Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
1.78/5 rDev -47%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
Appearance - The beer had the yellow of a hefe, but the floaties at the top made it appearance that somebody had desolved Alka Seltzer in my beer.
Smell - I detect the spice of the curry immediately, and it reminds me of Thai food. On the other had, there is something plastic-y in the aroma the reminds me of those wax figures at the museum.
Taste - This tastes like spicy wax gum or perhaps spicy plastic. There are a hint of lime and the some of the notes of a hefe hidden here. After I about three sips, something tells me I should not be drinking this beer. Most of us call that feeling heartburn. There is a mediciny spice in the aftertaste, but it just reinforces the fact that this is not good.
Mouthfeel - This actually seems on par with the style, though the weird foam at the top is a bit unsightly.
Overall - I hate saying this is one of the worst beers I have ever had, but it is definitely not good. This was a dumper.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2013 12:49:01 | More by JohnnyHopps
More User Reviews:
3.54/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottled a year ago June 20th 2013. Poured 6/28/14. Sister's boyfriend bought this not knowing how old it was, but I knew it came out at least a year ago... turns out I was about right. The bottle says it's fine to age, so let's see.
Appearance: Hazy light amber sort of color with some yeasty bits floating around as well. No lacing, and any head on it dies right away.
Smell: The combination of coconut and curry almost comes off as an all-spice or cinnamon sort of aroma. Unusual, and smells like something I'd have in Autumn or Winter, but still pleasant and unexpected. Curry and coconut can also be picked out individually though. Banana-like qualities from the yeast are there as well. Very interesting nose on this one, as I expected.
Taste/feel: Well, very smooth texture with a pleasant carbonation. Enjoyable to drink on a hot summer day like today. The curry and coconut have likely toned down over the year this was on the shelf, but it didn't taste "skunked", and actually tasted pretty good ---- very unique. No heat from the curry, but you get the flavor, and there's also a good amount of coconut flavors there as well. Again, though, cinnamon/all-spice sort of flavors come out, and the banana flavor is still alive and well. 8%? Who would guess?
3.75/5 overall just because it's unique and I'm impressed with how well it stood up. It's not an excellent, jaw-droppping beer, but it's a surprisingly and dangerously easy drinking beer that's really quite enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 16:08:10 | More by Alextricity
3.6/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-05-2014 13:44:29 | More by chinchill
Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.