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Liliko'i Kepolo | Avery Brewing Company

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Liliko'i KepoloLiliko'i Kepolo

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Wit brewed with Passion Fruit

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Photo of Semh57
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Kroger's @ Swift Creek - Midlothian, Va 10/1/16. Date on bottom of can 9/3/16 (less than a month old!). 6 pack of cans was $12 plus tax! Amazing find! Poured a cloudy and hazy yellow gold and PUNCH you in the face Fruit, coriander and maybe a little bready malt. Awesome taste - passion fruit and medium amount of tartness but still later the malt (but not much!). Great combo and balance! Under-rated beer! Delicious break from the usual Hop Bombs! Can't recommend this beer enough - Absolutely best summer crush beer! Home Run Guys! Creamy and clean finish in the mouth. One of the best fruit beers I ever had! Beautiful!

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Photo of Act25
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Original, well-loved passion fruit wit-beer. But... the fruit juice dominates (and I want beer) and kills the head.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy pineapple juice colored body with a fragile, faint head disappears and doesnt lace. In the end looks like grapefruit juice.

Smell: Passion fruit, pineapple with hints of wheat, grass, yeast, banana and coriander.

Taste: Tart passion fruit juice dominates, with pineapple sweetness a following wave. As it develops there's a pleasant see-saw of yeast, wit spice, bitter and tangy against the sweet fruit. Complex and original. As A bros wrote - a great Tequila back.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium body with low carbonation; juice like. Try 1.

Overall: A creative beer but still a juice induced flattish beer as all fruit laden beers must be, and I feel about them about as much as I feel about flavored coffee. (meh).

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Photo of Rcaros
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Finger off white head with mixed bubbles that dissipated quickly. Hazy golden yellow in glass. Very little carbonation

Wheat cereal, lemon zest, banana and bubble gum, yeasty on the back with some slight tartness

Citrusy, lemon zest, nice spice, very mild tartness, nice sweer aftertaste

Light to medium feel
Overall very good

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. canned on 06.15.16

Pours cloudy gold with a quickly dissipating frothy white foam head. Smells like big fresh sweet passionfruit, some orange peel, coriander, wheat, crackery grain, banana, clove-like spice, with mild earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like big fresh sweet and tart passionfruit, some orange peel, creamy wheat, crackery grain, coriander, banana, clove-like spice, with mild earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice passionfruit witbier.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm not the biggest fan of fruit beers but being a tiki-phile I had to pick up a can of this beer based on the graphics alone. I was pleasantly surprised as to how much I liked this beer. It's fruity and light but not overly sweet or cloying. It was actually quite refreshing to drink. This might be my next go-to beer for drinking by the pool.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Very hazy yellow - nearly opaque. Forms a one-finger white head with average retention and fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Pretty damn nice here. A light lactic and lemony citric tartness and biscuit malt sweetness with a passionfruit layer underneath. There's a Belgian yeast aroma lurking, with light apple and pear fruitiness and flowery esters as well. Not a huge aroma, but different and enjoyable.

T: This starts with flavors similar to a Belgian Pale Ale with light biscuit malts, plus a pilsner malt presence I didn’t get on the nose. Belgian yeastiness is apparent with accompanying esters (fleshy fruit as the aroma had suggested, with just a smidge of banana), and compliments the passion fruit flavors. A light tartness of underripe fruit and lactic acid, but it’s not much in the way of actually sour. Some citrus rind and orange pulp and a touch of pineapple in the middle. Finishes with a good bit of prickly tartness and dry fruit (but still not “sour”, nor anything in the way of funk). Actually, the hang is where this beer grows on me. The passionfruit, orange rind, and underripe tropical fruit lingers for quite awhile, and ends up with quite a juicy aspect. It’s strange, but I really like the aftertaste that just keeps hanging around.

M: A lighter body than expected given the hazy appearance, but it still has a decent body to it...heavier than most BPAs. Low alcohol presence and carbonation sensation on the low side but not at all flat.

O: I’m not sure what I think about this. My opinion seems to change from sip to sip. Has some good complexity for a light(er) canned beer that I could have on the beach. Nice fruity flavors, but without a conscious effort to separate them in my mind they rather blend into more of a fruit salad. Bottom line for me - nothing I’d rush out to get more of. But if I saw it on a hot summer day or while golfing or on the beach, I’d grab one if I wasn’t in a mood for hops. Enjoy one somewhere appropriate, but then you'll likely move on.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

DATE: September 8, 2016... OCCASION: toasting a solid Knights meeting... GLASSWARE: Rare Vos pint... having had this last week, I waited for a hot, muggy night as its backdrop...the beer pours an equally hazy, sallow orange (a mix of Mucilax and a recovery shake) body with no way of ascertaining effervescence... the head is creamy, single-finger white head that settles to a reasonable ring... tart pineapple and passionfruit is mouthwatering, if not puckerish.... comes off as a drink in need of an umbrella... a bright, punchy, puckering first sip, acidic at the throat and lasting in its draw... not much lacing to speak of... this cannot be overstated--the passionfruit is unbelievably full and refreshing, with a refreshing, nearly maltless finish... at 5.4%, slammable yet savorable in its own right.... a monolithic flavor profile that offers small earthy hits of mint, tea, and honey--but passionfruit is the soup du jour...

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.97/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a turbid golden color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. Its soft texture adds aesthetic appeal, but the retention is fairly poor. A few streaks of lacing stick to the glass.

Smell that passionfruit! Seriously, is this beer or is this fruit punch? Actually, come to think about it, this beer's greatest aromatic strength is also its biggest weakness - the intense passionfruit smothers the actual witbier notes. If I concentrate, I get a little bit of coriander and more general citrusy qualities. I'm still not sure if this is beer or fruit punch. Having said that, I'm incredibly impressed by how nuanced and realistic the fruit comes across.

Normally, a vivid adjunct fails to translate from the nose to the flavor. Boy, that is NOT the case here. The main aspect to take away from the flavor are the heavy passionfruit qualities. Near the finish, some of the witbier elements try to punch through. In particular, coriander, orange peel, and wheat malt shows up. Still, those notes are quite timid in comparison. This is simply too gimmicky for me.

Compared to other witbiers, it has the lush feel down pat, but also seems a bit thin. The slenderness doesn't pair up very well with the healthy sweetness, but that also means it's somewhat easy to drink. I imagine this would be refreshing in hot Maryland weather.

I get the appeal of this, but it isn't really my thing. I like my beer to taste like beer instead of juice (to add, many of the best "juice-bomb" IPAs still have a nice beery aspect that this lacks). It's a fun drink, but I don't plan on buying any more past this six-pack.

2.97/5: More like hard fruit juice to me

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Photo of rajendra82
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Almost standard witbier look, with a cloudy, pale golden body, but the head was much smaller, and died rapidly. The aroma was a lovely and intense passionfruit, making me compelled smell it several times before the first sip. The taste was tart, tangy, and refreshing, with an interplay between passionfruit, lemon, and vinegar like flavors. There was a touch of hops in the finish. The body was light and crisp in feel, and the aftertaste was faint, yet long lived. Love how everything works together in this beer to present a cohesive package.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells like pineapple and mango juice and doesn't taste too much different. What a tasty beer. Not exactly my sort of thing, but it still works... all I think it needs is a bit of coconut to make it a pina colada beer.

This beer has a very nice sweet start and tart finish that makes it easily likable. The finish is a little biscuity with only a little bit of Witbier-like essence -- which I like, personally, as Witbiers are really one of my least favorite styles...

Anyway, delicious. I'm surprised this isn't more popular.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a hazy, cloudy and opaque yellow body, light orange hue, one finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing. Looks like a pulpless orange juice! Smell is mostly musty passion fruit, bit of spices, minerals, yeast, light tartness. A bit of wheat as well; you can't miss the witbeer base. However, the passion fruit does give you a hint of how this will taste. Indeed, this is a nice tart and juicy passion fruit-forward witbier; eminently crushable with a lot of fruity mango and passionfruit character that also provides tartness without actual stomach-churning acidity. Minerals, spices, wheat and a slight fruity sweetness rounds it all out. A very nice flavour, quite a bit of it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, very refreshing with a nice fruity presence that lingers for a bit without overstaying its welcome. A very nice fruited witbier, this is a great choice of summer beverage.

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Photo of ccg
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks pretty good. Very bright yellow. Surprisingly bright for a witbier I would think, and opaque. Not much head or lacing.
The passionfruit smell is quite strong and distinct. I have to respect how well Avery was able to get that to translate into a beer. Sweet, fruity, juicy, and tropical. It also smell a bit salty, like a gose.
Flavor is juicy, with a good balance between tart and sweet. Passionfruit is still coming through clearly.
It has almost a syrupy feel to it, but it works for this beer. It adds to the feeling of drinking something juicy and tropical.
This beer is unique for me. I've never had anything quite like it, so it's a little difficult to compare, but I think it works pretty well.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. Freshness dating indecipherable.

Pours very cloudy orange-yellow. Virtually no head, hence no lacing.

Am getting some sort of aroma, not unpleasant, just not really sure what it is.

Taste is where this one really shines. Tart and fruity. Very refreshing

Mouth is a solid medium.

Overall, it looks and smells a bit strange, but tastes pretty damn good.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw hue with nice head. Aroma has a medium Belgian yeast note (spice, burnt banana bread) with just a little tropic fruit. Taste is similar, but there is a delicate tart sting and the passion fruit is very distinct & elicited. It compliments the wheat base & contrasts nicely with the yeast spice. Very good, refreshing summertime beer.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

COD 5/22/16. Very cloudy golden pour. World class head volume, outstanding retention, poor lacing.

Very good nose of tart, slightly sour, passion fruit, light citrus and bready malt notes.

Light body that is slightly heavier than water with a smooth texture. Very good carbonation / body balance. The middle is adequately effervescent and the finish prickly.

The flavor profile is very good. The mainstay is a pleasant tartness that has a slightly sour note. Passion fruit is the main flavor component with notes of mango and lemon also appearing. Bitterness is very mild and is overwhelmed by tartness. The middle brings a light sweetness that allows mango to be noted briefly. The finish is a tart fade with hints of funk.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Likiko'i Kepolo

Look: The dark yellow body is so hazy, it's almost opaque. The head is large, light and fluffy, a thick white cloud on a sunny day.

Smell: No beer, here! This brew smells like a tropical cocktail with pineapple, coconut, and passion fruit overtaking any attempt by malt or hops. It's a move scent, but I do like my beer to smell more like...beer.

Taste: There's so much tartness, that the strong malty finish feels plenty out of place. As expected, fruit galore. Citrus and tropical flavors combine to create a juicy nectarine punch. A bit of grapefruit and lemongrass balance out the the sugar bomb. After while, however, the distinct flavors muddle, and an everyday mimosa seems left in the wake.

Mouthfeel: Medium/light body with medium-high carbonation adds to the soda pop feel of this sweet drink. For the recipe, it works.

Overall: Tasty for anyone...and maybe that's what I don't like about it. It barely resembles a beer. I'd score it higher if I were judging a wine cooler.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.15/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one was not my favorite. Avery gets the benefit of the doubt because they make such good stuff normally, but I found this one way too sweet and fruity for my liking. Had this on tap, and the passion fruit just overpowered every other scent and taste in the beer. I didn't really even get the tartness flavor in it. If that's what they were going for, that's ok, but Avery has done so much better than this one.

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Photo of Sandalwood
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2016, pours a cloudy light golden yellow color with a thin white head. There seems to be quite a bit of carbonation and no lacing. The odor for me is powerful, floral, passion fruit, tropical, pineapple, pear, white flowers, spices, slightly apricot. The taste for me is tropical fruit, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, some spices. Fresh, crisp, thin taste, bitter dry aftertaste.

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Photo of Korrin
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Orangeish with a bit of a head. I had it on tap and out of the can, there wasn't much of a difference here.

Aroma: Fruity and a bit sour. Mostly fruity, of course.

Taste: One of my favorite tasting beers I've had all Spring/Summer. It's refreshing and bright.

Feel: Smooth and easy drinking beer for the hot days of Summer.

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Photo of eskildow
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Honestly, this looks like orange juice. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but just a fact. Almost no head to speak of. It has a fruity, almost citrussy smell with passion fruit as well. The smell is much lighter than the appearance would make you expect. The flavour is dry, light, almost like a grapefruit, or perhaps citron.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disclaimer: I don't normally like Belgian beers so take my review with a grain of salt. I actually really like his one; the passion fruit balances out the sourness
Just slightly darker than a lager, with a slightly orangish hue and very cloudy as you would expect. Hardly any head. The smell reminds me of dried apricots. The taste is simultaneously sweet and sour, but not cloyingly so. Nice

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz can this beer pours cloudy, orange with a thin white head. It looks really tasty!

Nose: Tart, orange, sweet malt, citrus and tropical fruit.
Taste: Passion fruit, orange, caramel malt, lemon, pineapple and fruit - a LOT of fruit! This is like a canned juice.
Mouth: Sweet and a little dry. Medium body. High carbonation. A bit sour ending.

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Photo of asmangat
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The nose on this is on point. Passion fruit bomb with great tartness. With that, not much else coming through on the taste side. Very easy drinking and refreshing, with a thin mouth. Seems watered down.
Cool can, but not my favorite fruit infusion.

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Photo of bnes09
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can describes it perfectly. Tropical and tart. Lacks some of the yeast quality I've come to expect out of witbiers. It makes up for it though with the interesting passion fruit addition.

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Photo of Ottoj55
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy very light colored wit. Smells slightly tart, a bit of tropical fruit. Tastes like tart tropical fruit with wit like spiciness and yeast character. Dry finish. I won't be looking for it again. Its just weird. It has too many things going on for me.

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
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