Lips Of Faith - Pluot - New Belgium Brewing
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3.79/5 rDev +17%
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.
07-04-2013 05:09:22 | More by AgentMunky
3.11/5 rDev -4%
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...
07-01-2013 01:33:25 | More by russpowell
4.14/5 rDev +27.8%
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.
06-30-2013 23:12:35 | More by BeerFMAndy
2.23/5 rDev -31.2%
ST: Bottle poured into glass
A: Light clear golden hue; kind of looks like a cider without high carbonation. No head and no lacing what so ever
S: Aroma has a strong pungent smell, like a mix of hints of apricot and plum, with rotten raspberries
T: Starts with a settle clean taste, but then the horror comes. Dry rotten fruit taste comes in and just ruins everything.
MF: I wish it would go away faster.
O: Had good thoughts on this being from New Belgium. They have come short on other beers but they were average beers. This one has met the threshold of bad beers (in my opinion) with New Belgium. I will finish this beer because I have paid for it and strongly don't believe in wasting beer down a drain. PEROSNALLY I would say stay away....but it is your choice.
06-26-2013 02:13:11 | More by powerss13
2.14/5 rDev -34%
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.
06-20-2013 22:38:26 | More by Bitterbill
1.96/5 rDev -39.5%
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.
06-19-2013 02:11:09 | More by homebrew311
Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
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