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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry HefeweizenLips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
77
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311 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 21.49%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-09-2013)
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Reviews by ElCommodoro:
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ElCommodoro

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The best thing I can say about this beer is that it gets better as you drink it. What seems like a kick in the palate at first mellows out as you drink, provided that you drink VERY, very slowly. Still, it seems throughout the experience that there are spices in there that don't need to be there. I'm talking about cloves. Also, possibly nutmeg and cinnamon? I'm not entirely sure what ridiculous blend of spices is supposed to be "curry" but it is not what I wanted. It tasted like it could be really pleasant if it weren't for all these damn cloves and some other stuff making it taste like somebody dropped a big pile of Christmas into what WAS a "coconut curry" flavoured beer. It just doesn't seem to belong. When I saw coconut-curry, I was thinking "fuck yeah, a beer that sort of tastes like peshwari naan? That would be awesome." But it wasn't anything like that. Cloves? The hell? Don't pour your Christmas spices all over my coconut curry! Too much going on here for me to keep track of. And it's a huge problem.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 06:28:59 | More by ElCommodoro
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

04-17-2014 00:12:07 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

04-05-2014 19:23:29 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

04-04-2014 22:58:42 | More by BeerDazed
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Scandalousmrt

Florida

1.83/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This beer tricked me. My first experience was an ounce sample to see if I wanted the full pint. These two sips were really not enough to fully appreciate how awful this beer is. The sample was actually decent and definitely different. It intrigued me enough to try it. The sample taste crisp with a slight hot spice. There was almost no taste of the curry. As soon as I tasted the full pint I knew I had made a terrible mistake. The smell of curry powder was almost overpowering and was followed by a nearly unbearable taste. All I could taste was curry powder. I have a hard time describing this as a beer because to me it was curry powder mixed in carbonated water. I would not recommend this beer to anyone.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2014 21:49:03 | More by Scandalousmrt
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

03-27-2014 01:09:28 | More by nickfl
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dsl72701

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

03-26-2014 18:04:54 | More by dsl72701
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Pours a very hazy - almost murky - gold, with a finger's worth of fluffy white head that doesn't last for very long. Lots of visible carbonation with some floating brown chunks on top despite being conservatively decanted.

S: Husky wheat malt, yeasty sweetness and a touch of spices. But not a big aroma overall.

T: Wheat grains, light crystal malts, a curry spiciness and some fruity yeast esters (primarily banana). I don't get a ton of coconut flavor - perhaps a bit on the exhale when you work at it. Yeast esters and bready sweetness in the hang with touch of hop bitterness and spices.

M: Light body, adequate carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is well-hidden.

O: I don't think this is offensive, but the flavors just don't work in a hefeweizen style beer in my opinion. The coconut isn't big, which I think would have helped. The the curry flavors, while not terribly spicy, just don't get along with the wonderful subtleties that make a good hefeweizen. Far from a drain-pour, but not something I'd recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 00:02:52 | More by macrosmatic
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

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Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -40.3%

03-20-2014 08:39:21 | More by Nemers
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3%

03-19-2014 23:14:29 | More by DaftPatrick
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -40.3%

03-18-2014 04:46:16 | More by oso
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Illinois

1.3/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Not sure how high everyone was at the brewery when they came up with this... but it was defiantly horriblle. The curry floating on top was very unappealing and almost had a grits like texture when it went down the coconut was faint and crept up slightly behind the wheat and curry. Huge New Belgium fan but this was just straight up bad haha

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 17:09:09 | More by jscheuf
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Illinois

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

02-18-2014 19:07:15 | More by Skunkdrool
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.