Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kona Brewing Wailua Wheat

When I picked up this beer I was looking for something new and something fruity.  Wailua Wheat from Kona Brewing is what we ended up with.

It interested me because I'd never had a beer from this particular brewery before and I'd never had a passion fruit beer.   For that matter, I'd never had a beer brewed in Hawaii.   It was worth a shot.

Wailua Wheat is an American Pale Wheat Ale.  It's perfectly sessionable at 5.4% ABV . . . a good beer for enjoying an afternoon of beer and whatever without getting completely sloshed.

A lot of the beers I drink are unfiltered but if you don't like hazy beer then you'll like this one.  The beer is a clear golden color that smells of wheat, yeast and passion fruit.  It's sweetish but there is a bitter hoppy bite that keeps this beer from being overly sweet.  

I'm not a big fan of the in your face wheatiness of some wheat beers . . . this one is clearly a wheat beer but the flavor blends nicely with the passion fruit and hops so as to not be overpowering.  Wailua Wheat is an interesting and unique tasting beer  . . . I have to say I liked it.  Overall it's pretty good and I would recommend it if you're looking for something different or simply a fan of fruited wheat beer.

Check out Kona Brewing's Website or visit them on Facebook.

I stand corrected  . . . my beloved husband pointed out to me that I had indeed tasted a Kona Beer 431 days prior to this posting about this beer . . .  does a sip constitute actually drinking a beer?  


Hubby said...

I'm pretty sure you have had Kona before, you just never blogged it. We were drinking their Longboard Island Lager last year down at Captain's Cove.

Kona Brewing Company said...

Mahalo for the Wailua Wheat review Cheryl!