Liliko'i Kepolo | Avery Brewing Company

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Liliko'i KepoloLiliko'i Kepolo

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Witbier

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

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Photo of rajendra82
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
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 -2.2%
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 -0.5%
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 -4.4%
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 -2.7%
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 +4.9%
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 -10.1%
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 -10.6%
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

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
3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
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 +12.1%
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 -6.9%
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 -1.7%
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 -3%
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 -9.6%
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 -6.7%
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 -24.1%
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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Photo of buckslayer50
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer, floating around in the pool with this is a great summer florida day. Lovely smell, smooth mouth feel, but the star is the taste as it should be. Perfect balance of tart with the spices and sweetness from the passion fruit. This was a big hit with everyone who usually hate any of the craft I drink. This and otra vez are gonna be staples to get me through the summer on 100 degree, humid days

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

Great refreshing summer beer. Has mouthfeel of your standard witbier with added juiciness and tartness from the passion fruit. Highly recommend for warm weather.

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Photo of Masonz223
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A lot more tart then I thought the taste is a a lot of lemon and tart Apple. Coriander A touch of tropical fruit notes. This is a nice refreshing beer. Would be a nice beer to drink on a hot summer day!

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light and yellow with no head, smells fruity, spicy and malty, but the fruit is most prominent. I'm surprised at how well all the flavors blend together... every influence is present (the belgian style, the passionfruit, the spices) light and flavorful, lots of passionfruit that balances the malty backbone. Nice summer beer!

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Photo of avalon07
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of creamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Below average lacing.

S: A big, fruity aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, and spices.

T: Tasted of passion fruit, orange, lemon, light banana notes, malt, a bit of mango, pepper, some yeast, and coriander. Obviously, this is a fruit-centric flavor, but this is a good thing. The taste is light, vibrant, and slightly funky.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a beer that's easy to drink and flavorful. It won't please everyone (especially if you're not keen on fruity beers), but it works surprisingly well. Not a classic witbier, but tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This starts with an acidic and pulpy citric fruit flavor before yielding some Belgian yeast. Ends with a straight passion fruit juice that seems almost natural. Drinks a little sharp at times.

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Photo of dcotom
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce can into tulip glass. Hazy yellowish orange, snow white head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin ring. Tropical fruit on the nose, with a hint of yeasty funk. Lots of fruit on the palate, with notes of peach, orange, and grapefruit. Light spice, nice tartness that lingers on the palate. This is an excellent beer, very flavorful as well as light and refreshing.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked up a can of Avery's Liliko'i Kepolo for $3.29 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for something light and fruit and I thought this might do the trick, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a teku.

A- The can looks good, it's got a nice design and it's a little eye catching. It poured a cloudy pale yellow color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with a little over half a fingers worth of bubbly off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruits being the first to show up and it imparts a noticeable passion fruit aroma with a little citrus and tropical fruit aromas showing up in the background. Up next comes a tart aroma that's followed by that malts that imparts a little bit of bready aroma with pale malts, sweet malts and grainy aromas also showing up. This beer has a good aroma, I like that the passion fruit stood out.

T- The taste seems to pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruits still being the first to show up and the passion fruit sticking out the most with citrus and tropical fruit showing up in the background. Up next comes a lower amount of high sourness with more of those bready malts coming through and imparting the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but they are just a little lighter. On the finish the sourness doesn't linger too much and it's not too acidic and it has more of a fruit juice like aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, the passion fruit shows up nicely.

M- Smooth, crisp, refreshing, medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is very nice and it works well this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, the passion fruit stood out like it should and it was more sour than I thought it would be, but I ended up liking that because it wasn't too acidic. This beer has nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of these, especially on a hot day and I would recommend it to be people who like sour fruity beers and passion fruit. What I like the most about this beer was that the passion fruit was showcased nicely and I like the sourness. What I liked the least about this beer was nothing, there's ins't anything that I would change. I would buy this beer again, especially in the summer. All in all I was happy with this beer, it'was little more than I expected and I liked that. It's not a favorite Avery beer, but it was one of the best passion fruit beers I've had. Good job guys, this is a good beer.

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
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