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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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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-12-2013 23:31:03 | More by jrohrbacher
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vkv822

Oregon

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz : tulip

Clear, dark coppery-orange with a foamy white head with pleasant lacing.

Intriguing, tart, fruity upfront with a Belgian yeast spice/phenolic quality and lightly funky finish.

Taste follows the nose, tart fruit, floral notes followed quickly by phenolic, Belgian yeast notes and again light funk in the finish. Also lightly vinous, grape notes in the finish.

Mild, prickly carbonation in a medium body.

Definitely a unique and complex beer. There is a mix of tart fruits, floral notes, peppery Belgian yeast character and lightly vinous notes.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 07:04:57 | More by vkv822
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JimTeal

Nevada

3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Odd indeed! Feijoa, also known as Pineapple Guava (I had to look that up) blended with Hibiscus in a truly new tasting beer. Now if that doesn't pique your interest, add a serious dose of citrus up front and tripel it! Leave it to New Belgium to come from a different angle, and despite the odd combination, it ends up being quite drinkable. Nice clear amber appearance with a one inch head that quickly dissipates. The smell and taste are far from offensive, and the mouth is bittersweet. Enjoy it with a friend and you'll enjoy a really enjoyable beer discussion, this one is different but enjoyable and good for answering "what is that?" Heavenly indeed.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 23:57:46 | More by JimTeal
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.01/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very odd beer. Taste is very salty, really similar to a gose but with less wheaty character; some mild flower and light fruity flavors too, a touch of sweetness but more tangy/salty. Not really sure what to make of this but we finished the bottle without complaint so overall I guess I liked it.

6.0/10

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 12:42:12 | More by AlexFields
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-09-2013 17:17:04 | More by MeisterMayhem
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at the brewery. Appearance is a clear gold with minimal white hrs and decent lacing. Nose is fruity with a weird savory character. Notes of berries and grain. Taste is quite tart with white grape and a champagne like profile. Mouthfeel is somewhat thick and sucky with moderate carbonation. Overall, this beer is kind of weird and not my favorite.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2013 20:01:54 | More by homebrew311
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-07-2013 19:26:49 | More by SaxmanRick
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bdtva

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-06-2013 17:29:47 | More by bdtva
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-06-2013 02:01:29 | More by Danobold
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chugalug06

Colorado

2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very nice amber color with near perfect clarity. Thin, foamy, crackling white head.

Lots of lemon, clove, pepper, banana, pear, and caramel. Smells sweet, but not sugary. Slight sewer aroma.

Weird flavors. Wet, cat urine, sweet and sweaty, airy, woody, high carbonation, mild sourness, barnyard-y, horsey, lemon, orange, spiced, odd bitterness... I can understand and appreciate the hibiscus, but the Feijoa addition is beyond weird and detracts greatly.

A bit too many flavors going to many different directions. This brew could use better blending and melding of flavors. This is a prime example of a potentially good brew having gone bad at the hand of an experimental brewer. Not recommended, unless you like bizarre over the top brews.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 00:48:17 | More by chugalug06
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-05-2013 15:13:49 | More by Whiskeydeez
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-04-2013 01:23:45 | More by jsanford
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-02-2013 17:56:42 | More by ADTaber
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-02-2013 15:17:57 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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n2185

North Carolina

3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear honey color with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with candy sugar at first before tart and slightly sour fruit aromas bring up a finish with notes of bubblegum.

T: Belgian spices and bread up front with some candy sugar flavors. Tart and sour fruits bring up the finish with a lingering, lemony tartness.

M: Medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer avoids being watery due to the tartness, but is a bit undercarbonated for my tastes.

O: An interesting take on a tripel. It's a bit odd, but not really bad. The flavors just don't quite mesh well and it's not as crisp as a good tripel should be.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 09:47:04 | More by n2185
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harrymel

Washington

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First release, in case there is another.

Foremost, I rarely, if ever, comment on the packaging - the graphic design on this bottle is really appealing. Pretty with white clouds and baby blue accented urban outline with ethereal rays pulling me in. Pours apricot with etched surface whites and brilliant clarity. Smells of hibiscus, peppercorn, manure, some sweet banana and some hints of plastic. Flavor is tart, foreign, some bitter, some alcohol, some pear juice and lemons with a hint of herbal tea and a little lotion. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a off wet finish. This is an odd beer, and takes a while to warm up to, but is worth a spin, and maybe worth a revisit.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 08:23:22 | More by harrymel
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RDW

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

03-02-2013 06:07:43 | More by RDW
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at World of Beer - Naperville, IL

Pours amber in color with a foamy, white head that holds nice retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are sweet and floral with apple and honey. Tastes are tart and chardonnay-like with apple, grape, banana, honey. Mouth-feel is creamy and smooth and it finishes tart and dry. Alcohol is well concealed and warming. Overall, I liked it, but wasn't close some of the other tripels on the market.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 13:06:44 | More by barnzy78
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-01-2013 04:31:42 | More by Ristaccia
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kaseydad

California

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

Wife picked this up. Had to go to Wikipedia to discover what Feijoa was.

Pours a nice amber colored ale with a very white foamy head. Light lacing.

Getting a big floral whiff from the first sniff and mellow fruit. On the sweeter side. Banana. Guava.

The taste is slightly bitter with a decent dose of fruit and malt mixed in. There is an interesting flavor and, like other reviewers, if I knew what feijoa tasted like I might be able to describe this better. There is the distinct guava characteristic. Mouth-watering rind finish. Cranberry juice-like salivation finish in the mouth. Has the Tripel elements as well. The Belgian yeast is present and slight spice as well.

Overall this was ho-hum. Venturing to introduce a new fruit was cool, but the taste got somewhat tiresome for me. I do see consuming this with something spicy might enhance the experience....but sadly...one and done.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 02:17:31 | More by kaseydad
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-28-2013 02:51:05 | More by ralphw56
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-27-2013 05:29:51 | More by MarkyMOD
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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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Wrigfen

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I also enjoyed this fine Tripel from their 750ml bottle. A great tasting beer, that may initially scare off buyers by tHe review of fruity taste. Yes, it is somewhat fruity but not overpowering. Anway while not my favorite this beer goes down smooth, especially on tap, tastes great and has no bad aftertaste. I will buy this again. Hey at 9 percent, it is a fine enjoyment. Like I said there may be better tripel's If you are a non fruity drinker, and none if you are, but if you are worried about the passion fruit tastes, relax it will not spoil you drinking experience. The fruit floors are subtle.
Enjoy!
FYI ON TAP WAS AWESOME.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 20:55:02 | More by Wrigfen
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
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