Liliko'i Kepolo | Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Wit brewed with Passion Fruit

Added by emmasdad on 10-24-2010

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Photo of puck1225
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from draft into a snifter. It is cloudy yellow with nice head and lacing. Strong lemon smell that carries over to the taste. Very lemony and a bit sweet with a nice aftertaste. This will be a pleasant summer beer!

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Photo of gutbuster
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy wet straw in color with a frothy pure white head that lingers well and leaves a smattering of lace across the top of the beer

Aromas of banana, orange and mango practically leap out of the glass with just a hint of pepper and spices.

Mango and passion fruit up front with a hint of sweetness, moving to fresh baked bread and finishing with a strong dose of lemon tartness.

Tart, but not overly so. Medium carbonation with a light body.

Very enjoyable and my first of this style apparently. Definitely one that i will enjoy revisiting in the future.

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Photo of basaywhat
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. Super hazy yellow-orange with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of flowers, tropical fruit, wheat, citrus, and white wine. Taste is fruity flowery and sweet-tart. Light-medium bodied, crisp, and a little dry. Full of flavor; quite nice.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Liliko'i Kepolo pours a hazy cloudy bright golden color, with a small head; looks like orange juice. Aroma is with lots of tropical notes, big hints of the tropical fruit. Taste very tropical, lots of sweet tropical fruit. A little flat but good feel. Overall, big natural tropical beer.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like a passion fruit juice might be, this is an easy to drink refreshing treat. Liked the hazy unfiltered look to this one, with the bold gold/yellow coloring. The tartness is significant but does not overwhelm the taste profile. Nicely done.

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Photo of Czequershuus
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a very hazy pale gold with a large dissipating head. Tart pasionfruit and lemon come through strongly on the aroma, followed by bread yeast, orange peel, clove, coriander, ginger, and tangerine juice. The flavor leads with very pleasant yeasty, biscuit flavors, orange and lemon peel, and finished with a slightly sour passionfruit and tangerine flavor. The mouthfeel is light and fizzy with a touch of softness. Overall this is a stunningly impressive beer, with is hard to accomplish with a Wit.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque liquid the color of grapefruit skin. A small fizzy head quickly reduces to a thin haze on the surface. Aroma is Belgian wit, tropical fruit cocktail, and something funky, hay-like. Taste is tart and sweet. There's a big kick in the back of the mouth, some wheat, spice (coriander, allspice) , lemon, pineapple, passion fruit. Not funky at all in the flavor. Effervescent mouthfeel, refreshing. Perfect morning wake up for a summer day on the beach.

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Photo of hman43
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Cloudy yellow like a lemon drop.

Smell: Fruity aromas , some lemon and passion fruit.

Taste: Strong citrus flavors highlighted by the lemon and the passion fruit. there is also a sour element in the taste.

Feel: It has a light feel and smooth.

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Photo of farrago
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thin dusting of pure white foam across the surface with close to no retention, in turn the lacing is string thin and hardly sticks. The liquid is a murky and fully opaque yellow color with some orange at the core, hard to see any bubbles through the fog. The passion fruit comprises most of the nose, makes it difficult to register any else, that noted there’s glimmers of white grapefruit, unprocessed grains, and a touch of clove, can’t vouch for anything beyond that. Full-bodied and sappy, like fruit puree was poured into the glass. Negligible carbonation albeit some lift at the end. The passion fruit, star fruit and papaya flavors are as sweet as sour, no real tropical zing, almost evokes prunes at times. The clove is weaker here, more peppery, some breadiness and cocoa like maltiness. The white grapefruit to lemon citrus more shadowy, not a strong presence. The passion fruit is tasty for sure but it tastes more like an alcoholic fruit drink than an adulterated beer. Which is not a bad thing if one wants to drink an alcoholic fruit drink.

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Photo of bigflatsbeerman
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale yellow, must be unfiltered because you can't see through the glass. A vigorous pour from my growler resulted inch 3 inch head.

Smell: Classic smell for a witbier, definitely getting grapefruit. Smell is inviting.

Taste: Nice taste with citrus, it has a very refreshing taste which is what you expect.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: A great and refreshing witbier. Reminds me that I don't need to drink IPA's endlessly. Great for a warm weather drink. Worth a try if you like this style.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - a nice mango orange color with a very fast dissipating head. Very thin lacing.

S - Wheat, hay and grapefruit.

T - very interesting. It says tropical and tart on the can and it lives up. The mango, passionfruit and tart grapefruit are the main players despite the wheat on the nose. The wheat and yeast does round out the flavor profile though. The grapefruit and I believe lemon give it the tartness.

MF - highly carbed, somewhat thin. works for the beer though.

O - bitter/tart doesnt always have to come from hopping the shit out of something. very cool avery.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clouded, pale yellow body with a medium-small, off-white head.

Smell: Overlaying the meagerly grainy wheat is a tropical passion fruit aroma backed by a hint of grapefruit and given a bit of earthy spiciness.

Taste: A soft, supple wheatiness with a moderate amount of powdered sugar sweetness that immediately heads into the citrus and bright, fresh blessing of passion fruit fruitiness with a tart, tangy vibe to it and touch of lightly puckering acidity. Minor spiciness on the still quite juicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. The mouthfeel is altogether juicy.

Overall: An almost sumptuous amount of refreshment.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Liliko'i Kepolo brewed by Avery brewing company, with and ABV of 5.60% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a small white head. This brew has a nice look to it. Liliko'i Kepolo is an unfiltered brew, you can not see though this brew. The smell of Liliko'i Kepolo is rich with citrus , grains, malts, and hops. The taste of this brew is rich with citrus and malts. Liliko'i Kepolo has a nice bitter sweet taste to it. This is a different tasting brew. This brew puts in the mind set of juice .Now I'm not saying that is a bad thing . There is a lot going on in Liliko'i Kepolo, it has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel of Liliko'i Kepolo is Rich, smooth, clean, and refreshing . Overall I'm giving Liliko'i Kepolp a 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Avery Brewing Company did a nice job with one. If you are looking for a fruity drinking brew this is for you. Thank You Avery Brewing Company.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy yellow with a two finger white fizzy head.

S - Aroma of yeast, clove, passion fruit, and lemon peel.

T - The flavor opens with lemon, passion fruit, orange peel, and grapefruit. Belgian yeast, clove, and wheat round out the flavor.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a perfect warm weather beer. Juicy and thirst quenching. Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.12/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Can to pint glass. Appearance: hazy yellow. Minimal head, lacing, head stixks around the Edges of the glass. Aroma is passion fruit lemon, yeast, sour mix. Taste is tart lemon, sour mix, Feel is juicy, acidic. Overall: Good flavors, but it lacks peripherals and 'beerness'. Almost shandylike.

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Photo of chinchill
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can into a lager glass.

Pronounced aromas of tropical fruits waft up as I pour the cloudy, yellow-amber brew into the glass. Passion-fruit dominates in the flavor but the aroma seems to carry plenty of apricot and pineapple as well. Moderately tart. Excellent finish.

Overall: Exceptional. This tasty and tart tropical variant is a welcome departure from the standard banana and clove witbier.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company. Poured from the can into a snifter, this brew's head is three fingers thick, with web-like lacing, and a hazy medium-light golden body.

Smells like the passion-fruit used right off the bat. Nothing too sweet or syrupy judging just the aroma. I also smell an earth-like malt complex bringing up the rear to add more of a backbone to this potentially gimmicky beverage. Let's see how it tastes, shall we?

I taste a nice helping of the passion fruit, but its sweetness does not digress from the other complexities of this beer. Those being mouth-watering-ly juicy West Coast style hops, along with that malt profile I'd mentioned in the taste. All in all, a great balance.

The mouthfeel I'm getting here is smooth,clean,and quenching. Fair carbonation,too.

Overall, I'll award Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company with a 4.75. I was skeptical at first, as I see mosr of my fellow BA's were also, due the fruit flavoring. But I can honestly say it doesn't shy away form the rest of what the brew has to offer, which is quite a bit in comparison to others within this style. I would recommend this in the summer months, even though I'm reviewing it on V-Day 2016. This is hitting the spot even in cold Ohio winter weather. I can imagine how heavenly this will be when its 85 and over 50% humidity. Pick it up regardless of what time of year you're in, you will be instantly transported to a sunny beach.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is spices, wheat and a hint of dank hops/passion fruit. The flavor is passion fruit, spices, fruit/berries, hops, wheat and a mix of tart and mild heat/bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordinarily when an unusual flavor dominates a beer, I tend to grade lower for that style. In this case the Passion Fruit is pretty dominant, but there is still enough witbier characteristics to rate this beer high. Pours a hazy dull gold color into a flute. Medium sized bubbly white head with average retention. Minimal lacing. The aroma includes yeast and a lemony aspect, but the sweet passion fruit stands out. Flavor features yeast, a little wheat bitterness and lemon, but then the sweet passion fruit kicks in and takes over. The wheat and citrus cut the sweetness of the passion fruit ( a good thing). Mouthfeel is light and crisp. The level of carbonation is just right. I will be drinking some more of these!!!!

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Photo of breadwinner
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nothing about this is an improvement on a traditional witbier. It looks nice enough in the glass, a glowing peach hue, though the head is nonexistent. Nose is spritzy orange, tart, with some tropical overtones. Not much malt or spice to speak of. Palate is excessively juicy, tart, sort of floral/tropical thing from the passionfruit, orange, acidic. You can feel your teeth squeak against each other from the acidity. No malt presence. This isn't a disgusting beer by any stretch, but it forgoes the bouyancy, wheat, and spices of a traditional wit for juice. For me, that's not a tradeoff I'm willing to make.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

-can to duvel glass.

A: Thick turbid orange juice coloring with an 0.5 inch, eggshell white head is creamy in texture with an average rate of retention. A decent amount of lacing, but it is the thick density and deep orange juice coloring that makes my mouth water just looking at it. Like a bright tropical fruit drink.

S: Powerful burst of grapefruit juice is forefront, wet, and promising on the nose. A light mention of sour orange, kiwi-strawberry and some pear-apricot yeastiness adds to the tropical goodness this has to offer. The duration is rather short and wish i had more time to enjoy.

T: Sour orange-grapefruit pulp juice is dominant with some kiwi-strawberry notes with a fruity tropical nature. A lightly sour grapefruit juice, pineapple backing with a nice finishing touch of musky oranges rounds things out.

M: Creamy and softly carbonated for mouthful, with a juice like consistency. I usually like my wits crisp with a sharp carbonation, this just seems to work so much better with a tropical juice like flavor and consistency that it tailor made for this drink.

O: Overall as the can declares, tropical and refreshingly tart. Sweet and tart tropical notes breathes new life into a style that seems to get passed over recently and not a strong focal point for breweries unless your name is hoegarrden. I like the tropical twist, fruity nature that this brings that would make this a perfect companion poolside or beach side on a bright, sunny day. A great new twist and addition that should be rewarded for thinking outside the box and not being confined to a general style guideline. I definitely would give this consideration as one of the new standards per style and an easy A rating.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a dull yellow-orange to gold color. a two finger white head forms and has good retention. leaves behind a decent and slightly frothy lacing. strong haziness/cloudiness and completely opaque.

Smell: lots of yeast, ranging from lightly clove like to tart. some fresh cut grass, some tropical fruit flavor. lemon zest and possibly some lemon juice.

Taste: opens with a little bit of belgian yeast. very light clove and possibly some spiciness. tart and sweet tropical fruit comes through. some fresh cut grass, along with wide variety of lemon, juice, zest, lemon bread.

Mouthfeel: light and smooth. super drinkable and slightly dry. little to no lingering character.

Overall: a very nicely balance beer. the fruit is very subtle and gets along nicely with the yeast. easily seen as witbier even with the addition. drinkability is easily among the best. price point may keep me from gettng this regularly but still a must try and another super drinkable tart on the market.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mild tart beer. First of all, the pour straight up looked like a glass of piss. Cloudy yellowish liquid with a thin frothy white head. Smells mildly of passion fruit but more of the farmyard smell of the yeast comes through. The sour is very mild and easily drinkable. Actually, it's pretty tasty. I drank my second one from the can. The passion fruit stood out much more over the yeast flavor, and it seemed to be a bit more tart. Interesting beer! I like it!

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/16/2015. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of tart lemon, lime, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, pear, apple, coriander, light pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, fruit/spice, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart lemon, lime, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, pear, apple, coriander, light pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, pear, apple, coriander, wheat, cracker, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, fruit/spice, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice witbier style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, fruit/spice, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 2 Dec 15

Pours a pretty nice cloudy yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice quick/fizzy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, citrusy, slightly spicy. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, with a very nice touch of lemon/grapefruit, slightly spicy. Medium body. Overall, a different take on the style, but nicely done.

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.