Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Wailua Wheat | Kona Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Wailua WheatWailua Wheat
BA SCORE
3.35/5
Okay
1,019 Ratings
Wailua WheatWailua Wheat
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:
#43,013
Reviews:
386
Ratings:
1,019
pDev:
17.01%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
112
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,019 |  Reviews: 386
Photo of Dromeda
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of circus_cat
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of MJGTi
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of ssjkyle
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ujsplace
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a mug.

This is a bright golden straw colored brew that briefly has a finger thick head which quickly fades into a single thin clump.

Smells of passion fruit, maybe peaches and wheat.

Tastes of wheat, mild malt and light fruit; passion fruit, a mild citrus zip, faint herbal hops.

Light and crisp. Refreshing.

I wish this brew had more flavor going on. Everything is there, but it is seriously muted. Drinkable enough - got it in a mixed case. Ok for an I just cut the grass type of brew, but that is not going to get me to go looking for this one again.

 571 characters

Photo of mbatta7
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mfc
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Philousa
1.96/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours super clear and pale. Like a Bud Light. Not much head, seems very flat by appearance. Light and fruity aroma. Peaches, apparently passion fruit, and flowery scents. Juicy. Don't really get much malt, but it's light and barely there. I do sense some wheat when it warms a little. Nectary flavor starts things out. Flavor is light and stays that way throughout. Hardly any bitterness, but it does mellow out at the end a bit. Dry finish, thin feel.

This is very one note. Light and fruity with some wheat malt to bring it some body is how I would describe this.There really isn't much else.

 595 characters

Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Bottle purchased from ABC store in Honolulu.

Appearance- Pours a pale straw with a half finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell- Wheat, hint of passionfruit, orange, lemon.

Taste- Pretty much the same as the smell. The finish is bready wheat. Passionfruit is light and not overpowering.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A tad thin.

Overall- A crisp and refreshing wheat ale by Kona Brewing. I would have liked more passionfruit and body to the brew. Otherwise, a refreshing brew to have on Waikiki Beach.

 528 characters

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Gold in color. Very fizzy with no head retention. Rarely a bubble rises from the surface. 2.0

Lightly tart passion fruit aroma that is both delicate and lingering. Light wheaty presence on the back deck. 4.0

Watery flavors of weak wheat malts and a light and refreshing passion fruit essence. Very faint kiss of citrus hops with some simple finishing bitterness. 3.0

Thinner than medium body with a fizzy soda pop feel. Flavors evaporate on the palate. 2.0

Love the fruit flavor, hate the attenuation. Just average. 3.0

 523 characters

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of allstar255
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of tbeq00
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Ryan1423
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of jonphilipp
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MikalMick
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of g_jenkins
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Dweedlebug
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of hophopandaway14
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of JoePQ
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this offering from Kona Brewing Co. poured into a pint/nonic glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - it is a clear golden-rod color, and it maybe produced about 1/4 inch of head at the top that did dissipate quite quickly.

S - citrus like with a hint of hops.

T - the main flavor on the palate is the Lilikoi (passion fruit) with hints of light grain and citrus. The beer is crisp, clean, and slightly sweet on the finish. There is almost no bitterness whatsoever in this beer.

M - light bodied, it is very smooth.

O - I did enjoy the Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co. It is a very easy drinking light style summer beer. Very refreshing beer to drink on a hot summer day.

 673 characters

Photo of snowsurfer422
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 1,019 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.