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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kona - Wailua Wheat Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Wailua Wheat Ale
Kona Brewing Company
Kona, HI USA
Est. 1994

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.4 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Straw yellow color.
Light wheat flavor, a little malt and little hint of citrus on the nose.
White two finger head that leaves a cover.
Fair lacing on the glass.
Wheat taste with a citrus finish of passion fruit.
Active carbonation.
Light mouth feel. Easy to drink.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Wailua is a pleasant tasting wheat beer that Kona brews up for the spring and summer seasons. The bright citrusy notes were a pleasant surprise upon sampling. I had to read the label to identify it as passion fruit, which Kona states is brewed into each batch. The name Wailua means two fresh streams of water that mingle.

This was purchased to be used originally for a cooking recipe.  I tasted some of the left over and that was all she wrote...the rest of that sixer is now history. It paired well with the pork steaks we made. Mmmmm.

Try some when the weather turns H O T. You'll appreciate the quirky passion fruit flavor at the end of each sip.

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