Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 59
Hads: 393
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 32
Gots: 57 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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 SitkaSteve
3.85/5  rDev -4%
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. (755 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a murky golden color with an orange hue, small fizzy white head reduces completely, leaving nothing behind

S- a bit of earthy Belgian yeast aroma, along with some vegetal and fruity notes, the passionfruit is noticeable on the nose

T- tart and fruity up front the passionfruit flavors kick in immediately, followed by some toasted wheat and more fruity character. The finish is bone dry with a tart fruity linger

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues into a dry crisp, slightly tart finish

O- very refreshing and drinkable with lots of tart fruity flavors that compliment the witbier quite nicely (704 characters)

Photo of aoampm
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
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 JohnnyMc
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
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 jsurfs82
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
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 +8.2%
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 SaulFox
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, belgian yeasty smell, short-lived sour taste, medium body. This brew goes great on a hot summer day. I'm not much of a tart/sour fan, but this is great (157 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
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 ArrogantB
3.57/5  rDev -11%
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. (175 characters)

Photo of ihazabucket7
4.49/5  rDev +12%
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 DenverHopHead
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pub glass.
Appearance - very hazy, straw yellow with plenty of sediment; head is thin and white; lacing is quite nice!
Smell - very tropical, heavy passion fruit, along with notes of orange and pineapple, as well as some coriander!
Taste - Belgian yeast tempers the tropical fruit flavors a bit which takes a touch of the sweetness off, so having a few of these would be very easy!
Feel - tart, sweet and refreshing!
Overall - pricey, so I'd likely grab something else, but a very good beer and available in cans! (538 characters)

Photo of Zraly
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (634 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw yellow to almost neon yellow in color. A fingernail of eggshell white coats the top. Light lacing. Aroma of passion fruit and a hint of coriander and a bit of pale wheat is present. I taste sweet passion fruit and there's a slight taste of coriander and pale wheat. The mouth is light, crisp, and refreshing. A great twist on this style. (350 characters)

Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice foamy and white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a nice white film on top. The beer itself is a cloudy orangish yellow that looks pretty nice. Avery definitely has the look down for this beer.

The beer smell is fantastic. The beer has the nice tartness and Belgian spices expected from the beer style and a slight beer sweetness as well. The passion fruit mixes very well with the styles expected notes and is probably the strongest one, which is not a bad thing. The overall note is a nice tropical feeling.

The taste, while not as impressive as the smell is still pretty good. The beer has a nice strong tart taste but the spices are a bit weaker than in the smell and the passion fruit is much stronger, which isn't like the balance in the smell.

The feel is a bit heavy for the style but still pretty good. Refreshing, slightly watery, and crispy makes this beer a nice one to have during the hot summer days.

Overall, a fantastic beer and worth getting if you have not done so yet. This is definitely not one to miss. (1,056 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy medium yellow in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint straw yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of passionfruit with light aromas of Belgian yeast spiciness. Light notes of wheat aromas as well.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of wheat which is quickly overtaken by moderate to slightly stronger flavors of passionfruit (which has a hint of tartness/sourness to it) with a light to moderate amount of fruit sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of Belgian yeast and spices (coriander). Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades away quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing but it does not seem like a Witbier - maybe a hybrid Witbeir/Fruit beer or almost like a radler/shandy. I enjoyed it and it was nice on a hot summer evening. (1,130 characters)

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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 tastybeer
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden/straw colored hazy beer with a big white, fairly quickly subsiding head. Aroma is ultra juicy, all sorts of fruity, passionfruit, citrus, honey, flowers, grains, yeast... Taste is tart followed by sweet, and then tart again but less so. Very juicy. A lot of fruit mingled with farm flowers and evident wheat. Fruit flavors seem to include kiwi, lime, peach and plenty of passionfruit. Fun to drink. (406 characters)

Photo of ChristinaLynn
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
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. (155 characters)

Photo of wedge
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid, cloudy yellow color with a small white head that fades to nothing. Smell brings heaps of passion fruit, juicy oranges, flowers on top of a little wheat and yeast. Flavors of pulpy passion fruit juice, mild lemon tartness, and peaches, finishing with a nice wheat note. Medium bodied, not without a certain creaminess, and the light acidic, dry qualities make for easy drinking. (387 characters)

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Initial sweetness from the wheat, along with spices and a tropical fruity finish.

A: Blonde opaque color with slight head retention and lacing.

T: Sweetness (from the wheat) is coupled with a huge tropical fruit tartness and noticeable spices (i.e. coriander) on the finish.

M: Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Quite refreshing.

O: Easy drinking and refreshing! The passion fruit introduces a unique twist to the standard citrus notes of wits. Glad Avery didn’t skimp on the passion fruit – noticeable in the aroma and taste, quite delicious. The spices are a little too prominent, but overall a solid offering. (629 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.25/5  rDev +6%
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 orcrist_cleaver
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
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. (162 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy hay gold. Head is bright-white and creamy to start. Drops to a small collar with a few clumps of cap. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Pulverized and pureed passionfruit. Juicy, slightly tart fruitiness. Decidedly tropical. Typical witbier characteristics pull through. Touches of oily orange peel with a solid punch of coriander. Wheat and plenty of it. Touches of biscuit dough and pale malt. Sweet. Soft fruit esters. A touch of backing spice.

Taste: Just like the nose, loaded with passionfruit. Almost pulpy, deeply juicy, and slightly sweet. So much passionfruit. Soft tart edge to the whole thing. Solid push of wheat through the back. Pale malt sweetness coupled with some undercooked biscuit dough. Soft spice, both from the coriander and the yeast. Some brighter citrus in the back as well. A hint of pineapple.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning to light body with a moderate carbonation. Juicy on the initial sip. Every so slightly dry on the finish.

Overall: Fruited wheat for the win.

This is how you do the whole fruited wheat thing. Tons of passionfruit. The tart tropical juiciness compliments the light malt profile and soft yeast. It's all well played. (1,194 characters)

Photo of BlarpBlarp
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
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 Stinkypuss
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
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. (774 characters)

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
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