Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 400
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8%
Wants: 31
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
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Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: emmasdad on 10-24-2010

Belgian Wit brewed with Passion Fruit
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Photo of dar482
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer bursts out of the glass of tropical fruit. It's straight Tropicana mango, orange, and pineapple juice with a wheaty base and finish.

The aromatics on this are incredible and fruit flavors on the palate follow quite well. On tap, it reminds me of a Funky Buddha beer with its absurd aroma. (298 characters)

Photo of ihazabucket7
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Cloudy, thick, off yellow color.

Smell: Passion fruit up front hint of sweet smells and wheat.

Taste: Not what I expected. Not so much wheat but you get the spices and passion fruit.

Feel: Felt like a tart saison or even a sour. No where remotely close to a wheat which for me was a good thing.

Overall: Super tasty beer loved it! (348 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Avery. Pours a slightly-hazed yellow-straw color. Light passion fruit. Quite fruity. Subtle, but absolutely there. Delicious. Super drinkable; had to get a second glass of this one. (191 characters)

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best Witbiers I've ever had. The aroma is dominated by the passionfruit followed by orange peel, spicy Belgian yeast and coriander. The taste is very juicy, tropical fruit forward and refreshing. Amazing beer! (220 characters)

Photo of tweke
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - hazy yellowish white amber in color. White head that quickly went away.
S - intense notes of passion fruit
T - very sweet initially with very distinct flavor of passion fruit. Small hints of citrus hops flavor at the tail end but overall a very sweet beer.
F - light and crisp.
O - Avery always impresses. This beer is intense fruity flavor. This paired with a Hawaiian plate lunch would be perfect. (404 characters)

Photo of jsurfs82
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow for the style this beer blew me away. Probably the best fruit forward summer beer I've ever had. The Belgian yeast meshes very well with the light tartness of the fruit. I enjoy the banana esters of a Belgian yeast and this beer just melds perfectly. I would definitely load up a cooler of this beer for a long weekend at the beach. Wow Avery... wow. (354 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Destroyed a couple 4 packs recently, winding down with the last can for a review.
Pours a hazy pale gold, nearly opaque, with a frothy head and spotty lacing around the edges.
Aromas of coriander, citrus zest, and a funky tropical note of guava.

Taste is nicely tart with a perfect amount of passionfruit, giving off a fruity tropical vibe, surfing on a smooth wheaty wave underneath. Body is light and crisp, easy drinking and refreshing. A great rendition of a witbier with a tropical twist. Really enjoyed this beer.

Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for the tip on this one! (571 characters)

Photo of MNishCT77
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10 oz. draft at GBD (Golden Brown Delicious), unknown brewing/bottling date, drank over 30-60 minutes out of a tulip glass

A: 3/3 - straw yellow coloration, murky (cannot read or see through), initial eggshell head settles into a retained glass lacing with some carb islands, moderate carbonation for style

S: 9/12 - moderate passionfruit and wheat aroma hits immediately; milder coriander, lemon peel and seeds of paradise; a touch of alcohol in the nose

T: 18/20 - on the front of the tongue, there's a slight bitterness that opens the taste buds and gives way to huge passionfruit flavors; there is a moderate wheat malt character that develops over time and mild alcohol notes; finishes dry and inviting of sip after sip

M: 4/5 - light bodied with high drinkability; moderate-to-high carbonation

O: 9/10 - excellent Belgian wit base with a moderate passionfruit nose and enormous passionfruit flavor; very high drinkability to boot and could really crush this if it was more readily available; I'll go out on a limb and call this my favorite Belgian wit - highly recommended if you can find it

TOTAL - 43/50 (1,117 characters)

Photo of gregb13
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really love the passion fruit in this one! Very nice dose of spice and ample tartness in the sip. Very refreshing and palate-cleansing. Highly recommended witbier! (163 characters)

Photo of Tschnab
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at blind tiger

A- this thing looks like orange juice it is so cloudy orange. You can't see through it at all. Small white head with modest lace.

S- very tropical, tons of passion fruit, pineapple, mango, papaya. A little bit of sour tartness.

T- tropical fruit dominates, but the tartness helps to balance the beer. Dry earthy spice. Prickly carbonation.

O- Shockingly good version of a wit-esque fruit beer. I recommend you get this if you run into it. Tropical flavors lend themselves very well to this beer. (521 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at the tasting room.

Pours a very cloudy and completely opaque pale golden yellow color with hints of golden straw when held to a light.  Looks like a Berlinerweisse with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into lasting ring.  Chunks of lacing left behind.  

Slightly earthy, spicy aroma with a bunch of citrus fruit, bready yeast and banana notes.  Peppery with lemon zest and coriander/clove as well as a ton of citrus.  Lots of lemon peel and the passion fruit really stands out.  

Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a decent amount of dry spice up front that lingers over the bready yeast, banana and promient citrus into a slight dry finish.  Lots of bready yeast and banana complimenting the strong lemon and passion fruit.  This balances the spicy dryness resulting in a complex and very refreshing quaffable beer. (862 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can. Art is on point. Pours a very hazy apricot color with a thick, white head. Aroma is passion fruit, peach, pineapple and distinct wheat. Also a distinct and pleasing taste. Passion fruit, pineapple, nectarine, and peachy fruit flavor. Wheat and a light pinch of Witbier spice. Finishes with a light tartness that is almost Berliner like but much juicier and cleaner. Light bodied. Love the label art, love the fruit they decided to showcase, love the smell and the flavor. Bringing Witbiers back in style. (509 characters)

Photo of mschantz
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright yet opaque golden in color with just a wisp of foam. Can't say that I know what passion fruit smells like but this beer brings tropical fruit such as Guava and mango to mind. Sweet fruit is balanced with just a bit of sourness. Creamy mouthfeel with a clean finish. Highly drinkable. (294 characters)

Photo of BlarpBlarp
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A real surprise. Delicious aroma and taste of passion fruit with crisp, dry refreshment of a well done witbier. Almost a berliner weisse tartness as some noted. Perfect summer drinking but with real complexity to it. (219 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Avery Tap Takeover at The Common Table.

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is extremely fruity. I get a lot of passion fruit and other tropical fruit notes, as well as some wheat. The flavor is more of the same. The passion fruit, orange and pineapple and mango notes are really fresh tasting. I also get some biscuit and wheat notes, as well as a little bit of white pepper and a light amount of tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great fruit beer that went very well with brunch. (543 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw yellow colored body. Aromas of yeast, passion fruit and wheat. Plenty of typical Witbier flavors up front; yeast/wheat followed by a blast of passion fruit. Very refreshing. Good crisp and clean body. This goes down incredibly easy on a hot day. (256 characters)

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

First had: on tap at Barcade, Philly, PA

This beer was listed as "Lilikoi Kepolo," but it seems to be the exact same thing as "Lilikoi Mahu" from what I can tell. The info listed stated that this is White Rascal with passionfruit additionally used in the brewing process.

Served in a 10oz. goblet, a cloudy, opaque, banana-yellow color with a small cap of compact white head that retained well and left a bit of lacing. Aroma is pleasantly passionfruit-dominant, with lesser notes of grassy hops and citrus. Taste-wise, again the passionfruit is heavy and dominant, and extremely good actually. Once the fruit mellows out a bit, lesser notes of pale wheaty malts, citrus zest and hints of yeasty funk. Light-medium body, pleasantly drinkable. I'd almost say this is a chick drink, and it's almost like a mixer. But it's still beer-y enough to the point where it can be enjoyed by anyone. (889 characters)

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

Poured with a nice white head. Pale yellow in color nice hazy look. Smells upfront with the passion fruit. Nice sharp taste. You get the passion fruit and a hint of citrus twang. But it finishes dry on the palate. Nice beer revisited after a year. Bumped myrating. Ideally appreciate what the did with this (312 characters)

Photo of Spider889
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery on 9/24/11.

A - Very cloudy straw yellow with a fizzy white head. Leaves nice droopy lace.

S - Sweet with a strong citric acid aroma. Fresh pineapple and orange juice definitely make this a tropical kinda beer.

T - The passion fruit used in the brewing of this beer is really strong in the flavor - I dig it.

M - Crisp and clean.

O - This was a refreshing farewell to summer. Impressive. (416 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 10/30/13 notes. Had this on tap at Blind Tiger in NYC at their Avery event. PRetty expensive for an 8 oz glass.

a - Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of passion fruit, tropical fruits, fruity malts, spice, pineapples, juice, and light floral and citrus notes. Awesome nose; the passion fruit comes through huge and give it a great tropical fruity nose. Love it.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, wheat, grains, tropical fruits, passion fruit, spice, yeast, and citrus. Nice taste for sure, but not as sweet as the nose and less tropical fruits, and passion fruit, in general compared to the nose. Good but a step down.

m - Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Perhaps a touch too carbonated but otherwise really good and easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot, and it is definitely a beer you could have more than one glass of. Easy to drink and light with a great tropical fruity nose. Worth checking out and would love to have again, especially if you like witbiers. (1,080 characters)

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

Picked up an unmarked 12oz can from an undisclosed source for no cost - thank you! Poured into a standard shaker glass.

Appearance is an extremely unfiltered golden hue, frothy white head, decent retention, no lacing. Aroma has tons of tropical fruit up front, especially pineapple and lime, light spice aroma. Flavor follows aroma, and man does the copious amounts of wheat work well with all the esters from the yeast and addition of fruit - the tartness keeps all those flavors in check - great balance. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing with good effervescence, creamy body with a crisp finish. (601 characters)

Photo of aoampm
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer that actually has a fair amount of Lilikoi presence in there. It is very tart and has a light mouthfeel making it a great beer for a hot day...but is it worth the $12.99 I paid for a four pack? No sir! (218 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Verdugo's 6th Anniversary event.

A: Pours a bright hay yellow with a 1/2" white head which leaves clumpy lace.

N: Intense juicy passionfruit dominates.

T: Passionfruit essence with some grainy wheat and faint tart balanced by sweet.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Fruity finish.

O: Close your eyes and pretend you are in Hawaii. Nice summer beer. (375 characters)

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Samuel Adams perfect pint.

A - Cloudy lemon coloring with two fingers of bubbly white head. No lacing. (Quick kudos to the can art. Love it.)

N - Coriander and passionfruit. Similar to a light gose.

T - Very much a tropical gose, in my opinion.

M - Smooth, with a pleasant tang that plays along the back of the tongue.

O - A refreshing summer brew. I would say it's worth having again. Perhaps I'll buy a four-pack next time around. (467 characters)

Photo of rawfish
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy and a bit dark for a wheat beer. Head is stark white, reaches up to a finger and leaves very little on the glass without much retention.

A ton of wheat malt and pungent earthy tropical fruit, neither open or sweet enough to be defined as passion fruit outright. Let's hope there's more to this in the flavor.

And there it is, copious amounts of liliko'i and without the sharp acidity that the fruit alone sometimes produces. The rounded bready and clean wheat malt certainly has enough push back to balance out the fruit.

Smooth carbonation, the slight sweetness and sediment in this beer make it a bit too hard to slam an entire 4 pack. Could be a bit more dry.

Juice for adults. This is a really terrific summer beer using fruit instead of spices to get that refreshing and bright character. Distinctly more American than Belgian in style. The passion fruit here is on point. Will pick this one up again. (930 characters)

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.