Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing
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4.88/5 rDev +44.8%
a: what you would expect from a hefe. straw yellow and hazy. head has some coconut
oil in it
s: up front hints of lime and coconut then ends with hints wheat
t: starts with light notes of lime and coconut, follows through with the butteriness of
coconut, then flavors of the curry spices. and last but not least the cayenne sneaks
through and ends with a lemony finish
m: smooth and refreshing with a buttery coconut oil hint
overall its great totally recommend it to anyone that likes a bit of spice and something new. however i kinda wish the curry was a bit more prominent and same with the cayenne,maybe not as much as ballast point did with there habanero sculpin
09-01-2013 04:32:49 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
4.68/5 rDev +38.9%
Coconut Curry pours a a cloudy bright yellow color with no head. There is a sweet aroma with strong curry notes. The taste is sweet, with strong creamy curry flavors. Flavors are present, and blend very well; coconut is barley noticeable. Overall a very fantastic and different beer.
09-14-2013 22:51:38 | More by vette2006c5r
4.4/5 rDev +30.6%
Appearance: Hazy, pale amber color. Quickly dissipating, creamy head that really didn't build like most hefeweizens. Great lacing, though.
Smell: Very sweet up front. I can't say it smells exactly like coconut, but there is definitely something different going on. It reminds me of young plums, maybe white raisins... Banana, strong cinnamon, notes of clove, gingerbread, and coriander follow.
Taste is a lot like the smell. The first wave is typical hefe banana, but the fruity flavor and christmassy spices show up quickly thereafter. Midway, the coconut finally stands out on its own, but only for a moment, before the curry emerges and the heat begins to build against the sweetness. The spicy finish leaves a yeasty, coconut-toned, burning sensation behind. Really nice beginning to end.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium-light body with prickly carbonation. Love the lingering heat from the curry!
Overall: Man, this was a fun one! All kinds of things going on! So many of the aromas and flavors I love most in food were represented in this beer. The way the flavors entered, faded, and played together seemed almost choreographed. I'm really glad I had the opportunity to try this. If given the chance, I would definitely have again.
10-21-2013 21:49:01 | More by tmm313
4.39/5 rDev +30.3%
I was soooo excited when I saw our store had gotten this one in, im sure I will be as disappointed with one as I have with most of "experimental" beers I have tried lately... but I hope not, Indian cuisine is one of my favs only proceeded by thai!
a: extremely cloudy!! its easy to see this is a true UNFILTERED hefe styl, I think I even saw some rather large chunks/floaties in the bottle. color is a almost glowing apricot color with a quickly dissipating foamy white head, which under lies some noticeabley sized goobers which I would guess to be curry perhaps?
s: not getting much coconut here, the curry aromas are there though, not getting any hop aromas and getting a bunch of wheat.
t: whoa!! I can't believe it!! this is great!! I thought for sure this was going to be a bomb! the coconut is very faint and in the background, not the focus at all, at least not in this bottle. You really get punched in the face with the curry though!! I LOVE curry. "Curry! Curry!!" I;m also tasting very significantly what reminds me of a giant bowl of steamy white sticky rice!? maybe this was brewed with rice and wheat, idk but whatever it is its great. I could go for some indian and or thai to go with this RIGHT NOW! The crazy thing about this beer is that its totally a hefewiezen, the wheat is there all the way but not too strong, it also leaves a warming sensation in your stomach!
o.v. Its for the times and experiences like this that I love beer so much, this one caught my completely by surprise and I love that. if you like hefewiezens, curry and or coconut TRY THIS! I did drink this abnormally cold for an ale, and it didn't seem as good as it warmed which is uncharacteristic for an ale.
09-05-2013 22:38:24 | More by Beerlover
4.36/5 rDev +29.4%
a- nice foggy unfiltered hefe
S- Look I know it doesn't smell like grapefruit or chocolate...It is not supposed to. One of the most interesting noses
T- Its almost parallel to what it says, bananas, coconut, and some spice
M- a little thick but coconut and 8% what would you expect
O- I heard about bad bottles, this was not one. I think a lot of the bad ratings are due to hop heads and beer geek purists. I thought this beer was balanced and fun. Probably wont age well with the coconut, however on this date it was surprise and a great treat.
09-20-2013 23:58:25 | More by BWarrington
4.35/5 rDev +29.1%
Beautiful fiery orange body, with a bubbly off white head that disappears quicker than a paycheck at a strip club, leaving not a trace.
Smells very sweet, almost candy like, with a very distinct orange scent and faint notes of spices like coriander and cinnamon with just a hint of curry on the end of the nose.
The taste is very much similar,but, there is a bit more of a standard hefeweizen flavors; banana backbone with orange up front and a bit more forward on the coriander. The finish is a tiny bit hot, no doubt due to the curry. Overall a truly unique and quite impressive interpretation of a hefeweizen.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and the carbonation is quite prickly while the finish is a bit dry, with a bit of heat following.
Quite a nice beer, very interesting and a bit different. I like it.
09-18-2013 02:50:32 | More by ryanonline
4.29/5 rDev +27.3%
Poured form bomber bottle into a regular pint glass.
A vigorous pour produced a small white head. Hazy yellow beer with small bubbles and lots of sediment. Very cloudy and exactly what I would expect a hefeweizen to look like.
Smell is so sweet, with a coconut over load. Hints of topical fruit, and no big alcohol smell at all. Probably one of the best and most unique smelling beers I have had.
Taste is wonderful, I'm tasting banana, coconut, and at the end the heat of the curry is absolutely wonderful. If you like hefenweizen and are into beers with a peppery heat you should love this beer. I used to drink a lot of Paulaner hefenweizen and just loved that beer, to me this beer takes that beer and puts it into overdrive.
Mouth feel is really smooth and light.
Overall this is not a typical beer by any standard. But Lips of Faith pulls off something spectacular with this very interesting beer.
01-15-2014 22:22:32 | More by JerUrbans
4.25/5 rDev +26.1%
Color- cloudy, thick medium honey. Slight head.
Aroma- sweet with a slight turmeric and white pepper.
Taste- Starts with mild coconut then enters spices including mild turmeric, hint of clove and tiny hint of nutmeg, finishing with a smooth semi-sweet coconut finish. A truly unique and complex brew. Would pair well with Thai food such as masaman curry.
Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 10/14/2013.
05-28-2014 21:26:05 | More by utfiero
Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
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