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:
430
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
15.34%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
61
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ZachT
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jera1350
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BcCraft710
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shiu-chan
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pour into pint glass from can. Light hazy pour almost like a cider, one inch of head.
Pineapple, mango and wheat on the nose.
Pineapple and malt, slight sourness.
Overall, tasted like a fruit beer.

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

Photo of basaywhat
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours clear light orange with a medium beige head, moderate retention. Aromas of biscuit, pineapple, caramel, with some grass and floral notes. Light body, velvety, moderate carbonation. Medium sweet, a hint of tartness with just enough of a slight bitter finish.

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Photo of davelem
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains fairly well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet candied pineapple and some soapy malts.

The flavor is wheaty cracker malt with some sweet pineapple and a little peppery grassiness. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.

Overall, ok fruity wheat.

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2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spike
2.51/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L: On draught into a tall glass. Clear gold with high carbonation but minimal head.

S: Not much going on. Some spicy notes but difficult to pin down. Nothing unpleasant. Did not get the pineapple other reviews refer to. Maybe the draught version loses this aspect.

T: Cardamom and lemon. Gentle spice. Hops and malt pretty much missing.

F: Thin body with high carbonation. Sharp finish.

O: Not offended by this beer but nothing about it stands out either. Another underwhelming American Wheat. Maybe it's a style I'll never get the hang of?

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3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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4.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Surprised that the reviews for this are so lukewarm; this is almost like a beer lover's radler--going for a pineapple juice/hefe combo rather than a lager/lemonade. Nice citrusy, slight clove, big pineapple. Quite nice, and quite refreshing.

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3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of cbutova
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Can pours into a tulip with a very slightly hazy pale golden body. A head rises quickly to about two fingers high with good retention and a thick creamy consistency. A mix of spots and sheets of lace in moderate amounts.

S- Pineapple juice by far the dominant force in the aroma with hints of pale fruits, bread and a touch of cracked grain beyond that. Mostly just that pineapple juice though.

T- Pineapple flavor runs the show but it feels rather authentic and fresh. It reminds me of candy but a really good candy without much sweetness and a burst of tropical pineapple flavor. Slight raw wheat, bread and hints of pale malts support the fruit.

MF- Light end body but the wheat adds a touch of silkiness and slight frothy texture. Carbonation is at a moderate level.

Captures a fresh pineapple flavor without making the common mistake of piling on any added sweetness or creating a beer that is more like soda. Drinks easy as the fresh pineapple taste carries the experience. Perhaps a bit one note but nothing off about it.

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Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 430 ratings.
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