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Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company

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107 Reviews

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Reviews: 107
Hads: 627
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 31
Gots: 116 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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Photo of Griffin2
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- pours a lemon yellow with a thick white head.
S- Smells very tropical
T - taste matches the smell.
F - nice mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
O - really nice tropical beer.

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Photo of seedyone
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Hazy to cloudy opacity with a fine textured head that goes quickly. Aroma is a bit funky in an interesting & good way, exotic, i guess is the word. Flavor is well balanced with the fruit on the wheat beer. Very refreshing. Now for a second with lunch.

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Photo of ARoman
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip snifter. There's a bit of barnyard funk on the nose early, but it settles into a strong passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and banana fruit with a slight clove and pepper spice and an undertone of bread dough and a touch of soda water. The beer pours a murky banana yellow with a white, dense, thick fluffy soap head that's active and unstable, leaving only a light retention and a runny lace. The taste is a medium high sweet, medium sour, and a light bitter spice. The texture is slick with a light fizz carbonation and medium light body that's tart with a fruity and juicy profile containing secondary wheat and pepper flavors. It finishes with a tart tropical fruit juice note and a spice crispness with a sour candy zip. The aftertaste is astringent and lightly cloying with sour candy and banana notes as well as a spice freshness.

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Photo of tone77
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, passion fruit. Taste is lemons, tart, wheat, passion fruit, juicy. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall, other than missing some of the spices I usually associate with this style, is a refreshing and tasty beer worth trying.

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Photo of BB1313
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy brunt yellow; small eggshell white head that fades leaving decent retention and little lacing. The aromas are amazing. It literally smells like freshly squeezed fruit juice. The passion fruit truly shines. Tons of citrus too. Also very tropical with lots of pineapple. A little bit of ripe dankness as well. The flavors are tart, but not sour. It's like drinking orange juice. It's on the sweeter side, but it's clean and refreshing. More pineapple. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with moderate carbonation. Very creamy and fluffy; not thin. Easy drinking.

This truly is a great witbier, although maybe it's not "true to style". The hype is real with this one. It's extremely unique. Perfect beer for the hot whether. Recommended.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draught at Firkin on August 25, 2015. Look is cloudy gold, thin head that dissipates quickly and light but lingering lacing. Smell is passion fruit, citrus and hints of sweet malt. Taste is sweet fruit and tart bitter citrus notes. Feel is light, a bit flat but very refreshing.

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Photo of Todd
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Passion Fruit, Fruity, Tart, Bitter

Cloudy pale yellow with a short-lived, snappy head, Liliko'i Kepolo has a fruity, wheaty, bready and spicy nose. It’s tart and bitter, but not overly acidic. Tropical and juicy with plenty of delicious passion fruit flavors and a tamed sweetness. The bitterness is a bit grassy with a pleasing edge of citrus zest, followed by a dry wheat character, soft spices and some doughiness. The addition of passion fruit is a sublime twist on the Witbier style and it makes for a great tequila back, too.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #103 (August 2015).

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Photo of mschrei
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a pint glass for review purposes, would recommend drinking it from the can. Light foam, cloudy, darker than usual for wit beer.
Very fruity nose, extends to taste, also sharply tart. Super refreshing, one of the beers I was happiest to discover this summer.

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Photo of sammorito
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

looks a mirky yellow color with a small head and almost no lacing. the smell it pretty witbeir smell packed with a ton of passion fruit. the taste it just what the can says and how it smells witbeir with a huge punch of lilikoi. nice a tart refreshing and a damn good beer.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely refreshing and delivers exactly what it proclaims to. This is a top notch Belgian wit brewed to that standard that is enhanced by passionfruit. You get both flavors and especially the passion fruit on the finish. Very refreshing and quenching.

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Photo of Beerisourfriend
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent Beer. A great Berliner Style brew with a perfect addition fruit. As the Can States, Tart and Tropical. I cant state the product date of this can but the tartness is present indeed at this tasting. As for the color aroma this and that. Well... The color and clarity is a hazy bright orange and its beautiful. Flavor is so bad that you should ship me all you have.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Hazy deep yellow color with almost no head after a minute or so. Aroma is mild citrus lemon peel and Belgian yeast. The taste is Passion fruit and lemon tartness. Belgian yeast is present but not powerful, blends nicely with the fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel. Overall a very enjoyable tart (but not overly) treat, refreshing.

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Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque yellowish straw color with over two fingers of fluffy white head. The nose has notes of wheat, citrus and coriander. The flavor is fruity and refreshingly tart.

Not sure how authentic it is but it is tasty.

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Photo of Suds_With_Buds
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I LOVED this beer when I had it early after its release, it was a passion fruit explsoion!!

Unfortunately I had another one last night and was very surprised to notice almost no Passion fruit taste.

In comparison to the last one I tried,the nose was still there, but the taste was entirely lacking and that was what made this beer so damn tasty the first time I tired it.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow color with a slight white head. Tropical fruit smell. Has a passion fruit taste and some Belgium yeast. Medium lite body and carbonation. Tasty beer!

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Photo of jmasher85
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I always give extra props to a beer that can really live up to its expectations, and here is a passionfruit wit that lives up to itself with flying colors.

Pours a shockingly opaque golden orange - the same color as the fruit it's brewed with. Quickly dissipating head but plenty of bubbles on top. Body itself is less carbonated, and a bit thick - sorta nectary.

Smells a lot like passionfruit, perhaps a bit overripe. Slightly funky, with slightly vinegar but more citrusy sour, and very fruit-forward with some mango and fresh apricot. But the yeast and wheat are also plentiful in there.

Taste is a hint tart, also very fruity. A quick lick of salt on the front end that fades fast, and then definitely getting that passionfruit in there, but also has the sweet malts and light grain of a Belgian witbier. Low alcohol level is minimally present, and provides a nice dry finish, keeping the beer from being too much like a soft drink, but while it stays dry on the top of the tongue, the sides of my tongue still tingle from the tartness moments later.

Overall, this is a good beer to drink one or two at a time. Sensible that it only comes in a 4-pack - this is no chugger, despite the 5.6% abv. Still, a nice, rich alternative to other summer beers that some people may find too light or sweet, and the passionfruit comes out nicely as a true flavor enhancer for this fruit beer, and not just a gimmick.

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Photo of Buck89
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden brown into a snifter with a one-finger white head. Aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit. Taste is nicely tart with passion fruit and pineapple followed by coriander and a mild funk. Generously carbonated and dry with a very refreshing clean finish. A great summer drink.

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Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pineapple juice color with a modest head that descends to a film; an occasional strand of lacing is left behind

Smell: Passion fruit, pineapple with undertones of banana and coriander

Taste: Tart passion fruit flavors present themselves immediately, with the pineapple building sweetness; in the middle, the undertones of banana and coriander add another dimension though the tartness from the passion fruit is dominant from start to finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy and juicy-like

Overall: A truly creative beer that is the perfect accompaniment to a summer day; almost like a Radler in its character than a flavored witbier

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy, yellow, milky like a typical witbier
S: Witbier yeast, banana, sweet, tropical, passion fruit
T: Huge passion fruit, mango, guava, very light banana, tart, lemon, orange, balanced sweetness
M: Light mouthfeel, good carbonation
O: Perfect beer for summer. Fruity and not too beer-like but very good and easy to drink

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Photo of Slatetank
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks so much to my brother Tim for sharing this with me pre-FNM show, enjoyed chilled from the can in a goblet.

The color is golden with light hazed thick white head with very fine bead. The smell has lots of tropical presence -Pure Passionfruit with strong fruit in the nose and mild wheat accent with subtle sweet aroma. The feel is great with tons of fruity texture with a mild tropical taste with juicy and semi-tangy sweet fruity textures with semi-dry finish with moderate carbonation.

The taste has great passionfruit flavor -like you just cut one open and dropped it into the beer with slight tangy juicy tropical quality that is sweet yet the malt flavor of wheat adds depth with a light malt backing to soften the acidity of the fruit slightly with a semi-dry lightly sour finish of yeast. Overall I loved how the fruit dominates this a great tropical wheat -the wit yeast is a perfect fit for the passionfruit, one of the best fruited wheat beers with a ton of passionfruit in the flavor, not just aroma. This is almost Hawaiian-punch like, it is so tangy and juicy you want more after it is gone.

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Photo of ANIMOUL
3.32/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Interesting beer. Sour and tart (duh) and not bad; however, tastes more like a novelty beer. Definitely worth trying but be prepared to share the other three beers in the four pack.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is just ok for me. It pours a nice pale yellow with a large amount of white head. The flavor is pretty well balanced, but the passionfruit came through mainly on the nose for me. I got some in the flavor on the backend, but it wasn't as significant as I would have liked.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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

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Photo of aoampm
4.14/5  rDev +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!

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.