Beer Review: MAUI LIQUID BREADFRUIT

Beer Review: MAUI LIQUID BREADFRUIT

Exploring the collaborative efforts of Maui Brewing and Dogfish Head, the Liquid Breadfruit is heralded as a beer-epiphany, a concoction born from the genius of Sam Calagione. This innovative blend celebrates the bounties of Maui’s harvest by ingeniously combining local breadfruit (ulu) and toasted papaya seeds, creating an imperial golden ale with the infusion of Dogfish Head’s Delaware-Native-Ale yeast. Anticipation builds as we delve into this unique creation, promising an unparalleled beer experience.

Appearance

Upon pouring this 12 oz. can into a goblet, the Liquid Breadfruit reveals itself with a hazy amber tinted yellow gold hue. The initial white head swiftly gives way to a thin film, setting the stage for the sensory journey that awaits.

Aroma

The olfactory experience offers a fruity Belgian nose, unveiling notes of white grapes, ripe cantaloupe, and a hint of banana. The aromatic profile sets the tone for what promises to be a unique and flavorful beer.

Taste

The palate is treated to a symphony of flavors, with sweet toasty malt leading the way. A spicy Belgian-like yeast adds complexity, while pronounced spicy euro hops contribute a layer of depth. The interplay between citrus and ripe melon fruitiness bridges the gap between the malt and hops, creating a dynamic and engaging taste profile.

Mouthfeel

The Liquid Breadfruit presents a medium-bodied experience, accompanied by dry, prickly bubbles that enhance the overall drinking sensation. This tactile element adds an additional dimension to the beer, contributing to its overall appeal.

Overall Impression

In the realm of craft beers, Maui Brewing’s Liquid Breadfruit stands out as a very tasty and remarkably drinkable option, especially considering its 8.2% alcohol by volume. As the beer warms up, the fruit notes become more pronounced, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the experience. While the wait until October may feel like an eternity, the payoff is undoubtedly worth it for those seeking a unique and flavorful brew.