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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel - New Belgium Brewing

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468 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with Feijoa and Hibiscus
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Ratings: 468 | Reviews: 109
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3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Superbohl4
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jadjunk
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Oh my god, it's not only a reaction for drinking one of Dieu De Ciel's beers, but a figurative translation of the Montreal brewery's name. Just ask our brewmaster, he's in heaven when drinking this collaborative Tripel, inspired by Dieu De Ciel's love of hibiscus and Belgian's love of the obscure, hence our addition of tart Feijoa fruit. Cheers!" Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel ale. A one-off collaborative brew between New Belgium and Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, released under the Lips of Faith Series label. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a New Belgium Globe glass. Served above 52 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) The beer pours a frothy cream head of a golden white color over a very hazy amber body with plentiful lively carbonation. Retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) The aroma suggests a bold dry, grassy and vegetal bitterness, potentially hibiscus, meeting a crisp, juicy and tart fruit, namely the feijoa. As far as the Tripel goes, this beer has an unusually nice balance and a decent cleanliness to it. It is also accessible and pleasant to smell. Potency is moderate/high. 3.75

(Taste) Mild, chewy pale malts, mildly sweet juicy fruit, and a dry, leafy note of hibiscus. I like that this beer keeps the sweetness of the fruit well balanced with flavors equally bitter and tart. Finishes with a strongly tart fruit note and a pinch of creeping grain alcohol. It's certainly not a textbook Tripel, but there is a very evident Tripel base with so much more in here to offer. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky, mildly chewy, very dry. Carbonation is medium/high, generating a high frothiness and solid crispness. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly tart over bitter and sweet. Alcohol presence is mild, and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) Heavenly Feijoa Tripel is a Tripel ale superior to nearly every other Lips of Faith Tripel that New Belgium has put out there, and the success comes from control, balance and depth of flavor. The inclusion of feijoa and hibiscus is perfect for this beer, as it generates a fantastic balance of unripe tartness and strong bitterness to round out the sweetness and depth of the malt and sugary fruit as well as to keep the beer drinking full of character for a 9.00% ABV Tripel. This is one Lips of Faith collaboration that I sorely regret not buying multiple bottles of. 4

New Belgium Brewing's
Heavenly Feijoa Tripel Ale (With Dieu du Ciel)

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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a growler in a snifter, this unique tripel pours a pale copper with a thick white head of tight beaded bubbles and great lacing that lasts and lasts. Nose of tart pineapple and grapefruit, yeasty funkiness, and sweet malts. Flavors are tart and sweet fruits to all sides with pineapple, peach, grapefruit, and a wild yeast flavor lending itself to a nice moderately tart finish. A big ale that finishes moderately dry. Incredibly unique without rocking the boat too much for the style. Alcoholic warmth increases with temperature. Very nice.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of RickS95
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's a strange looking beer, but only because it's so cloudy. Think orange juice that's just been engulfed by a dark rainy cloud. Pour is a very dingy , old faded orange. Extremely rich looking. There's a white head with average retention up top. Decent thin lace. Looks like a very orangey wit.

I don't know what feijoa is, but this beer smells good. Very pineappley nose. Lots of citrus juices. Floral with a smack of alcohol. Faint white pepper.

Grapefruit juice. Looks like it and tastes like it. Must be orange rind because it's far more bitter than sweet. You can taste the hibiscus, reminds me of dandelion. Orange makes a cameo in the lingering finish.

More bitter than sweet. There are small bursts of sweet, but it's fairly bitter and the carbonation makes the bitter feel even stronger. Alcohol brings some heat to the equation. Fairly heavy, even for a tripel. Warming, dry finish.

It's a strange beer, which sometimes collaborations are. I can't say good or bad, but I can say unique. Some will love this and others will hate it. I'm leaning towards good.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
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