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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

463 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 463
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

Photo of BuddyE
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MsLiberty
1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of MacQ32
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice rich orange copper with less than a finger of thinnish caramel colored head, retention is so-so, dissipates after about 2 or 3 minutes leaving only the thinnest ring around the outside of the glass. Thin, somewhat decent lacing.

S - Lots of hibiscus, clove, slightly tart fruit and some spice.

T - Spicy Belgian yeast and tart (slightly funky) fruits combine for a very warm feel initially, cloves and slight bitterness follow and a lingering dry tartness finishes the experience. (quite tart)

M - Lighter bodied, pretty refreshing, decently carbonated. Tartness and warmth confuse how fast I want to consume it.

O - Ok, but a bit too fatiguing and tart on my tongue - although tripels are not my expertise..

Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Handsome amber color in the Duvel tulip with a negligible head and a decent carbonation. A little fruity aroma with a some passion fruit nose.

Sharp and fruity. More acidic than malty, but some sugars. No apparent taste of hops. Warm and tart fruitiness. This really tastes like passion fruit but a little more austere. Mineral taste. Aftertaste is bitterish, with malty warmth.

Not so promising at first, and the tart odd flavors are a little disconcerting. Beery but distracting. Overall, it seems like another interesting experiment but not as drinkable as one might hope. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods in Chandler.

Photo of AmandaSchaefer
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Kegatron
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.

Photo of blurredline
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of withliterature
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't accurately rate for the appearance, because I served this on the back porch in the dark, so I'm guessing.

If I were rating this beer based on its exemplification of the Belgian Tripel style, I don't know if I could give it a 4.5. I didn't get as much yeasty, funky flavor as I expect from something like La Fin Du Monde, for example. I was also hesitant when I saw "brewed with feijoa and hibiscus," because I thought it might prove very sweet or perfumey. But the more sips I took of this beer, the more I loved it.

The mouthfeel is super dry, and the experience of drinking is almost like sipping a brut champagne. Lots of floral scent and flavor, but no overt sweetness. Managed to be fruity and complex, but still very pleasantly dry. The flavor has some of the funkiness I associate with Tripel beers, but little yeast, making for a clear, bright flavor. I couldn't taste alcohol despite the 9% ABV.

I'll definitely be buying this again. One of the best beers I've tried this year.

Photo of sunkistxsudafed
2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of NastyNate11
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Mitchster
2.58/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

$8.59 for a 22oz bomber @ Bevco. Brewed with pale and black malt. Hopped with Target and Nelson Sauvin. Also brewed with Feijoa and hibiscus. 9.4% ABV.

Pours out to a clear dark golden, forming a tall creamy white head with superior retention and gorgeous lacing, in part due to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.25 carbs. The aroma is pure 3787 Trappist yeast...bananas and cloves, although it imparts more of a hefe-weizen green banana nose...not a brown banana nose. Faintly floral, although I wouldn't be able to discern hibiscus or Feijoa from the nose. Mouthfeel is lively and crisp with a tart acidity, almost like a hefe-weizen. Deceptively light body. Probably some sugar in here too, but they don't mention it on the website. The taste is a recap of the nose...green bananas, cloves, kiwi fruit tartness. Bitterness is very mild. The hops are barely noticeable. Slightly earthy mouthfeel in the finish with a slightly metallic aftertaste.

Overall, I'm not really digging this. The tartness kills it. I wish I got more hibiscus perfume but less tartness. It's interesting, but not something I could recommend or buy again. Ultimately, 16 oz of this went down the kitchen sink.

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of trebbates
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of pumptrick
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of yamar68
2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This one sounds good on paper...

Pours a dark, dead copper gold with a half finger of off-white head that recedes quickly, leaving me with a thin collar which produces decent lacing and bubbly beading.

Red grape juice, apple and pear, phenol heat, dandelion, sweet grains, sort of a weird mix going on.

Sweeter than I anticipated, even a bit sour. Sugary mango and pineapple with an odd, twangy finish. Hibiscus is completely buried and what the hell is a feijoa? Whatever it is, I'm not a fan.

Avoid.

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Rutager
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a clear amber-gold with a finger of white head.

Smell. Spicy belgian yeast, a bit of clove and pepper, some light tropical fruits and a faint bit of what I'd have to describe as sweet bell peppers .

Taste. Nice lightly tart orchard and tropical fruits, a little bit of spicy belgian yeast, and a slight herby, peppery quality. Different and not bad at all.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body, medium-low carbonation. Slightly watery feeling.

Overall. Refreshing and easy drinking. Some nice flavours going on for sure, but the other qualities of the beer didn't quite measure up ...which is a little unusual I guess.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of oberon
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.

Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.