I bought a six pack of Wailua while down the Jersey shore on vacation this summer. According to the label, it’s brewed in Hawaii with passion fruit. It sounded like the perfect beach beer. I had one that night and it was so poor that I poured it out and put the rest of the six in my beer closet when I got home. I broke it out tonight in order to relive just how bad it is. I am really just trying to get a little “hair of the dog” in order to suppress a hangover from a good Thursday night in Hoboken. That review will be forth coming. I wasn't about to waste a good beer tonight. I figured a really awful beer will teach me a lesson.
I have had some really bad tasting beers over my beer drinking life, but this Wailua is one whale of a bad beer. Maybe it is the lack of freshness that comes the transportation time; though German beers have to travel a long way to make it to the States and they are some of the best I've tried. Maybe it tastes just as bad on the black sand beaches of Maui, but people are just too awestruck at the beauty of Hawaii to notice. Either way, I finish the whole thing in order to teach myself two lessons:
Is there a real awful beer that I'm missing? Have you tried something worse? Let me know so I have a fall back next time I'm in the mood for a real shitty beer.