AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ideal hefeweizen. Creamy, smooth very yeasty and wheaty. Great banana aroma and flavors as well.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Koko Marina. This was my favorite beer at the brewpub, and the best hefeweizen I think I’ve ever tried. Poured a hazy yellow with a one finger white head. Aroma of citrus and wheat. Flavor had the characteristic banana/clove flavor, balanced with a lot of citrus fruit flavors. Great beer.
CubsClapp (13) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just had a sampler at the Kona Brewery, but enjoyed it very much. It’s your traditional German Hefeweizen with the banana taste. It’s remarkably similar to Flying Dog In Heat Wheat, and Ram/Big Horn Brewing’s Hefeweizen. You might not be blown away, but if you like a nice hef, you can’t go wrong.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on-tap at the brewery. The beer poured a murky, light orange-yellow color with a small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma was bright with light hoppy notes of lemon/citrus, grass and apricot and a moderate yeasty note of basement in the background. There was also a very strong and neat banana overtone. The flavor started moderatley sweet and ended in an average-length, moerately sweet, lightly bitter finish. The body was light-to-medium and the texture was watery with lively carbonation. Very refreshing and interesting!
DuffMan (7500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewery in Kona. Cloudy golden topped by a dense white meringue. Beautiful banana and bubblegum aroma, classic. Zesty fresh wheaty with lovely banana flavour. Authentically executed.
TXBadger (1748) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with plenty of white head. Light fruits, bananas and some cloves on the nose, with just a little wheat; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice yeasty note.
Nwilson (1) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed this beer fresh on tap at the Brewery in Dec 2015. You can’t get it in the bottle (which fyi are brewed and produced in the Portland branch not the small Hawaiian brewery. So if you are in Hawaii make sure to get your Kona Beer fresh on tap!) We love our Germany and Belgium wheats and we find that it’s hard to find comparable ones in N. America, but this was pretty darn good! Sadly, you can only get it when you’re in Hawaii...
Ron (2878) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I finally found the brewery(I forgot my my map and the address back at the room) I had a nice glass of Hefe. Slightly hazy golden body, white head with good lacing, banana/clove nose. Flavor of spices, banana, and wheat. Very Enjoyable.
bma1015 (1) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent example of an unfiltered Hefeweizen. Banana up front, full mouthfeel, good finish, with subtle spice.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 This seems to be the latest of the Kona's to have made it to SoCal and must be new asit's not listed on their website. Many people at my work order it for the name but I think that Kona makes some really good beers. The hefe is no exception amd may be one of the closest examples I've found to a German wheat, with cloves both in the aroma and on the palate, while there's some backbone with apricot and banana fruitiness. No lemon needed.