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Lilikoi Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

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88
very good

124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Wit brewed with Passion Fruit

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 10-24-2010)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%

On tap at Avery. Pours a slightly-hazed yellow-straw color. Light passion fruit. Quite fruity. Subtle, but absolutely there. Delicious. Super drinkable; had to get a second glass of this one.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

zestar, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

acurtis, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Texasfan549, Friday at 12:36 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

GRG1313, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SocalKicks, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

nickfl, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -3%

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.

StonedTrippin, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%

First had: on tap at Barcade, Philly, PA

This beer was listed as "Lilikoi Kepolo," but it seems to be the exact same thing as "Lilikoi Mahu" from what I can tell. The info listed stated that this is White Rascal with passionfruit additionally used in the brewing process.

Served in a 10oz. goblet, a cloudy, opaque, banana-yellow color with a small cap of compact white head that retained well and left a bit of lacing. Aroma is pleasantly passionfruit-dominant, with lesser notes of grassy hops and citrus. Taste-wise, again the passionfruit is heavy and dominant, and extremely good actually. Once the fruit mellows out a bit, lesser notes of pale wheaty malts, citrus zest and hints of yeasty funk. Light-medium body, pleasantly drinkable. I'd almost say this is a chick drink, and it's almost like a mixer. But it's still beer-y enough to the point where it can be enjoyed by anyone.

Rifugium, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

On tap at the Avery Tap Takeover at The Common Table.

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is extremely fruity. I get a lot of passion fruit and other tropical fruit notes, as well as some wheat. The flavor is more of the same. The passion fruit, orange and pineapple and mango notes are really fresh tasting. I also get some biscuit and wheat notes, as well as a little bit of white pepper and a light amount of tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great fruit beer that went very well with brunch.

Mora2000, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

mdfb79, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

MarkyMOD, Jun 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -2.3%

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+

kojevergas, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of corby112
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%

Draft at the tasting room.

Pours a very cloudy and completely opaque pale golden yellow color with hints of golden straw when held to a light.  Looks like a Berlinerweisse with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into lasting ring.  Chunks of lacing left behind.  

Slightly earthy, spicy aroma with a bunch of citrus fruit, bready yeast and banana notes.  Peppery with lemon zest and coriander/clove as well as a ton of citrus.  Lots of lemon peel and the passion fruit really stands out.  

Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a decent amount of dry spice up front that lingers over the bready yeast, banana and promient citrus into a slight dry finish.  Lots of bready yeast and banana complimenting the strong lemon and passion fruit.  This balances the spicy dryness resulting in a complex and very refreshing quaffable beer.

corby112, Jun 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Gonzoillini, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

wrightst, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

HuskyinPDX, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Rhettroactive, Apr 24, 2014
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Lilikoi Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.