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Wailua Wheat | Kona Brewing Co.

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

pours weirdly clear, yellow sunny color with a small white head that goes away quickly. smells tart and sweet, crisp and clean. hoppy maybe on the back end. flavor is a stiff hit of passion fruit right up front. really neat. fresh, actual passion fruit, its very tropical. a mild hopping but less than the nose indicated. great clean finish. doesnt taste much like a wheat beer though, and no yeast to speak of flavor wise. feel is good, crisp and brightly carbonated, light light body, this is a slammer beer in the summer, majorly easy drinking. overall i like this one a lot, maybe not as much as the koko brown, but its a unique beer just right for summer.

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Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 1,020 ratings
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