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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
okay

369 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 21.01%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of dozier77
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

dozier77, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer caught my eye on the shelf, as I'm a fan of coconut curries and of coconut deftly used in a beer. They've certainly been pumping out the Lips of Faith beers, and many are a little blah, but I thought the flavors here might shine through. That they do, and fairly pleasantly as well. Fairly aggressive yellow curry flavors dominate, but without developing any acridness. The coconut is more subdued, and I'd like to see a bit more of it. The hefe base is already fairly well taken over by the other assertive elements, and some more coconut could help beef up the body and add some silkiness. Right now it comes off as a curry that's a little thin. Still, all around a pretty decent effort and the flavors are fairly spot on even if the body isn't.

Georgiabeer, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Zuidman
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Zuidman, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange color with large dense white foamy head. No lacing to speak of, but nice complexity.

Tons of coconut, milky, wheaty, celery, curry, spice.

Drinks very well. Not think or syrupy, but has nice body and complexity. Carbonation is a perfect medium. Coconut is not sugary; helps dim the could be overwhelming spice. Wheat-y-ness is nearly buried, but provides nice smooth balance.

One of the better LoF in recent productions. I would recommend this brew as a good spice brew; a sipper to be shared. I won't seek again. but it should be tried and not snubbed. Unique.

chugalug06, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Hayden_Rhea
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Hayden_Rhea, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Ristaccia
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Ristaccia, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

dbrauneis, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev +18.3%

tabascosigned, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of SFACRKnight
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this from the bottle (I love the lips of faith bottles!) Into a colorado avs shaker pint.
Pours a cloudy gold color with an inch of foamy white head. Nice to see that although NB has decided to pasturize their beers they did choose to let this one make it through alive. Smells like a bit of bread but mostly a sweet curry scent, and the flavor follows. I'm getting the bready background, banana, clove, cinnamon, somehow its reminding me of cocoa mole. Good medium mouthfeel, but easy drinking. Overall, its a good beer. The coconut curry and hefe base beer work well together, but as I drank this bits and pieces remind me of cocoa mole, and in the end I was just wishing that it was.

SFACRKnight, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of marct
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

marct, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
4.68/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

vette2006c5r, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tried this at a tasting with some friends, certainly not something I would have ever picked out myself.

Expectations were low. Surprisingly, I think New Belgium did rather well in terms of making a coconut curry hefe. Solid curry taste, and rather drinkable.

Now, with all of the above said, I still don't know why any brewery would want to make a coconut curry hefeweizen. There is no way in hell I would ever consider ordering a full pour of this. Big pass.

thebigredone, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +18.3%

tbryan5, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

MarkyMOD, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of jeff1973
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Marin Brewing pint glass. June 2013 bottle date, so about 2 months old.

A - Hazy yellow - orange. Eggshell head dissipates quickly.

S - Curry is upfront, then you smell the coconut (also very prominent). The classic hefeweizen banana and clove comes thru at the end.

T - Curry flavor is upfront, but right behind with coconut and banana and clove. Has that nice light hefeweizen flavor after the initial curry rush. All flavors blend nicely.

M - Medium. Medium high carbonation. Very nice for this style. Even w/ all the flavor, still refreshing.

O - Definitely weird, but good weird. I would buy this again, but must be in the mood.

jeff1973, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of BlissJunkie
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

BlissJunkie, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Very hazy. Not seeing the coconut floaties I keep hearing bout but definitely thick with something. Fairly dark yellow gold. Pretty thick off white head and lacing. Not a bad looking beer.
smell: Very nice. Sweet and spicy with nicely balanced coconut and curry front and center.
taste: more of the same. Quite a nice surprise. Based on reviews I was worried this would be a failed experiment. Not at all imo. Interesting and well executed. Again, coconut and curry well balanced and front and center sweet/spicy. NIce dry rich spice finish.
overall: Well done. Pairing this with red curry, pecan encrusted fish.

cindyjeffsmith, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of mctizzz
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

mctizzz, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Drknight, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Keith_R, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Beer4Baltimore, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a 50 cl weizen.

A: Hazy golden hue. Pours a 3 finger, bubbly, white head. Disintegrates, leaving dry residue, and desecrated bubbles behind. Dry spider web lacing.

S: As the name implies... coconut, curry, ginger, and nutmeg. Comes across as a little synthetic. Just an unusual combination, I guess.

T: Wheaty with sweet hints of coconut and ginger, and a little spice from the curry. None as strong as the nose gives off.... which is good. Well-balanced.

M: Light body. The spice notes infiltrate the nasal cavity as you tip it back. Leaves kind of an odd bitter, spicy finish, ultimately.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really nice. Opaque, giant head, and some pervasive dry lacing. Nose consists of strong presence of its namesake components; coconut and curry, accentuated with some ginger and fall spice. Wheaty with well-balanced subtle infusions of its flavor components. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Lob, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of jayhass
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a cloudy golden color with a white head that fades fast.
Smell is curry spice, light coconut, esters and some black pepper.
Taste Spicy sweet malt with the curry standing at the forefront. Coconut is there with some pepper. The hefewiezen does make an appearance with some banana and light cloves but the curry stands above the rest. Eating something salty helped reduce the curry and pull some of the beer flavor out.

jayhass, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of smalenberg
4/5  rDev +18.3%

smalenberg, Sep 07, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.