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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
okay

362 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 21.07%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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 -23.4%

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.

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-04-2013 03:55:35 | More by Tiernan
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +18.7%

09-13-2013 17:59:08 | More by tbryan5
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-08-2013 21:53:08 | More by danthehopslamman
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-06-2013 01:41:40 | More by dieBlume
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.8/5  rDev -16.9%

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy dark golden yellow with a medium fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is lots of perfumey curry spices with some wheat and a little fruit.

The flavor is a little sweet fruit with a lot of curry spices. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, interesting curry beer but very one-dimensional and over the top with the spice. I didn't really get any coconut.

08-23-2013 05:01:47 | More by Beaver13
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

22oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Look: Hazed, turbid, deep straw hue, excellent head

Smell: Fresh curry, mellow coconut, bready wheat, yeast, ripe pears, white chocolate

Taste: Lush smoothness, assertive curry, crisp wheat, underlying coconut, muted hops, yeast, mild heat, vegtal, herbal, semi-dry finish, mildly spicy end

I love curry and I love coconut but the curry just seems out of place, it has nothing to really bounce off of and curry needs that. Love the effort but this one just does not do it for me.

09-27-2013 05:02:30 | More by Jason
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codysjb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

10-28-2013 23:41:31 | More by codysjb
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

09-10-2013 03:54:09 | More by mctizzz
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aquazr1

California

3/5  rDev -11%

10-17-2013 00:26:07 | More by aquazr1
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tednkelly

South Dakota

2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-04-2013 02:16:06 | More by tednkelly
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev +1.8%

Intense amount of carbonation bubbling within with a light head. Very cloudy with small bits of white floating chunks within. Safe to say this yellow golden brew is not filtered. Aroma of faint pale wheat but mainly of coconut. The mouthfeel is pretty intense between carbonation,spices,and floating residue for a Hefe. The flavor is unique as promised. I get a burst of coconut and a bit of heat from the curry. Then I get the sweetness from the coconut with a very gentle bit of heat. Aftertaste is coconut and pale wheat. Unique brew,but not something I would seek out.

11-29-2013 04:11:08 | More by Franziskaner
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +24.9%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottled in June 2013.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy pale yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that quickly fade into a thin patchy layer. A few pieces of white floating sediment. Decent lacing.

Smell: A spicy, yeasty, and fruity wheat aroma with a fairly big scent of hot spices. Big mix of spices upfront with hints of cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, coriander, allspice, and some other spices unfamiliar to me. The spices do give an Indian food style of scent. Bready wheat and pale malt presence with hints of grains, straw, Hefeweizen yeast, and cracker. Hints of coconut, banana, and citrus fruit with some orange, pineapple, and lemon zest. Hops are pretty subtle. A very odd but good wheat beer aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very spice forward taste with a solid mix of wheat Hefeweizen notes. Big mix of hot spices upfront with notes of cinnamon, ginger, red cayenne pepper, allspice, coriander, and some other spices. The spices give an Indian curry like taste that is spicy but not overwhelmingly hot. Bready wheat presence with notes of Hefeweizen yeast, straw, grains, and cracker. Taste of coconut and banana along with citrus notes of pineapple, orange, and lemon zest. Very laid back hop presence. A very interesting and good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very spicy but surprisingly smooth. Some heat is felt but its more from the spice than alcohol.

Overall: A very unique and good twist on a Hefeweizen style beer. Big but not overwhelming kick of spices that blend well with the wheat beer notes.

09-27-2013 07:16:41 | More by MattyG85
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Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -40.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Georgia

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chinchill

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +6.8%

This beer is just as described by the label, having a finely balanced blend of coconut, (yellow) curry and wheat, with a touch of banana (and probably subtle spicing) from the yeast. These compose the bold and spicy aroma. These components, and some addtional spicing, mesh nicely in the complex flavor.

Feel: medium-light body; lively carbonation; a touch of peppery heat.

O: well crafted but certainly won’t appeal to everyone.

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timontheroad

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
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