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Lips Of Faith - Pluot - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
75
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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | 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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Ratings: 364 | Reviews: 57
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1/5  rDev -69.4%

Photo of olympuszymurgus
1.39/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a fresh bottle, a meaty and corny aroma with a nice white head, a honey colored body.

A faint tartness, fruity, a little spice and an abnormal meatiness. A lot of corn, and a stale bread flavor. This may be the worst LOF beer I've had yet. A long lasting sweetness sit on the mouth, as well as an unpleasant Brett character that won't leave my mouth.

Why? Why is this real?

Photo of SToneyBrew
1.44/5  rDev -56%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Look: absolutely no head; light orange

Smell: completely consumed by the "pluot"; very strong apricot; fruity, juice; not unpleasant but not great

Taste: um… pretty gross; it’s like a fruit juice adjunct beer; did not blend well; has a sticky, apricot aftertaste; mouthfeel is too sticky; the fruit juice is over powering; was looking forward to a nice fruit beer on a hot day, but this is a definitive pass

Overall: I continue to see the Lips of Faith Beers lack substantial quality. Maybe NB should slow things down and work on perfecting a few... instead of exploring so many. Still believe in the brewery... but I'm starting to lose Faith.

Photo of jacewg
1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

Photo of fredaboots
1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of vacax
1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of psoriasaurus
1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of Geno206
1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of homebrew311
1.98/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Apperance is gold, bubbly, and lifeless as far as head is concerned. Smell is odd, notes of lemons and plums come through along with a somewhat dirty note that I can't quite describe. Taste starts with candied fruit, heavy plum juice flavor, a bit of tartness, and a touch of pineapple. These flavors compete with eachother and make for a heavily sweet beer with little redeeming quality. No Belgian yeast is discernible on the nose or the palate. Mouthfeel is fizzy and thick, weird combo. Overall, this lips of faith was a fail. The fruit makes for a train wreck of flavor. Avoid at all costs.

Photo of huskermike12
2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of beertunes
2.15/5  rDev -34.3%
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.

Photo of Bitterbill
2.17/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A- pale gold, 2 finger head of foam, good lacing.

S- smells..umm...slightly spicy, earthy, to the point of being like socks dragged through the ground. A good thing the aromas aren't on the strong side.

T-starts off sweet with some lemonish note, some spice like clove, gets even sweeter and weirder, how's that for a describion?, in the finish. Is finishing this something I can do?

M- feels okay, mouthfeel wise.

O- took a few sips, a few more to give it a chance($17.99 for the bottle..(yikes), and I had no alternative to pour the rest down the drain. I don't need a 10% brew to get me going when it doesn't please my palate one bit. I don't know, these LOF series recently have all been major disappointments.

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of MighHighBrewer
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

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Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
75 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.