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Lips Of Faith - Pluot - New Belgium Brewing

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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 18.07%


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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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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metter98

New York

3.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color. It poured with a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass that eventually faded away.
S: Sweet aromas of fruits and malts are present in the nose along with some hints of alcohol.
T: The taste is sweet and has lots of flavors of fruity yeast along with notes of malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seemed to be a little too malty and sweet for my palate and didn't really fit the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2013 14:23:28 | More by metter98
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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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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours an effervescent gold with a finger of fast falling pearl colored head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Strong jammy notes apricots, over ripe pears & some boozeyness; great nose, about this beer's only good point

T: Pears, apricots, figs & some boozeyness up front, along with golden delicious apple skins. Tons of over-ripe orchard fruit, honey & just a general cloying sweetness as this warms, faint hints of pineapple as well. Finishes with passion fruit, over-ripe apricot & a kiss of booze

MF: Sticky, slight carbonation; skews too fruitty/malty for me. Some boozey warmth

Not a very good tripel, hard to get through a whole bottle. Duds are starting to become a little too common for this series. Come on New Belgium, I know y'all can do better...I wish we could get Funkwerks in Missouri...

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 01:33:25 | More by russpowell
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mactrail

California

3.36/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Clear light golden color in the tall Saxo tulip. Pure white foam and lots of lacing. A nice spritzy mouthfeel with the bubbles prickling your tongue as you sip.

This is rather startling at first, and second sip. Could there possibly be a fruitier beer? It's tart and woody with a screwy yeast taste. Candied sour plums is more like it. This is so sweet and the yeast seems to intensify the fruit and the sugar and the alcohol. My head is spinning. Even as a late-night taster this is too crazy and intensely flavored. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Barons Marketplace on Point Loma Blvd.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 06:20:09 | More by mactrail
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

this is close to undrinkable, following in the unfortunate trend of new Belgium lately. this is strange and terrible, all at once. it pours a really light yellow color, golden and clear, with a reasonable white head on top. the nose is ultra sweet, like straight white sugar, and a little caramel, and I don't really get the fruit at all, just its sweetness. the yeast is wrong for the style, and the alcohol is pervasive. we shared this bottle around the table, and it was a drain pour for all but me, who was reluctant to add this to black crown as my only undrinkable beers. the feel is rough too, light but sweet, a bad miss, and the sugar is just shocking. never once in this beer do I get pluot fruit, or either of its genetic parents. message to new Belgium, if you want to keep my business, your beers, especially this once fantastic lips of faith series, need to drastically improve. pull a u turn and go back where you came from when your beers were actually worth my time and money. this is offensive to your core supporters, and it will not be tolerated for much longer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 19:19:31 | More by StonedTrippin
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

2.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Picked this up last night at the COOP for about $7... Pours a clear golden with a short lasting white head that dies back to basically nothing... only spotty lacing.

Nose is more fruity than "Belgian"... the juice element shine with a minor yeasty phenolic lite clove note... Pretty uninspiring.

The flavor is pretty sweet initially, but a fermented out tartness helps balance.. Some lite clove reminds me that this is supposed to have some sort of "Belgian" quality, but it is background and lost in the murky muddled mess of a beer.

Body is thick and does not have enough carbonation to cut through the residual sugars and heavy palate.

This is a fail for me when I had much higher hopes. The label alludes to some kind of wild yeast, but if true, it too is lost in the fray.

3/3/2.75/3/2.75

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 04:55:34 | More by JohnGalt1
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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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kylehay2004

Florida

3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: no head really on a bright golden clear body. No real lacing.

S: not much here, mostly chardonnay notes, some yeast, phenols and breads

T: syrupy sweet, lemon, apricot, champagne, grains, wheat, breads, some yeast. Overall strange and almost has a "cheapness" to it. like boxed wine.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. no dryness.

Overall: this one tastes like bad champagne for me. It has a strange syrup sweetness. weird but not in a good way. Pass this one up. Its uniquness isnt worth it. I suspect its a bad base beer and not the pluot making this one not so good.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:59:21 | More by kylehay2004
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

2.14/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 22:38:26 | More by Bitterbill
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
10% ABV, Best enjoyed by May 2014

A - A wonderful plume of carbonation rises from the glass' etching to a low, poorly retained white head. The alcohol level brings the white foam down but little fingers of lace still adorn the glass above the crystal clear goldenrod beer.

S - Subtle apricot fruitiness emerges from the smooth pale malt aroma, increasing with intensity as the beer warms. Suggestions of candied plums and faint alcohol also come fourth with a trickle of wild Belgian yeast and soft spice notes.

T - A wonderful blend of apricot, dried mango, and candied plum fruitiness swirl around the delicate pale and pilsner malt sweetness that never gets too cloying. Mellow white pepper yeastiness and fruity alcohol finish Plout out.

M - Smooth and medium-full bodied, Plout is most definitely sweet though never quite over the top, lingering with alcohol warmth and a tickle of carbonation for a nice and deceptively potent summer beer.

O - Plout might drink like a mildly fruity lawnmower beer but this deceptively strong brew packs a punch behind it's smooth maltiness and faintly tart Belgian yeast.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 23:12:35 | More by BeerFMAndy
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flagmantho

Washington

3.19/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into my Schlafly tulip. Sadly, I don't have a New Belgium tulip for this.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a tiny touch of haze and a lazy effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy ivory foam which quickly dissipated. Good color, but otherwise quite unremarkable.

Smell: very sweet, lightly fruity aroma. Quite light in intensity, but what is there is really quite sweet indeed. Tripels are supposed to be sweet, but ... this is possibly over the top.

Taste: sweet malt with a hint of fruity character. I would not have initially guessed pluots, but with hindsight the fruit comes through rather faithfully for its part. Besides this, there's just a giant sweetness and a somewhat malty character, but really it's over the top with sweet.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a nice creaminess. Stylistically appropriate

Overall: sweet and tart, this beer has a few elements going for it. But the almost sickly sweetness and the muddiness of the fruit are not great.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 23:13:19 | More by flagmantho
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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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nickfl

Florida

2.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head fades away quickly and leaves no lace.

S - a musty stone fruit aroma with some rich malt.

T - Lots of sweet malt up front with apricot and some darker fruit character in the middle. Finishes very sweet with some green apple character.

M - Thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - The aroma has some promise, but the flavor is flabby and finishes way, way too sweet. I feel like a lot of the lips of faith series have this same problem of utilizing a bad, cloyingly sweet tripel as the base beer for something that could otherwise be an interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 03:05:18 | More by nickfl
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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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homebrew311

Illinois

1.96/5  rDev -38.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2013 02:11:09 | More by homebrew311
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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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harrymel

Washington

2.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Enjoy by May 2014

It's light golden with a etched surface of white soapy foam. Smells of raisins, plums, sweet malts, some sulfur, some farts - kinda smells like a grape "uncrustable" from Smuckers. Flavor is sweet, fruity, some malt, some grain and plenty more fruit flavor, almost has a red pez character. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a good wet finish. I'm not sure how I feel about this, it's like candy, with a fart with some beer and a light folding of the three.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 08:29:05 | More by harrymel
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AgentMunky

California

3.79/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a DFH signature glass. Best before May 2014.

A: Light head is stark white and fades fast. The beer is clear and pale gold.

S: Light, tart, lovely fruit! Not gonna lie, I had no idea what a pluot was, but the apricot ancestry is obvious. Spicy-floral Belgian yeast is a perfect complement.

T/M: I quite like it, initially. Much spicier than anticipated, with a thick, sugary mouthfeel (reminds me of white grape juice). Honestly, despite scant effervescence, I want more carbonation. This is good, but oppressively sweet at times.

O: I really wanted to like this, and I do/did for large parts of it, but 22 ounces of it is too much. The beer is too sweet, too fruity, not spicy enough.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 05:09:22 | More by AgentMunky
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle, best by 5/2014. Pours clear yellow gold with a small fizzy white head that quickly goes to a dusting.

The aroma is sweet grains and tart fruits with some funk and a little butyric acid.

The flavor is sweet fruit juice with some tart notes and a little sourness and musty funk in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting beer. The alcohol is well hidden but it packs a punch. It's a bit too much sweet fruits that doesn't play well with the funk. I'd have liked to see more from the brett.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 06:13:15 | More by Beaver13
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says enjoy by May 2014.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a lot of bubbles. About one finger of white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A unique and zesty aroma of sweet and tart fruits, spice, and yeast. Belgian yeast with some hints of funk and clove spice. Big scent of the pluot with hints of apricot and plum along with hints of apple cider, orange, pineapple, papaya, pear, and a little banana. Candied sugar sweetness. Also picking up a little fall like cinnamon or nutmeg spice. Light hints of pale malt and a very subtle presence of hops. A very fruity and wine like aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an interesting and juice like Belgian style taste of tart and sweet fruits with spices and yeast. Belgian yeast with some funk and clove spice with a little cinnamon. Big juicy taste from the pluot with notes of apricot and plums along with some tart apple cider, white grapes, papaya, pineapple, orange, pear, and banana. Sweet Belgian candied sugars. A little taste of bready pale malt. Hops are very subtle. The fruits dominate for the most part. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy, tart, and somewhat sticky with a champagne like fizzyness. Alcohol heat feels fairly mild.

Overall: A pretty interesting and decent take on the Tripel style. Solid fruit flavors and the sweetness is actually kept from becoming too overwhelming. Not great but a lot better than the ratings its getting.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 06:46:32 | More by MattyG85
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: dark golden hue. little head. slight rising effervescence. plenty of beer ring lacing.

n: light sourdough grains and plenty of, well... pluot.

t: the fruit is prominent, but not overly sweet. sourdough bread is also prominent.

m: bitter. syrupy thick. pungently bitter finish that clings to the palate. dry, but maybe that's just the high alcohol content... which is also prominent.

d: high alcohol character will dictate a slowly paced experience.

atmosphere is pretty good. not much of a head, but some pretty decent lacing. nose is fruity and bready. flavor follows suit... kind of tarred like it smells... sourdough bread and fruit. not particularly sweet however. more bitter with lots o' alcohol. overall this is a good quaff.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 22:39:20 | More by bmwats
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DovaliHops

California

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

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is quite mellow. Not nearly intense of a nose for a 10% craft brew. Mellow pluot aroma with some grain and corn-like aromas. That's about it...surprisingly no alcohol. Taste is a bit better than the nose. Slightly tart pluot flavors with some grain notes and sweet melon as well. Finish on this one is very plum-like...nice and sweet. Wild yeast makes no appearance in the flavor...unfortunately. Slightly warming...but alcohol is shockingly well-hidden. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Drinkability is fair. Overall, I could see many women seeking out a sweet mixed drink be content with this beer as an alternative. It falls very short, but not as short as I was expecting from the other reviews. A decent offering worth trying, but not even close to other LOF beers. When it comes to pluots, I could think of a handful of breweries who could do much better things with the delicious fruit...cough...Compunction...cough, cough.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 08:14:33 | More by DovaliHops
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n2185

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a clear yellow-gold with almost no head that quickly vanishes with no lacing.

S: lot of sweet light fruits like pears and grape juice. There are some Belgian spice and yeast notes, but they're subtle.

T: the fruits dominate here as well with white grapes and pears. There are light spice notes and candy sugar before a slight alcohol burn on the finish.

M: medium body with low carbonation, this beer is undercarbonated and has a juice-like body.
O: not a bad beer really, but the fruit and juice flavors are too heavy and overwhelm everything else.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 21:24:57 | More by n2185
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Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
74 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.