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

Poured into snifter from 12oz bottle.

Appearance: Very clear, pale yellow body with a finger-thick white head. Dissipates to nearly no lacing.

Smell: Grass. Slightest bit of fruitiness including a little bit of passion fruit. Very little amounts of citrusy hops.

Taste: A little lemony. It tastes bready. A slight bitter finish. The passion fruit is only slightly recognizable.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light, and a lot of carbonation. A little refreshing. Lawn-mower beer.

Overall: Decent beer. Not that much flavor, but refreshing nonetheless. A little watered down for my taste.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wheat ale brewed with passion fruit.

A: Bright corn-golden rod with a crisp clarity and a fine light misty rise of effervesce. Dull ivory colored head is sponge cake in texture, thin and quick to dissipate leaving no window dressing.

S: The aroma of passion fruit is clearly evident. Sweet guava juice, and some pineapple-orange scents come compliments as well.

T: The flavor is passion fruit, again very distinct, with pineapple-orange support. Crisp flavor, very clean, sweet tropical juice like flavor. Fruity with a light tart finish and a clean American yeast.

M: light with a soft effervesce and laid back attitude. Lacks the snap and crispness of higher carbonation expected per style.

O: Overall drinks more like a Hawaiian tropical fruit drink rather a beer, much less a wheat. Alcohol is non-evident. Refreshing on a hot Hawaiian day im betting, very easy drinking, enough so for the female non-beer drinkers to indulge in. Listed as an American pale wheat, but is more suited as a fruit/herb beer if you expect a wheat beer by style. Light and refreshing for the beach setting, fruity, and one that is a nice break from beer to keep things light with a soft beach breeze. Not a bad flavor if you like passion fruit, but not really close to a wheat beer if being picky and rating by style. Still worth a sip in the right setting. sure as hell beats the hell out of a corona on the beach.

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

Purchased a bottle of this from the Dole Plantation on the north shore of Oahu.

A- pours pretty clear with just a bit of sediment floating around. Foamy and fizzy white head that dissapears to next to nothing after about a minute. Color is similar to apples juice.

S- sweet grains, grass, tropical fruit, slight bready wheat, earthy.

T- Passionfruit, a bit of citrus with a wheat backbone. The wheat lingers on the palate, a bit too much IMO. Finishes a bit try with o notes of hops.

M- Good balance of carbonation, very drinkable for a Spring seasonal. Light on the palate, but not watery.

Overall, this is a refreshing brew that I think would pair well with seafood or just to have on the beach on a hot day. Nothing really stands out, but it's still pretty good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - pale straw color with very little white head

Smell - ginger, orange, citrus, mango

Taste - wheat, mango, citrus, orange rind

Mouthfeel - ample carbonation, bitter upfront& in the finish, not a well balanced beer at all

Overall - so many other good wheat beers out there, I cannot recommend this, matter of fact I found this beer to be undrinkable. Glad i didnt pay for this. Avoid

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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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