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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed with organic wheat, malted barley, and fresh local Maui Gold pineapple.

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3.4
thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
On tap in Maui! I flew all the way here for this, oh and my honeymoon, and what a let down. Aroma was slightly citrusy, maybe some mango? But I definitely didn’t get pineapple. It is a nice fruity wheat though not as cloudy as expected either.

3.2
stouby (4784) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
Can at home. Hazy orangey with an off-white head, nice lacings. Aroma medium malty (wheat), pineapple, yeasty (fruty). Flavor medium sweet, ligt bitter, acidic end fruity. Medium body. Refreshing and good.

3.4
ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Location: 12 oz can from State Line, 5/18/12

Aroma: The nose is malty and wheaty, with a little spice, and a lightly tart fruitiness
Appearance: Pours a cloudy mid-dark orange with a thick, lasting foam of white head and a ton of lace
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, mostly the wheat and malt flavors, lightly sweet and lightly tart
Palate: The body is medium (thought it feels pretty full for this style), and it is also a pretty creamy
Overall Impression: So far, I have been more then impressed by the Maui beers that I have tried, so I was excited for this one too. Though it may not have taken this style to the next level (the way I would have hoped), it is still a pretty good example. For me, the pour and feel are a step above the nose/taste. Still though, I did enjoy this one. This was another very nice effort from these guys.

3.2
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Can. Pours a copper orange with a small off white head. The aroma is citrus and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet wheat flavor and nice crisp finish. A good wheat from Maui.

2.5
Habanero (4847) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012
Canned. Pours cloudy and oraney amber with an off-white head. Nose of wheat, oranges and pineapple. Sweet fruity flavor with pineapple and grainy notes. Light to mesim bodied, grainy to watery and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry and stil fruity. An interesting beer.

3.4
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
From Skjold Burne, Aarhus, DK. Can, 290412. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of wheat and fruit. Flavour with spices and banana.

3.1
FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
A vigorous pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a four-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head, that falls fairly quickly and leaves only a touch of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a brilliantly clear, bright gold hue. Even as I pour this beer it smells strongly of tropical fruit, a more focused waft is much the same, but add some thin beery notes of cracker like malt, dried grassy grain, and that is about it as the pineapple is definitely the dominant note in the nose.

Not as sweet, and thus, not as fruity tasting as I was expecting, the beer is actually pretty dry overall; there is a general fruitiness running throughout, but the pineapple seems to be most noticeable in the finish. Interestingly enough this is sort of evocative of some of the fruitier American hop varieties, though it doesn’t have that balancing pungency or bitterness that hops have. Cracker like malt is more noticeable in the flavor and this lingers on the palate after each sip. There is perhaps a hint of bitterness here, but it almost seems like a touch of astringency or something else from the pineapple than like a hop bitterness. The body is fairly light, though not watery, and there is just enough carbonation to provide some textured effervescence.

As expected, this is a fairly simplistic wheat beer that has been infused with pineapple. Easy drinking, not bad and it can hit the spot when ice cold on a hot Summer’s day. The pineapple definitely contributes quite a bit more to the nose than it does the flavor.

3.3
Beer5000 (6736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2012
355 ml can. Hazy orange body with a medium sized and lacing off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, ripe fruit, bubblegum and hint of caramel. Flavor is distinct pineapple but thankfully less than feared, other citric fruit, yeast, spices and an ordinary wheat beer in the background. The pineapple flavors settles a bit after the first obvious impression and feels more natural refreshing for a while and contribute to some kind of fruity bitterness. Towards the end of the glass, and as a part of the aftertaste I find this pineapple bitterness becoming more harsh and overripe. Interesting and not all wrong, but not as refreshing as it could have been either.

3.8
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
Single can purchased from a small liqour store in Hanalei, Kaua’i on 04/10/2012. Colour: Slightly clouded dark yellow with orange hints. High white head that diminishes quickly. Nose: Pineapple and orange peel are dominant. Swirling brings out sweet wheat and spring yeast. Taste: Medium-light sweet, light bitter, medium sour. There is a surge of strongly defined pineapple and fruit but it doesn’t have the sweetness to go with it - which is nice! Sweetness turns a bit sour late but settles into some mashed grain on the finish. Quality stuff.

3
gunnfryd (15299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2012
Can. Golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is spices, wheat, alcohol, pineapple. Flavour is spices, wheat, alcohol, pineapple. Medium body. OK beer.


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