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Lilikoi Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

Lilikoi Kepolo
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87
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%


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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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 01:17:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2013 05:08:19 | More by Thorpe429
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Mora2000

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2012 02:32:08 | More by Mora2000
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 16:42:10 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2013 19:02:55 | More by mdfb79
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kojevergas

Texas

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
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+

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2013 18:29:01 | More by kojevergas
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2012 17:31:42 | More by Rifugium
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2011 06:42:07 | More by corby112
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2010 22:39:25 | More by emmasdad
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Phelps

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2013 23:27:51 | More by Phelps
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Rayek

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 02:12:44 | More by Rayek
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Spider889

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 23:27:36 | More by Spider889
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denver10

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 23:50:46 | More by denver10
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JizackFH

New York

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 12:29:06 | More by JizackFH
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wethorseblanket

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 00:06:16 | More by wethorseblanket
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claytong

Vermont

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 03:10:58 | More by claytong
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Tschnab

New York

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at blind tiger

A- this thing looks like orange juice it is so cloudy orange. You can't see through it at all. Small white head with modest lace.

S- very tropical, tons of passion fruit, pineapple, mango, papaya. A little bit of sour tartness.

T- tropical fruit dominates, but the tartness helps to balance the beer. Dry earthy spice. Prickly carbonation.

O- Shockingly good version of a wit-esque fruit beer. I recommend you get this if you run into it. Tropical flavors lend themselves very well to this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2011 21:41:34 | More by Tschnab
Lilikoi Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
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