Liliko'i Kepolo
Avery Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #9
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
90
Ranked #4,743
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 10.37%
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
1,144
From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  62
Gots
  283
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Belgian Wit brewed with Passion Fruit
Reviews: 222 | Ratings: 1,144 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of JasonQKing
4.87/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pleasant surprise!

Pours into a topically beautiful pineapple yellow. Looks delicious

The smell is very fruity and Belgian white. Very clean and not too sweet.

Tastes absolutely amazing. Strangely seemingly fizzy as if carbonated. The sweet passionfruit with the Belgian white is one of the best brews of belgian I've ever had maybe. Not too sweet but also fairly low abv which is fine.

I would definitely pick up this brew when I see it again! Great job!

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

About average carbonation, body is about average also
Aroma is passionfruit, citrus,wheat,fruit juice
Taste was definitely passionfruit upfront. Mildly sweet but oddly had a earthy dryness as well
This was something different that I found enjoyable and wouldn't mind trying again

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Photo of jwp777
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can dated 9/19/19, tasted on 1/25/2020.

Pours a hazy, dark orange juice color. Head was thin and disappeared rapidly. Sort of unimpressive.

Aroma is okay. Lots of citrus (orange, passionfruit, etc), some wheat.

Taste follows the aroma, but for some reason I like the taste more than the smell.

Feel is crisp, fairly clean, and a dry, tart finish. Not much of an aftertaste.

Overall, I guess I was expecting more based on the scores. This may just not be my type of beer but if someone handed me one I would not turn it down.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is very bready and grainy with tons of clove and coriander. Along with these aromas comes some yeast and a little bit of orange and apricot sweetness.
Taste – The taste begins with a tart green apple flavor mixed with a bready taste. Along with these flavors are some fruit flavors of a citrus nature and a little bit of a tropical fruit of pineapple and mango. As the taste moves forward some grass and yeasty tastes join the flavor profile as well as a little bit of clove and coriander that were detected in the nose. With a large increase in the spice and some sour lemon tastes, one is left with a tart but very pleasant taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is average in nature. For the mix of tart, spice and bready malt the feel nicely blends all the flavors all while keeping the brew rather refreshing in nature.
Overall- A rather tasty brew overall. Being a Belgium white ale, I wasn’t expecting something as tart, and it initially caught me off guard. After a few sips however I ended up growing rather fond of the brew. A fun one to try for sure.

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Photo of MNAle
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moderately tropical fruit aroma, others say passion fruit, so, OK, it's passion fruit. Picking up the wheat fairly strongly.

Tall, white fluffy head over a hazy dark orange body, but not so hazy you can't see the ample carbonation bubbles rising. The head recedes very quickly, leaving virtually no lacing; just a slight wall above the ring and cap at the end.

Taste is tart passion fruit. Not enough to be called sour, just a little tart. The wheat is present in the taste, but definitely subservient to the tart fruit (IOW, not as present as the aroma suggested). No bitterness at all (as expected with a 10 IBU rating), with the tartness providing the counter to any sweetness present.

Body is tingly and thin.

Finish is tart, dry, and brief. Hardly any aftertaste; just a memory of the tartness on the tongue and in the mouth. I'm disappointed in this finish. It kind of just goes away, leaving indistinct tartness in its wake.

Given the ratings, I was expecting more I guess.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange color with a large foamy head. Great retention and lacing.
Aromas of passionfruit, bubblegum, citrus peel and spices. The malt aroma, wheaty and bready, emits a cake like sugary sweetness.
The taste integrates the softness and sweetness of the wheat with the light tartness of passionfruit and citrus. Light spices interact well with the other flavors. The finish is dry with some tartness.
Light to medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. The gentle to moderate carbonation combines well with the smoothness of the mouthfeel.
A good example of Witbier with some nice adjunct flavors, particularly the passion fruit.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy pour out the can. Didn't they do this with an island brewery as a collaboration? Or was it jolly pumpkin? I can't remember. Or maybe it was just another beer from someone with a similar name. I dunno. Neither one all that memorable in terms of good reasons.

Pours an orange color with some haze to it, 1/3" white head. Looks similar to hazeboi orange juice. Lots of tropical Capri Sun juice box notes to this one, bring on the passion fruit, its one of the cheapest ones. Taste has as much in common with fruit juice as it does beer. There are some yeast notes to it, banana first and foremost. More sour/tart than I expected though. There's quite a few hodge podge of styles and things going on here. It grew on me more and more. Seems more like a kettle soured fruit beer than a belgian witbier, but whatdoiknow.

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

2015 vintage; drank 10/11/15 @ Jake Melnick's.

Opaque yellow appearance.

Minimal fluffy white head; decent lace.

Wheat & passionfruit notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Passionfruit & wheat flavors up front; fresh flower notes on the finish.

Fruitier & bolder out of a can, but still a great warm weather treat.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a really cool and interesting beer. It has characteristics of a Belgian Witbier and also a very fruity sour/wild ale. You get hints of Belgian yeast and spice as well as loads of passion fruit and vaguely tropical fruit flavors. My favorite thing about this beer was that it was tart and not sweet. Refreshing and tasty. yb

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Stamped on bottom canning date is '08/17/18'.
Murky gold colored body, with peach tint. Fizzy head upon pouring quickly bubbles away. No lacing.
Aroma is very fruity, and light spice.
Taste is slightly tart fruit, with coriander and wheat malt. Tasting experience is quick and done.
Light and refreshing in mouth feel. Has a bit of a bite. Enjoyable carbonation.
Easy to drink and rewarding for quenching a thirst.

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Photo of Suds
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a white can, this is a white beer....milky and hazy straw with a huge white head. The aroma is fruity...a bit of wheat and huge fruit nose. Passion fruit. The taste is balanced, with loads of fruit and a soft wheat twang. Full in body and engaging. I’m not a fan of fruit in beer, but this was better than expected.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(12 oz can, canned on 05/04/2018, purchased warm... poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: extra-cloudy, peach-colored liquid; tall head formed but collapsed soon after

S: very potent passion fruit on the nose, so much so that it's a bit hard to tell this is a Wit; very potent, fragrant, juicy nonetheless

T: passion fruit out the ass - huge up front, heavy in aftertaste - but with a healthy pop of the coriander in the finish... 'tropical & tart' is quite dead on... the slight hint of alcohol in the background is the only thing that keeps this from tasting like a virgin cocktail... the Belgian yeast eventually inches it way forward, though the base beer is far from in control

F: kind of on the lighter side, but carrying dead weight - bit of a thick sediment-laden midsection... carbonation mild, prickly

O: will probably seek a fresher can and compare... the flavors seem to compliment each other, but shouldn't the passion fruit ought to provide a subtle exotic color to the base beer instead of coming across like a fruit cocktail?... why bother calling it a Wit?

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Photo of drtth
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The heavily hazed golden amber yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/4” white head that soon recedes to a thin irregular island of foam, a ring around the glass and some scattered patches of lacing on the sides. Sipping creates scattered patches of lacing. Long before mid-way through the beer there’s only a tiny ring around the glass and a few widely scattered patches of lacing.

The aromas are mostly about the passionfruit (think kiwi, pineapple and just a hint of banana). In the background there’s some coriander and a bit of wheat.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the passionfruit up front as the star of the show. The coriander and grains are in the background as members of the supporting cast. There’s a bit of both sweetness and tartness in the background. There’s also some citrus and spice from the orange peel and coriander.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and very lightly prickly from the moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the fruit and sweetness begin to fade, followed by the citrus and spice leaving the ending to some light, dry, fruity tartness.

Overall this is an easily drinkable and enjoyable beer. While the passionfruit is the star of the show it does not conceal the wheat, malt and coriander, all of which remain in the background. A beer I’d be willing to have again and may even go looking for another. Certainly I’d be willing to have two, maybe more, in a row.

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Photo of matcris
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: Hazy, burnt orange, big foam that lasts a while.
AROMA: Lots of passion fruit, light dried fruit, Granny Smith apples, and an overall Hefe vibe.,
TASTE: Tart, wine like, wheaty, lots of green apple, pear, and passion fruit.
FEEL: Soft, bright carbonation, medium thin feel, fairly dry on the finish.
OVERALL: Nice tart and sweet brew. Be great on a warm summer day.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Off the bat this is a super fruity smelling and tasting beer - I guess that's why they call it a "fruit beer". If you love Blue Moon I am sure you'll love this beer - if you love Arrogant Bastard I am sure you'll hate this beer. The overall flavor is like a Lemon Head infused wheat beer - big sour apple notes and some tropical fruits. Not bad if you love white wheat beers. The can has a super cool tiki theme which is partly why I picked this one up. Check it out if you're a big fan of the Belgium Wheat style beers.

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Photo of ThePold
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh can into a wheatbeer glass. Not a lot of froth or head; minimal carbonation. Color is a lovely clouded yellowish thing. It's a very still beer. Once in a glass, it doesn't move. smells great, tastes excellent. I'll buy more.

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Photo of josc198
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very little head which dissapates a little too quickly...even for my preferences. Smell is or spice and coconut...yes, lots of coconut. Comes on very tart, almost as much as a sour but not quite. Once the tartness dissapates you're left with some coriander and a little orange taste along with a "passionfruity" flavor. I'd describe it as simply a tropical version of the Avery White Rascal with the tartness or the El Gose and a dash of tropical. Best enjoyed cold, in a can, near the beach.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy; super pineapple nose; yeasty tang, a blast of fruit + a weird banana chew end.

4 4 3.5 4 3.75

Works as a wit but all sorts of messy fruit. For kids. Not my thing.

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Photo of TexasBadger1954
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was expecting more tartness, but was pleasantly surprised by the simple refreshing flavor of this beer. The beer had lots of body for a witbier. I feel the haziness added to the overall character of the beer. Overall, I found this to be a most excellent beer.

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Photo of ChadRyan75
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An excellent & refreshing summer brew. Pairs perfectly with suntan oil, a lawn chair, toes in the sand, waves crashing, and reggae music. Optional: Grab an acoustic guitar or a ukulele and hang out on the porch while drinking this.

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Photo of D1noB
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tart but not overdone, great beer if you are introducing someone to sours. The grains tame it down, while balancing it.

Taste rating in words: It's a tricycle.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger white head, hazy yellow body.

Smell: Passionfruit, mild wheat.

Taste: Same as above, but with some spices and tropical flowers.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, balanced.

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Photo of DaverCS
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful hazy orange color.

Aroma is of lime, citrus, stone fruit, and some Belgian yeast character. Some wet hay notes also. While the description sounds great, it still smells muted and just slightly off.

Taste is surpringly tart and viscous and a little of the flat side. Not as refreshing as I was expecting. Lots of lime and underripe mango. Passion fruit is there. Nice wheat character also.

Overall, strange beer that I’m not in love with. It doesn’t fit the style, nor is it all that refreshing. I see it pairing well with Hawaiian pork it gets a 74/100.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold pour, minimal amount of foam but what's there leaves a lot of lacing. Smells of passionfruit, orange peel, lemon lime, bit of coriander. Tastes like it smells, so juicy and refreshing. Light side of medium bodied, enough carbonation to get the job done. Surprisingly good and tasty with just enough tartness as to not take over.

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Photo of BigGold
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had "Passionfruit Devil" poured from 12-oz. can into pilsner glass. With both sharp (orange peel) and sweet and round fruit additions (liliko'i), this is a very bold, fruity Belgian white ale.

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Liliko'i Kepolo from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1144 ratings