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

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

12oz Can - Thanks to frenchy for this one

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone and there are some floaties/chunks in the beer.

Smell - Grains/wheat, lemons, coriander/cloves, banana, pineapple, apples

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a high amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of wheat mixed with pineapple and a bit of coriander. I can pick up on the alcohol, which is strange. There is also a strong herbal taste and coriander/cloves and a hint of banana. It ends with a slightly tart spicy aftertaste.

Overall – I was hoping this would have a little more ripe pineapple taste. It's more of a unripened pineapple flavour going on. It's a good beer that I'm happy I chance to try, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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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 JohnParadee
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertunes
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a fairly typical semi-cloudy gold color with over 1/2 inch of white head that had OK retention and light lacing.

The aroma was good, a very nice blend of wheat and malt, with just a hint of yeast. The flavors started out the same, then developed a bit more complexity at the back. The beer was a bit tart, had a crisp finish and just a little bit of pineapple came in at very end.

The body was nice, crisp, smooth and dry. Drinkability was very good, knocking off a sixer while enjoying the nice summer weather would be too easy. Overall, a very nice take on the style. A very enjoyable beer that's worth your time if you see it.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Clean, with a body similar to a hefe. Tastes are dominantly wheat with pineapple juice. Wish I would have picked up a full pack of this. An interesting take on this style and one that makes me more curious about this brewery.

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

Photo of greenspointexas
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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

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 JNForsyth
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Photo of Suds
2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I had this in Hawaii, while on a family vacation. From a twelve ounce can, this is a hazy yellow beer...the aroma is a mix of pineapple and wheat twang. I couldn't get into this beer...the fruit is a little overwhelming and jumbled. Tropical, for sure, but not right In the beer. Strange, distracting, and worth avoiding.

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Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of rspauldi
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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 piñacolada being born?

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

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: cloudy golden yellow with 2 finger head

smell: wheat, sweet, pineapple,

taste: pineapple, sweet, tart

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body

overall: more tart then expected, it's good just very sweet.

cheers,
The CPJ

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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 Lucnifter
3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can with 9/3/10 date poured into pint glass. thanks to mrmiles for this during the nice cans II BIF

Pours a hazed straw yellow with orange hints. A light head fades into a film which leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass.

Plenty of wheat, banana, clove, and some pineapple in the nose.

Begins sweet with some toasted wheat and fruit flavors. The pineapple and citrus zest is super apparent, with plenty of juicy tendencies. It's tough to tell what's going on towards the end, as the beer seems to turn into straight pineapple juice, especially during the aftertaste.

Lighter body, clean and crisp. I suppose this is refreshing, but the pineapple kinda throws everything off, especially during the end. Final verdict = too sweet.

An interesting beer, but the advertised component blew away most of the other attributes which could have made this better.

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