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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Pours copper with a shortlived cream colored head. Initial aroma was of chlorine followed by a sweet, slightly apple juice aroma. A touch of cinnamon. Flavor is mostly malt with a bit of apple. Decent effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Rated in Maui during my honeymoon! Straight copper in color, clear, with a large, off-white head that is quickly fading. Nice floral hops and caramelly malt aroma. Caramel malts dominate the flavor, which is robust yet slightly sour. Nice soft carbonation level. Grains and bread come out in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 This lager was enjoyed on a flight to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines. Micros on airlines what’s next? The head poured a foamy white and it lasted. The coppery color was clear and attractive. The lager had medium bitterness and a malty taste. I had two even though they cost $5 each.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear gold color with a two finger white head. Aroma and flavor was malty, with an earthy finish. Not a bad island beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Had at Lobar in beautiful Crested Butte. Don’t have my ratings, but I recall the overwhelming aroma and taste of vegetables....not my cup of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Clear reddish beer with a crisp white head. Malt, citric, floral, pleasant enough, and easy drinking. Best enjoyed with pizza in Hilo where it is brewed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Straw hue with creamy white head. Aroma is straw, sulphur, white peppercorn. Mouthfeel is great with medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with bitter sulphur following and a clean finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1253) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
~Biscuity, bredy malt aroma with light spice and some buttery diacetyl notes. ~Very clear golden color with small disappearing white head. ~Biscuity and bready flavor with spicy hops at the finish. ~light med bodied, med CO2, spicy hop finish. ~Great lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Sampled from the six-pack I bought at the brewey in Hilo, poured into a pint glass. The beer was clear with an orange-amber color and a small, bubbly, white head that was quickly gone. The aroma was of floral and herbal hops with some maltyness and a "cold" scent. The beer was somewhat wet and oily with very flat carbonation and was very smooth. The taste was a bit sour and bitter, only light sweetness. Probably my least favorite of the Mehana brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Had this bottled in Kona, HI. The beer was a clear, medium-amber color with a large, frothy, pale tan head. Aromas included light malty notes of tasted grain and molasses, light hoppy notes of herbs and grass and a teeny tiny notes of apricot and coriander tucked into the back somewhere along with something that smelled of decaying leaves in autumn and maybe raw squash. The flavor started moderatly sweet with a trace of bitterness with a long finish that started with light sweetness and ended with light bitterness. The body was light-to-medium, the texture was watery and the carbonation was fizzy. The aroma was interesting, but I’m not sure that those autumn-like notes were intentional ... or necessarily welcomed.

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