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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

435 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | 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:
Brewed with Feijoa and Hibiscus

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-16-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Charlie Jewell's in Redlands, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with some malt, grain, fruit, and hibiscus aromas. Taste is much the same with sour hibiscus and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but a little of this beer goes a long way.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2013 06:32:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-30-2013 13:02:09 | More by Thorpe429
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark golden color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of hibiscus notes and tart Feijoa notes is not as enticing as I was expecting. Taste was dryer then expected with quite a bit of tart Feijoa notes with also quite a bit of hibiscus notes. Body was quite full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Off-balanced ingredient with low drinkability meant a deception in this case.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 17:27:40 | More by Phyl21ca
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-03-2013 19:41:23 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.88/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Deep, dark golden body, fairly clear, with just under a half-inch of white foam.

Smell: Wow, okay. Smells like an odd champagne, where someone opened the body, drank a fair portion, then made some half-hearted attempt to 'cap' the bottle, only to come back a week or so later to find this.

Taste: Heavenly Feijoa tastes about the same. Sure, there's a toasted grain quality you know is from the barely, but the additions give it an overriding taste of 'off' champagne without even a mere drop of sweetness to it, leaving it unsettlingly dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's different, that much is certain, though it's not particularly palatable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2013 00:24:01 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-08-2013 03:16:03 | More by ygtbsm94
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-21-2013 20:40:52 | More by jaydoc
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-03-2013 15:15:42 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-29-2013 00:43:06 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass a deep rich brass tone with a nicely formed almost creamy looking head that lasted for a good while.Aromas are very tart with some phenolic yeasty spice,as it begins to warm some funk starts to creep in.Flavors are tart a pretty dry,some toasted grain and pithy citric notes,again the funk as well alcohol creeps.A bit to tart and yeasty for me but for those who like the tart funky stuff they will enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 20:37:08 | More by oberon
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-02-2013 17:15:45 | More by GRG1313
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

In researching the feijoa fruit, it certainly is as random as the bottle text implies: it's native to South America, but is cultivated in Oceania, Azerbaijan, Georgia (the country, folks), Russia, and South Africa. There's a collection for ya! Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, light clove, light black pepper, mild booze, biscuit, and a vague avocado-like scent (I assume this is the aforementioned feijoa, but I have no earthly idea what that thing smells like). A strange menthol quality pervades. The taste brings in more of the same, but now the feijoa seems to really shine through, something akin to a jumbled citrus character spiked with guava and passion fruit. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, a solid tripel, though one whose use of outlandish fruit may have dug its grave in terms of greatness.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 21:07:53 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright and saturated orange color, compact head of white foam. Some delicate lace around the edges but not much, lasting surface coverage. Again the clarity is very bright, glistening like a jewel.

Aroma is sort of flat, some fruit is there, grains, yeast, it's a little muddled.

Taste is slightly tart from the fruit, though it is more astringent at first. As it warms, it's a little easier to drink, but not one i'll pick up again. The tripel base is slightly boozy, with a labored sweetness and medium feel. Tart aftertaste, sort of acidic like bile. Vague earthiness lingers, hard to attribute it to any particular ingredient. Overall it's ok, but nothing too exciting, despite the exotic adjuncts and international collaboration.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 03:46:51 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-01-2013 01:33:12 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-25-2014 01:14:04 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-06-2013 21:49:09 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-09-2013 04:20:42 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

09-07-2013 05:30:13 | More by nickfl
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a dark amber, which is not really a color I would associate with a tripel normally. Mildly bready nose. Flavor profile is a very mild tang with a consistent sweet edge, in a mature fruit kind of way. Seems the feijoa is really showing through; not that I have had the fruit before. A nice tripel. I could have quite a bit of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 03:41:04 | More by RblWthACoz
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

Beautiful looking brew, clear brassy color with a head that lasts. Lots of aromatics; tart tropical fruit, slight funky cheese, phenolic, hibiscus, intensely herbal, alcohol. Some funk on the palate, the pineapple guava make an impact as does the hibiscus. Bready malt backbone hold the beer together quite well. Some warmth, earthy, dry finish.

Once you get past the show there is that base Tripel, extreme beer for sure. Took a few sips in to really get into this brew and now I am hooked.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 03:36:23 | More by Jason
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

BBD Mar 2014

Pours bronze with a pinky of pearl colored head. Head fell away fast average head retention

S: Apple peels & blossoms, white grapes, pears

T: Follows the nose, some pineapple & hibiscus up front, plus a touch of boozeyness. Pineapple, pears, a smidge of grapefruit as this warms, plus apple juice. Finishes fruitty with candi sugar, dryness, & little bit of lemon zest & a kiss white pepper

MF: Fairly syruppy, low carbonation

Not bad drinkability, a bit too sweet for me to love it, not bad though

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 03:10:09 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. Clear copper with a rich bright-white head. Robust lacing that sticks in heavy swathes down the sides of the glass. The hibiscus gives the aroma a fresh flowery feel, backed by notes of spice, sugars, dough and a juicy smelling fruity tartness. The taste is very similar, with tart juiciness and a backing of sugars and bready sweetness. Some extra bitter fruitiness and spicy esters give the profile an edge down the middle of it. Finish is dry and flowery. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a soft crispness that fills the mouth. That 9% ABV is just beautifully hid here and I would never have guessed that it was this high beyond just a smidge of light alcohol sweetness that is present. This is extremely smooth. I didn’t know how this marriage of flavors was going to work for me but I ultimately ended up really enjoying this. The feijoa in particular really added a nice juicy sweetness that went well with the characteristics of a Tripel. I would gladly have this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 16:48:20 | More by Kegatron
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours into my New Belgium chalice, it looks to be a slightly hazed amber body with a rose' shade from the Hibiscus additions. Fat creamy layer of lacing off white beige in color, leaves behind fine Belgian style lacing. Aroma has tart tropical fruit with floral hibiscus notes, earthiness with some cherry blossoms collides nicely for my senses. Flavor has some more upfront tartness, as tart as lime/lemon notes with a bitter earthy load of floral hibiscus additions, the feijoa fruit I'm not familiar with but these are the flavors I'm getting the tartest tripel style ale I've ever tasted. The website does mention Nelson Sauvin and Target hops but I'm having a hard time picking up actual hop character. Very much fruity and bitter with vegetal earthiness from the floral additions, a strange unique trip from New Belgium and Dieu du Ciel! Mouthfeel leaves me puckering a bit on the palate but no gut wrenching sour notes, carbonation carries everything well medium bodied overall not much alcohol detectable on the palate. Finishes dirty and dry, with some residual sweetness left behind on the palate between each sip. Overall, I'm feeling like it's more miss and than hit, compared to either of the breweries individual efforts, I'll continue to try these as I see them in stores in Ohio.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 23:10:02 | More by WVbeergeek
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-10-2013 12:19:23 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

yes, underneath this crazy brew is a Belgian tripel, but man oh man you have to dig for it. the pour on this is clear as day, with a brassy color and a fading white head of about two inches. the aromas are really tart from this guavasteen fruit, its really all I smell. its somewhere between a passionfruit and a lemon, would work maybe better in a saison than a tripel. the flavor is Belgian yeast, that crazy fruity tartness, some residual sugar, and a hop profile similar to the mosaic, although I cant positively identify that. the finish is major pucker, not sour at all, but acidic from the fruit. I don't get much hibiscus at all, maybe a tiny bit on the back end, but its low key. very interesting brew, which I give the lips of faith series a lot of credit for. there is something more genuine about this than their other releases lately. I don't know what it is, but this is less contrived, more creative, more real, I don't know, it works as weird as it is. less carbonation than the standard tripel, but that doesn't slow it down much for me. medium body and a very well hidden strength. a would have preferred a 12oz. as this bomber is starting to feel like a chore, but its a quality offering worth nine of your hard earned dollars.

edit: despite being pasteurized, this has also aged really well, with the grain backing off to let the tart fruit and blooming hibiscus come to the fore. its been over a year i think now, time to open it up and try it again, much improved.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 04:04:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
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