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Wailua Wheat - Kona Brewing Co.

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852 Ratings
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Ratings: 852
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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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BryanCarey

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kona Wailua Wheat is yellowish in color with a fizzy body that produces a thin head of foam which collapses completely within minutes. This beer offers a nose that is fruity and, based solely on scent, it is difficult to tell if the beverage in front of you is beer or something else.

Tasting this beer quickly confirms that this is, indeed, a malt beverage. The dominant flavors are passionfruit, citrus, and a touch of pineapple, but there is also a nice dosage of wheat malt, pale barley, and some yeast flavor in the background. There is a slight tinge of bitterness in the finish, but it is washed away within seconds by the overall sweetness.

Many fruity beers taste excessively sweet and too fruity, but Kona Wailua Wheat, I am happy to report, has the balance down pat. Fruit flavor is certainly there, but at the same time, you can definitely tell that you have a glass of beer in front of you because the taste offers flavors of wheat and pale malt that are as obvious as the flavors of fruit. It's a pretty good summer beer product and it ranks as one of the better fruit beers I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2008 00:36:56 | More by BryanCarey
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