Beer of the Week #3: Wailua


Kona Brewing Company's Wailua Wheat Ale

From the label:

Wailua is Hawaiian for two fresh water streams mingling. This was just the inspiration we needed for our aloha series wheat ale brewed with tropical passion fruit. A refreshing, citrusy, sun-colored ale with the cool taste of Hawaii

From their website:

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 Ale. This golden, sun colored ale has a bright, citrus flavor that comes from the tropical passion fruit we brew into each batch. Sit back, relax and enjoy paradise anytime.

I can pour a pint, let me tell you!

The first thing I noticed is how fruity this beer is! Furthermore while there is a hint of citrus as the quotes up above mention the more noticeable flavor is passion fruit. Please note that when I say this beer is fruity I’m not talking cocktail fruity, hard cider fruity, this is very much still a beer and while the passion fruit flavor is strong it isn’t sweet. The beer has a clean, crisp finish and leaves a satisfying passion fruit aftertaste in this mouth.

This beer is only sold during the spring and summer and that is a shame cause I’d drink it year round. But, since it’s only around for the BBQing months I hearitly recommend picking this beer up next time you’re grilling instead of Corona or other domestic lager.

Rating (out of five):




I wasn’t expecting to have a five star beer yet but here it is. So in it goes to the newly created False(B)blogic Hall of Beers.


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