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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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hit this on draft at KBC at the Honolulu Airport. Pourd a nice straw gold wheat with a decent 2 finger off white head. Decent spotting and lacing. Smell is a bit on the pineapple side, a bit too much. Similar to the Maui wheat beer, but more pineapple. Taste follows that pineapple character and it's a bit distracting from the wheat style. Would almost consider this a pineapple bomb! Too sweet and fruit forward. A good amount of carbonation, but has that juice feel and a bit acidic. Overall- A bit on the gimmick side of things. Feel they tried too hard for the Hawaii pineapple thing and made a fruit beer and not a wheat. Not going to run out and get another-

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this better than the wheat beer from Maui Brewing as I thought the fruit notes melded better than the pineapple Maui uses. Nothing too complex but that is typical of this style. I added a lemon slice and that helped add some acidity to the mouthfeel. Good for the Lanai or on some patio in the sun

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

Photo of BillH200174
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The passion fruit is apparent in both the aroma and the taste. It pours a straw colored beer with a white head. As mentioned before, the aroma is dominated by the passion fruit. The taste also has good passion fruit flavor, but not as strongly as the aroma. There are also wheat flavors and a good tartness to balance the fruit. It drinks very smoothly and has a light to medium body.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing Co.
3.34 out of 5 based on 1,000 ratings.
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