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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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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz, 5/22/12 bottling
Russian River pint

A: Pours out extremely light yellow. Fizzy yellow beer like. Not a lot of carbonation either. Barely a half finger of bright white head. Faded to spots quickly.

S: Smells very light and grassy and grainy. There is certainly a fruitiness in there too. Not too familiar with passion fruit but awesome it's like strawberry.

T: Drinking this really ice cold, probably how it should be really. You get a touch of hop bite initially but it's very mild. Definitely a wheat beer flavor. But you do taste that smooth fruitiness in the mid palate. It's also leads to the close. Finish is crisp and refreshing.

M: Very light and easy drinking. Summer beer for sure.

O: B- beer for me.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a straw yellow color with a mild haze and a 1/2 inch of head.

S - Smell of actual passion fruit yet very little yeast and hops. Wheat is their in the mix.

T - I actually found this quite refreshing with a natural Passion fruit flavor and a good balance a wheat. It also drinks much better than their coconut brown ale and not artificial by any means.

M - Surprised a bit by the ABV since it drinks like a light beer (around 4%)

Overall I will be glad to have this again since it is one of the better fruit based beer I have drank.

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Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
3.34 out of 5 based on 999 ratings.
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