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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing

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392 Ratings

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 21.01%
Wants: 15
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 392 | Reviews: 76
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"The list of spices in this coconut curry hefeweizen is almost as long as the list of awards bestowed on homebrewer, Remi Bonnart. Together, we brewed up a traditional German-style wheat beer whose fruity esters and spicy phenols pair perfectly with the spicy and fruity character of curry spices. Pour yourself a plateful." Brewed in the style of a German Hefeweizen with curry spice and coconut added. Brewed as a one-off release for the Lips of Faith Series, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a New Belgium Globe glass. Served above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy fizzed head of a pastel white color over a densely hazy pale amber body with abundant flecked sediment in suspension. Surface clumps of pulpy mess are an uncommon find, but easy to spot floating on the surface of this beer. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3

(Smell) Abundant spices, nutmeg, cinnamon and evidently curry coalesce into a hearty, extremely potent nose bomb. Under the spice I catch notes of cereal wheat, pale malt, and the soft creamy sweetness of coconut milk. The notes of banana and clove commonly found in hefeweizen seamlessly blend into it all. Potency is very high. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor carries through much of the spices up front, heavy nutmeg, and curry powder up front, paler notes of wheat and coconut husk. The occasional chunk of raw ginger comes through and spices things up a bit. Hints of the hefeweizen yeast base creeps through, most notably banana and clove, which pairs surprisingly well with the spice profile to generate a flavorful spiced loaf banana bread. Finishes mildly sweet and profoundly spiced with a lingering curry, nutmeg and ginger trail well after the swallow. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick, mildly chewy, moderately dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a moderate frothiness and mild crispness. Body is heavy for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is earthy and peppery spice over sweetness. Alcohol presence is low, and there are no notable off characters. 3.75

(Overall) This is one divisive beer! As over-the-top as Coconut Curry Hefeweizen is, I find myself enjoying it as a unique experiment in unapologetic spice overdose. There's no cutting the edge of the spice which leads the entire beer from aroma (some may say the appearance as well) to the finish, although the coconut comes through gracefully and as a pleasant pairing, dishing in a touch of welcome sweetness to counter. Far, far separated from the roots of the traditional German Hefeweizen, beers like this might cause for a passionate rewriting of the Reinheitsgebot- but paired with the right foods, there is a very special niche for experimental beers like this one. This would no doubt go excellent alongside quality Indian or Thai food cuisine, both of which commonly use many ingredients found in this beer, regularly in equally unreserved doses. 3.75

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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
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