In this beer blog, we are going to get into the summer seasonal from Kona Brewing. I am so happy this brewery has made it to Chicago market and I am looking forward a summer of drinking some of their great brews. The brew that will be featured in this beer post is their Wailua Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read those beer post, please, read that beer post. Let us get into the beer.
This wheat ale has a clear yellow color without a head on it. There is no smell in this beer. The taste of this light body is a tropical with a sweet passion fruit aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is description from the beer bottle:
Wailua is Hawaiian for two fresh water streams mingling. This was just the inspiration we needed for our Aloha Series Wailua Ale brewed with tropical passion fruit. A refreshing, citrusy, sun-colored ale with the cool taste of Hawaii.
Here is description from their website (www.konabrewingco.com):
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 Aloha Series seasonal release Wailua 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.
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In closing, this beer is in their new bottle with the islands on it. It is shaped like a long board. This is not my favorite beer and it is way too light body to me. There is nothing wrong with that. It is a well made beer and Kona did a great job brewing this beer. I know for a fact they will be selling a ton around the country. I did not get too much in the smell but you can taste the passion fruit in it. There is another great west coast brewery called Bridgeport that came out with a beer called Summer Squeeze with the passion fruit in it. Both of these beers are great. I believe Kona has shown us the lifestyle and beauty of the Hawaii. I recommend this beer and I would love to hear your thoughts on this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser