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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2008
Biscuity nose, with some deep passion fruit undertones clearly present. Slightly hazy, and deep gold color. Not a lot of malt, a bit tart, fruit is not terribly present. Thin, not much substance to it. By any measure, just not a very good beer unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a smal white head. Aroma of citrus and spicy yeast. Taste is the same as aroma with a touch of soft wheat. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and a slightly tart finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BernardusFife (3) - USA - APR 25, 2008 does not count
Good carbonation, scent and looks, but it tastes like light fruity gingerale. I will give it another try; maybe my tastebuds are out of whack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Lightly hazy straw body, passion fruit nose. Strong passion fruit flavors with some finishing wheatiness. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjuf1853 (1297) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow color with a medium white head. Pungent aroma of tropical fruit, herbs, and grasses, but also hints of ammonia. Flavor is mostly dominated by the sweet passion fruit with subtle wheat. Crisp and refreshing, but I wouldn’t want to enjoy this on a regular basis. However, I think this would be a good beer to offer at a cookout for the casual beer drinker looking for something a little different.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strykzone (6022) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2008
Thanks Daknole! Unfiltered honey gold body with a small short lasting white head. Nice carbonation. Hard to find aroma. Some fruit flavor is evident along with wheat and honey. Slightly acidic. A tart Lifesaver aftertaste. An interesting beer but not particularly a good one. My first from Hawaii.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8894) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Draught Wheat-golden, clear beer with small white rim. Aromatic, simple esters and an aroma as from bamboo shoots. Citric, light fruity, like passion fruit. Sweet-ish. Refreshing, light body, some wheatslickness. Nice interpretation. This beer is probably perfect under the Hawaian sun, watching the surfers at the beach...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2008
this is an odd beer. Beer has a nice tropical aroma but a bit watery and thin mouthfeel after the aroma was disappointing. Carbonation is nice and this might ok after a long day mowing the lawn...but I didnt think this was such a great beer.

   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.

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