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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
okay

351 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 21.13%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, coconut, spice, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with coconut milk, cinnamon, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice sweet and spice qualities but I am not getting any distinct curry presence in the smell or taste.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2013 03:20:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

09-05-2013 16:11:46 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-02-2013 23:59:21 | More by nmann08
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-25-2013 23:10:12 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

11 ounce pour - $5.00 at Taco Mac in Crabapple, Georgia.

Appearance: Dark, dull orange-gold body, a bit hazy, with a slim, white head cap.

Smell: A beer that definitely delivers on its branded namesake promise, coconut and curry. Sweetish, plump malted wheat, additional notes of banana.

Taste: Sugary upfront angle (giving a hint of cream soda from time to time), then, coconut, fenugreek -- oh, heck, all the varied curry notes, and finally the 'nana from the full-on wheat inclusion. Additional slight warming quality from the alcohol content pairs with the heat from the curry blend. Slow finish with sustained sweetness and more of the coconut and curry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Sure, it's a different, interesting combination, but, I would have preferred a slimmed down version in something less viscous and more effervescent. As it stands, it's heavy and heavy-handed in its aspects and not the easiest beer to get down.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2014 18:44:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

09-07-2013 05:16:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-08-2013 02:04:41 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +19%

10-05-2013 01:44:09 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2013 00:30:50 | More by kylehay2004
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-07-2013 20:42:14 | More by GRG1313
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

09-18-2013 00:49:16 | More by zeff80
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-27-2014 03:45:13 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

03-27-2014 01:09:28 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed chilled from the bomber in two goblets - with octopus87 bottle purchased from Outlet Liquors in Rehoboth beach in DE.

The color is rosy golden with thick haziness and practically no head with what appears to be coconut particles. There is a small bubble ring which dissapears and carbonation is visible as expected. The smell is very interesting with some mild coconut with nutty tropical and slight cumin-like spice scent with a gentle wheat odor with mild floral element augmenting the nutty spice and tropical aroma. The feel is good with semi-full body and moderately high carbonation with light oily tinge and mild spice to bolster the wheat sweetness and there is a creamy wheat essence with mostly dry finish.

The flavor is excellent...it delivers on both the coconut and curry flavors with light tropical fruit from the hefeweizen yeast with the familiar clove element and light blend of coconut creaminess and toasted flavors which meld well with the curry which seems to have a mild cumin/cardamom quality to round out the nice balance of wheat malt and spice with nutty tropical coconut taste into the finish. Overall I think it makes perfect sense and shows the level of creativity New Belgium brings to the craft with coconut in a hefeweizen seeming like a logical combo with the banana you might expect from hefeweizen yeast but coconut curry in the realm of hefeweizen is something else entirely it is almost what I would call a 'food beer' ...on its own it can seem a little much but it works and if you like the idea you will probably enjoy this -well done New Belgium

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 01:29:37 | More by Slatetank
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-30-2013 05:20:35 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not easy to pull something like this off without being offensive in some way, but this does it expertly. not as good as the version from ballast point, whatever that thing was, but still a great use of curry in beer. gorgeous pour, cloudy dull peach color, with a thick and creamy off white head with excellent retention. the nose is yellow curry powder and a hint of ginger, hefe yeast, and maybe a touch of sweetness from coconut, but that element is really in the background. the flavor is surprisingly not overdosed on curry, its there, but so is an earthy coconut milk sweetness, a full bodied wheat malt, a hint of booze, and an herbal freshness that really sets it off. still get banana and clove from the yeast too, which is a fine compliment to the spicy curry. as balanced as a beer like this can get, this is the first of the lips of faith beers to impress me in awhile. full bodied for they style, extraordinary flavorfully long finish, and carbonated enough to keep it drinkable. great effort here, a must try for the adventurous.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 19:27:32 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -33%

10-01-2013 19:28:39 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-22-2014 16:11:58 | More by mendvicdog
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GClarkage

California

2.25/5  rDev -33%

07-08-2014 15:41:47 | More by GClarkage
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-11-2013 00:52:29 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

10-09-2013 19:12:46 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +19%

09-12-2013 09:08:20 | More by MarkyMOD
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a relatively cloudy golden burnt orange in color with some moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming along the edges of the glass and some faint rose + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy light beige head that reduces to a couple of small patches of thick film, a mottled thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of banana and clove which is quickly overshadowed by strong aromas of curry + coconut.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat and pale malts with light to moderate flavors of banana. That is quickly followed and overshadowed by moderate to strong flavors of coconut curry (with the curry being slightly stronger than the coconut). There is a moderate amount of spiciness to this beer and light notes of clove in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness and hints of spicy warming.

O: Definitely interesting and more drinkable than some of the other curry beers that I have tried previously - not nearly as spicy or intense. The beer hides the alcohol fairly well but this is not really an easy drinking or sessionable beer. I'm glad that I decided to try the beer as it is quite interesting but it is tough to finish the entire bomber.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 20:27:04 | More by dbrauneis
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Zorro

California

3.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells strongly of coconut and spice. But that doesn't quite do it justice. The spice makes my eyes water a sure indication there is ginger in this. Banana and cloves with citrus there is a lot in here but it also sort of clashes. Smells like a beer born of a drunk midnight brainstorming session. Except this one got made.

Starts out mildly sour.with a coconut milk flavor and the faint taste of curry. This has a little heat to it. The curry part of this doesn't really come together it is just heavily spiced. Tastes like I'm drinking a weak Thai curry.

Mouthfeel is on the light side for the beer style.

Overall its a weird beer, that is why I bought it. Can't say it is bad, just that once you have tried a bottle you won't want to try it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 23:02:05 | More by Zorro
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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.