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Lips Of Faith - Pluot - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 18.38%


Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 05-07-2013)
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden colored with a short white is head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, hazy

S: plum, slightly sweet and fruity, sweet malt

T: very sweet up front with heavy flavors of apricot and plum, candy sugar, finish is sweet and syrupy

M: thick, syrupy, low carbonation

O: odd beer, good for dessert, very fruity

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 23:32:43 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from the back of a coaster dated 12-4-13.

12 oz. tulip on tap at Ed's in Winona, MN. Hazy straw/orange color with a few white bubbles. Good lacing, but small white head.

Aroma is predominately fruity, mostly plum and apricot jam (as one could imagine). Mild funk and booze flavors. Pale malt along with a definitely spicy (mostly clove) yeast. Slight chardonnay type smell.

Flavor is fruit, alcohol, and sour. Apricot and plum are of course dominant as in the nose. Flavor is sweet but not cloying, and the alcohol is definitely noticeable but not overpowering.

Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall this is a beer that will scare most people away, but I loved it. Very, very complex with just enough funk to cut through the sweet fruitiness.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2014 21:56:02 | More by Phocion
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

3.04/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

OK - My first thought is WTF is a Pluot? Google cleared that up - a Plum Apricot Hybrid which is extremely sweet and produces "a lot of sugar".

I am going to have to find some pluots in the store to try them to taste the raw character of this fruit.

My curiosity got the better of me so I had to buy it.

This one pours a nicely cloudy blonde to orange coloring with a nice white head that settles slow to leave rich lacing down the glass. This one is highly effervescent as well and continuously bubbles like a champagne.

Those is breaded fruit, no noticeable hopping with a sweet dominance that must be characteristic of the pluot. Surprisingly the 10% alcohol is not noticeable in the nose.

The taste is very sweet and fruity, not bitterness of hops that I can detect. The pluot must be incredibly sweet and very flavorful. I think to best way to describe this is imagine a flemish sour that is instead fruity. The body and characteristics are like a sugary sour (or Sweet N. Sour) to my palate. The hops make a finishing presence but are easily subdued by the fruitiness of this beer. There is also a spiciness to the finish that is almost peppery that is somewhat surprising.

The mouthfeel is adequately rich and is is not watery nor cloying. I would put it in the just right category for this experimental beer.

My best guess is hop heads will hate it, belgian fans will grow into and Sour fans will find it interesting. Lambic fans will say it tastes OK but I am going ot stick with what I like.

The bottom line is I do not see myself ever really drinking this beer again. But it is a very interesting and bold experiment. I do not regret trying it, it just isn't my preferred still or taste and is too sweet for my palate.

Although, I might try it one more time with some BW3's Hot Wings that have a 50/50 mix of Blazin' and Mango Habanero sauce. I have a sneaking suspicion that would really work together. But I do not see this one as a standalone beer. It needs something else, like a food pairing.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 23:20:24 | More by AtrumAnimus
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chickenflea

Florida

4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK, first, I love this series. Very creative collaborations. This is one of the better ones. Let this age in the bottle for almost a year. It was a good decision. High ABV is unnoticeable except for a slight warming in the stomach. Nose is Belgian yeast, plum and candi sugar. A slight farmhouse funkiness is present as well. Pour was a beautiful light golden color. Small fizzy head. Lots of tiny bubbles in a slightly hazy body. Taste is perfect. Lightly sour with candi sweetness. A little grape seed bitterness on the finish. Medium heavy body is mitigated by effervescent mouthfeel. A very nice beer. One I would drink again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 22:14:46 | More by chickenflea
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Sark

Montana

3.71/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber

Appearance - bright white finger of head, a bit pebbly, the carbonation half reminds me of big bubbled soda, quite transparent golden yellow, very nice lacing though

Smell - ripe summer fruits, peaches and plums for sure, the apricot in this hybrid fruit doesn't stand out too much but is faintly noticeable, a bit of graininess and light malts as well, hops are slightly citrus but more earthy in aroma, I was expecting a bit more nose action

Taste - slightly sweet on the tip but then the fruits take hold with their sugars, there is a slight sour acidity that's not too shabby, a little strange but definitely not unenjoyable, very faint malts and the yeast a definite on it's way back, the finish is only slightly hopped and the 10% abv is really difficult to notice

Moutfeel- medium body with a bit of sugar residue left on the tongue

Overall- not a brew to swear by but definitely appreciate it's complexity. I'm surprised at the balance it was able to achieve given the ingredients. Interestingly, this beer might be a way to get some of the white winos on the brew side.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 04:16:06 | More by Sark
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Auraan

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a nice cloudy orange with a one finger white head. Pretty nice looking. Scents of apricot, peach, melon, pineapple, and yes, pluot, as well as overripe fruit and sour fruit with a bit of earthy yeast and hints of alcohol that become more prominent as the beer warms. A good aroma, very fruit forward, very appealing as a result. Taste follows the aroma. Sweet fruit, apricot, tangerine, melon and yes, pluot, with white grape juice and moscato towards the end of the sip and on the finish. Very sweet, extremely fruity, but not bad. Quite nice if you want something fruity. There is a slight hint of alcohol as the beer warms, hiding behind all the fruity flavors. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied, quite sticky in the mouth, with moderate high carbonation. A bit of a sipping beer as a result, but it doesn't feel bad at all. Overall this is a nice beer. It's different, quite sweet, but good if that's what you want. The fruity flavors are on full display, and that feels like what this beer was supposed to be about. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2013 05:44:11 | More by Auraan
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a stemless wine glass

A- pours a nearly transparent shade of gold with a one finger, solid white head. Damn fine looking beer!

S- smells like Belgian yeast...very fruity and bubblegum-ish. Not the mot appealing aroma, but OK

T- it's...sweet. Almost sickly sweet. Lots of bubblegum. No bitterness to balance. Not very appealing at all

M- medium bodied, very syrupy. No bueno

O- this is a confusing beer. Not sure what they were going for here. The pluot is apparently a plum/apricot hybrid, but honestly, I didn't get much of either from the taste. Just a strange beer

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 01:29:08 | More by bigfnjoe
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.76/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a rather hazy yellow/orange. A large mass of white froth grows from the pour. Laces well.

S-Sweetly fruity. Yeast is pretty noticeable. The fruits have and odd, stewed aroma to them. Not sure exactly what it is about the nose but there is an overall 'off' aroma for me.

T-Off-putting, mushy pale fruits like plum and pear. Tripel yeast notes. Apple juice. Some Belgian spice.

M-Flatter and sticky. Booze comes out quite noticeably. Not the best feel.

O/D- I did not like this beer very much. Not my favorite style and the pluot addition would be probably the last thing I chose to add to a beer. This was destined for failure with me.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 18:36:14 | More by VelvetExtract
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.55/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine half-finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of spicy sweet malt and fruit juice, with no distinct individual fruit character, faint Belgian yeast and spicing. Flavor has more of the distinct pluot (plum / apricot hybrid) flavor, initially lightly estery, but developing more sourness and a bit of astringency. Medium bodied. Pluot captures the flavor of the fruit, but that may be too mild to carry the ale. The tripel yeast and spicing are fairly subtle here and are overwhelmed by the high ABV. Interesting, but unbalanced and too sweet/sour and boozy. I'm glad New Belgium is trying new fruits and styles, but this one is a miss.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 03:20:19 | More by LiquidAmber
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New Belgium Lips of Faith Pluot. Ale Brewed with Pluot juice. (Hey, just between you and me? What's a pluot? I honestly don't know…shhh…)

10% alc. by vol. Best enjoyed by May 2014. (Whew!) There's more writing on the side, but it's in pink lettering, and I'm not going to attack that now.

Psychedelic graphics. Pastels, neons, loop-de-loops. I still don't know what a pluot is, but I'm going to open it and drink it.

Hazed, peachy coloring, slim white head. Alright, looking good.

Aroma: funky fresh and wild. Fruity. Tropical. What? (is a pluot, I continue to ask)….nothing but fruity, no hop bitterness, nothing really coming through from malt.

Taste: Starts tart, sour, nearly bracingly so, and swiftly covered up with fruit, and little else. Pear, apricot, peach, …in that order…sweet and sour are involved in a great debate, wrestling for dominance on the palate. Incredibly unique taste, there's sourness, and there's fruit, but the result is beyond what we normally know. Whoa.

This is a crazy beer, and I love it. Lots of fruit, lots of sour, plenty of sweet, massive tons of Belgian-style yeast craziness.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 03:51:44 | More by feloniousmonk
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured chilled in standard ale glass at home from bomber.

A: good head, good lacing, dark straw color, robust carbonation
S: light vinegar aroma
T: fruity, sour; lambic-like; lemon, vinegar; quite sour, not very complex; booze well hidden
M: a bit thin

OK beer

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 15:43:42 | More by Arithmeticus
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with best before May 2014 printed on the side of the bottle. My second beer in the New Belgium Lips Of Faith series; an ale brewed with pluot juice. Tripel is not a style I am too familiar with either, and this might be my first time reviewing one on BeerAdvocate. Needless to say, I'm going in as unbiased as possible.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Aggressive pour straight down the center yields about one finger of soapy white bubbles on top of a golden yellow body with partial clarity and partial fogginess. Looks like a cloudy apple juice almost. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is of some acidic apple juice, citrus, grains, corn, & alcohol fumes. Smells like a glass of cheap fumey pinot noir at times. White grapes, peaches, and apricots come out as the beer warms for a few minutes.

T - Taste follows the nose: acidic apple juice, white grapes, white wine, grain alcohol, some cherry. Plum and apricot isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when I drink this. The usual Belgian yeast derived pineapple fruitiness is present, along with some clove and some additional spiciness. A half-artificial Welch's grape juice taste is what keeps coming to mind, and it reminds me more of a white wine instead of red wine, like the bottle says.

M - Feel is slightly tart and citric, with some lip-puckering sourness to it, but then it is also dry and grainy in the finish, which makes for a strange combination of things. A bit fruity and sticky also. Not heavily carbonated, but still somewhat heavy bodied.

Overall, an all around strange brew. As much as I want to like it, I am having a hard time with it. Fruity, sour, grainy, & yeasty. I don't know how else to put it. Big 10.00% abv isn't noticeable at all in either the smell or the taste. Normally, I'd say you would have to be accustomed to the style to enjoy this, but this is still a strange take on the style. It was good for a novelty experience, but probably not a choice example of the style. Still, glad to have tried it. Pick it up while you can.

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Pluot ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 04:57:59 | More by mfnmbvp
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TruePerception

California

3.61/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pluot, from New Belgium's Lips of Faith series. 10% ABV, ale brewed with pluot (plum/apricot hybrid fruit) juice. I can smell the fruit without bringing the beer up to my nose!

Appearance: No head. Dingy, yet bright yellow.

Smell: As is to be expected, lots of yellow/white plum and apricot smell. Faint apricot skin. Smells pretty sweet.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Dry apricot flavor, with a moderate acid backing. Secondary hit of fairly strong caramelized sugars, as if from lighter wood, or perhaps white grape port, mixed with plum skin.

Pretty nice, actually! Not quite what I was expecting, but I like it.

Poured into a beer mug. 22 oz. bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 06:18:52 | More by TruePerception
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habaceeba

Colorado

3.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

You have to be ready and open minded about this one. It pours a nice amber color that leaves a good, heavy lacing that is slowly pulled back towards the beer. Taste begins a sweet citrus with a hint of sour that seems fresh and lively. Then the yeast reminds of its' presence and the finish turns to Tootsie-Pop chocolate with a unique quality punch from the yeast strain that I cannot describe. The mouthfeel is crisp and not at all heavy. The carbonation is surprisingly there considering the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 02:29:11 | More by habaceeba
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.88/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Best before 5/2014.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and an odd combination of fruity and vegetal aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit and rotten grain flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of metallic bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer with some odd fruity but vegetal aromas and flavors that make this one flirt with being undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 03:46:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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dbriesemeister

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look - attractive honey amber color, ample head and lingering lacing

Smell - limited aroma, but fresh fruity smell, notes of plum and cherry

Taste - sweet malty beginning with combination of tart flavors, no bitterness to speak of

Feel - medium bodied, no strong carbonation despite the appearance, lingering sweetness

Overall - a curious beer; deceptively strong and surprisingly drinkable given the alcohol content

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 00:23:08 | More by dbriesemeister
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pluot pours a clear golden color with a large head. There is a mellow but sweet and fruity yeasty aroma. The taste has sweet and fruity flavors. Strong Apricot flavoring. Good strong flavors, goo carbonation but fades very quickly. Overall a nice sweet fruit beer that is similar to drinking apple juice.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 03:20:54 | More by vette2006c5r
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superspak

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 4/5/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, apricot, peach, plum, grape, honey, white wine, light funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruit, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apricot, apple, peach, plum, grape, honey, herbal, light pepper, white wine, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, peach, plum, grape, honey, herbal, white wine, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and fruit addition flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good fruited Belgian strong ale. All around good balance and complexity of fruity yeast, malt, and pluot additions; and quite smooth to sip on for 10%. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 04:15:36 | More by superspak
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beertunes

Washington

2.14/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Served in tulip. Poured a lightly cloudy honey yellow with just a thin ring of white head that had OK retention, very light lacing and very low carbonation.

The aroma was predominately lightly sweet malts, with a very light yeast/spice scent, a slight fruitiness, and no real personality. On the tongue, an odd fruitiness took the forefront, with the extremely light yeast being barely noticeable.

The body was way stickier and heavier than is desirable in a Tripel. Drinkability was OKish, but with the complete lack of personality, why bother? Overall, a nice try at something out of the box by NB, but it was a fail. You can try this or not, they're your tastebuds.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2013 18:37:09 | More by beertunes
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themind

New Jersey

3.29/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a strange brew. The first Lips of Faith beer I have had and I am not sure what to think of it. The aroma is a fruity, sour weird thing that I cant put a handle on. The taste is fruit, floral, herbal something. It's very unique for sure. It's kind of like smashing your face into a bowl of your grandmothers Pot Pourri. I would not purchase this beer again but it was worth trying...I guess.

Bottom Line: It smokes Miller Light!

Bottom, Bottom Line: I must say the beer grows on you after half the bottle. Maybe it's the 10% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 22:43:07 | More by themind
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Mitchster

Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

$8.59 for a 22oz bomber @ BevCo.

Brewed with Pale malt and pluot ( a hybrid of plum and apricot) juice. Hopped with Target. Fermented with Brett Claussenii.
10% ABV, 5 IBU, 10% ABV.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear light and brilliant golden, forming a modest, wispy, slightly off-white head with excellent retention (thanks to brisk carbonation) and solid lacing. Carbonation is ~ 3.0 carbs or so. The aroma has the sour cherry pie nose of Brett lambicus with some horse blanket and a touch of dusty basement with moderate sour milk aroma. The mouthfeel is initially quite tart but then is followed by a big syrupy body (despite the brisk carbonation). Not nearly as dry as I was expecting given the usual character of Brett to ferment down to nothing. The taste is quite peculiar...sour milk, pear and pineapple syrup, rotten apricots, warming alcohols, an unpleasant odd metallic/passionfruit seed sourness, and a weird floral white wine taste. No fusels or DMS. Wayyyy to much Brett character. Totally out of balance between the Brett and the syrupy fruit mess.

This is probably the most unique beer I've had this year, but it's just not that good. One 22oz bottle is enough for 4-5 people because most people are not going to want to drink more than 4 ounces of this stuff. It's an interesting beer, but I'm going to be hard pressed to finish it. This tastes like someone took the syrup from a huge can of fruit cocktail with bananas and fermented it with Brett. This is another interesting (but ultimately disappointing) entry in the lips of faith series.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 03:17:05 | More by Mitchster
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.51/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a tulip. Somehow this is the second tripel brewed with pluots that I will have tried (the first being Perennial Violet, which I enjoyed).

A: Pours a crystal-clear straw gold with a moderate white head. Sort of odd to see a filtered tripel but ok.

S: Pluot juice is certainly noticeable in the nose, with some sweet stone fruit esters, cloves, grain.

T: The pluot juice is more subtle in the flavor, but brings a sweet fruitiness. Prominent note of booze, floral, cakey pale malt, perfumy.

M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Certainly not a bad beer, but it's a bit too sweet and boozy. The base tripel seems like it's the regular New Belgium Trippel, which I'm not a huge fan of.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 01:35:01 | More by Etan
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cvm4

Mississippi

2.6/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a golden hue with an amber hint and little to no head. As a "tripel" it's pretty lack luster.

S - Too me, there's a lot of stuff going on here. It' very sweet and the smell is off putting.

T - Sweet, over-stewed fruits and random spices. Really an odd mix of flavors or just odd flavors that just don't mix well.

M - Medium bodied/carbonation and very cloying.

O - Would not buy again. I powered through this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 22:41:23 | More by cvm4
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12ouncecurls

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - poured a golden amber color, 3/4 inch head in a snifter glass dissipated fairly quickly. Head had a medium bubble consistency.

S - pretty faint for me, smelled of yeast: sweet, spicy, ester.

T - despite the 10% abv, very little alcohol taste, the taste was pretty range bound for me, almost tasted like a spicy orange juice, minus the sweetness. The wild Belgian yeast added that sharp/tart sweetness. Any stone fruit I tasted was relegated to the background.

M - thick mouthfeel for me, the slightly plum. Flavored sweetness had a sticky aftertaste that clung to the tongue with a dry slightly bitter aftertaste. Almost a residue.

O - overall, the carbonation helps this beer out. After the carbonation recedes the balance and residual flavored are not real pleasing. This was not meant to be a 6-pack Beer so for an experimental beer it was worth the experience. Tip of the hat to new Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 00:49:54 | More by 12ouncecurls
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Murrhey

Montana

3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into a New Belgium snifter in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live. The previous reviews don't lead me to believe this is going to be good, but I have an open mind and love pluots, strangely enough.

A- Half-finger white head, fairly static but recedes in 30 seconds. Crystal clear pumpkin color with small but active carbonation. Interesting looking beer.

S- Apricots, plums (a pluot, lel) bubblegum. Slightly spicy in the tripel style. Warm with winey notes. Interesting aroma.

T- Apricot, spicy yeasts and vinous notes. Some sweetness, plums. Not very good, but not bad at all.

M- Vinous. Dry and clean.

O- Above average beer. Good, I was afraid it was going to be rough.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 00:50:57 | More by Murrhey
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Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
74 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.