I am a huge fan of wheat beer. Because of Widmer Hefeweizen was one of my first microbrews, wheat beer is high on my list. With that said, I bought Mana Wheat from Maui Brewing Company with excitement. As you’ve seen, I’m not well into a series of brews from Maui Brewing Company and so far, so good with the beers I’ve had thus far.
Mana Wheat is Maui Brewing’s unfiltered beer. In fact, to give an interesting Maui twist to the wheat beer, the brewers infused Mana Wheat with Maui Gold Pineapple. Because most wheat beers (including hefeweizen) require lemon or something simliar to sweeten the taste of the beer, the pineapple is an interesting move.
Upon the first pour, this ale is very cloudy, which is normal for a wheat ale. To the tastebuds, Mana Wheat starts off as a smooth tasting beer with zero bitterness. Then the pineapple kicks in and provides an amazingly refreshing and not overwhelming sweet taste. There’s is a nice fruity sweetness that makes this a balanced and very pleasing beer.
As the Oregon summer kicks in and we have some hot dry days, Mana Wheat is an amazing brew that gives a full body but refreshingly delivered taste. Check out Mana Wheat – it’s worth the price.