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Wailua Wheat - Kona Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 816
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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Reviews by fostwal:
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fostwal

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This limited release is definitely not your average wheat. Read the label and you will know why. This wheat is flavored with passion fruit. The slightly dark tan color and carbonation make it appear more like a lager than a traditional wheat ale. The taste was very light. The wheat and passion fruit are present, but they're not very prominent. Overall, its a decent beer for a change of pace. Though not one that I would seek out.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 19:43:37 | More by fostwal
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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.

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Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
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