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Liquid Breadfruit - Maui Brewing Co.

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78
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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.3%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-17-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

rolltide8425, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Mattyb79, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of ambruns1979
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ambruns1979, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of cfinch2
3.75/5  rDev +10%

cfinch2, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

tone77, Feb 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

LambicKing, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Liquid Breadfruit is a collaboration brew made by Maui Brewing Company and Dogfish Head Brewing. My expectations were high for this offering, knowing the experimental nature of DFH and Maui’s penchant for creating something tasty from unlikely ingredients. While this beer was only brewed once, I have to admit I wasn’t a huge fan. What it bolsters in pedigree and hype it lacks in the robust flavor profile I have come to expect from DFH.

Don’t get me wrong, this is no BMC (Bud, Miller, Coors) aberration. Dogfish and Maui have created a very complex beer with a leading flavor profile of uncommon ingredients. Typically, a beer with an 8.2% ABV has more than a touch of booziness, but Liquid Breadfruit hides its alcohol content very well! As it warmed however, the flavors began to muddle and the alcohol began to creep toward the front of the flavor profile.

This beer is fruit sweet, not sticky / syrupy sweet, so fans on fruit beers like Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy and Abita’s Purple Haze should enjoy this; the one caveat being this isn’t a light beer by any stretch of the imagination. Malts are the chosen vehicle to deliver the tropical flavors of guava, papaya and breadfruit. This shakes the typical soda-thin mouthfeel of fruit beers, with LBF taking on a little more chewiness while not getting too thick and bready.

Availability: This was a special one-time offering. I doubt you’ll find it in stores (I snagged the last can from my local bottle shop), but if you do, buy it. It was worth sampling, though I couldn’t see purchasing a sixer of it.

ThomasAWilson2, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Samuel906
2.43/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Very mild nose with some mild apple and florals. Slightly bready. Honestly, the first thing i thought of was the smell of clean laundry, which is a fine smell in and of itself, but not coming out of my beer. Very light and dry taste, slightly malty. Not as sweet as i was expecting.

Samuel906, Feb 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

ShanePB, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

hickmancase, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

shelby415, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Holland, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Justin_Neff
3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy dark orange color. 2 finger, white, fizzy head that disappears pretty quickly but leaves a nice thin ring around the top. Light lacing, but falls right off the glass.

S: Some yeast esters. Definitely some sweet maltiness. Also sweet sugars. I'm not getting a whole lot here.

T: Packs a better punch than the smell would lead you to believe. Here I actually get a little of the breadfruit and definitely taste papaya. A little malt sweetness and virtually no bitterness. Better than I anticipated.

M: Light to medium body, good carbonation level. A little creamier than I thought it would be from the looks of things.

O: I had little expectation here, but this was overall better than I thought it would be. The taste was different and it was balanced very well. The 8% ABV is completely hidden.

Justin_Neff, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

BBrewington, Feb 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

jheezee, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of biggred1
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Milky, honeyed amber with cornsilk highlights when backlit and a lumpy white head that fades into blobs of foam on the glass. The aroma is sweet with lime, alcohol and tropical fruit. Odd flavors that feel a little rough around the edges, alcohol and untoasted grain with a spicy finish. I have never had breadfruit but I think I taste it and it's not for me. Light bodied and highly carbonated. A different beer but a little too much alcoholic heat for the style IMO.

biggred1, Feb 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Circleo12, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely hazy amber in the Stella glass. Lots of white foam to start, and very carbonated in the mouth. A very funky note in the smell.

Like a fruity champagne. Breadfruit is virtually flavorless, so it's hard to account for the pineapple and pear flavors. Brewed with Calypso hops, according to the label, which are not very bitter or it's a low dosage.Some tartness is quite welcome after all the fruit. The sudsy mouthfeel is quite pleasant. The aftertaste gets more bitter, and more dry, so maybe their alleged orchard yeast is a stray Belgian. It's more like a Saison.

From the 12 oz can bought at Bine and Vine in San Diego. I had an infected can previously, from Total Wine in Tuscon.

mactrail, Jan 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

kew, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
2.63/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Shared by the Rhino!

The beer is very light orange and completely transparent with a half inch of white head. The aroma offers tropical fruit, alcohol, sweet malt, oddness. Weird flavor as well. Like a cloying mixed drink. Light spice. Lots of boozy sweetness. Not my thing.

Huhzubendah, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Robdrinx, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Hopmodium, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

cdwil, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a finger of off white head with good retention and slippery lacing. Aroma of bready and caramel malt, unidentifiable fruit and a hint of vegetables. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, earthy fruit (the breadfruit?), a hint of stone fruits, finish has an odd astringent bitterness that lingers. Nice lightly creamy medium body. The initial flavors are pleasant and unusual, similar to a sweet Belgian golden but without Belgian yeast or spicing. The initial flavor drops off quickly, leaving the finish out of balance, overwhelming the other lingering flavors, which is unfortunate, because this was otherwise quite unusual and intriguing.

LiquidAmber, Jan 25, 2013
Liquid Breadfruit from Maui Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.