Hula Hefeweizen - Kona Brewing Co.

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hula Hefeweizen is a traditional Bavarian-style weissbier that is medium to full bodied with a pronounced banana / herbal flavor and aroma. This unique flavor profile is a result of the special type of yeast strain used to brew this beer.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 02-21-2004)
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Reviews by TX-Badger:
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank at the Kona's Hawaii Kai restaurant.

The usual Hefe appearance, a cloudy straw colored beer. The smell is slightly herbal with banana tones. Somewhat fruity. Not overpowering.
The taste is malty and sweet. Definite banana and fruity. A slight bitterness at the end. Nothing spectacular for a Hefe.
Mouthfeel was cleansing with light carbonation. Overall, not one of my favorite Hefe's. Not something I would try again.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A fairly dark amber beer - darker than most hefes, nice banana/clove nose. A little on the burnt side.

First taste is of banana, rather full mouthfeel. Citric bite..but not overpowering, a bit sublime. Burnt malt flavors which compare with many of the great hefeweizens. Banana and clove throughout, just in the same smokey, roasted malt way. The flavors just lean a little too close to smoke than I prefer.

Okay..a much better hefewieizen than you would expect in the islands, not the best here - but a well built beer. Smooth yet rich beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kona Hula Hefeweizen, ontap @ Kona brewpub restaraunt

Pours a cloudy hazed straw, good sized head and lace. Aroma of citrus, clove, bubble gum, banana. In the flavor, more bubblegum, soft banana and distant clove. A light citrus hop character is there. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequate carbonation and fairly smooth. Overall, a good standard hefeweizen good for the warm weather.

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes. On tap in Hawaii.

Poured into a pint glass, it shows the cloudy yellow appearance you would expect, minus the voluminous head. The head is small to medium, fading a bit too fast, with some lacing.
Citric notes, some faint bubblegum, clove on the aroma, with some (also faint) bubblegum, citric fruits and clove on the palate.
Reasonable.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had one of these with lunch/dinner last night. It went well with grilled mahi mahi. I've gotten used to the one Kona ale, so I thought this would be nice (there weren't a lot of choices).

It tasted a little on the light side. In offensive and creamy, like the other Konas. Somewhat disappointing as I wished for a more powerful come-and-get-ya flavor.

It was drinkable enough, but I will seek other local beers to try and avoid this any further.

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Hula Hefeweizen from Kona Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.