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Wailua Wheat - Kona Brewing Co.

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854 Ratings
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Ratings: 854
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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necoadam

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3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a clear light orange/gold color with a light head.

Smell was all fruit upfront with an ever so slight malt backbone. Some whiff of wheat can be detected in the background as well.

Fruit upfront hits the palate with sweet grain and malts mushing together as well. After awhile though it tends to get a little bit sweet towards the end. That was little bit of a setback for me.

Mouthfeel was light with a very small feeling that it ended watery. Carbonation was the lighter side, but seemed to be good.

Not bad, but not the best pale wheat ales out there. Once you've had Gumballhead though, you're pretty much spoiled.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2009 19:09:50 | More by necoadam
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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

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