Wailua Wheat - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
4.05/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured a hazy golden orange into a pint glass, with a finger of white head, decent carbonation, and fair lacing. The smell certainly revealed the passion fruit within, with some biscuit and lemon as well; a rare but enticing mix. (On the record, I hate fruit beers, but the smell of this one was intriguing.) The taste was a nice balance of biscuit and lemon, a subtle passion fruit/mango undertone throughout, until the finish, where a more intense passion fruitiness punctuated the dryness. I was pleasantly surprised. The mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, but nicely balanced with a not-that-abundant amount of carbonation...at least not as abundant as I was led to believe from the appearance. You'll probably never catch me saying this again, but I certainly would session this beer. Maybe the rarity of the passion fruit flavor brainwashed me.
Serving type: on-tap
01-29-2010 05:59:50 | More by donniecuffs
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3.75/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 02:53:42 | More by Pegasus
4.03/5 rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a hazy straw color with a white head.
S: Orange, citrus peel, pine, passionfruit and papaya in the nose.
T: Taste is similar with orange peel, fresh orange, wheat, passionfruit and papaya. Tropical fruit is not as present as I'd like.
M: Medium bodied and somewhat smooth.
O: As I mentioned, I'd rather there was more tropical fruit flavor, but I'm glad it's there. Recommended, and definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 07:53:40 | More by BierJager89
Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
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