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Mana Wheat - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
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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1/5  rDev -71.4%

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1/5  rDev -71.4%

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1.18/5  rDev -66.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I don't know what everyone else was drinking. But this beer tastes like vomit, and smells like it too. The malt and hop aroma that may be there are masked by a pungent aroma of puked pineapple. The head was great and the beer looked stellar. But every time I brought the beer close to my face I triggered my gag reflex. This beer could possibly drive me back to watered down lager style beers. They never let you down like this.

Photo of Hunter
1.68/5  rDev -52%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

So happy to see this brewery's offerings on the mainland after discovering them a couple summers ago while on vacation in Maui. I had their lager and coconut porter while I was there and I loved them.

This one? Not so much. Beer pours a cloudy copper color, thin head that dissipates quickly. Notes of pineapple, wheat, malt on the nose. Some unpleasant muskiness, too. Taste is rather flat and uninspiring. Honestly, it reminded me on some of my earliest efforts at homebrewing, using homebrew kits instead of fresh ingredients.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, some brackish aftertaste. Won't be back to this one.

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1.75/5  rDev -50%

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1.75/5  rDev -50%

Photo of GRG1313
2/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wheat beer made with pineapple juice.

A clear light orange with no head, even with a swirl. Looks a bit more like orange Kool Aid than beer with no head and no lacing whatsoever.

Nose is very sweet but not with the pineapple you expect; much more like Belgian candi sugar.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery and without much going for it. Light carbonation probably actually helps this one.

Flavors are simple and lacking in any complexities or character. Flavors are like a weak and simple Belgian with lots of candi sugar but with no real flavor or character - just sort of a simple light/medium sweet. No depth at all. Flavor is weak orange, maybe a hint of weak tangerine. One searches for a pineapple hint only because it's supposed to be there. I found a very light undertone of pineapple and simple sugar in the finish but only because I think I was looking for it. It may not even really exist. This one, in summary, sort of tastes like weak soda pop.

This is one I would pass on. Really not even worth the taste from my point of view.

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of TenHornsProud
2.32/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice hazy orange with a big, light white head.

Smells of astringent hops, slight metallic smell (from the water profile), a little bit of fruit comes to in at the end.

Tastes slightly sweet with some subtle fruit flavor. Not a lot going on in the taste. In fact, it's a bit boozy up front, which given the alcohol is odd.

The mouthfeel is OK. It is watery, which could make for a good summer beer had the flavor had more going on.

Hmmm, there just isn't much going on in this beer, and the up-front smell and flavor is not pleasant.

Photo of billshmeinke
2.4/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a nonic.

Cloudy golden color with about two finger of wheat head. Great retention and lacing. Looks pretty exceptional.

Smells of some hearty wheat , some bready yeast, but these scents are overshadowed by the aroma of pineapple juice.

Just straight up pineapple juice followed by some hearty wheat and bready yeast.

On the sweet side, but other than that pretty typical of the style. Nicely carbonated, smooth and creamy.

Who put pineapple in my hefe??? Ok, so I clearly knew there was gonna be pineapple in this, and that's why I wanted to try it. The pineapple, however, completely overshadows everything else in this beer. Couldn't drink more than one.

Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.41/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Golden Yellow with a 1 finger head and no retention and lots of carbonation bubbles

Smell: Wheat and pineapple not much more

Taste: Holy pineapple Batman this almost taste like pineapple juice with a hint of pineapple

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing with a medium carbonation feel

Overall: Not for me but if you love fruit in your beer than this is definately for you.

Photo of SamN
2.45/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours out a thickly hazed golden color liquid. Some mildly white head. Seems cloudier and thicker-looking than most wheats. Not a great look. Smell is heavy on sweet citrus pineapple, one dimensional and almost no wheat malt to be found. Overpowered by the strength of the pineapple juice. Taste, too, is overwhelmed by the initial burst of pineapple juice. Almost all other wheat beer traits are lost underneath the overwhelming citusy, punch-like taste. If they were trying to make a sweet beer, it's not sweet enough. If they were trying to make a balanced wheat beer, it's too sweet. This beer just can't find it's center. Finishes with a mildly cloying sweet but watery finish. A little dry on the palette. Other than that, all I can taste is pineapple juice. No soft wheat malt, not hops whatsoever, which might have complimented the citrus nature of this beer well. Mouthfeel is fairly well bodied and structured.

Overall, this beer needs to be taken back to the drawing board. A good idea that just doesn't pan out.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.64/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at Gravity beer market, Oly, WA.
poured from the can into my New Belgium globe

pours a cloudy, dark orange. medium head, low retention. lacing dissipates quickly. smell is of wheat, yeast, and a sour, citrus. Takes a moment to settle in the mouth and get the flavor past all the small bubbles. Sour, wheat, yeast...same as the smell.
interesting beer, just not for me.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.