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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

468 Ratings
THE BROS
89
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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Ratings: 468 | Reviews: 109
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a snifter to a deep gold topped by a finger of dense white head that fades to a small pool and leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of alcohol, fruity esters, and some grapes. it smells a lot like a chardonnay that was fermented in steel tanks
T: taste is some clean pale malt, some fruity esters, a bit of floralness, alcohol, and more fruit. swallow is floral and fruity with a hint of mint
M: medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a dry finish
O: Interesting beer for sure. very drinkable and the flavors mesh pretty well.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color. I ordered this not knowing it was a tripel and all my server knew was that it was some sort of Belgian beer...

My immediate thoughts were this is a saison. Tropical fruits in the nose with a funky Belgian yeast character. Hmm...

Tart up front with more tropical fruits. Specifically, pine apple and mango. Malty backbone with pils and Munich coming to mind. So what is this?

I thought for sure this is too funky and too sweet for a tripel yet it didn't fit with a typical saison...one could argue what is a typical saison? More thoughts go through my mind and I order another because, oh...did I fail to mention that the first went down very easy and it was delicious?

No way does this drink like a 9% beer. What has New Belgium done? This is an amazing beer. Expect a tart funky ride and you will not be disappointed.

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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in a Tripel karmaleit tulip.
Best by March 2014
Thanks to Yoshi Optimator for this one.

A - Pours a murky burnt orange with a sudsy white cap.

S - Fruity yeast, apricots, peaches, apple cider, white grapes, banana, strawberries, oranges, tart candy, honey, caramel malts with hints of butterscotch.

T - fruity tartness upfront, apricots, peaches, apple cider, white grapes, candy caramel malts underneath the fruity tartness. There a light spicy bitterness on the back end the helps out with the sweetness.

M - medium carbonation, velvety smooth feel, finishes semi crisp and dry.

Smells a little strange but I think the flavors work very well together. Lots of fruit flavors with perky tartness. I would drink this again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tripels are one of my favorite styles of beer. This beer is lacking in most of the areas that I look for in a Tripel. As a drink, it is not bad. As a Tripel it is fairly disappointing. Pours an attractive orange/amber color with a fairly large delicately bubbly white head. Head retention is about average and there is some filmy lacing on the glass.

Aroma is lacking, a little maltiness and some light fruit (apples and pears). Certainly not the peppery/yeast Tripels that I love.

Taste is very basic as well. A touch of alcohol in a mildly fruity/malty beer. I have no idea what Feijoa is supposed to taste like.

Mouthfeel is a bit better. Seems fairly rich.

Overall not a bad slow sipper, but nothing like some of the better Tripels I have had,

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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.