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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

438 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 438
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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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-24-2014 02:22:36 | More by Falcone
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-22-2014 12:30:11 | More by Zach136
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up on special at the local store so figured it was worth a try. Disappointed, I was expecting more. Decent looking beer with average smell and taste. Best thing was that it was pretty easy to drink for 9% so bonus points overall. Okay but nothing I would try again at that cost.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 17:46:46 | More by JamieDuncan
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-18-2014 14:45:27 | More by JCam9981
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-18-2014 04:48:05 | More by oso
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LiberateTeExInferis

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-16-2014 08:55:08 | More by LiberateTeExInferis
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-15-2014 04:08:26 | More by facesnorth
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-11-2014 03:09:37 | More by Azeotrope
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Taperwookie

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-10-2014 03:45:06 | More by Taperwookie
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a dark amber, which is not really a color I would associate with a tripel normally. Mildly bready nose. Flavor profile is a very mild tang with a consistent sweet edge, in a mature fruit kind of way. Seems the feijoa is really showing through; not that I have had the fruit before. A nice tripel. I could have quite a bit of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 03:41:04 | More by RblWthACoz
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-06-2014 21:26:02 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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bnes09

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep orange color. Good clarity. Solid head recedes to a bubbly foam. Minimal lacing.

Fruity, white wine-like, yeasty, grape aroma. Fresh flowers and grass.

Flavor of sweet white grape juice with a boozy quality. Interesting fruity quality. Mild leafy, oily hop out of balance with the sweet flavor. Not much yeast character in the palate. Just a little sweet for my taste.

Medium to full bodied. Syrupy and dense. Sticky texture. Descent carbonation.

Different but not exactly what I'm looking for in a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 22:24:10 | More by bnes09
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-23-2014 19:23:36 | More by BlueMoon10
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Joekneale

Ohio

1.98/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Let me first say, the beer is labeled a Feijoa Tripel, and it is part of the LOF 'experimental' family. With that said, I rated this beer harshly because I rated against the Tripel style - which it is a poor example of at best.

The only part of the beer that could have passed for a Tripel was the aroma. Light floral/perfumey notes and fruity undertones - characteristic of the style. It lacked a strong phenolic overtone, but was rich and complex.

The color was off for a Tripel, with a distinct red-purple tinge, not deep yellow/gold. It was not high in clarity, nor did it have a persistent creamy head usually associated with the style. NB gets this right with their other Tripels, the blame for the miss on all these factors, I think, is 100% caused by the fruit addition.

The taste and mouthfeel were also way off. There is a strong sour/acidic component of the beer that is reasonably balanced, but still quite dominant. A huge miss. Similarly, the fruit and sourness lend some puckering to the mouthfeel and take away the sense of deceivingly light body we usually expect.

My guess is that the only recipe design that went into this beer was someone at whole foods spotting Feijoa fruit and thinking, ''what if we add this to the Tripel grain bill?" Well, the answer is NOT a "Feijoa Tripel," whatever the hell that is, it is something closer to a Lambic. I understand that there are always beer drinkers wanting to try the next new thing - I support that. What bugs me about this beer is I ordered it expecting an interesting Tripel and ended up with a sour hybrid.

Beer styles serve a purpose in communicating between brewers, distributors, and customers. Wholly missing a beer style is not acceptable from a leading craft brewer, even for an experimental beer. The recipe might have started as a Tripel, but the outcome was such a distant miss it needed to be either redesigned as a Tripel before release or reimagined and relabeled as another type (lambic or sour). I'm not a huge fan of inventing styles or using cute marketing ("Feijoa Tripel") to poorly describe a one-off beer. Just my 2 cents.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2014 13:48:19 | More by Joekneale
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Mdez

Virginia

2.13/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Bought this a few months ago after reading about the Lips of Faith series and finding a tripel of the series. In finally opened it because it stated I should drink it by March 2014...and I was very disappointed. As someone stated on an earlier review, this tasted more like a sour than any tripel I've ever had. After a few sips, I was even considering pouring it and grabbing something else; it was just that bad. It was a sharp sour taste that has me thinking I should pour the rest of the bottle since I've only had half of it. Boy am I glad I didn't try a few...

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 03:43:59 | More by Mdez
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dozier77

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-19-2014 02:52:31 | More by dozier77
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-18-2014 15:16:15 | More by ConradKenney
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-14-2014 01:24:14 | More by jeffwright
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msquared36

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dark amber and clear.

Aroma is yeasty with a floral hint.

No idea why this is called a triple. It's a sour, a nondescript sour. The first couple sips where very tart, but with a delicate hibiscus aftertaste. For the rest of the sips, the tartness mellows but all floral notes are gone. No complexity.

Mouthfeel is watery with light carbonation.

Didn't expect a traditional triple, but this isn't even close. Which was a disappointment. It probably would have been a let down if I was expecting a sour as well. Maybe ok at the usual New Belgium price point, but not at the Lips of Faith cost.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 22:46:35 | More by msquared36
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mike_dawson

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-12-2014 21:11:47 | More by mike_dawson
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-08-2014 02:50:50 | More by RayOhioFelton
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, best enjoyed by March 2014. Served in a goblet, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden/peach color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like hibiscus, stone fruit/tropical fruit (which I assume is the Feijoa), bready malt, and some peppery spice. It has a fruity taste that's hard to describe, but like the aroma it reminds me of a stone fruit and tropical fruit, along with some citrus making it an unusual mix that I wasn't expecting. It's a bit sweet and tart. I can also taste some bready malt and floral notes (hibiscus). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's well carbonated and easy to drink. I think it's a good brew overall, I liked it. $8.99 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 23:46:16 | More by bluejacket74
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-03-2014 13:56:58 | More by psoriasaurus
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Bunny_Shawe

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-02-2014 05:36:19 | More by Bunny_Shawe
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-27-2014 04:08:59 | More by rudabegga9
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
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