Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen - New Belgium Brewing
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1.83/5 rDev -45.7%
This beer tricked me. My first experience was an ounce sample to see if I wanted the full pint. These two sips were really not enough to fully appreciate how awful this beer is. The sample was actually decent and definitely different. It intrigued me enough to try it. The sample taste crisp with a slight hot spice. There was almost no taste of the curry. As soon as I tasted the full pint I knew I had made a terrible mistake. The smell of curry powder was almost overpowering and was followed by a nearly unbearable taste. All I could taste was curry powder. I have a hard time describing this as a beer because to me it was curry powder mixed in carbonated water. I would not recommend this beer to anyone.
03-30-2014 21:49:03 | More by Scandalousmrt
3.5/5 rDev +3.9%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.
A: Pours a very hazy - almost murky - gold, with a finger's worth of fluffy white head that doesn't last for very long. Lots of visible carbonation with some floating brown chunks on top despite being conservatively decanted.
S: Husky wheat malt, yeasty sweetness and a touch of spices. But not a big aroma overall.
T: Wheat grains, light crystal malts, a curry spiciness and some fruity yeast esters (primarily banana). I don't get a ton of coconut flavor - perhaps a bit on the exhale when you work at it. Yeast esters and bready sweetness in the hang with touch of hop bitterness and spices.
M: Light body, adequate carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is well-hidden.
O: I don't think this is offensive, but the flavors just don't work in a hefeweizen style beer in my opinion. The coconut isn't big, which I think would have helped. The the curry flavors, while not terribly spicy, just don't get along with the wonderful subtleties that make a good hefeweizen. Far from a drain-pour, but not something I'd recommend.
03-24-2014 00:02:52 | More by macrosmatic
1.3/5 rDev -61.4%
Not sure how high everyone was at the brewery when they came up with this... but it was defiantly horriblle. The curry floating on top was very unappealing and almost had a grits like texture when it went down the coconut was faint and crept up slightly behind the wheat and curry. Huge New Belgium fan but this was just straight up bad haha
02-25-2014 17:09:09 | More by jscheuf
Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.