ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 Bottle - Decent colour, aroma could go one of two ways, either a faint tropical fruit, or a scrotum that hasnít been washed recently, flavour follows pretty closely, slight grain, no bitterness to speak of, light malts, not a good wheat or fruit beer, yet another "meh" from the folks at Kona...
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pretty nice wheat beer that is nicely touched with passion fruit. A very drinkable beer with a nice nose. Well worth a try.
douglas88 (8092) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. The aroma is very fruity and wheat filled, that passion fruit gives it a very nice aspect. The taste is very much like a good hefe, but with a huge fruit presence that I really enjoyed. The passion fruit tastes quite natural and is not overly strong. I for one quite enjoyed this one on a very hot day. Nice.
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Clear, pale yellow body with a very thin ring of white bubbles.
Smell: Well, you got your passion fruit, but thatís about it.
Taste: Light wheat malt and sweetness, then itís pretty much all passion fruit thatís only interrupted by a faint, floral hop character and bitterness. Maybe one has to be throwing it back in Hawaii to truly enjoy this one.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: I donít know about the rest of you, but I could most definitely use a heft to the underlying wheat beer. As it stands, itís a bit one-dimensional and one-bottle-thatís-it-al. Iím happy unclemattie really like it, though!
PhillyBeer2112 (2723) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2008
1.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Wow, this is horrible! Hazy golden with a small fading head. Aroma is mostly wheaty/minty with a vague tropical fruitiness. A touch of spiciness. Goes downhill fast once you drink it however, with a sharp acidic twang, like bad crotch. Empty finish but with a lingering grossness. Wow, and I got 5 more of these. I hope my neighbor likes it.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale straw yellow. Foam dissapears to absolutely nothing and no carbonation makes this beer resemble apple juice. Bready smell but also a soapy aroma with bannana as well. A sweet tasting beer with a wheat feel and a pleasant hop bite. Palate is even and pleasant. Not a total package but taste of this beer make up for its crummy appearance.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap. Pours hazy light gold with a slender white head. Sweet aroma of toffee and some tropical fruit. Sweet flavor, dominated by passion fruit, with the toffee going along for the ride. Quite possibly the quintessential girlfriend beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: Wailua Wheat
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: hazy yellow, fine white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a unique fruity character along with a touch of melon rind,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of melony fruit character that I guess must be the passion fruit, only a touch of bitterness,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I seem to be reviewing a lot of wheat beers lately. íTis the season I guess. The passion fruit smells awesome and gives the beer a great aroma, melding well with the slight hop aroma. The fruity taste is good at first, but sort of becomes sour, perhaps too much passion fruit. But hey, one can never have too much passion.
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Normally will not drink beer with fruit in it. I didnít realize it had passion fruit added until I got home. But for a fruity beer this was o.k. Maybe the fact it was a cloudy wheat beer made a difference. Nice P.F. aroma, big white head, fair lacings. Interesting taste. The fruit adds a certain tang to the normal wheat beer flavors and is quite nice. Might be the choice for beer to take to a Luau . Would enjoy it in Hawaii for sure. Refreshing. Packaged on May 8, 2008.
Nice to have that date, thanks Kona Brewing.