Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Maui Bikini Blonde

type: Helles lager
origin: Lahaina, HI
price: $10/6-pack
ABV: 5.1%
NSP: 10.8

Further down my More from Maui series.  Up now: Bikini Blonde.

Besides being able to look at a sexy hula girl on the can (she has blond hair, obviously), this is actually a pretty attractive Helles lager.  There's definitely a straw-like flavor profile consistent with the Helles classification, and it is easy to drink.  Strangely, I can't escape the peanut butter and ash qualities that cut through.  Even though those flavors should be unappealing and might technically be considered flaws, I actually enjoyed their presence.  The NSP is high enough to enjoy again, but Longfin is much better.