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Hula Hefeweizen - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 4
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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Beer21, May 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Keith_R, Jan 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JamLand, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of atigerlife
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

atigerlife, Dec 04, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

irthesteve, May 30, 2014
Photo of sweethome
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

sweethome, Aug 14, 2007
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Tictactisag, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

drewone, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

John_M, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.73/5  rDev 0%

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.

Stinkypuss, Apr 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34%

mrkinnex, Feb 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Lovely85, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

waiting4lunch, Nov 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Poppajack, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of brdc
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

brdc, Aug 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

MrSomeone, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

schoolboy, Mar 27, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Gobzilla, Jun 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

powdersoldier, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

CrossProduct, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Williaar, May 09, 2014
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Hula Hefeweizen from Kona Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.