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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing

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

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77 Reviews

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Reviews: 77
Hads: 399
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 46.48%
Wants: 19
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer | 8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 77 | Hads: 399
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bottle with the LoF silkscreen labeling; no freshness or bottling date to be found. Poured into a classic weizen glass.

Appearance - Fairly aggressive pour, to tease out the classic hefeweizen sediment since I won't be able to fit the entire bomber into a glass. Body is a ruddy opaque peach flesh with golden highlights and faint traces of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Head is luxurious and a massive three fingers of pillowy white foam. Slowly begins to pock across the surface of the head and dissipates after a several minutes, leaving rings of sticky mottled lace. As I drink it, the residue forms rings to mark the passage of each sip. Exactly to style for a hefeweizen, even though this is listed as a spiced beer.

Smell - Almost overwhelmingly fragrant, with dominant notes of coconut and cardamom, as well as fainter hints of white pepper and sage. There is a hint of generic citrus-like freshness in the background, but the sweeter notes dominate the nose. It's interesting and certainly the most coconut-smelling beer with coconut I've ever had. However, it is a bit perfume-like.

Taste - Happily, the wheat base takes a larger role here at first, providing the round, grainy base for the beer, but the coconut and spice quickly takes over adding a cloying sweetness to the taste that works for the first several drinks, but becomes overwhelming. There is also a yeasty slightly sour element to the finish as well as a lingering and faint peppery heat. It seems so close to being really good, but falls short. That being said, the smell and taste reflect the accuracy of the name of this beer.

Mouthfeel - Chewy, medium-bodied beer with a surprising thinness on the finish. Slightly sweet and hot finish and medium carbonation.

Overall, a one-time beer. It was a bold offering that delivered on it's promise--I don't think you could make a better tasting coconut curry Hefewiezen--but perhaps the promise just wasn't quite meant to be a beer. I'm still glad I tried it and would encourage anyone who likes to try ambitious and strange beers to do the same.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JadeenY
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer of all time.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Jason
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of codysjb
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of aquazr1
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Nemers
2/5  rDev -43.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
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