12 ounce bottle in Honolulu. First impression is a corn stalk like aroma. Sweet on the front, sweet on the back. I like the color for a lager, a nice honey like amber. I like it for what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2009
From a bottle poured a golden colro with a fair amount of head. Nice sweet spicy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - JUL 5, 2009
Had a very strange grassy smell. Not too pleasant. Decent lager though, quite full bodied. Nothing to get excited over, but I wouldn’t knock it back if offered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - MAY 27, 2009
Another decent entry from Mehana. A darkening amber beer with better than average head which never totally dissapeared. No lacing. A dry malty aroma that was perhaps a little too weak but pleasant enough with a bit floral added. Good mild matly taste and some weak hops in the background made this stuff pretty smooth but a tad lacking in flavour. Drink this ice cold or while lashing out at friends with death threats. Emptied the glass quite quick. I’d have no problem have a case in the house.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates, clear light-amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon.lager, some apple. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, bread, light apple. Light-medium body, light acidity, easy drinking.

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