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Lips Of Faith - Pluot - New Belgium Brewing

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341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 17.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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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3.69/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

The carbonation is fairly soft, just a lilting frothiness for the most part, the body a steady medium weight, and generally smooth, with a touch of airy creaminess. It finishes just off-dry, with the complex by default fruit and yeast contending with a burgeoning, rising alcohol edginess.

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.

biboergosum, May 30, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -5.9%

A: pours a clear light gold with a small white head that has little retention and some lacing
S: smells fruity on the nose and that's pretty much it
T: taste is fruity esters, some spice, a bit of pluot, some sharp floral notes and whispers of bitterness. swallow is more fruitiness and pluots with a lingering grainy flavor
M: medium in the mouth with prickly carbonation and a dry finish
O: Overall, average. NB can do way better and this beer is sadly lacking.

SHODriver, May 17, 2014
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Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
75 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.