Mana Wheat - Maui Brewing Co.
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Reviews by soulgrowl:
United Kingdom (England)
4.13/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A funny old beer, and one I'm always happy to see. Maybe it's the carefree joy of finding good beer in a can, still a rare sight in the UK. Maybe it's just nostalgia for my honeymoon in Hawaii. Maybe it's just that it's one of those rare beers that's interesting and unique but still refreshing and very drinkable.
Poured out of the can, it's not special to look at. A frothy parchment-white head atop a sunburnt, uniformly hazy golden body. But the aroma makes it well worth decanting (decanning?). Fruity and tropical yet spicy and bready, this is like a banana bread piña colada. Loads of cloves, allspice, and ripe banana, hints of bubblegum, watermelon, and violet, and a pervasive pineapple juice overtone. There's something mulled wine-like about it, but put through the looking glass – it's got the warming spice of a winter beer but the lively, vinous fruitiness of a summer beer. Discordant, but not unpleasantly so.
Roundly sweet with a strong flavor of toasted banana bread, a Sailor Jerry-ish spiced rum note and a twang of pineapple. It's weird. But I like it. The base is a classic hefeweizen, and really that's what this is – you could be fooled into thinking into it's just an unusually fruity specimen from Bavaria. It's a little bit slick with sugar and gluten but overall quite refreshing, and unlike a lot of wheat beers, it's not overly gassy. It doesn't rank among the world's best weissbiers but it is novel and tasty, if not something I could drink a lot of in one night. Still, it makes for a lovely treat on occasion.
Serving type: can
06-12-2012 16:45:02 | More by soulgrowl
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3.71/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12 oz can.
A: Straw yellow with smallish one finger white head. A bit of sticky lacing.
S: Lemon, pineapple, baked bread, pale malts. Maybe a bit of banana.
T: Biscuits mixed with subtle citrus flavors. Pineapple, banana. Some sweet malts.
M: Medium body and average carbonation. Easy drinking beer. Nice for a hot day in the sure.
O: I am normally not a big fan of wheat beers but I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I think the hint of pineapple makes the difference.
Serving type: can
02-13-2014 07:08:06 | More by richj1970
4.14/5 rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Hazy dark straw color with a foamy white (tanish) head.
S: Wheat and pineapple in the nose, a touch of grass.
T: Nice wheat backbone with very satisfying and complimentary pineapple overtones. Not a ton of complexity with the fruit, but still pretty good.
M: Medium bodied and smooth.
O: A very good fruity wheat ale. Definitely recommended.
Serving type: can
02-06-2014 00:54:51 | More by BierJager89
3.78/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cloudy, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of wheat, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of lemon, and hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of hint of lemon, hint of clove, wheat, slight pale malt, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, feel, body, and blend.
Serving type: on-tap
12-23-2013 20:08:08 | More by Tone
Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
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