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Wailua Wheat - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
76
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877 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | 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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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.

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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.

BierJager89, Feb 06, 2014
Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.