Mana Wheat - Maui Brewing Co.
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3.38/5 rDev -3.4%
A: A hazy golden color, caracteristic of many wheat beers.
S: a very classic weizen yeast aroma, with a twist and hint of pinapple and a bit of orange!
T: a very acidic taste due to the pinaple juice overpowering the wheat.
M: Medium body
O: a very refreshing beer, probably very good to enjoy at the beach!
03-28-2012 04:20:51 | More by joecalderoni
3.6/5 rDev +2.9%
Poured from can to a NBB globe. No date on the can.
A - The beer pours an amber brown color with a nice 2 finger white/tan head with good retention and nice lacing.
S - An interesting aroma of the hefeweizen yeast along with a fruity pineapple, banana, citrus character. Not what I'd expect from a hefeweizen but that's ok.
T - The beer starts with a light crisp wheat malt flavor. The yeast comes into play and provides the hefeweizen flavors with a stronger banana than found in the nose, a bit of clove. The fruit really comes through with pineapple, banana, apple tones. A mild bitterness throughout. Finishes crisp.
M - Light bodied and well carbonated. A little dry.
O - An interesting take on the style. I remember when we were in Maui last year my wife picked up a sixer of this and she really enjoyed it. I found myself enjoying this time around, too. Certainly a beer we'd buy again.
03-27-2012 13:37:12 | More by hopfacebrew
3.95/5 rDev +12.9%
12 oz can into a tall pilsner glass. Looks like it was canned on 01/07/12. Thanks to wmcconvi for the extra!
A - Opaque dark yellow body. Large fluffy whit head. Actually looks like a glass of pulpy pineapple juice.
S - Wheat and a hint of Belgian yeast and spice. Really sweet pineapple aroma.
T - Wheat and subdued pineapple. A bit of biscuity malt and yeast makes this taste like a pineapple upside down cake. I could use a bit more pineapple though. Clean finish. Damn this is tasty stuff. Mouth feel comes off a bit syrupy with high carbonation.
O - This beer is awesome! The pineapple really works well with the wheat ale. Simple concept executed very well.
03-25-2012 23:49:36 | More by davey101
3.73/5 rDev +6.6%
12oz can, canned on 6/29/11
DFH signature glass
A: Pours a light hazy yellow orange color. Three fingers of big bubbled bright white head. Tons of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass.
S: It's an older beer, too old to be being sold but it still smells pretty clean and good. It smells of sweet pineapple fruit. Sweet wheat malt too.
T: It's very carbonated. Almost overly. I really can't complain about about this one, it's old yes but the flavors are still there. It's a solid wheat minus the Belgian yeast strains. You still get some of that pineapple flavor which is really pleasant. Dry close.
M: Medium bodied.
03-04-2012 22:43:54 | More by inlimbo77
District of Columbia
4.1/5 rDev +17.1%
Welcome to DC Maui Brewing Company!
Wheat beer with pineapple juice huh? Gimme!
Served in a tulip.
A: Poured a bright, bright orange color, with a very tropical flair visually. The uniformly cloudy brew boast about a finger or so white head that retained itself throughout the session.
S: I know this was supposed to be pineapple based, but I got more mango husk than anything. Also, I got a great deal of rose petal in there as well.
T: While I enjoyed this, I thought it seemed a tad watered down. It was almost as if somewhere there once existed a more concentrated version of this, but then someone diluted it. Still though, the wheat was there and so was the tropical goodness. One dimensional, yet effective.
M: Spritzy enough and comforting to the palate, with the fruit playing a nice duet with the wheat. I actually could have used a tinge more sweetness... but that's just me.
O: I think I had tons more affection for this brew than just about everyone else who has reviewed it so far, and that's totally cool. I dug the fresh fruit and the light body. I could pop a few of these around the pool in the summertime.
02-14-2012 20:13:42 | More by Chaney
2.73/5 rDev -22%
Note: I originally reviewed this under Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub) - oops. This is copied from there.
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 and his mother for this can
Appearance: Hazy, cloudy golden orange color - a somewhat large head with some foamy, sticky lacing
Smell: Kind of smells like a weird trail mix - the pineapple really is the most prominent aroma - and it's not like a juicy, tropical pineapple-like aroma (due to hops), but rather like dry, sugary pineapple slices or pineapple candy - very strange - aside from that, there are pale malts, wheat, some spices (clove), banana peels
Taste: Slightly less weird than the smell, but not good - tons of dry pineapple - very sweet, but the pineapple flavor almost makes me feel like this should be sweeter and juicer - some spices, particularly clove - some other weird fruit flavors, including banana and tart apple - some serious wheat - there are a lot of strong flavors here, and they don't entirely work together
Mouthfeel: Medium body, sticky, needs to be crisper
Overall: Well, at least the can is cool-looking
Ultimately, I can't say a lot of nice things about this beer. It's a sub-par wheat ale with an excessive amount of dried-out, sticky pineapples thrown in the mix. I wouldn't recommend this. I'm not even sure if I would drink it again.
01-21-2012 03:15:09 | More by angrybabboon
3.05/5 rDev -12.9%
Appearance: Hazy orange. Head is bright-white, fluffy, and sticks to the glass. Decent head retention leaves a thin cap that lasts for the duration. Carbonation looks to be on point.
Smell: Pineapple juice. Faint tang of wheat. Citrusy and a little grassy. Pineapple juice dominates. Luckily, it smells like fresh pineapple juice and not the stuff in a can. yeast makes itself know and helps to offer some balance to the sweetness of the juice. Grainy.
Taste: Pineapple juice layered over a yeasty wheaty body. Bready at times. Grassy. Some toasted malts? Nicely balanced, but the pineapple juice starts to take over after a few sips. Some biscuity notes as well.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Carbonation is on the higher side of moderate, but works to quell some of the sweetness. A touch dry. Drinks relatively smooth.
Overall: Not bad, but not great either. It's a nice take on the wheat beer, but the pineapple dominates in the long run and loses some of the more subtle flavor profiles.
01-20-2012 23:23:32 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3/5 rDev -14.3%
Pours an almost opaque cloudy gold-orange with a huge off-white head. Head has many different size bubbles from mousse to rocky. Aroma is Wheaties in unsweetened pineapple juice plus some sharp clove from the yeast. Taste is flat, a little cardboardy, but goes down easy. The little bit of pineapple in the taste needs some sweetness or maybe just more of the flavor or added carbonation. From the appearance I expected this to be more like a hefeweizen but there is none of the zip of a good hefe. This might be a decent beach beer (especially considering the can) or might be paired with a pineapple burger to effect.
01-06-2012 23:43:16 | More by atomicbeer
3.63/5 rDev +3.7%
Cloudy straw color, aroma of a sweet beer and pineapple juice,
Light beer with pineapple flavor. But not artificial, tastes like actual pineapples.
Not my thing but not bad. There’s a time and a place for a beer like this. I’d have another while grilling out or toobing down the river.
12-12-2011 22:21:24 | More by elNopalero
3.53/5 rDev +0.9%
On tap at Flatbread Company in Paia, Maui, Hawaii.
Pours a hazy light yellow orange with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of wheat, spices, yeast, and some pineapple notes. Taste is of wheat, spices, and a pretty good pineapple flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good wheat beer but the pineapple comes across better in the flavor over the smell.
11-30-2011 07:08:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.