Liquid Breadfruit | Maui Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
mauibrewingco.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 11-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
185
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
16.81%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of zeledonia
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Couldn't resist this unique offering. Tasted 12 June 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium golden color, a little hazy but mostly clear. One finger of off-white head.

Smell is surprisingly clean. There's a bit of fruit in there, but mostly it feels like clean, lightly fruity malts. Fine, but neither interesting nor surprising.

Taste makes up for what's lacking in the smell, with a burst of unique, slightly bitter fruit, complemented by an apparent hop bitterness that I have a hard time distinguishing from the fruit. It tastes like one of those weird tropical fruits that you're not sure if you want to keep eating or spit out, but on balance it's good. Never had breadfruit, but the papaya is clearly present, and it sure hit the mark for recalling exotic fruit flavors. Bitter enough that, without the fruity flavors, it would drink like an IPA.

Feel is fine. Medium-bodied, enough carbonation. Not notable.

An interesting beer, though not one I'm sure I'd drink again, as the novelty of the taste is the main thing commending it. Bitter and fruity in a pleasing way.

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Photo of JISurfer
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of PJTool
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of constantine_272
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy orange golden in color. Poured with a thick white head that reduced to a thin sticky ring. Well carbonated to maintain the thin foam ring. Almost a green tinge in the sunlight. A couple of weird sediment pieces at the bottom.

S: Sweet and with passion fruit and wheat. Agave nectar. Like a tropical fruit drink mixed with a wheat beer.

T: Light refreshing and smooth up front. It finishes with a sweet and sour with sweetened lime and grapefruit. Very unique and refreshing.

M: Light and crisp. The slight sour taste finishes the beer very clean with no noticeable aftertaste. The high alcohol is barely even detected.

O: I'm quite impressed. A fascinating mix of sour sweet and wheat. Makes this beer a one of a kind. I've been really into sour beer lately, and this was a nice extension. It's not overly sweet like other fruit beers. If you can get over your fruit beer snobbery, I recommend this beer.

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Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of djre4orm
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of mhaugo
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of SHODriver
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a pint glass to a slightly hazed light gold with a small dense white head that fades to a small pool and collar around the glass
S: smells sweet and fruity with a hint of bitterness and base malt
T: tastes of a sweet fruitiness which I'm guessing is the breadfruit, a slight toastyness, a bit of caramel sweetness and more fruitiness, and slight bitterness. swallow is more tropical fruitiness, a slight toastyness and a slight earthy bitterness that lingers on the finish
M: heavy side of medium with soft and slightly prickly carbonation slightly drying finish
O: Interesting beer. good flavors and decent complexity but the mouthfeel is a bit too heavy in my opinion. It's pretty pricey as well. I got a single can instead of paying 16 for a six pack and I'm glad I did. Worth a try but not worth getting in bulk.

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Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Higy
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of maltyb
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of July2Nov
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of creez
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Anaz
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Hunter
2.82/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Holy head, Batman! That's a level of froth that would do Santorum proud! White, pillowy, sensual. Cloudy yellow ale. Intriguing.

Smell: Wheat, earthy, mild spice and fruit.

Taste: Sweet, tangy, some heat form the alcohol but not nearly enough to justify the ABV. This one is deceptive, and will knock you on your ass if you're not careful.

Mouthfeel: Clean and scouring.

Overall: It's good, but the novelty of it doesn't justify the price. (In Arizona, I paid $12.99 for a sixer of this.) Worth a try, but honestly, not good enough to continue buying.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz, 12/31/13 (I like is what is on the bottom of the can)
DFH signature glass

A: Slightly hazy, bright orange color. Half finger of bright white head. Leaving some sticky lacing bits. Good carbonation.

S: Slight cardboard coming on. Then it's tropical fruits: papaya, mango, some of that pear they describe. Sweetness.

T: Still a touch of hop presence up front, 4 months since canning. Then you get those fruity yeasty esters. Papaya is a strong player here. Juiciness is there too. I guess the slight spice, bready flavor towards back of the palate that cuts in is the toasted seeds. Finish is dry. Some lingering esters.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is high.

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Liquid Breadfruit from Maui Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 185 ratings.
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