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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

447 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 8
Gots: 24 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ummswimmin, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

WynnO, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

tom10101, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

ediaz, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

pheelingIt, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Coldsnack, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

peteh2112, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Sark
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

Sark, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

AngusOg, Aug 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

kodiak1221, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Hellpop65, Aug 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Sazz9, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

CWhite, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Mantooth, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Immortale25, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dcloeren, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a haze-free body and a light effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam which leaves a nice chunky lace on the glass. Attractive!

Smell: sweet and fruity aroma with a little bit of tropical character going on. There are also floral notes going on here; I've never had feijoa before but I want to try one now. I think I find a bit more interest in the novelty than in just the aroma itself, but I think with an experimental beer like this, that's part of the fun.

Taste: the fruit is much more to the fore in the flavor than it was in the aroma, along with an acidic tartness that comes along with a lot of fruit beers. Unfortunately, this tartness does not especially help this beer out. It's definitely got an interesting experimental tone, but tartness is too much to the fore and I think the underlying tripel itself is not quite the right base for this fruit.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a very satisfying creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: this beer isn't bad, but it doesn't float my boat. I like the novelty, but novelty will only take you so far. Unless you're particularly adventurous, you can probably give this one a miss.

flagmantho, Jul 23, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -7.3%

So yeah, I did have to google a picture of a feijoa because I had no idea what it looked like and I've never had one before so I can't speak to how authentic it is.

It poured well, clear, like orange gold. The aroma was strong and full of citrus as expected and made me think of a sweet lemonade. The taste was nice and light and refreshing with a cleansing mouthfeel initially, however it was a bit sticky on the finish.

For a trippel, it's not bad and is a bold effort for New Belgium. I might get another one for an early afternoon on the patio.

SteveTheDog, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Amerikon, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
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3.14/5  rDev -15.4%

New Belgium Lips of Faith
Heavenly Feijoa Tripel

Poured from 22 oz bottle into a New Belgium stemmed tulip. Served chilled....

A) Very light amber, kind of a clear copper. Good clarity... Lots of little bubble trails. Small soapy white head, with decent retention.

S) The aroma is kind of a sweet tart combo. Fruity and a little spicy too. You can pick out the yeast as well. A hint of the 9% ABV comes out.

T) Initially sweet, then spicy with kind of a lemon pepper taste. Then a little sour and leafy. Ends with alcohol heat. This has a lot of flavor twists and turns, unfortunately not all were enjoyable.

M) Medium bodied with a good jolt of carbonation, yet still fairly smooth... A fairly pleasing aftertaste, although a little less alcohol heat would have been fine by me.

O) Just okay in this beer drinker's opinion. Not a beer in the Lips of Faith series that I would revisit.

RoamingGnome, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

pascilla, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.