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Wailua Wheat - Kona Brewing Co.

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842 Ratings
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Ratings: 842
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 27 | 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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BucannonXC5

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3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Vons in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $12.79 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: June 15, 2013
Consumed: June 15, 2013
Misc.: Born on date of April 25, 2013

Poured a pale clear color with about one finger of offwhite head that dissipated rather quickly. Minimal-to-no lacing on the sides. Poor retention on the way down.

Smelled pilsner or maybe lager notes from the beginning. Got skunky malts, honey, caramel, grass, bread, cereal, lemon and honey. Also a little bit of a fruity whiff.

Tasted tropical notes first. Got mango, melon and a bunch of other tropical stuff that I couldn’t out my finger on. Reminded me slightly of the old Tropical Fruit Bubble Gum. Also got honey, lemon grass, bread and cereal.

Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt watery finish. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

The taste was the best part of this beer, but overall it was closer to average. I won’t try it again after this variety pack.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 07:26:27 | More by BucannonXC5
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I discovered this while on vacation. I am going to try to duplicate it at home, the passion fruit really makes for a tasty beer.

A - good golden color

S - fruity aroma from the fruit

T - initial taste is good, the aftertaste is when the fruitiness comes through

M - nice and smooth feel

O - very drinkable

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