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RATINGS: 696   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.

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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2008
20080628 12oz bottle Pretty standard appearance for an American wheat beer, hazed/cloudy golden with small-medium white head of creamy but diminishing white foam. Not sure why so many are put of by the appearance of this beer. Aroma is of tropical fruits, produce aisle, orange, and background of wheat. The mouthfeel is fair enough with mild carbonation, light sweet quenching, little to no bitterness, and very mild fruity sweetness to finish. Not cloying. Flavor has a nice subtle dose of the fruit, obviously passion fruit, with an overall tropical fruit vibe. Some notes of old or overripe fruit towards the end, but then overcome by the wheat and previously described finish. In general, I find nothing objectionable about the beer and in fact have enjoyed more than a few bottles in the last week or so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
msiano (35) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12oz bottle. very hard to drink. had a golden color with no head. strong after taste of grapfruit. one bottle was good for me .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (6028) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12 oz bottle from Ocean Wine and Spirits. Well why bother with a whole rating on a beer under a 3?? Its ugly, smells not so good and tastes like something I don;t want again. To refresh my memory down the road if I have to...........Hazy golden orange, small to no head, slight fruity but lots of cheap wheat aroma, flavor has a little kick of fruitiness then wheat and hops, palate is thin and overcarbonated, way overrated even at 2.87 when I rated this gem. Nuff said??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1561) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Heres another attempt at Kona Brewing, whose beautiful location is very nearly spoiled by the quality of the brews Ive tried. The Wailua, boasting Hawaiis incredible rain forests on its front label, begins with a headless pour and a light, dandelion yellow body. From this cheerfully colored beer comes a medley aroma of white grape juice, an old womans perfume, metal polish, sweet tarts, cherry Kool-Aid and cotton candy. I find it sweet, but not too sweet, with a few curious tastes giving the impression of a amusedly confused brew. Not bad so far. The flavor is weaker by far, though someone aided by a light and delicate body. My palate mostly catches a taste like bitter and inexpensive white wine with a tiny passion fruit and floral finish, but I remain unimpressed. The bulk of this beer belongs to that astringent and badly sweetened white wine flavor. So whereas I would love to have a bottle of this on Pali lookout, I cant imagine ordering it anywhere else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Nose is sour and sweet and somewhat stale. Pours an ugly golden color with almost no head. Tastes like cardboard, wheat, and a little bit of citrus. Gross aftertaste. Just not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2008
bottle. small/average fizzy white head into not quite clear golden body. aromas of passion fruit? (a bit off putting to me) and light perfumey hops. this one was not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Clear golden with a frothy white head. Nice tart wheat, tropical fruit aroma. Smooth medium body. Surprising good taste is tart wheat with a prominent passion and red grapefruit. Nice fruit flavors here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5411) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
This beer was pretty good. It was nice and refreshing, medium to light-bodied with a mild maltiness in the body and citrus, kiwi, and passion fruit (especially noticeable at the finish). Good and refreshing when the classics are not available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7827) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Sampled at the Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest (2008). Maybe I have a soft spot for fruity beers. I thought this one was pretty fantastic. A decent wheat beer with a touch of citrus in the form of tropical passion fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Enjoyed this summer brew on draught at Taco Mac in Suwanee GA. Citrusy, smooth, tasted very good on this hot day. Would have again.

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