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

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3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was glad to find this at a japanese liquor store because I like what Kona brews and it wasn't available in Europe so far...
To make things even better, this Wailua Wheat is a wheat ale brewed with passion fruit and thanks to their recipe and brewing technique it doesn't resemble a wheat beer at all! By saying this I must include that I'm not really a fan of wheat beers or anything that has an intense taste of yeast... but this one is different. It tastes like an ale, the fruitiness makes it taste a bit hoppier than it really might be and somewhere, way behind it all you are reminded that it is supposed to be a wheat infusion overall. But this is just perfect as it is.
I loved this beer for its fruitiness, zestiness and for NOT being your typical wheat beer. Would choose it again instead of a weizen or a wit.

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Photo of Psquared93
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
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3.25/5  rDev -3%
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
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2.43/5  rDev -27.5%
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3/5  rDev -10.4%
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's ok. One is enough though.

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3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
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2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
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3.55/5  rDev +6%
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4/5  rDev +19.4%
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3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
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3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.53/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely a seasonal beer for me. If it's blazingly hot outside, this lighter tasting wheat goes done really nicely.

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3.07/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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