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Lips Of Faith - Pluot - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
75
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361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 17.79%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chugalug06 on 05-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

"Cross pollinate your tastebuds with Belgian impagination and you'll be sipping this ale while visions of pluots dance in your head. Pluots? A hybrid of apricots and plums that impart a subtle sweetness. Ferment that with a wild Belgian yeast strain and you have a fruity yet spicy nature with a body reminiscent of red wine. Delicious." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel, this was an entry into the Lips of Faith Series. Released in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a New Belgium Globe glass. Served above 52 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy crisp head of an off white color above a mildly hazy orange amber body with plentiful lively carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.25

(Smell) Aromas of wheat, pale and cracker malt, grain, a touch of honey and light fruit juice with a mild acidity. Light earthy and yeasty spiciness, moderate grainy alcohol character and mild sweetness. Despite the addition of pluot juice, the overall aroma comes off as formulaic and ordinary along the guidelines of the style. Potency is medium. 3

(Taste) The flavor is cleaner and more enjoyable than the aroma predicted. Light cracker malt with a touch of cereal wheat, a mild graininess, finishing lightly dry with a lingering juiciness. The addition of fruit juice comes through most in the finish, adding a considerable amount of fruity sweetness and mild tartness lingering after the swallow. Slightly lower discernible ethanol and esters than I'm used to for the style, although these could be simply overshadowed by the pluot juice. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is lightly syrupy, mildly chewy, moderately clean, and faintly dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and light crispness. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is fruity sweet and mildly tart over bitter and boozy. Alcohol presence is medium, and there are no off characters to note. 3.5

(Overall) Pluot Ale is a bit too ordinary to please, as many of these fruit-based experimental ales in the Lips of Faith series come off as kitchen sink recipes, not too thoroughly thought out or tested. Pluot smells a lot like a textbook Tripel, but drinks sweet and juicy due to the unreserved addition of fruit juice, much more than I think I'd ever care for. Despite the occasional gruff and assertive nature of the Belgian Tripel, I think that success for this beer requires balance and subtlety, which I why I don't find it memorable. 3.25

New Belgium Brewing's
Pluot Ale
3.34/5.00

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[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a clear pale orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that diminished in a matter of seconds, leaving nothing behind and having no lacing to speak of.

The aroma was very mild of pale grain malt and a mild Brett yeast with hints of green apple, banana, plum, pineapple, a light vinous scent and a touch of spice.

The taste was sweet and fruity throughout, progressing slightly with a moderate yeast presence, a mild tartness and a hint of alcohol at the end. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow, being somewhat sweet, fruity and lightly tart.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a very soft carbonation.

Overall I was expecting bit more from this brew, although the taste was pleasant it seemed to be a watered down version of a Wild Belgian Ale...

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Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
75 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.