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Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 95
Hads: 554
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 24.5%
Wants: 32
Gots: 93 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emmasdad on 10-24-2010

Belgian Wit brewed with Passion Fruit
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Photo of gonzo000
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed the cloudy yellow color of this beer. It featured a small layer of head that lasted throughout the beer. The smell was passion fruit and pineapple. The taste had some belgian spice, but was heavy passion fruit and citrus. Yummy. Feel was good, a but puckery sour in the back of the throat at times.

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Photo of oskinker
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely LOVE this beer. One of my summer go-to's, so crisp and refreshing. Tons of passionfruit on the nose and it explodes with passionfruit, citrus, some spiciness and zest with just enough tartness to balance it all out. It's so insanely crushable, easily my favorite witbier and I'm super bummed its not a year round offering

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really successful, soft-touch deployment of passionfruit to impart this wit with a fresh, punchy, hop-grassy tropical buoyancy. Beautiful, bright nose, bright; dry, sparkling flaxen color; extremely smooth, pleasant, light mouthfeel. Just a clean, lean yet well-structured and sophisticated, super refreshing, tiki-tilting wheat offering—and a pretty perfect hangover beer to boot.

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Photo of chefbigjon
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is pretty much my all time favorite Witbier. It smells amazing, passion fruit to the max. The taste totally backs it up. So balanced. A little tart, some dryness to balance out the sweetness. My only complaint is the cost and the availability. If they can figure out a way to do this year round or at least half the year and package it in 6 pack form for $11.99 (4 pack is steep at that price for a 5.2% beer...) I would drink this all summer long and make it a staple.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Think I've found my new favorite witbier. Killer nose of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, funk, wheat and citrus. Tons of passion fruit, spice, tartness, zestiness, hints of sea salt and orange peel on the taste. Insanely crushable. The picture perfect summer beer. I'll be drinking this again no doubt about it.

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Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Date on can: 15168

Pours an effervescent & hazed gold with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Stays cloudy, good head retention & average lacing

S: Passion fruit, pears, & little wet grain

T: Some tartness, passion fruit & coriander up front. Passion fruit, dryness, a little bitterness from the orange peel once warm. Finishes a little tart, with passion fruit sweetness

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation

Drinks too easy, would buy this again

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Photo of Electros
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Package: 355 ml can.

Appearance - Densely cloudy medium gold.

Smell - Citrus, spice, and more citrus.

Taste - At first sip when it hits your tongue you get the initial wheat ale, then your smacked with citrus, spice, bitter of the passion fruit.

Mouth-feel - This is tart, very smooth though.

Overall - I am not a sour person, I am even here and there on tart but I will say this is a dangerously sessionable beer. It is tasty, refreshing and well balance. You could kill a lot of these on a hot afternoon. I will defiantly pick this up if I see it the next time state side!

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Photo of Jimmys
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. not to sure what to make of the code on the bottom.

pours very cloudy blond hue. bright white head. wow, you can really smell the passion fruit. mangos too. tons of them. one of the fruitiest beers I've had with this much tropical notes. grainy as well, but fleeting. not really getting any tart notes from this brew, however it is definitely a fine witbier with some great fruity complexity.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a good wit for sure. Not worth the heavy price for me though. Smell is pretty tart, some Belgian yeast. The taste is better, with passion fruit and a little bit of tartness upfront, before nice Belgian yeast with slight clove, typical wit flavors basically, all come in. Nice tart and wheaty finish.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. can into a standard pint glass.
Hazy gold with a big cloud-deck of foam
Aroma-Pleasant whiff of passionfruit
Taste-Spicy and tart,big passionfruit flavor. Very flavorful and refreshing.

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A decent base witbier. The spices and passion fruit give it a nice mild tartness and modest fruit presence that is similar to a mild gose (although without much hint of the saltiness you'd expect in a gose)

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Photo of hophugger
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi-cloudy opaque color,with nice foamy head and decent lacing. Aromas of passionfruit and other stone fruits. Taste is salty, sour and has a nice blend of stone fruits. Finish is very clean, with just a touch of sour, saltiness. This beer is very refreshing !!

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Photo of tigg924
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy gold with 1/2 inch head. Smell is tropical fruits. Taste is big passion fruit, hay, wheat, orange, and lemon. Very tasty. One of the more interesting takes on a witbier that I have had in a while. I am going to look to get more of this.

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The last pool day of the summer calls for a couple of beers that practically scream "Aloha!". Up first, this one delivers the tart passion fruit on the nose, with traces of grain and spice. On the tongue, the fruit is tart, packing a crisp bite similar to many of the goses currently flooding the market. Hints of pineapple, banana, and coriander as well. Easy drinking and very refreshing, this is a great poolside beer.

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Photo of Griffin2
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- pours a lemon yellow with a thick white head.
S- Smells very tropical
T - taste matches the smell.
F - nice mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
O - really nice tropical beer.

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Photo of seedyone
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Hazy to cloudy opacity with a fine textured head that goes quickly. Aroma is a bit funky in an interesting & good way, exotic, i guess is the word. Flavor is well balanced with the fruit on the wheat beer. Very refreshing. Now for a second with lunch.

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Photo of ARoman
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip snifter. There's a bit of barnyard funk on the nose early, but it settles into a strong passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and banana fruit with a slight clove and pepper spice and an undertone of bread dough and a touch of soda water. The beer pours a murky banana yellow with a white, dense, thick fluffy soap head that's active and unstable, leaving only a light retention and a runny lace. The taste is a medium high sweet, medium sour, and a light bitter spice. The texture is slick with a light fizz carbonation and medium light body that's tart with a fruity and juicy profile containing secondary wheat and pepper flavors. It finishes with a tart tropical fruit juice note and a spice crispness with a sour candy zip. The aftertaste is astringent and lightly cloying with sour candy and banana notes as well as a spice freshness.

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Photo of tone77
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, passion fruit. Taste is lemons, tart, wheat, passion fruit, juicy. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall, other than missing some of the spices I usually associate with this style, is a refreshing and tasty beer worth trying.

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Photo of BB1313
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy brunt yellow; small eggshell white head that fades leaving decent retention and little lacing. The aromas are amazing. It literally smells like freshly squeezed fruit juice. The passion fruit truly shines. Tons of citrus too. Also very tropical with lots of pineapple. A little bit of ripe dankness as well. The flavors are tart, but not sour. It's like drinking orange juice. It's on the sweeter side, but it's clean and refreshing. More pineapple. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with moderate carbonation. Very creamy and fluffy; not thin. Easy drinking.

This truly is a great witbier, although maybe it's not "true to style". The hype is real with this one. It's extremely unique. Perfect beer for the hot whether. Recommended.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draught at Firkin on August 25, 2015. Look is cloudy gold, thin head that dissipates quickly and light but lingering lacing. Smell is passion fruit, citrus and hints of sweet malt. Taste is sweet fruit and tart bitter citrus notes. Feel is light, a bit flat but very refreshing.

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Photo of Todd
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Passion Fruit, Fruity, Tart, Bitter

Cloudy pale yellow with a short-lived, snappy head, Liliko'i Kepolo has a fruity, wheaty, bready and spicy nose. It’s tart and bitter, but not overly acidic. Tropical and juicy with plenty of delicious passion fruit flavors and a tamed sweetness. The bitterness is a bit grassy with a pleasing edge of citrus zest, followed by a dry wheat character, soft spices and some doughiness. The addition of passion fruit is a sublime twist on the Witbier style and it makes for a great tequila back, too.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #103 (August 2015).

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Photo of mschrei
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a pint glass for review purposes, would recommend drinking it from the can. Light foam, cloudy, darker than usual for wit beer.
Very fruity nose, extends to taste, also sharply tart. Super refreshing, one of the beers I was happiest to discover this summer.

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Photo of sammorito
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

looks a mirky yellow color with a small head and almost no lacing. the smell it pretty witbeir smell packed with a ton of passion fruit. the taste it just what the can says and how it smells witbeir with a huge punch of lilikoi. nice a tart refreshing and a damn good beer.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely refreshing and delivers exactly what it proclaims to. This is a top notch Belgian wit brewed to that standard that is enhanced by passionfruit. You get both flavors and especially the passion fruit on the finish. Very refreshing and quenching.

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Photo of Beerisourfriend
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent Beer. A great Berliner Style brew with a perfect addition fruit. As the Can States, Tart and Tropical. I cant state the product date of this can but the tartness is present indeed at this tasting. As for the color aroma this and that. Well... The color and clarity is a hazy bright orange and its beautiful. Flavor is so bad that you should ship me all you have.

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.