Saturday, July 2, 2016

Avery Brewing Liliko'i Kepolo

Beer Name: Liliko'i Kepolo
Brewery: Avery Brewing Co. (Boulder, CO)
ABV: 5.4%
How sold: 4-packs of 12 oz. cans; kegs; on draft
Where bought: Johns Marketplace (Portland, OR)
Price: $3.29 for 12 oz single

Date Canned: December 4, 2015
Date Purchased: April 9, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: April 22, 2016
When brewed? Year-round beer.

Where distributed: Avery Brewing ships to several states. While Avery ships their beer to the Pacific NW, I only saw Lilikoi Kepolo in the Portland area starting in 2016. Check their site if you can get this beer near you!

What's on the Can: "Luscious. Juicy. Tart. And like no other! Adding a tropical island flair to a spicy traditional witbier, Liliko'i Kepolo erupts with monumental passionfruit aroma and acidity along with a sublimely succulent finish. Sediment may occur over time. Fear not - it's passionfruit!"

What's on the Website: "Adding a tropical island flair to a spicy traditional witbier, Liliko'i erupts with monumental passion fruit aroma and acidity along with a sublimely succulent finish."  Click here for more!

Appearance (5%): Poured a cloudy whitish-golden into a pint glass, with white head. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Full-on tart passion fruit experience. Like a juice box. Hell yeah. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Pleasing controlled tart and passion fruit jolt, with spicy witbier qualities. Simply awesome. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium body and very carbonated. Some bitterness can linger on the tongue. Juicy. Tropical aura just engulfs the mouth. 4.75/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding Witbier. I admit to not being the biggest fan of Belgian-style beers, and would likely prefer Avery's lineup of IPAs first over this on most days. However, this is probably the finest witbier I've come across to date, and it certainly helps to have all that passion fruit in here. It's such a refreshing product, and to know it is made year-round makes me one happy panda. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.688/5

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