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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4920) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 19, 2007
From a bottle our of a $6.90 six pack purchased in Ashland, Oregon this poured a clear golden yellow with a nice white head and minimal lacing. Nose of grainy and rich with citrus. Mouthfeel light but refreshing. Flavor somewhat sweet and not much finish. Refreshing to drink, however, and a decent wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle. Very clear and the faintest color of yellow imaginable. White wisps but no real head. Grainy and somewhat peppery aroma. Very grainy flavor with a tinge of fruitiness and a bit of spice. Very dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Pours clear and golden with a small, white, fizzy head which disappates quickly. Nose is strange; grains, a light fruity note and an offputting body odor note (maybe that’s how passion fruit smells?) Flavor is much of the same; grainy, lightly fruity, and the same offputting note. Palate is light, very lively, watery, and crisp. Finishes short with light fruit and a skunk note. Boring and a bit offputting. Not the best offering from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 7/1/2007pale yellow pour...very light wheat aroma dominated by fruit. flavor is mostly passion fruit with wheat added. it’s a very interesting flavor since it is not fake or syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
12oz bottle. Pale straw colored with a thin film of white head. Faint wheaty spice underneath a musky earthen passion fruit character in the aroma. Delicate wheat flavors barely peer through a dominant earthen citrus component. Somewhat grainy in the finish with acetic tones. Mouthfeel is very light, somewhat watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Derek881 (1250) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Another local beer I sampled on my trip to Hawaii. It was a somewhat cloudy gold with a very small, short-lived white head. The aroma was very wheaty, with some yeast, grainy hops, and malt; also light passion fruit tones. The taste was very sweet and wheaty, with some underlying sourness and really noticeable and good passion fruit flavoring. It was a wet and full beer with very low carbonation and fizzyness. Unique and interesting with the passion fruit touch, but still, a mostly unexciting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2007
12 oz bottle. Aroma is stale wheat and some fruit. Hazy gold body with white disipating head. Has a refreshing sweet and sour citrus flavor that isn’t bad. Leaves friuty aftertaste like sour lemon on the palate. Not bad but have had lot worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Well, I took a chance on this one. It was a hot day, and I wanted a nice summer beer to drink whilst grilling my burgers. This beer pours a really light golden color. Aroma is really strong on the passion fruit. Body is really weak, and the wheat flavor is really light. Im actually surprised this is 5.4%. It tastes like it’s a 4% beer. Too watery, too light, and ultimately, too boring. Not terrible, but nothing really stands out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Tasted from bottle. Aroma is a blend of sweet and sour malt forward, with a slight malt aroma and some citrusy tones that may be either unfermentables or hop flavors. Beer is a straw gold with a white, low-retained head. Flavor has a very grainy complexity, with a slightly sour, dry taste, similar to some dry ciders I’ve had, more so than other american wheats. Finish is clean, with no residual sweetness or bittering. Body is medium, with a low carb texture. Overall, the beer is easy drinking, but just not exciting enough for my tastes. It’s complex, as I expected, but the flavors in that complexity just don’t stand out with any deliciousness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Smells like passion fruit. No head, a little cloudy. Taste is quite wheaty and has plenty of fruit characters. Not for me, but my wife loves this fruit and liked the beer.

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