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Mana Wheat - Maui Brewing Co.

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Mana WheatMana Wheat

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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
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 joecalderoni


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
Photo of hopfacebrew


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
Photo of davey101


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
Photo of jerbax101

5/5  rDev +42.9%

03-25-2012 16:44:52 | More by jerbax101
Photo of adamk1978


4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-13-2012 03:28:55 | More by adamk1978
Photo of creez


4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

03-09-2012 21:23:19 | More by creez
Photo of inlimbo77


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
Photo of cornucopia

Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-16-2012 10:53:12 | More by cornucopia
Photo of Chaney

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
Photo of brotherloco


3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-06-2012 04:57:56 | More by brotherloco
Photo of angrybabboon

New Hampshire

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

Consumed 12/30/11

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
Photo of Goblinmunkey7


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
Photo of hockeybarbie

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-15-2012 08:17:15 | More by hockeybarbie
Photo of imyourhero21


4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-07-2012 01:56:43 | More by imyourhero21
Photo of atomicbeer

New Mexico

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
Photo of FeliciousDoyle


4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-24-2011 06:45:23 | More by FeliciousDoyle
Photo of N1CK


4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-13-2011 02:11:16 | More by N1CK
Photo of elNopalero


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
Photo of jheezee


3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-10-2011 06:07:13 | More by jheezee
Photo of UCLABrewN84


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
Photo of pwoody11


4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-27-2011 06:30:02 | More by pwoody11
Photo of Ryan1423


4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-26-2011 06:31:32 | More by Ryan1423
Photo of Exiled


3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-25-2011 19:26:58 | More by Exiled
Photo of pjones36


4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-16-2011 03:53:50 | More by pjones36
Photo of bpfrush


3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-15-2011 02:48:56 | More by bpfrush
Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.