Beer Review: AVERY LILIKO’I KEPOLO

Beer Review: AVERY LILIKO’I KEPOLO

The Liliko’i Kepolo from Avery Brewing introduces itself with a cloudy honey mustard yellow hue, crowned by a modest ring of suds. Its visual appeal sets the stage for the unconventional journey that lies within the can.

Aroma

This Belgian Witbier hits the olfactory senses with a blend of husk and an overwhelming wave of passion fruit that lingers in the air. There’s a subtle funkiness, as if the tropical breeze has brought a touch of the unexpected to the traditional witbier essence.

Taste

Breaking away from the conventional witbier path, Liliko’i Kepolo delivers a juicy and tart explosion of passion fruit, accompanied by malted wheat carrying a mild spice. Surprisingly absent are the hops, allowing the sour grainy twang to take center stage in its unique flavor profile.

Mouthfeel

In the realm of mouthfeel, this brew boasts a full-bodied character, generously juicy, and complemented by a moderate carbonation. The combination creates a satisfying texture that contributes to the overall drinking experience.

Overall

In the realm of witbiers, Avery Brewing’s Liliko’i Kepolo stands out as a remarkable and refreshing contender. Despite my initial reservations as a non-witbier enthusiast, the tropical allure of this concoction has won me over. However, the hefty price tag of $11-14 for a four-pack places it firmly in the realm of special occasion indulgence rather than a casual summertime quaff. Liliko’i Kepolo is a passionate departure from the norm, making it a noteworthy choice for those seeking a unique twist on a classic style.