Wailua Wheat | Kona Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

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

Added by rowew on 05-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,595
Reviews:
395
Ratings:
1,056
pDev:
16.72%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
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26
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Ratings: 1,056 |  Reviews: 395
Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a clear golden yellow with visible carbonation and a head that thinned out. Slight tropical fruit, slight wheat, small hint of hops on the nose. The beer has a strong wheat flavor and very minor fruit or hop flavors. The beer is crisp but watery at the same time.

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Photo of porters4life
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenMaalouf
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcook11
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Definyly not the prettiest. No head from an aggressive pour. The smell is a nice balance between hops and malt. The taste is very delicious. I enjoy the balance.

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Photo of arizcards
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a mixed 12 pack at the local Foodland for $15.99 for the stay here at Kahana Beach in Lahaina, Maui. Looks like it was bottled on 02-08-18.

Beer pour golden orange with a solid white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is wheat malts with an ever so slight suggestion of tropical fruit.

Taste is bready malt baseline with a generous addition of passion fruit.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, spot on for Maui.

Overall another easy drinker for another sunny day on the west side of Maui!

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Photo of Pens1967
3.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I think i see a greenish tint to this beer.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKrauss
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of d5001986
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jimmyy
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hoppy fruit front with a grainy follow-thru. Short and to the point.

Taste rating in words: it's a drag boat race. Water flys and the finish is quick.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Date code stamped on label is 'AUG1717'.
Very clear, deep gold colored body. Minimal head upon pouring disappears, with rising bubble fed thin ring. No lacing.
Aroma is sweeter fruit and slightly spicy wheat.
Taste is fruity sweet but cardboard flat at the same time. Some reminders of spicy wheat in the background.
Thin to medium mouth feel, decent carbonation.
Aroma and taste sensory characteristics are quite thin and without high notes. Could be a poundable summer refresher, but the flat sweetness may get to be too much after a couple of beers worth.

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Photo of mchegash
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

L: a nice golden orange with a thin layer of white head
S: subdued fruit aromas with some pilsener-esque hop aroma as well
T: some juicy fruit flavors with the same pilsener-esque hops flavors.
F: Medium-light body, crisp, with a great carbonation feel.
O: this beer was sub-par, but not "bad"

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Photo of dvmin98
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FajitaMike
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SB2017
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Meh. This six pack was on sale for 4.99, which is the only reason I don't regret the purchase. It's far too fruity, and something about the smell of passionfruit has an unpleasant pissy smell when combined with beer. I'd pass on this one.

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Photo of nater919
3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: effervescent brilliant gold under a 1/2" off-white cap with fair to poor retention

S: aromas are wheat and passion fruit slightly tarnished by a hint of oxidation

T: Passion fruit leads the flavors followed by traces of wet cardboard and wheat

F: a crisp drink with a medium light body and medium high carbonation

O: a drinkable, refreshing beer with a pleasant level of passion fruit well balanced by a bitter hop accent

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Photo of Tludke
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 1,056 ratings