Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 401
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8%
Wants: 32
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
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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 UCLABrewN84
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (521 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -2%
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 (716 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
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. (191 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
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. (719 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
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 wethorseblanket
4.12/5  rDev +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. (375 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (889 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
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+ (1,858 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (1,080 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
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 Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +5%
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. (543 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
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 Stinkypuss
3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
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)

Photo of corby112
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
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. (862 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
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 ArrogantB
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
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 dar482
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer bursts out of the glass of tropical fruit. It's straight Tropicana mango, orange, and pineapple juice with a wheaty base and finish.

The aromatics on this are incredible and fruit flavors on the palate follow quite well. On tap, it reminds me of a Funky Buddha beer with its absurd aroma. (298 characters)

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (196 characters)

Photo of wedge
3.92/5  rDev -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 emmasdad
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
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. (336 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev 0%
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. (446 characters)

Photo of rawfish
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (930 characters)

Photo of Rayek
3/5  rDev -25%
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. (632 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (895 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev 0%
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)

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.