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Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 95
Hads: 553
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
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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Reviews: 95 | Hads: 553
Photo of Rayek
3/5  rDev -25.7%
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 -21.3%
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 -19.1%
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 -17.8%
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 -13.4%
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 -13.4%
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 -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 JizackFH
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
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 -12.4%
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 -11.6%
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 Suds_With_Buds
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
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 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 57md
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
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 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 StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
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 -5.4%
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 -4.7%
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 -4.7%
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 -4.5%
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a stem-tulip at the Verdugo Bar in Silverlake, Los Angeles. Reviewed from notes taken during Verdugo's anniversary event. Due to the nature of the event (standing room only with few surfaces), I wasn't able to review as in-depth as I'd like. Expectations were high given the brewery and description.

A: Pours a two finger wide head of beige colour. Soft complexion. Fluffy and luscious. Head retention is great - about 6-7 minutes. Smooth texture. Great lacing and "legs" as the head recedes.

Body colour is a cloudy murky yellow. Poor vibrance; it's dull - kind of disheartening for a witbier. Nontransparent. Low translucence. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Passionfruit, mango, tropical fruit notes abound. Clean malts, wheat, clean barley. Floral and fruity hops. Lightly grassy. Pineapple. Crisp and refreshing as hell. I love the interplay between hops and fruit. A delightful aroma of moderate strength.

No yeast character is detectable. No clove. No alcohol.

T: Passionfruit is obscenely evocative here. Body is comprised largely of clean wheat and barley. Spritzy and refreshing. The floral and fruity hop notes complement the tropical fruit quite brilliantly. Really well balanced. Good complexity for the style; it's a unique approach to a witbier. Well put together. The fruit is a highlight for me personally; masterfully executed. Really a tasty beer with superb depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Refreshing. Excellent execution, with good body and thickness. Complements the flavour profile very well. Quite well done.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. I could happily down this all night, by the growler even. An excellent and unique witbier form Avery. I'd definitely get this again and would recommend it to friends. Hides its ABV very well. Really good stuff. Try it if you see it.


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Photo of Zraly
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Blanche de Bruxelles glass. Cloudy, pale yellow. White head dies out quick.

Very fruity upfront in the smell department. I immediately pick up on the tropical flavors. Flavor-wise, the nose follows. Passion fruit takes center stage, along with orange and lemon on the back end. I think the marketing on the can of "tropical and tart" very much fits the bill. Juicy with a relatively dry finish. Fairly light bodied.

Really tasty interpretation of the witbier style. A bit expensive for a four pack, but definitely worth the try. I could see eating a nice coconut-rich curry with this or spicy shrimp off of the grill.

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Photo of Phelps
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listed as Lilikoi Kepolo and as a Belgian wit infused with a buttload of passion fruit at the Avery tap room.

Cloudy gold, one finger of white fluff.

Passion fruit, pineapple, fruity wheat, hint of white cracker.

Interesting tartness. Big lactic bite, crisp finish. Passion fruit, wheat, lemon peel, coriander. Touch of pineapple and banana.

Soft medium body, moderate prickly carbonation, fair amount of fizz. Snappy.

A nice surprise, the tart character makes this beer. One of the better ones tried at the taproom.

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Photo of claytong
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - straw yellow with a good white head. quite hazy.

smell - passion fruits and pepper

taste - pineapple, grass, green pepper, and refreshingness

mouthfeel - lovely, good carbonation, light body and highly drinkable.

this would be a great summertime beer. i would happily have this in gobs at my house come june

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is just ok for me. It pours a nice pale yellow with a large amount of white head. The flavor is pretty well balanced, but the passionfruit came through mainly on the nose for me. I got some in the flavor on the backend, but it wasn't as significant as I would have liked.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy, yellow, milky like a typical witbier
S: Witbier yeast, banana, sweet, tropical, passion fruit
T: Huge passion fruit, mango, guava, very light banana, tart, lemon, orange, balanced sweetness
M: Light mouthfeel, good carbonation
O: Perfect beer for summer. Fruity and not too beer-like but very good and easy to drink

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