Mana Wheat | Maui Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
mauibrewingco.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
18 IBU

Added by indiapaleale on 08-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
428
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
15.34%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 428 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hey. How's it going?

Pours the color of an American Lager with blonde/golden shades. It sits about 60% transparent. The head is nice though, with tons of lace and a 4 finger height.

Aroma of pineapples, pineapple juice, slight malt behind that. Delectable aroma.

The pineapple seems to clash more than compliment the wheat; regardless it's a welcome addition to an otherwise bland style. Out front is a wheaty, bread crust-like character; followed with mild hop, pineapple fruitiness and slight citrus pith.

The feel has a mild creaminess, with a medium feel and mild carbonation. End is semi-dry.

Overall a fair wheat ale, but nothing too spectacular. Dare I say boring, but it's beyond the norm so that's not quite fair to say. Glad I didn't buy a sixer, but glad I bought just this one.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this should have much better ratings than it does. maybe freshness coming over from hawaii has been an issue for folks, but this is a great beer, nothing really like it out there at all, a hefty white wheat base and a bunch of fresh pineapple. sexy drinkable hazy beer with a very authentic fresh pineapple aroma and flavor to it. i really dig it. looks like a hefeweizen in the glass, very cloudy with less than an inch of white head, a little darker than a lot of pale wheat beers, but still in that yellow to goldenrod family of shades. smells sweet, pineapple for sure, and fresh, no weird oxidation or anything else that might have thrown others off in the past. it tastes pretty much just like it smells, but i get a bit more of the pineapple, which is awesome. probably the best use if pineapple in a beer i have ever known, including some much more limited and expensive beers... bright and sunny, this literally takes me to maui. juicy and the good kind of sweet, authentic as they get, with even a little acidity on the back end where hops come in a little too. overall majorly smooth and drinkable and uniquely flavored. i love it.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Where IS my ukelele? I would feel a bit more comfortable playing a stringed instrument with one of these in my hand. It is a wheat ale, and it is a solid wheat ale - make no mistake! I had to search hard for the promised pineapple, but that did not detract from my enjoyment of this beer. If you want an thirst quenching but substantial beer to enjoy in Hawaii, give this a try!

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mythaeus
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with a thick thin head with medium retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of pineapple, bread and some unexpected funky sourness.
Flavor with notes of pineapple juice, white bread, mild ginger, some pine and citrusy and tangy hops. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation. Slightly acid.
Refreshing American Wheat with pineapple in the center fold. Assertive not complex. The challenge here was to make the pineapple feels fresh, which is hard to achieve with regular juice. I think they did the best they could, some oxidation is felt.
What would happen if they mix this with their coconut porter, would a piƱacolada being born?

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubeyes
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ry-Dog
4.34/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyclone
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lloydboss
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirtydee5
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rmckeon
4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlee922
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenwayPHD
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours an unhazy golden yellow with very little head. The nose is a tad yeasty, I would like more, with some faint pineapple in the background. The flavor is thin. Mostly pineapple. The mouthfeel is too thin as well.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwagner003
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mlkluther
3.17/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brauseboof
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Long813
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 428 ratings.
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