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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (15580) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle @ J.C.G US Tasting , Pt 2. Pours dark cloudy golden with a small white head and lacings. Nose is sweet of fruit and honey. Green apples and citrus. Fruity and dusty flavor with hints of citrus.

   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.

   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (11643) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2010 Sample at the Mehana Taproom in Hilo. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Grainy malt aroma with light caramel and hop notes. Light body with sweet bready malt and mild hops flavors. The finish is caramel malt up front with a mild bitterness left over. Average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Bottle. Canned pineapple and barley malt aroma. Amber color with a moderate head. Sweet pineapple/orange malt flavor with a metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
330 mL. Pours a light amber with a decent white head that quickly fades. Aroma is very fruity with passion fruit, bananas, and pineapple. Taste is not much different from a typical pale lager- very sweet with touches of pineapple and orange juice. No hops to balance. Finish is acidic and almost metallic. Can’t have more than two of these without feeling a little nauseous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
A pleasant but subtle smelling brew. Pours copper with white head with poor lacing. Taste is great, with very little of the watery taste associated with hot weather lagers. Flavor is a darn decent balance of malts with some bitter hops on the finish. Best local Hawaiian beer I have had so far.

   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7373) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, apricot), with notes of peach and black tea. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Nifty aroma, only slight fault is a faint husky aftertaste. Nice.

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