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RATINGS: 681   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 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).

keanex's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
keanex (1701) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled May 12, 2012.
Appearance: This is a crystal clear beer with a golden hue with lazy sparse carbonation and a thin white head.
Aroma: Light sweet malts intertwine with a slightly citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Iím guessing the aroma is passion fruit, but Iíve never had it so Iím not sure.
Taste: Much like the aroma this is fruity, reminds me more of concord grapes on the finish, but not much else.
Palate: Medium body with very light carbonation.
Overall: This is pretty bland, maybe it got oxidized, but this just isnít very good. Iíll pass from now on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color. Aromas of malts, a touch of honey. Flavor is the same as the nose, nice malt taste with honey like sweetness. Smooth hop finish, medium body with a quick aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
basaywhat (154) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2016
12 oz bottle. LIght fruity wheat malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Just like the nose, light fruity wheat malt flavor with an odd subtle bitterness in the finish. Light body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PartyFowle (937) - - FEB 24, 2016
Golden hue with very soft haze. Passionfruit is mainly noticeable in the aroma, alongside grain and wheat. Somewhat nondeScript flavor is clean and lagerlike, with a dry finish but no fruits. Thereís beer here, not overpowering fruit (which is nice) but I could use just a little bit more passion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
edgallow (3380) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2016
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit and grains. Taste is fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3229) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Draft at Three Fat a Pigs. Hazed orange small head served with orange slice. Nose is tropical fruits and wheat. Tastes of dry wheat, passion fruit, peppery, oranges. Crisp refreshing palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IslandHaole (1207) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Very lightly scented of tropical fruit, a bit sweet & bit tangy with some hay. Clear gold with a white head. A bit of "sweet & sour" flopping like a freshly caught fish. Seems to wind up more on the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beer-yum (1208) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2015
Fruity-floral aroma in a golden pour. Tray fruity flavour is typical of an American wheat beer but it is nothing special = Blue Moon does it better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a clear light golden with thin head and mild lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, tropical fruits. Moderately sweet with a touch of bitterness. Mild/medium bodied. Medium sweet finish. Enjoyable beach beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (336) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I liked this beer for a change of pace. Pretty much a typical american wheat with a slight fruity taste versus a "fruit beer". Brewed with passionfruit, so that gives itís main fruity flavor, but also with a wheaty-slight honey flavor. Noticed a hint of coconut as well in the taste, but that may have just been my mind thinking "Hawaii" and may be part of the passionfruit that I was tasting. I actually tasted the wheats, barleys, and malts more than the fruity flavors. Not bitter at all, but the aftertaste is slightly bitter it seems from the yeast. Pours a pale yellow, slight orange-gold color. Was a decent introduction to the Kona family of beers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Thereís very little head, which is bizarre given that this is a wheat beer. No lace. Slight haze to the light gold color. I do not like the smell. It is very sour and there is an element of urine in it. I am repulsed by it. Thereís also a stale grapefruit smell. The flavor is far more mild than the negative nose. The predominant taste is a citrus sourness. The swallow has a touch of hop, but it is mostly tart. The aftertaste is short lived. The body is predictable and the carbonation is comfortably on the high side, but it canít save this beer.

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