Liliko'i Kepolo | Avery Brewing Company

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1,036 Ratings
Liliko'i KepoloLiliko'i Kepolo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Wit brewed with Passion Fruit

Added by emmasdad on 10-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,036
Reviews:
190
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.88%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
244
For Trade:
2
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1.08/5  rDev -73.3%

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1.08/5  rDev -73.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -63%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.89/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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2/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.11/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It tasted like pineapple juice mixed with bud light. Based on the ratings below I bought a 4-pack and absolutely hated the first sip. I poured it out as it reminded me of the awful taste of a gose sour.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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2.55/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.89/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.94/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.94/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.96/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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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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3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

would not recommend. ratings for this beer are absurd.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Looked and tasted more like juice than beer. Smells delicious but the passionfruit overpowers everything in it.

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 1,036 ratings.
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