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Wailua Wheat - Kona Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 818
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)
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

1.05/5  rDev -68.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from bottle into lager glass, served at 46 degrees.

Palest yellow beer I ever saw, no head. Aroma was alcohol and skunky. Taste was alcohol and bitter, face puckering. Extremely thin and watery. No drinkability. Even if I don't like a beer I can usually finish it, not this one.

Overall one of the five worst beers I've ever had. It's a limited release so hopefully it was just a bad batch or lack of practice. Definitely NOT recommended!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 11:31:59 | More by B967ierhunter177
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Appearance: Hazy medium golden, with a modest off-white head, merely a scattering of foam on the surface, and thin, scattered lacing.

Aroma: Lightly toasted, fresh wheat bread slathered with tropical fruit jam.

Taste: Opens with prominent tropical fruit, as the taste progresses, the sturdy wheat malt backbone is prominent. Later in the taste, grassy hops dominate. Finishes with a lingering, slightly earthy bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, with champagne-like carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An intriguing departure from a classic style.

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Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
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