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Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

124 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 124
Hads: 710
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 23.4%
Wants: 33
Gots: 146 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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 Irbycp
2.11/5  rDev -48%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It tasted like pineapple juice mixed with bud light. Based on the ratings below I bought a 4-pack and absolutely hated the first sip. I poured it out as it reminded me of the awful taste of a gose sour.

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Photo of Rayek
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Avery Tap Room. Served in a nonic. Lilikoi has a cloudy golden hue and a small bone head that sticks fairly well, while leaving bits of lace.

Passion fruit, passion fruit and more passion fruit. I had this with a friend and we both felt the passion fruit was over the top. The beer's intense fruitiness creates a fruit spritzer effect. Behind all the fruit is a bit of dry wheat and a hint of spicy bitterness, but they're fairly well hidden overall. The beer's light body has tingling carbonation.

I'm sorry, but this one really didn't work for me. The heavy handed use of passion fruit was too much for my tastes.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy dark straw color with a sudsy white head. Aroma of wheat malt, spice and just a hint of dms evident via eggy sulfur.

The taste is rather tart with a hint of fruit. Nice wit bordering on Berliner in tartness. Dry wheat, black pepper and a hint of alcohol. Passion fruit I imagine is adding to the tartness and slight veggie thing going on. It's just a small note but I would imagine this is best ultra fresh or cellared for quite a while,it's in between phases right now I'd guess. Coriander and tartness make for a good taste.

A rather full bodied brew for style with ample carbonation. Overall this was an interesting beer and I was glad to try it. Not something to go out of the way to obtain but a nice beer with a few flaws. Cool to see it in a can.

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Photo of ChristinaLynn
3.27/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks like pineapple juice. Smells like passion fruit. Tastes just like pineapple and passion fruit juices. Sweet and tart. Refreshing. Enjoying this beer.

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Photo of ANIMOUL
3.32/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Interesting beer. Sour and tart (duh) and not bad; however, tastes more like a novelty beer. Definitely worth trying but be prepared to share the other three beers in the four pack.

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Photo of cyrushomi
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much for the very fruity or tart beers but found this to be balanced and really refreshing. Would enjoy one, maybe two on a hot summer day. Had a grapefruit flavor without being too bitter. Surprised to find I enjoyed this. Thanks to the great bartenders at Brick Store in Decatur for recommending.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at The Avery Tasting Room yesterday afternoon. Poured a hazy golden yellow color with a small lingering white head. Big passion fruit aromas, along with a bit of light spice and wheat. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of passion fruit, wheat and a bit of spice with a crisp lingering, and flavorful finish.

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Photo of ARoman
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
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 JizackFH
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC on 10/25/11.
Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a hazy bright golden yellow color. There is a finger of white head on top. The head has decent retention, and it leaves behind some scattered lace on the glass. The nose has a big bunch of passion fruit. There are some other citrus notes and a bit of spiciness. The taste follows the nose pretty well. There is a whole lot of passion fruit. There is some earthiness and a bit of coriander and clove. There is some lemon flavor as well. The finish leaves some lingering passion fruit and spice. Also, there is some wheat flavor present. This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy, and it has a smooth feel to it. There is a nice amount of spice as well. This has pretty good drinkability. It is pretty light o the palate, and it goes down smooth. Overall, I thought it was a really interesting beer. I have never had one like it. It is pretty heavy on the passion fruit, but I don't really think it was too much. I think I would like to see this experimented on in more beers. Anyways, I recommend giving this a shot if you come across it. It's worth trying, if not just for the interest factor.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found the sweetness level to be all over the place; from juice box to mildly vegetal providing jekyll/hyde surprise when it pairs with the standard wit spicing.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Yellow, super hazy, wispy bubbles. Smells like yeast and fruit. Taste is sweet fruit, not really tart at all. Quite the interesting flavor but I don't think I'll revisit it.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
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 arizcards
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop in late October for $2.99. Canned on 10-8-15.

Beer poured a cloudy golden orange with a smallish head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is fruit juice forward with hints of flowers.

Taste is fruit juice and oranges that is has a sour puckering effect. As it warms notes of coriander and apple come thru a wee bit.

Feel is light to medium bodied but the refreshingness is dampered by the juice.

Overall a decent beer but too much juice for my palette taste and feel wise. A little bit goes a long ways.

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Photo of Suds_With_Buds
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I LOVED this beer when I had it early after its release, it was a passion fruit explsoion!!

Unfortunately I had another one last night and was very surprised to notice almost no Passion fruit taste.

In comparison to the last one I tried,the nose was still there, but the taste was entirely lacking and that was what made this beer so damn tasty the first time I tired it.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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 tone77
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
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 GuitarIPA
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Like it says on the can - tropical and tart - plus a bit sweet. Pale, hazy yellow color with light aroma is faint but like flavor lots of tropical fruits, tart (but not salty) followed by sweet finish and a little more body (light to medium) than you'd expect.

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Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque yellowish straw color with over two fingers of fluffy white head. The nose has notes of wheat, citrus and coriander. The flavor is fruity and refreshingly tart.

Not sure how authentic it is but it is tasty.

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Photo of Moose90
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Served On-Tap @ Avery

A — Pours a cloudy and hazy orangey hue into the glass. There is a light white head that forms and settles into a thin layer on-top of the beer, leaving behind some consistent enough lacing.

S — Smell is bright, fruity, estery, and lightly sweet. Big loads of passionfruit and a light melon component.

T — Taste is like the nose, but it brings a little bit of a sour pineapple note with it as well, lightly tart on the finish, overall is focused on passionfruit sweetness, the base Witbier is somewhat covered up.

M — Light-Medium bodied, lightly puckering and a semi-long finish.

O — Good overall, just not quite what I expected, a little bit heavy handed on the fruit components.

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Photo of hophugger
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
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 StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

called lilikoi kepolo at the tap room, pours very pale yellow color, cloudy but very thin, with a modest white head. the nose is real tart from the passionfruits, which give it a pulpy sweettart vibe. malts are light wheat, and the yeast is fruity too. similar to the white rascal i think. flavor is heavy on the passionfruit, which is more tart than sweet. passionfruits are awesome, and this beer highlights them very well. its more than an accent though, as the fruit is the dominant flavor. feel is good, light and bubbly like champaigne, with a pretty dry finish. this is infinitely sessionable as the wheat malt keeps the sugar content in check, and the refreshment factor is high here. a nice tap room exclusive.

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Photo of spoony
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap into a shaker style glass at the brewery.

A-My pour arrived with less than a finger of white head. Lacing was very sporadic and mostly gone by the time beer was half-finished. The beer was very cloudy and light in color with yellowish, orangish hues.

S-Juicy aromas with tropical fruits like passion fruit (to be expected, I guess), pineapple, and sweet orange. The spice profile takes a back seat to the fruit here, but I still sniff some coriander and clove. The lightly tart notes from the juice also cut down a bit on the banana yeast aroma, but you can certainly tell this is wit with the aromas of wheat in here.

T-The taste is similar-heavy on the tropical fruit juice with enough juice and wheat acidity to taste lightly tart. The wit aspects are again mostly background fill, but there is some coriander, clove, banana, and wet wheat going on. Very refreshing.

M-The body is pretty light, even for the style, with an easy drinking carbonation.

O-This is an enjoyable summer beer. It is very refreshing and the tropical juicy flavors pair well with the wit flavors. I would take this all day over something like a shandy, but I'm not sure if I would drink this regularly instead of a plain old wit.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a pale golden color with a small fizzy white head that barely leaves any lacing in the wake of the head.
The smell starts off with some passionfruit, citrus - orange/clementine, light pine with super light Belgian yeasty tones.
The taste had a nice sweetness from the fruits adding light sweet biscuit tones to it.
The mouthfeel sat about a light on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs light to allow the fruity part to take the effect over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good session witbier, I'd have it again. To me, this is reminiscent of White Rascal displacing the "yeastiness (breadiness)" with the passionfruit. Probably be really good with its respected food.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap (re-visit 8/2015):
Edit: decent initial amount of head in this beer, thicker edge head in revisit.
All head stayed at the edge of the glass in my pour, but it was a nice thin foamy white line. Very light lacing. The beer itself is cloudy yellow, marred a bit by a slight infusion of orange color, perhaps.

Nose is powerfully fruity, tart - if you aren't as confident in your experience with passionfruit (as I am not), it is on the tart side and could be sour apple, kiwi, some jolly rancher watermelon. It's actually unique, but that's the best I can come up with.

Taste is quite similar, but the carbonation adds a somewhat flat Sprite-like overall impression. Passionfruit flavor is a little more obvious in taste. The wit side of the beer is a bit lost in its fruity nature.
Edit: the wheat was a tad more obvious in the revisit, although the feel was a tad more flat.

An interesting fruit beer. I think it could grow on me. It has some aspects of a sour, definitely those if a fruit beer, and in the end, I think I can get some hints of clove. Definitely not for all.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Hazy deep yellow color with almost no head after a minute or so. Aroma is mild citrus lemon peel and Belgian yeast. The taste is Passion fruit and lemon tartness. Belgian yeast is present but not powerful, blends nicely with the fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel. Overall a very enjoyable tart (but not overly) treat, refreshing.

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.