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Mana Wheat - Maui Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Hardcore, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

allanpano, Dec 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

MAUEX_MFA, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

fishguyac, Nov 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

tastymug, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

aubrey, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of johnsilk
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

johnsilk, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows pineapple, baked apples with accompanying cloves and cinnamon, and some doughy wheat. Strong resemblance to apple pie...
Some more soft pineapple juice as a flavour, along with more doughy notes and spices. Seems lacking somewhat though.
Carbonation is much too high and the body feels a bit watery.

CrazyDavros, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Beeradelphia, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

gtermi, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

ceetee26, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of nimrod979
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can to a weizen glass. Canned 6/29/11 I guess that's why it's only 6.99/6pack, ha.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golen orange. Huge three finger white pillowy head rises above the edge of my glass. Retention never seems to die out and plenty of sticky lacing. Lots of co2 bubbles rising to the top of the glass.

Aroma: Wheat and a big blast of pineapple, Slightly metallic. Kinda smells like a wine cooler.

Taste: Bready wheat dances with nice pineapple fruitiness. Pineapple! It's actually quite good. It walks a little on the sweet side but it's not overpowering. It's also not something I'm going to drink a ton of. I like that it has some full flavors, Even some banana and bubblegum. Makes me think of a hefe with pineapple added.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Would be drinkable any time of year but I suppose best suited for summer. Carbonation is a low and smooth. Finishes dry.

A lot of wheats can be boring, this one offers a unique flavor and wasn't bad at all considering how old it is.

nimrod979, Sep 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

yankinwis, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of gottabetweed
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a pale hazy yellow. Medium head with a good amount of lacing on the glass

Smells is very faont, hard to pick up much of anything on the nose.

Tastes of slight banana, and pineapple? Wheat taste is evident.

Mouthfeel is thick and substantial, like a good wheat be should be.

Overall a nice wheat beer. Would be good for the summer around the pool. Not stellar.

gottabetweed, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

duceswild, Aug 30, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with a hint of amber. Head disappears by the end of the beer with minimal lacing on the glass. Cloudy. Aroma and the description on the can set expectations high - wheat smell with citrus and definite sweeter fruit from the pineapple. Taste decent for a wheat but the pineapple is subtle and does little to enhance the citrus flavors. I respect the subtle fruit but at the same time left me wishing for more.

Oakenator, Aug 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

lotr15800, Aug 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Aug 15, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Where's my ukulele?? I guess I'll go ahead and pass on a bit of knowledge to everyone here. First things first, it isn't pronounced "you-kuh-lay-lee". The correct pronunciation is "ooh-koo-lei-lei" of two words, uku and lele, put together. When Portuguese migrants came to Hawaii, they brought very small guitar like instruments. They played so quickly that the natives couldn't see their fingers move. Hence, someone said: "Look. Their fingers (lele) move like fleas (uku). So, ukulele translates to "flea fingers".

As for the beer. Eh. So so. I never seem to enjoy trying many wheat beers it seems. This one is hearty, but kind of oddly earthy in a way. There seems to be some vegetal thing in on the mix here, which is somewhat different. And this touch of odd smoky kind of thing. I don't know what that's about, but I want to say it has something to do with pineapple. Overall, it is pretty drinkable, but there is something about it that seems muted. I think the pineapple are offering some unusual character to this one.

RblWthACoz, Aug 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

ScubaSteve00, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a fairly typical semi-cloudy gold color with over 1/2 inch of white head that had OK retention and light lacing.

The aroma was good, a very nice blend of wheat and malt, with just a hint of yeast. The flavors started out the same, then developed a bit more complexity at the back. The beer was a bit tart, had a crisp finish and just a little bit of pineapple came in at very end.

The body was nice, crisp, smooth and dry. Drinkability was very good, knocking off a sixer while enjoying the nice summer weather would be too easy. Overall, a very nice take on the style. A very enjoyable beer that's worth your time if you see it.

beertunes, Jul 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

drewone, Jul 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

bootsandbeer, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

ms11781, Jul 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

rah1734bones, Jun 27, 2012
Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.