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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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388 Ratings

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 21.01%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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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Poured into a balloon glass.

The body is a murky tangerine color, very light orange. A frothy eggshell head recedes to a bubbly wisp. Light spotty lacing.

The aroma is basic, lots of coconut up front with spicy pepper in the back.

The taste is a little more complex, with a sweet fruit coating over the coconut body. It's followed up with a light peppery kick.

The mouthfeel is bright and clean.

Overall, I think this is a really tasty, interesting beer. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.