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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle provided by Kona for review. Pours a big fizzy head over a slightly darker than normal gold body. Plenty of bubbles, beer is pretty clear. Not much for me to smell, just a touch of tang (I dont want to call it sourness, its not that strong) that hints at a bit of fruit in the mix, and 14.5 IBUs arent leaving a lot of hop to be noticed. Taste goes along with most American wheat styles. Just a light thread of the spicy syrup note that comes from a tropical fruit, so Im not knocked over by too much fruit extract. Very decent on a hit summer day like this one.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1574) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2017
Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is wheat and bread malts and some fruit, a little skunk. Flavor zippy tropical fruits, passion fruit, and citrus with wheat malts. It does lose some of its flavor pretty quickly. Has a crisp, highly carbonated body. Nice and refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jinroh (1449) - ESTONIA - APR 5, 2017
Nice golden pour, white foam. Aroma is quite grainy, classical malt domination and not that much fruitiness - although I was expecting to find some because of added passion fruit (and I bought it because of that). OK, maybe some berries there if you look hard enough. Taste is bready, carbonated and only very mildly hopped. Fruit character is somewhere there, some slight sourness, but overall quite subdued. OK beer but well, not really special, regardless of the alleged passionfruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (5303) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2017 12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/16/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, passion fruit, melon, berry, pineapple, pear, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, tropical fruit, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, passion fruit, melon, berry, pineapple, pear, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, and floral/yeast earthiness. Light floral bitterness and slight tart/tangy wheat on the finish; lingering notes of lemon, passion fruit, melon, berry, pineapple, pear, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, tropical fruit, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is a nice fruited pale wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, tropical fruit, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful, well balanced, and not watery feeling for the ABV. A pleasant and nicely enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (634) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle from ABC Stores. Slightly turbid gold, fine lacing. Subtle fruit aromas, medium to light body. Lost its zing pretty quick but showed some appetising flavours of honey, citrus and passionfruit. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (1078) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2017
I had this at Horseshoe. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kleg (185) - The Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Slightly hazy yellow pour with a white head and good retention. Minor lacing. Highly wheaty taste, bordering on baby Hefe. I dont taste the passion fruit. Smooth and crisp mouthfeel. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmoen (460) - - FEB 22, 2017
B-. Pours a clear straw color with white head. A lot of fruit flavor, Juice like

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (552) - Minneapolis, - FEB 9, 2017
Taste like juice, but will get me drunk. slight bitterness on the back. Not sure about that? Im confused but OK.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
euniceradio (522) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2017
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours hazy gold, light sediment, white ring head. Aroma of wheat, cereal, passion fruit. Taste of same. Mouthfeel is light. Simple bready cereal malts with wheat and tart passion fruit.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vikingguy (1096) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Hazy gold. Wheaty, yeasty, fruity aroma. Taste is similar. Dry wheat malt with some light sweetness and tartness from the passion fruit. Crisp and refreshing but not very exciting. Decent overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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