Wailua Wheat | Kona Brewing Co.

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Wailua WheatWailua Wheat

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

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

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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2.01/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bombee into standard pint, served cold.

A: super pale straw colored and very clear looks almost Kölsch-like. No head retention, pretty pathetic for any beer especially a wheat. No cap or ring, looks refreshing but kinda weak.

S: smells like wheat beer but also has that offputting AAL smell, like a bottle of Bud. Getting a bit of fruit, couldn't say if it was passionfruit or not though. No hops.

T: wheat beer for sure but with all sorts of weird about it. I can pick out a little fruit but it is faint. An unappealing aftertaste like a domestic macro. All the flavors are light, this beer is almost watery tasting.

M: super light and despite having the watery feel of a crummy AAL it is super gritty and not smooth at all. Leave the mouth dry and is only a little refreshing. If I wanted a watery session brew I would get a Full Sail Session Lager.

O: very unimpressive. Super light and all that but has nothing really going for it other than what little wheat flavor it has.

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of gottabetweed
2.62/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a pale yellow, clear. Minimal head and little lacing.

Smell is grapefruit, lemons and I guess that is passion fruit.

Taste fruit up front. Thin body, nothing to back up the fruit.

Mouthfeel is full with a good carbonation level.

Overall, leaves me wanting. Lack of body makes for a very light beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: thin head on a hazy pale golden body.

S: very fruity, definitly getting the passion fruit. some wheat, little else.

T: definitly getting the passion fruit but its much more sour than sweet. the wheat makes a musty and dull base. the fruit gets sweeter as you drink it.

M: light body and high carbonation. semi dry finish.

Overall: its different. the base beer is weak. The fruitiness is ok at times but changes too much and becomes more sour than tart.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer was served as a light golden color with a one finger white head. The head faded fast to give only a light amount of lacing.

Smell – A very light citrus and peach aroma mixed with some wheat malt smells as well. Overall the aroma is light.

Taste – I did not get a lot of the passion fruit that is supposedly in the brew. Instead the taste begins with some wheat malt and a little bit of light fruit sweetness (peach maybe). As the flavor advances some hop flavors begin populating the taste. They are almost entirely of a lemon and grapefruit nature bringing a bitterness to the brew. At the end a lemon citrus flavor is left on the tongue, leaving a slightly sour bitter taste that lingers on.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is rather average.

Overall – Ah… nothing to hot here, just a sorta run of the mill wheat.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into pint glass
A - clear yellow, small head dissipatesquickly
S - nice and fruity,
T - this si a really tasy bear, I assume the taste is passion fruit since thats what its made with, it tastes liek a vacation is the ebst way i can put it
M - crisp and easy to drink
O - very cool beer, very different orm my normal beers

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color ale with a medium size poured a white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of light wheat malt with some light fruity notes. Taste is a mix between some light wheat malt with some light passion fruity notes. Body is light with average carbonation. Pretty bland offering with limited fruity notes.

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Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 1,029 ratings
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