Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev +18.1%
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.
11-17-2013 03:20:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
3/5 rDev -11%
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.
01-26-2014 18:44:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.91/5 rDev +16%
Served in a snifter at Tap House - Des Plaines.
Continuing my run through some LoF beers in the shadow of Svengoolie, let's try out the Coconut Curry Hef, shall we? It pours a cloudy tawny-orange topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises cinnamon, light allspice, clove, coconut milk, and a bit of orange zest. The taste brings in more of the same, the spices taking charge and mixing well with the coconut milk. In addition, the orange zest now comes across more as chocolate-covered candied orange peel, and a bit of exotic spiciness enters the fray (I'm guessing the curry here). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. Overall, a surprisingly really good beer. The flavors mix extremely well and meld very nicely with the base hef. The bartender and I agree here.
08-09-2014 23:07:48 | More by TMoney2591
3.4/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
09-27-2013 05:02:30 | More by Jason
3.91/5 rDev +16%
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
08-28-2013 01:29:37 | More by Slatetank
3.94/5 rDev +16.9%
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.
09-27-2013 19:27:32 | More by StonedTrippin
Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.