Liliko'i Kepolo | Avery Brewing Company

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Liliko'i KepoloLiliko'i Kepolo
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
953
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
23.21%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
214
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Masonz223
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +0.2%
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 +8.9%
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 -7.7%
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 +7.4%
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%
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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Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at The Beerhouse in Urbandale IA on 5/6/16.
A - Pours a bright yellow and a 1 inch white head.
S - Aroma is lemony.
T - The flavor is lemony!
M - Mildly tart, crisp and refreshing mouth feel, above average carbonation.
O - Did not expect much, was pleasantly surprised by this one. Obviously a great warm weather beer. I will have more.

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Photo of puck1225
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from draft into a snifter. It is cloudy yellow with nice head and lacing. Strong lemon smell that carries over to the taste. Very lemony and a bit sweet with a nice aftertaste. This will be a pleasant summer beer!

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Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

For a witbier, this is a phenomenal and unique interpretation that feels reverent to the classics while fresh, interesting, and new. Pours an absolutely gorgeous lightly hazy golden yellow with A two finger white head made of medium sized bubbles. Aromas and flavors are of passion fruit juice, tropical punch, delicate wheats, and sweet angel food cake with a hint of tartness. Some dry grassiness, doughy malt, and complex spiciness underneath. Creamy, light mouthfeel. Next to Allagash White, this is an absolute knockout of the style while being completely different from that equally classic ale.

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

Pours a cloudy wet straw in color with a frothy pure white head that lingers well and leaves a smattering of lace across the top of the beer

Aromas of banana, orange and mango practically leap out of the glass with just a hint of pepper and spices.

Mango and passion fruit up front with a hint of sweetness, moving to fresh baked bread and finishing with a strong dose of lemon tartness.

Tart, but not overly so. Medium carbonation with a light body.

Very enjoyable and my first of this style apparently. Definitely one that i will enjoy revisiting in the future.

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Photo of basaywhat
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. Super hazy yellow-orange with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of flowers, tropical fruit, wheat, citrus, and white wine. Taste is fruity flowery and sweet-tart. Light-medium bodied, crisp, and a little dry. Full of flavor; quite nice.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Liliko'i Kepolo pours a hazy cloudy bright golden color, with a small head; looks like orange juice. Aroma is with lots of tropical notes, big hints of the tropical fruit. Taste very tropical, lots of sweet tropical fruit. A little flat but good feel. Overall, big natural tropical beer.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like a passion fruit juice might be, this is an easy to drink refreshing treat. Liked the hazy unfiltered look to this one, with the bold gold/yellow coloring. The tartness is significant but does not overwhelm the taste profile. Nicely done.

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Photo of Czequershuus
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a very hazy pale gold with a large dissipating head. Tart pasionfruit and lemon come through strongly on the aroma, followed by bread yeast, orange peel, clove, coriander, ginger, and tangerine juice. The flavor leads with very pleasant yeasty, biscuit flavors, orange and lemon peel, and finished with a slightly sour passionfruit and tangerine flavor. The mouthfeel is light and fizzy with a touch of softness. Overall this is a stunningly impressive beer, with is hard to accomplish with a Wit.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque liquid the color of grapefruit skin. A small fizzy head quickly reduces to a thin haze on the surface. Aroma is Belgian wit, tropical fruit cocktail, and something funky, hay-like. Taste is tart and sweet. There's a big kick in the back of the mouth, some wheat, spice (coriander, allspice) , lemon, pineapple, passion fruit. Not funky at all in the flavor. Effervescent mouthfeel, refreshing. Perfect morning wake up for a summer day on the beach.

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Photo of hman43
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Cloudy yellow like a lemon drop.

Smell: Fruity aromas , some lemon and passion fruit.

Taste: Strong citrus flavors highlighted by the lemon and the passion fruit. there is also a sour element in the taste.

Feel: It has a light feel and smooth.

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Photo of farrago
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thin dusting of pure white foam across the surface with close to no retention, in turn the lacing is string thin and hardly sticks. The liquid is a murky and fully opaque yellow color with some orange at the core, hard to see any bubbles through the fog. The passion fruit comprises most of the nose, makes it difficult to register any else, that noted there’s glimmers of white grapefruit, unprocessed grains, and a touch of clove, can’t vouch for anything beyond that. Full-bodied and sappy, like fruit puree was poured into the glass. Negligible carbonation albeit some lift at the end. The passion fruit, star fruit and papaya flavors are as sweet as sour, no real tropical zing, almost evokes prunes at times. The clove is weaker here, more peppery, some breadiness and cocoa like maltiness. The white grapefruit to lemon citrus more shadowy, not a strong presence. The passion fruit is tasty for sure but it tastes more like an alcoholic fruit drink than an adulterated beer. Which is not a bad thing if one wants to drink an alcoholic fruit drink.

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Photo of bigflatsbeerman
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale yellow, must be unfiltered because you can't see through the glass. A vigorous pour from my growler resulted inch 3 inch head.

Smell: Classic smell for a witbier, definitely getting grapefruit. Smell is inviting.

Taste: Nice taste with citrus, it has a very refreshing taste which is what you expect.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: A great and refreshing witbier. Reminds me that I don't need to drink IPA's endlessly. Great for a warm weather drink. Worth a try if you like this style.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - a nice mango orange color with a very fast dissipating head. Very thin lacing.

S - Wheat, hay and grapefruit.

T - very interesting. It says tropical and tart on the can and it lives up. The mango, passionfruit and tart grapefruit are the main players despite the wheat on the nose. The wheat and yeast does round out the flavor profile though. The grapefruit and I believe lemon give it the tartness.

MF - highly carbed, somewhat thin. works for the beer though.

O - bitter/tart doesnt always have to come from hopping the shit out of something. very cool avery.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clouded, pale yellow body with a medium-small, off-white head.

Smell: Overlaying the meagerly grainy wheat is a tropical passion fruit aroma backed by a hint of grapefruit and given a bit of earthy spiciness.

Taste: A soft, supple wheatiness with a moderate amount of powdered sugar sweetness that immediately heads into the citrus and bright, fresh blessing of passion fruit fruitiness with a tart, tangy vibe to it and touch of lightly puckering acidity. Minor spiciness on the still quite juicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. The mouthfeel is altogether juicy.

Overall: An almost sumptuous amount of refreshment.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Liliko'i Kepolo brewed by Avery brewing company, with and ABV of 5.60% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a small white head. This brew has a nice look to it. Liliko'i Kepolo is an unfiltered brew, you can not see though this brew. The smell of Liliko'i Kepolo is rich with citrus , grains, malts, and hops. The taste of this brew is rich with citrus and malts. Liliko'i Kepolo has a nice bitter sweet taste to it. This is a different tasting brew. This brew puts in the mind set of juice .Now I'm not saying that is a bad thing . There is a lot going on in Liliko'i Kepolo, it has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel of Liliko'i Kepolo is Rich, smooth, clean, and refreshing . Overall I'm giving Liliko'i Kepolp a 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Avery Brewing Company did a nice job with one. If you are looking for a fruity drinking brew this is for you. Thank You Avery Brewing Company.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy yellow with a two finger white fizzy head.

S - Aroma of yeast, clove, passion fruit, and lemon peel.

T - The flavor opens with lemon, passion fruit, orange peel, and grapefruit. Belgian yeast, clove, and wheat round out the flavor.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a perfect warm weather beer. Juicy and thirst quenching. Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.12/5  rDev -23%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Can to pint glass. Appearance: hazy yellow. Minimal head, lacing, head stixks around the Edges of the glass. Aroma is passion fruit lemon, yeast, sour mix. Taste is tart lemon, sour mix, Feel is juicy, acidic. Overall: Good flavors, but it lacks peripherals and 'beerness'. Almost shandylike.

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Photo of chinchill
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can into a lager glass.

Pronounced aromas of tropical fruits waft up as I pour the cloudy, yellow-amber brew into the glass. Passion-fruit dominates in the flavor but the aroma seems to carry plenty of apricot and pineapple as well. Moderately tart. Excellent finish.

Overall: Exceptional. This tasty and tart tropical variant is a welcome departure from the standard banana and clove witbier.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company. Poured from the can into a snifter, this brew's head is three fingers thick, with web-like lacing, and a hazy medium-light golden body.

Smells like the passion-fruit used right off the bat. Nothing too sweet or syrupy judging just the aroma. I also smell an earth-like malt complex bringing up the rear to add more of a backbone to this potentially gimmicky beverage. Let's see how it tastes, shall we?

I taste a nice helping of the passion fruit, but its sweetness does not digress from the other complexities of this beer. Those being mouth-watering-ly juicy West Coast style hops, along with that malt profile I'd mentioned in the taste. All in all, a great balance.

The mouthfeel I'm getting here is smooth,clean,and quenching. Fair carbonation,too.

Overall, I'll award Liliko'i Kepolo - Avery Brewing Company with a 4.75. I was skeptical at first, as I see mosr of my fellow BA's were also, due the fruit flavoring. But I can honestly say it doesn't shy away form the rest of what the brew has to offer, which is quite a bit in comparison to others within this style. I would recommend this in the summer months, even though I'm reviewing it on V-Day 2016. This is hitting the spot even in cold Ohio winter weather. I can imagine how heavenly this will be when its 85 and over 50% humidity. Pick it up regardless of what time of year you're in, you will be instantly transported to a sunny beach.

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 953 ratings.
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