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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

461 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with Feijoa and Hibiscus

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-16-2013)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New Belgium Heavenly Feijoa Tripel: While Imperial Russian Stouts may be the king of beers, there are plenty of great ones to choose from. But the Belgian Tripel is right up there, and aside from $12 bombers from Europe, they are hard to find. So I am always on the lookout, and decided to try this New Belgium offering.

The Feijoa has a lighter head, not much carbonation and a big aroma that shouts Belgian Tripel. The color is of old brass, which is the only sign that this is not your run of the mill golden colored Tripel.

The flavor starts out beautifully Belgian in all respects, and just when you expect that doughy Tripel finish, there comes a tart apple cider flavor (the feijoa??) to finish things off. Very much like a good sour. And it works for me.

If your heart is set on a pure Belgian Tripel, skip this brew, it will disappoint. But if you are in the mood for something completely different, give this a try. The Feijoa will never be a statement beer, but is a wonderful oddity. Go for it.

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3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into sniffer. Purchased at hop city in ATL.
A: pours a rich golden copper, white one finger foam head, stringy lacing
S: malt, tart tropical fruit, hibiscus
M: thin srurpy, carbonat
T: malt, slight sweetness, tartness, tropical fruit, slight metallic finish
O: interesting brew, not sure if this is a triple from the taste due to the tartness

Photo of imprezawrxsti
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of TruePerception
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

3/13/13

Collaboration

New Belgium / Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Heavenly Feijoa Tripel: 9% ABV, half a finger of root beer-like head, quick fade; Appearance: cream soda, faint rosiness, active carbonation; Smell molasses-y, pear/lime/guava; Taste: dry, lime rind, strong dull acidity towards outsidem golden raisin towards the end; Mouthfeel: soft, yet well carbonated; pretty good, Lips of Faith series

Poured into a pint glass.

Photo of jakea
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of chickenflea
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear amber pour with fizzy but fluffy off white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, tropical fruit and Belgian yeast. Taste is surprisingly tart. with a pineapple sweetness. Spicy and funky on the finish with a very subtle bitterness. What is this beer? There is a touch of alcohol in the nose. But other than that, it does not really resemble a tripel. Fairly dry finish, but the lingering tartness inhibits some of the dryness. It is not unpleasant. I think farmhouse might have been a better characterization.

Photo of mrebeka
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Mattco
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Sivad
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jrenihan
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer is light amber in colour with a fairly large off-white head. Decent retention, good lace.

Nose contains honey, sweet malt, light fruits. I am not familiar with feijoa, but I suppose that is what I am smelling. The hibiscus is there as well.

The "additions" are very potent in the flavour. Again, what I presume to be feijoa is strong, and the hibiscus is pretty bold as well. Sweet malts, some spice. Not really my cup of tea, but I could imagine some people really liking it.

Full bodied, low to moderate carb, quite sticky.

Overall, not my thing, The flavours just don't work for me.

Photo of ummswimmin
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Sark
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber

Appearance- not a bit of haze and quite carbonated, color of light amber, finger of eggshell-white head so densely bubbled you can't notice unless up really close-up

Smell- big hit of floral and yeast, herbs of lemon peel and very much so hibiscus

Taste- Tart beginning of light fruit (white grapes) with mild-mannered grains in the middle that are overpowered by a sour finish with almost red wine characteristics,

Mouthfeel- light and clean with lingering sugars on the tounge

Overall- In a word, intense. The balance isn't completely lopsided but it does ask for a tweak. This would be great with a meal on the salty/rich side like pasta with marinara as it could easily take the place of a wine.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.