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Wailua Wheat - Kona Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.72%


Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Swimming in a fresh water pool at the base of a cascading waterfall is what we all imagine we would find in paradise. On Maui, follow the old Hana Highway and you will find such a place – Wailua Falls. This plunging cascade of clear water is the inspiration for our Limited Release Wailua Wheat Ale. This golden, sun colored ale has a bright, citrus flavor that comes from the tropical passion fruit we brew into each batch. Sit back, relax and enjoy paradise anytime.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: rowew on 05-01-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by AlexJ:
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AlexJ

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale hazed yellow with a decent white head. Average retention and lace.

Aroma is mild wheat and light citrus with tropical fruit and light minerality.

Flavor similar; starts with crisp wheat, mildy tart. Finishes with citrus and tropical fruit notes. Can't pick out the passion fruit.

Body is nice and wheaty, crisp and effervescent. Creamy mouthfeel and good drinkability on a 98 degree Charlotte afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 21:33:25 | More by AlexJ
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Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
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