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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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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

best by 3-14 ( so im a little late)

A- Amber honey in color, white head about 3 fingers high, decent lacing up the sides of the glass as the head falls. Medium carbonation that is clearly visable throughout.

S- Fruity, grapes, pear, hints of pinapple, malt and bread.

T- Grape, pear, fruity and sour.

M- Medium to surprisingly full, slick and bubbley like champagne...

O- Not a triple, defiantly a sour/wild, one that is full of fruits and carbonation. It does have a certain funk to it, guessing that's from the sour fruits.
Its not a bad beer, just completely mislabeled as a tripel of any sort, so I will grade it as a beer instead of a bad label. Try it if your into sours, stay away if you don't like them.

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Color- hazy peach. Slight head.

Aroma- sweet canned pear, rose petals, and grass.

Taste- Starts flowery and sweet then turns sour like a mild Flemish brown ale and finishes dry with a lingering rosy-floral and tropical note. A complex and refreshing brew.

New Belgium describes this brew as including feijoa, also known as pineapple guava. It includes Belgian yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted May 4, 2013.

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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
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