Lips Of Faith - Pluot - New Belgium Brewing

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75
okay

357 Ratings
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 17.79%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

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

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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

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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.

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Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
75 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.