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.
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