Liliko’i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

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289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 24
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 289 | Reviews: 38
Photo of Rayek
3/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
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. 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.

Photo of cyrushomi
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of emmasdad
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of JizackFH
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of cjgiant
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
All head say 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 confudent 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.

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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of spoony
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of kojevergas
3.87/5  rDev -3%
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.

B+

Photo of Phelps
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Photo of claytong
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is extremely hazy yellow in color, so hazy that you cannot see thorough it when it is held up to a light. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a small patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of passion fruit are present in the nose along with some notes of spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has stronger flavors of passion fruit and less in the way of the spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink, but has so much fruit in it that it has a little more semblance to a shandy than a witbier.

Serving type: can

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not what I expected. Poured on draft so I wonder if its the right beer - BA says this is a wit. The beer I enjoyed seemed like a nice hoppy IPA, great aroma and taste. Would happily drink again.

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours extremely hazy dark yellow with a huge frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of sweet tropical fruit (passionfruit I assume) with some wheaty malts.

The flavor is sweet and tart tropical fruits with some wheat malts and a little Belgian yeast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, tastes like a mild wit with lots of tropical fruit juice. I like it.

Photo of Dikfour
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Opaque, hazy orange in color. Creamy, silky white head has some decent sticking power.

Smell: Heavy on the wheat. Yeast is subtle and has a slight banana quality to it. Some baking spice. A little berry fruitiness hiding in the background.

Taste: Fruit comes to the forefront and is just ever so tart. The Wheat provides a nice stable backbone for this beer. Spicy warmth in the middle and a slightly dry spicy finish

Feel: Pretty full bodied for a witbier. Carbonation isn't as active as I'd have liked.

Overall: If I hadn't seen the can it came in and someone just handed it to me, my mind would have absolutely exploded. Really quite good and exceptionally refreshing.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Anniversary event at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange juice color with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is of malt, grain, passion fruit, tropical fruit, and spices. Taste is much the same and very juice-like with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite refreshing and tasty.

Photo of jtaylord
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very citrusy and refreshing. Great on a summer day.

Photo of denver10
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a sandy yellow and white crossbreed, with a nice thick frothy white head and fantastic lacing. Aroma offers some nice passion fruit and slight tartness. Flavor is similar with a great passion fruit presence and some nice moderate tartness. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, Avery with a winner on this one. Loved it.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can served into an oversized snifter.

Pours like pineapple juice and looks like such, cloudy and heavily frothy. Sticky lacing. 4.5

It smells like sticky, pungent fruit. Certainly passionfruit but also something like pineapple. There's wheat and coriander or some similar spice there. 4.25

Tart flavor arrives, passionfruit and pineapple continue, and there's a wheat and coriander lingering finish. 4

Tart, light, and then a wheaty, malty feel towards the finish offers more body.

This is refreshing and flavorful. Great summer beer. Love that it's in cans. Hard not to like this beer on any account.

Photo of rawfish
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of MtnSoup
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love this beer - especially when the temperature is rising. Not a wit fan, but a perfect balance of tropical fruit and sour/tart acidity make this one a winner. Incredible it now comes in a can as well. The ultimate trailside/concert/tailgating beer - me thinks so.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of Spider889
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Liliko’i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.