Pineapple Mana Wheat | Maui Brewing Co.

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3.53/5
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505 Ratings
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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:
Maui Gold pineapple gives sweet aroma to this smooth-bodied, tropical brew.

18 IBU

Added by indiapaleale on 08-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,702
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
505
pDev:
15.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
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Ratings: 505 |  Reviews: 160
Photo of DrDemento456
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Was really surprised this one is so clear local brewery has a similar one with a lot of haze. Clear dark yellow with a 1/2 inch of foam. Smell is bonkers straight up pineapple juice but not over sweet more like the run off you get from canned stuff. Taste is very disappointing more husk pineapple rather than sweet juice with a dry wheat body.

Pretty much a wheat beer with a shot of pineapple juice in it I guess I will stick with Rivertowne's Pineapple ale it is 400x better.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbutova
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -22.7%
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 jzlyo
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is pineapple/fruit and very nutty wheat. The flavor is pineapple, very nutty wheat, fruit and a mix of mild sweetness and tart/dry in the finish.

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of DanGeo
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
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 grahuba
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Pineapple Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 505 ratings
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