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Liquid Breadfruit - Maui Brewing Co.

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Liquid BreadfruitLiquid Breadfruit

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BA SCORE
78
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173 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 16
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-17-2012)
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Reviews by flagmantho:
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flagmantho

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Pretty attractive.

Smell: toasty, bready and biscuity character with an unplaceable fruitiness. Quite earthy. Not too bad, although the biscuity quality is not really my bag.

Taste: sweet and perfumey with some of that biscuity malt underneath. There's also a pronounced alcoholic component here; I think the flavors aren't quite strong enough to stand up to the booze. Again, the overall character is quite earthy with an interesting but hard-to-define fruity quality. I like the idea of this beer, but the flavors (particularly the perfume-biscuit-alcohol combo) just don't mix well for me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a quite-nice creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: I would not go after this beer again, but I think it has opened my mind to the possibility of breadfruit in beer. A breadfruit weizen, maybe? In any case, the formulation of this brew just isn't to my taste.

01-05-2013 02:38:38 | More by flagmantho
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

12-31-2012 04:13:48 | More by Tiernan
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

12-24-2013 07:29:08 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%

12 oz can. Pours a hazy golden orange with a big meringue white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is wit-like with some tropical fruit and funky yeast and pepper.

The flavor is earthy yeast with light tropical fruits and some peppery spices. There's some phenolic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, it's more yeasty than fruity but a bit phenolic.

04-17-2013 04:52:52 | More by Beaver13
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-24-2013 16:18:50 | More by Beerswag
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NOLTERN

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +25%

11-19-2013 21:34:45 | More by NOLTERN
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-18-2013 20:23:53 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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briandaube

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-28-2013 01:08:25 | More by briandaube
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bdtva

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

03-05-2013 17:21:45 | More by bdtva
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lnashsig

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -24.1%

A new collaboration between DFH and Maui brewing. I heard about this when I was at the brewpub this summer and have looked forward to trying it. Poured from can into HF stemware glass. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden color, just a little bit of head retention, not much. Smell- bready, yeasty aroma. A little rosy perfume. Smells like a decent golden ale/blonde ale. Not too much going on. Taste- Oh no. Where I was expecting to get a nice sweet bready malt, I was greeted by a weird bitterness and something that reminds me of stale tonic water. Just no sweetness to speak of whatsoever- I don't get it. More and more, I can't get my mind away from the stale tonic water flavor. There aren't many redeeming qualities to this beer and I regret buying a 6 pack of it. Wonder what DFH's version will be...this one sucks.

01-06-2013 19:27:32 | More by lnashsig
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white head, rather foamy that reduces to a nice cap on top with some pretty nice lacing all around the glass.

S: Some light tropical fruit on the aroma, mostly passion fruit with a bit of lemon/lime citrus and some bready malt.

T: Not as fruity as the aroma, definitely a bit breadier. There is again a bit of passion fruit/papaya, but the citrus isn't really there. A heavy dose of fresh bread comes through in the middle.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty clean.

O: Pretty good beer, a little fruitier on the flavor profile would have done it for me.

12-15-2012 21:52:13 | More by mdaschaf
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev +13.5%

12 oz can served chilled into a goblet.

Liquid Breadfruit is a hazy coppery orange color with thin white head. It leaves a little lace as it settles.

Aroma is fruity and slightly funky like peach saison. I would say tropical fruit but that seems rather obvious.

Flavor is unexpectedly bitter after that nice sweet aroma. I don't know if the fruit lends the bitterness or if its all from the hops but it comes as a surprise. The breadfruit and papaya bring the light fruity flavors but they seem to compete with the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light in body and nicely carbonated. It's a fairly balanced beer but leans towards the bitter.

Overall a solid beer but I would have liked a sweeter take on this idea.

04-24-2013 01:54:52 | More by GilGarp
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-16-2013 00:39:51 | More by dertyd
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Danomeister

British Columbia (Canada)

3.24/5  rDev -4.7%

Out of a chilled aluminum can on the tail end of an extremely introspective trip (of sorts).

English pale ale maltiness on the attack. There is another kind of sourness here that amplifies the ale tartness, must be the breadfruit. Well hopped with a bit of apple and pear flavors.

The flavor of this beer is really dominated by the breadfruit, which is what they were looking for, I guess. It's got an interestingly sweet acidity to it and a strong lingering bitterness which feels somewhat distinct from normal hop bittering. It's a thick, grapefruit-like bitterness that combines well with tartness to produce a powerful, round aftertaste. The acidity is a bit overpowering and reminds me of some less-than-desirable homebrew batches I've made.

03-17-2013 04:45:51 | More by Danomeister
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-04-2013 18:19:48 | More by jheezee
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

12-17-2012 05:32:33 | More by Hardcore
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -5.6%

12oz can. Clear gold with a bright-white foamy cap. This initially retains with some decent lacing but eventually the whole things goes quite dead looking. Smells very sweet with notes of honey, bread and tropical fruit. Maybe some green citrus in thee as well. There is also a different kind of accent that is coming across as vinous or maybe a touch medicinal. The taste is similar with a combination of sugary doughs and a fruitiness that is half pithy and sweet. That strange vinous quality is present as well. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller with a firm creaminess that fills the mouth. This has a touch of warmth but most of the alcohol is mostly felt in the thickness of the body. This was interesting but not quite in a good way I’m afraid. I wish the flavors were a bit more discernible from each other, which coupled with the bigger body to make for a combo that was quite frankly a little boring to put down. I’m glad I just picked up a single can of this.

04-01-2013 14:37:06 | More by Kegatron
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-10-2013 04:44:46 | More by leinie13
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-06-2013 13:19:18 | More by JamLand
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

A- pours a hazed but bright golden color with a sudsy white head thar reduces quickly, leaving just a ring of suds behind

S- sweet with lots of tropical fruit notes of pineapple juice, guava mango with a hint of citrus. Very boozy with some toasted malt linger

T- sweet guava-like flavor up front, bready malt, pear & apple, toasty notes from the papaya seeds on the finish

M- medium body and medium prickly carbonation, foamy mouthfeel continues to the finish, ABV is hidden much better than it was in the aroma

O- an interesting use of ingredients, very fruity, drinks almost like fruit nectar. As with all if Maui's beers, I feel like they are much better consumed on the beach

01-31-2014 20:31:59 | More by Treyliff
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-12-2014 15:03:42 | More by pat_usher
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RD1163

California

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%

First beer of the day while prepping some BBQ tri-tip for dinner.

A - Deep dark orangey-golden color, cloudy, with slightly off-white head that went from a solid foamy not very porous head down to a thin white lace covering after 5 minutes.

S - light papaya smell, slightly bready smell. Hint of mango, smells creamy or full bodied.

T - Decently hoppy beer, bitterness does not last for long, lightly fruity sweetness, and some crispness. starts out creamy before the bitterness and floral notes come through.

M - creamy, then bitter and slightly crisp and acidic.

O - Not the best tasting beer for a collaboration I was expecting more. It is reminiscent of a Budweiser with some dry hops and maybe a touch of tropical fruit flavor.

04-07-2013 22:07:15 | More by RD1163
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -1.2%

This beer comes to me from the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a touch of fruit. Taste is alcohol, some fruitiness, a touch of medicinal flavor at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a unique and decent beer.

02-20-2013 06:28:03 | More by tone77
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Booner818

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-17-2013 07:02:57 | More by Booner818
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hannaho

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-07-2013 00:48:06 | More by hannaho
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Liquid Breadfruit from Maui Brewing Co.
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