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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Limited release. 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. This golden, sun colored ale has a bright, citrusy flavor that comes from the tropical passion fruit we brew into each batch. Sit back, relax and enjoy paradise anytime.

Editor’s Note: Lilikoi Wheat was renamed to Wailua Wheat (both on draft and in bottle).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2008
Clear pale golden color with a thin quick white head. Aroma mostly of tropical fruit, namely passion fruit and a hint of a herbal grassiness. Light body and lower carbnonation. Slight biscuity flavor with softer passion fruit notes. Finish is clean and quick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 Bottled. I’ve been a fan of Kona Brewing, but this was a disappointment as I worked through a six-pack Very light wheat flavor with a little passion fruit. The good news is that there are no "off" flavors. The bad news is that the wheat and passion fruit flavors really don’t work that well together in my opinion. The beer also comes across a little watery. The beer just seemed to misfire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy/cloudy golden with a thin white head that fades fast. Nose is fruity and refreshing--passionfruit, apricot, peach. Simple and easy flavor profile and mouthfeel. Strong with passionfruit and apricot, and peach fruit flavors. Not a ton going on here, but it was refreshing and not overly cloying and....my first brew rated from the magical islands of hawaii.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2008
Cloudy yellow bronze with creamy hopped head. Aroma bursts with passionfruit and citrus zest and a touch of uric acid. The flavor is again dominated by passionfruit and zesty citric fruitiness, perhaps like no other brew I have tasted. Tastes like a super simcoe brew as cattiness develops and contributes unpleasant characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 9, 2008
Comparing this to another fruit beer Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. I honestly think Kona’s Wailua Wheat meets my standards better. The aroma is not nearly has pungent as the Cherry Wheat. It is subtle but very inviting. The taste is mild but still distinctive. Its a pretty active beer with lots of bubbles. However this is definitely NOT an everyday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2008
Shocked to find this rated so poorly. This is a true american wheat ale thru-and-thru with a strong passionfruit character that really works well. Upfront the drink is all about a sweet-and-tart passionfruit essence with some vanilla undertones that slowly segues into a strong wheat malt backbone that is almost as good as they come for that grain. A little tartness on the finish. Really a unique drink; very refreshing and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
malrubius (1854) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2008
12 ounce bottle in Hoegaarden tumbler. Pale hazy urine color with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma like a rug that a dog has been pissing on its whole life. Flavor slightly worse than the aroma. Sweet and bitter funky thin flavor that sticks to the back of my throat. Gross.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
morrdt (696) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
12 oz bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville. Pours a nice gold color with a thin head. Aroma is distinct fruit nose with a touch of grain. You can immediately taste the passion fruit. A bit weird, but a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
gold pour with a thin white head. fruit on the nose with a slight wheat scent. very thin on the palate and it has quite a distinct passion fruit taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pours with a rocky, white head with a slightly yellow body. Aroma is of wheat and passionfruit. Taste is pretty bittere. There is not nearly enough passionfruit in the taste.

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