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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1002) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, 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.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008
My Dad spent Christmas on Kauai and all I got was this (mostly) lousy beer. A pretty bad aroma, but a decent flavor, although a bit spicy for a lager. Appearance was a soapy and slightly dirty looking caramel color. Aroma was mercaptan and pretty much only mercaptan - think a compost pile. Flavor was significantly better, although not great. There is a malted milk ball flavor with significant cloviness and some evidence of hops. Mouthfeel is clean and as a lager should be. I can’t really recommend this, but it is not awful and a bit unique.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2004
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. Overall a very good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2005
12oz bottle...doubts going into this...but then, surprisingly, it poured AMBER! Ok, deep bronze...My hopes are being toyed with here...so I’m spending some time looking at it b/c I’m still doubtful it will be anything interesting...Almost off-white head, slight bubbles rising lazily...my wine goblet is sweating in this HI humidity....OK, the test...Moderate to mild aroma shows malt! yes, malt and a nice little hop highlight gets slipped in...then, watery...The beer is OK w/ this slightly malty munich-type character, but watery...to its credit, the hops do kick back in the finish to add some interest to this otherwise bland beer, but I also get this sort of sweaty character...it isn’t skunky, maybe oxidized??? The more I sip it, the more prominent it becomes in my mind...I don’t think it is infection, itjust isn’t a very good beer. It certainly tried though. Even with these flaws, I’m happier drinking this than I was the Negro Modelo I had with lunch.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Pretty bland beer. Extremely light-bodied with few grain or hops flavors. Fairly one-dimensional unfortunately. Another obligatory and uninspiring light lager.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Fruity aroma, lots of banana. Deep yellow with some orange undertones. Sweet malt, with a dry finish. Full and round, seemed like a German Helles. One of the better non-Pilsener American lagers--Great!

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (454) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
junon (408) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 Nose is quite nice actually. Its a mixture of grass and out door aromas and a certain amount of caramel and carrots. I don’t know if I’d associate this with "lager" though. Flavour is of veg and poached pair. Nice balance of smooth and sharp.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - FEB 25, 2008
I had this on the plane ride back from Honolulu. Pours amber with a surprisingly thick creamy head into a plastic cup, yes I know, with some lacing. Aroma of spice. Flavors of a saison, spice, banana, malt. All in all a pretty nice brew.


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