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Mana Wheat - Maui Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: indiapaleale on 08-02-2010

18 IBU
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Ratings: 340 | Reviews: 121
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The CANQuest (TM) is looking to crack the marvelous 500 mark this weekend and I have forgotten who provided this gem, so if you jumpstart my addled memory, I will give you the deserved props. We have an actual Spring-like day today after the Deluge leading up to today's Rapture and Wheaties seem like the perfect breakfast beers.

From the CAN: "Handcrafted Ales & Lagers brewed with Aloha"; "Certified Made on Maui"; "Where's My Ukulele?!?!"; "Why CANs??? Welcome to the micro[CAN]ning revolution ... CANs eliminate light damage and reduce the risk of oxidation, keeping this craft brew fresher than in bottles! CANs are lighter, chill quicker, and CAN be enjoyed on beaches and in sensitive environments. Aluminum is the most recycled and most eco-friendly material. Mana Wheat is a fresh handcrafted AmeriCAN Wheat Ale brewed with malted barley, white wheat, and fresh local Maui Gold Pineapple."; "Maui's truly local brew!"

The Crack & Glug netted two rocky fingers of eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-amber. Nose was redolent with pineapple, Woody typed dolefully. A Tom Swifty pun, in case you may have glossed over it. I postulated recently that a cherry beer with Easter ham would be good, but this would go equally well. Or with a Hawaiian pizza! I am all of a sudden hungry as hell! It may have something to do with that bowl of Maui Pineapple Gold earlier ... Mouthfeel had a real Twang! to it, like having the dentist grab your tongue with pliers and hit it with a hammer. Eye-opening! It was both sweet and spicy at once and if I ever see somebody adding fruit to this, I will take their beer from them. This was smooth as heck and the lacing was pretty as the beer simply seemed to evaporate from my glass. I got a taste like pineapple and black pepper on the tongue, to be a bit more specific, BTW. The finish, however, was all pineapple. Sorry, Leinie's Sunset Wheat, but you just got ejected from the cooler! This would be phenomenal at any time, including 01 Febrewary (Hula in the Coola Day), but especially at the beach. The honey-honeys doing the grass skirt number, me opening CANs as quickly as possible, surfers hitting the tasty waves. Bro, it's ON!

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My parents brought these back from Hawaii with them for me. Solid beer. Have to visit the brewery someday.

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As if I was aboard the SS Minnow, this trend-setting hefeweizen could keep me and couple of castaways in a nice altered state until rescue. Hey Wilson, come back! Come back!

Defintiely pours a nice honey color with more than an 1.5-inch head that dissipates faster than a young man's crush on Ginger from Gilligan's Island. The head disappears quickly after the pour, almost as fast as a small vessel falls off rader during a storm. The carbonation is average at best.

Hop smell is grassy like Maryann's skirt yet the flavor is more mossy. The remarkable thing about this beer is the pronouced pineapple flavor, which would easily help this beer compete in a fruit beer category.

Bottom line, I could drink this refreshing brew as a castaway. But as I write this review, I'm reminded that the price, at least for a Coloradon, could really only be afforded by Thurston Howell III. However, I would gladly pay it!!!

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A - Pours cloudy golden with a medium white head, it dissipates quite quickly. Lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

S - Bubblegum, lots of Pineapple, Wheat and a little banana.

T - Sweet Pineapple, with some Banana, Clove, Wheat with a slightly fruity and bitter hoppy finish

M - Medium carbonation and quite full bodied, finishes medium sweet.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz can into weizen glass. canned on 09/08/11... probably should have checked the bottom of the can before purchasing. too late now.

A: a hazed orange body is actually pretty bright. head consists of thick white bubbles and has good retention. mild thick lacing.

S: boatloads of banana. a healthy dose of wheat as well. pineapple. a lot of tropical, pleasant fruit aromas.

T: pineapple. bananas. not really a clove flavor, but much more of the first two. almost reminds me of drinking a pina colada or some other tropical cocktail.

M: subtle carbonation on a light body.

D: for a brew that probably should have been taken off the shelf, this is pretty tasty. definitely worth picking up if you dig the wheat brews.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color.
Smell is of pineapples and wheat. Very interesting. I expect this beer to be sweet when tasting.
Taste is actually only a little sweet, but I can tell the sweetness comes from the fruits. A good wheat flavor up front but really followed by that pineapple quite strongly.

Great beer!

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Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
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