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Liquid Breadfruit - Maui Brewing Co.

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78
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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 17
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  rDev -12%

Photo of canucklehead
4.35/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was very surprised to see Maui Brewing in Vancouver and to see the Liquid Breadfruit was even more amazing as it was a one off collab. Being that it is over 8% I pulled the trigger as age should not adversely effect the flavours.

The beer is a nice dark gold colour and the nose is hoppy yet fruity. The age seems to have put the breadfruit notes in the backseat but the beer has melded into a hoppy ale with tropical fruit notes on the palate much like many IPAs. The ABV is there but not too noticeable. The hops are still fresh tasting which is a happy thing considering the age. All around a great beer.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Reidrover
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.49 Pours a hazy orange/gold small persistent creamy white head. Not much aroma to speak off but mainly malty,toffee with some pitted fruit like in the back. Taste is very much more fruity..mellow fruitiness balanced by nice caramel type malt..spicy/bitter in the end. Actually nice. Mouth feel is good and thick but also easily drinkable not much sigh of the high alc. Overall a nice enough beer.

Photo of elNopalero
4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a honey amber color with tightly laced foam. I can't place the aroma--it's vaguely tropical. But doesn't come across in a conceptual way. If that makes any sense.

The flavor has a pleasing bitterness that's sharp and pointed with a drying finish. I pick up more distinct tropical notes—along with a green banana (specifically platano more than the more common bananas) especially on the finish. This comes together very well. It’s an interesting and enjoyable brew.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of TBoneJones
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a nice creamy head, thick but briefly so. Body is apricot golden, slightly hazy.
Smells ok, but very light. Tropical, citrus, cidery, some alcohol.
Tastes sweet and bready, with a dry acidic finish. There is an earth-like, spicy quality I do enjoy here.
Overall, not bad for what i was expecting. Tangy, juicy then dry with a crisp lingering feeling. Ive never heard of breadfruit until i grabbed this single can off the shelf at Total Wine. It does taste "bready" and also "fruity", but with the fruit it's like tasting earthy fermented orchard-picked fruit. As i pick out this breadfruit, it's unlike anything I've tasted, quite different, but it is used well and stands out in this brew. Not my go-to style, but this is drinkable considering not only the 8+ % abv., but also considering the atypical ingredients. Carbonation is mild.

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1/5  rDev -70.7%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of zeledonia
3.81/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Couldn't resist this unique offering. Tasted 12 June 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium golden color, a little hazy but mostly clear. One finger of off-white head.

Smell is surprisingly clean. There's a bit of fruit in there, but mostly it feels like clean, lightly fruity malts. Fine, but neither interesting nor surprising.

Taste makes up for what's lacking in the smell, with a burst of unique, slightly bitter fruit, complemented by an apparent hop bitterness that I have a hard time distinguishing from the fruit. It tastes like one of those weird tropical fruits that you're not sure if you want to keep eating or spit out, but on balance it's good. Never had breadfruit, but the papaya is clearly present, and it sure hit the mark for recalling exotic fruit flavors. Bitter enough that, without the fruity flavors, it would drink like an IPA.

Feel is fine. Medium-bodied, enough carbonation. Not notable.

An interesting beer, though not one I'm sure I'd drink again, as the novelty of the taste is the main thing commending it. Bitter and fruity in a pleasing way.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of constantine_272
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy orange golden in color. Poured with a thick white head that reduced to a thin sticky ring. Well carbonated to maintain the thin foam ring. Almost a green tinge in the sunlight. A couple of weird sediment pieces at the bottom.

S: Sweet and with passion fruit and wheat. Agave nectar. Like a tropical fruit drink mixed with a wheat beer.

T: Light refreshing and smooth up front. It finishes with a sweet and sour with sweetened lime and grapefruit. Very unique and refreshing.

M: Light and crisp. The slight sour taste finishes the beer very clean with no noticeable aftertaste. The high alcohol is barely even detected.

O: I'm quite impressed. A fascinating mix of sour sweet and wheat. Makes this beer a one of a kind. I've been really into sour beer lately, and this was a nice extension. It's not overly sweet like other fruit beers. If you can get over your fruit beer snobbery, I recommend this beer.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

Liquid Breadfruit from Maui Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.