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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   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 Ė 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.

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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CubsClapp (13) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
If you like wine coolers(which I donít), then youíll love this beer. Itís got some taste to it, but maybe a little too much. The first sip you have will leave you with an interesting feeling. Too much passion fruit taste. It doesnít feel like a beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2055) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2010 This reminded me of a can of Hawaiian punch. Clear, bubbly, fruity, unremarkable. Had on tap in a re-rate at the brewery. Passion fruit/hallertauer hops. Hazy, yellow, nice, big passion fruit nose. Tropical refreshing fruity palate, but not overwhelming. One of the better fruit beers I have had. Summary - wow those are 2 disconnected and divergent ratings on two tries!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
12 oz. bottle, six-pack from Keils Grocery. Clear light orange color with a small white head. Fairly light, wheaty and fruity nose, tropical flowers and light herby notes. Sweet and tart summer fruits, apricot, clover honey, floral hops, wheat and of course passionfruit. Light to medium body, gently prickly carbonation. Summer refresher.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 31, 2007
12 Oz Bottle. My first Hawaiian beer and my last of 2007. Awkward aroma of salted, stale passionfruit paste, light miso, and stewed barley. A lightly intriguing interplay between the dusty floor malt and the sprightly, sour passionfruit. Pours a strikingly clear gold, no head. Flavor moves between stale bread, guava candy, and moderately bitter herbal seeds. Nondescript. Fruit doesnít significantly impact the mediocre jist of the lightly sour, dusty, bland, a weakly hopped wort. Hops retain light gumminess. Finishes surprisingly clean. For a wheat beer with fruit added, itís a pretty good pale lager. In the end, itís kind of like me on this New Yearís Eve, bitter and bored. Finishes on light cream donut. Thanks for the hookup, Sean!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
I got this beer on tap at the brewery while I was on vacation there. This is a wheat beer with passion fruit (lilikoi) added at the end of the mash. 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. This would be an excellent warm weather session beer for anyone who likes slightly fruity beers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2007
On-tap, served in a standard bar pint glass. Poured a hazy pale straw yellow with an frothy white head that slowly settled into a thin sudsy lacing, light amount of sticky lace at the brim of the glass. I could smell the passion fruit as the bartender brought the pint over to where I was sitting, bright and fresh smelling, mainly the plump pulp of the passion fruit, a unique sweet and sourness. Faint malt backing of crackery wheat. The passion fruit is a bit more laid back in the taste, just a splash of juice, mildly tart and sweet, mixing nicely with the wheat malts. The wheat malts are dry saltine cracker-like. This has the light bodied feel one would expect for this type of wheat ale, quite easy to consume. Finishes dry with passion fruit juice flavor being pushed aside by the wheat grainy crackers. I liked this fruity wheat ale from Kona, went well with the club sandwich I had for lunch today.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 12oz bottle: pours a a nice gold slightly hazy aroma is weak but of wheat, the small white foamy head didnt last to long. first taste was a hint of sweet fruit but well offset by bitterness but after the 1st taste the fruit taste went away. decent beer but wouldnt buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2007
12oz bottle enjoyed on a beach front restaurant in Maui (I sat and drank this will sitting with my feet in the sand). Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of passion fruit, citrus, and wheat. Tastes of passion fruit, wheat, citrus and berries. Light tart finish. This one quenched my thirst on this hot Hawaiin day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap at gabf. delicious passion fruit flavor and aroma backed by refreshing malt, floral hops finish. A highlight of gabf, and a true treat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold, white head that disapates quickly. Aroma is wheat dominated, maybe some malt. Flavor was again wheat, malt and in the background, passionfruit, not enough there, it was hiding, teased you, then disappeared.


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