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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).

Lightrider's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lightrider (340) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a nice golden yellow, with no head. Aroma is very lite. Taste is very bitter, with a hard co2 edge. Finish is very bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3037) - 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 (1174) - 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 (1042) - 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 (484) - 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 (283) - 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 it’s 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 (616) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
There’s 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. There’s 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 can’t save this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Draft in Kauai, Hawaii. Citrus and fruit isn't overwhelming. Nice balance with wheat and bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from ABC Store Waikiki 201214. A little bit flat in the mouth with not a lot going on. Label says passionfruit but I’m not really getting any in the flavour or aroma. Might be okay on a really hot dat but otherwise a bit ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (7744) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle rate from 2012 notes. Pours a clear light golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale wheat malts, light citrus, light banana, just not too much to get excited about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (8374) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"this is another one that i have mixed feelings about. had it stateside in a bottle and it was a totally uninspired beer. not worth trying again. had it on tap in hawaii last month (not realizing it was the same beer til after i ordered it) and it was quite good. greatly refreshing. very good wheat beer. i actually had two more before the trip was through. go figure. recommended tap only."

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