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Lips Of Faith - Pluot - New Belgium Brewing

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74
okay

326 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 05-07-2013)
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +35%
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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16oz glass at Craft in Cowtown, for the Alberta New Belgium Brewing release party back in February (I gotta pack my written notes a little less securely, I think). A Tripel brewed with that Frankenstein fruit, the pluot, huh? Ok.

This beer appears a glassy, yet mostly clear, pale golden amber hue, with yet another (it's the locale, nothing I can do about that) thin cap of bubbly, fizzy ecru head, which leaves some decent webbed, hovering island lace around the glass as things duly recede.

It smells of plum wine (and that time, back in business school, where the Japanese exchange student, he got bombed on such, and puked in the car ride home the next morning), proper cereal and caramel malts, earthy yeast, mild funk, and tropical fruit-borne hops. The taste is big, dark fruit wine (plums and apricots, sure, but blackberries and cherries too), yeast, much less funk than expected from the nose, bready caramel malt, candi sugar, a bit of free-association dry peach and other befuddled tropical fruit, and a barely bridled flinty booziness.

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A nicely fruity, strong Belgian ale, Brett and all - yeasty, and still generally sweet, all in good measure. The pluot does well by its two-headed nature, supplying a sugary character that parries the elevated (even so for this style) booze, remaindering it to the 'well-integrated' pile. Happy to have had the chance to try this, in a heretofore unlikely as hell setting.

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Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
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