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Mana Wheat - Maui Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | 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:
18 IBU

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 08-02-2010)
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Photo of richj1970


3.71/5  rDev +6%

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.

02-13-2014 07:08:06 | More by richj1970
Photo of bierdeflanders


3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-10-2014 07:30:32 | More by bierdeflanders
Photo of BierJager89


4.14/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

02-06-2014 00:54:51 | More by BierJager89
Photo of crobinso


3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-02-2014 00:36:26 | More by crobinso
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-25-2014 17:48:03 | More by bernat1971
Photo of SoCaliC8


4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

01-17-2014 11:13:37 | More by SoCaliC8
Photo of Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-29-2013 14:07:01 | More by Schmoog
Photo of jumbopanda


3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-26-2013 06:16:24 | More by jumbopanda
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster


4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-24-2013 07:29:33 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
Photo of Tone


3.78/5  rDev +8%

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.

12-23-2013 20:08:08 | More by Tone
Photo of jaydoc


3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-14-2013 05:34:12 | More by jaydoc
Photo of baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-27-2013 00:17:05 | More by baklo
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-24-2013 15:56:53 | More by Gregg_Kawakami
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-19-2013 21:35:56 | More by NOLTERN
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%

Not a real complex beer but rather a summer patio quencher that makes good use of the wheat notes and the added pineapple flavour . Not too sweet and quite nice on the finish this is easy drinking and decent for the style. Compares with Kona's wheat beer though they use passionfruit as an addition. Tastes better on a Maui beach.

11-15-2013 20:34:33 | More by canucklehead
Photo of deadliest


2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

11-13-2013 22:31:25 | More by deadliest
Photo of Lovely85


4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-11-2013 01:56:02 | More by Lovely85
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-11-2013 01:54:57 | More by ali1987
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-11-2013 01:54:16 | More by kylehay2004
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-11-2013 01:53:36 | More by nickfl
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-05-2013 18:32:41 | More by Drink_LocalSD
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

10-28-2013 01:53:01 | More by guldseth
Photo of abeeronthebeach


2.89/5  rDev -17.4%

A - Generally golden, shifting between pineapple-gold and tangerine depending on the light. Neither satisfyingly cloudy nor crisply clear. Muddled rather than muddied.

S - You can definitely catch wafts of pineapple here. Being kind, the wheat notes are subtle; being unkind they are tame.

T - Disappointingly, I couldn't really taste the pineapple at all. Most of the wheat beer I've had has been German and while it may be unfair to hold american wheat ales against this yard-stick, this beer REALLY doesn't measure up. Little to no yeast, no citrus, tastes more like a lager than a wheat beer. For me this beer can't make up its mind as to whether it's a lager or a wheat beer. This does not produce some sort of groundbreaking fusion style; it creates identity confusion.

M - Timid, thin and fizzy.

O - Had quite high hopes for this beer which partly explains my slightly scathing review. The lack of pineapple on the palate was a missed opportunity and overall this beer did very little for me. I think the explanation for this lies in my expectation of a beer which would have fruity and wheaty characteristics. If you go into it expecting a slightly wheaty lager with pineapple in the nose you might not be as disappointed. Forgettable yet drinkable.

10-04-2013 04:26:45 | More by abeeronthebeach
Photo of Gueuzedude


3.31/5  rDev -5.4%

A vigorous pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a four-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head, that falls fairly quickly and leaves only a touch of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a brilliantly clear, bright gold hue. Even as I pour this beer it smells strongly of tropical fruit, a more focused waft is much the same, but add some thin beery notes of cracker like malt, dried grassy grain, and that is about it as the pineapple is definitely the dominant note in the nose.

Not as sweet, and thus, not as fruity tasting as I was expecting, the beer is actually pretty dry overall; there is a general fruitiness running throughout, but the pineapple seems to be most noticeable in the finish. Interestingly enough this is sort of evocative of some of the fruitier American hop varieties, though it doesn’t have that balancing pungency or bitterness that hops have. Cracker like malt is more noticeable in the flavor and this lingers on the palate after each sip. There is perhaps a hint of bitterness here, but it almost seems like a touch of astringency or something else from the pineapple than like a hop bitterness. The body is fairly light, though not watery, and there is just enough carbonation to provide some textured effervescence.

As expected, this is a fairly simplistic wheat beer that has been infused with pineapple. Easy drinking, not bad and it can hit the spot when ice cold on a hot Summer’s day. The pineapple definitely contributes quite a bit more to the nose than it does the flavor.

09-30-2013 02:30:40 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of Jame515


3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-27-2013 03:54:42 | More by Jame515
Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.