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
Ratings:
1,000
Reviews:
384
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
17.07%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
102
For Trade:
1
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Photo of tjb27
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dms844
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
2.6/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EdFed
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marvicsin
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wontonst
2.53/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Manzanarescarrillo
4.39/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MinerBob
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

It pours a hazy golden color with little to no head. Has a good beer smell and taste with hints of citrus and a little hop. Good carbonation with an easy swallow. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TrueMetalJake
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color. Smells of overripe tropical fruits on the nose. Taste sweet. Overipe mango and a bit of citrus. Description says the beer is bright but I found the fruityness to be dull and muttled. Medium body. It was okay

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brittian
3.64/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The pour doesn't necessarily make you think this has a substantial wheat quotient, but it truly is there, despite the lack of 'haze' in this one. There's haze, but its minimal, have you thinking they only used 5% wheat or something, replete with 1/2" white head. Aroma actually yielded some mild hop notes and barely any wheat.

Taste though had a mild tropical Hawaiian feel to it. Light bodied, easy drinking beer with no flaws. Hot weather is suited for this one, smooth not bitter.

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Photo of thebooyakid
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VonZipper
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PawG
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tpop1005
3.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of romster
4.24/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Loved the passion fruit smell and taste in it. Vary balanced overall.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This ale is a nice, clear, dark golden color with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. The smell is unmistakably of passion fruit and wheat. The taste is fairly intensely of passion fruit with a slight malty flavor. The finish is crisp, but not very dry. I think passion fruit is a good idea for a light beer like this, but I think it is slightly overdone. I prefer a little more subtlety in my fruit beers. That being said, it is not as overwhelming as some that I have tried and it is actually kind of pleasant on a hot day. The beer underlying it seems decent if pedestrian.

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Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
3.34 out of 5 based on 1,000 ratings.
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