Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel | New Belgium Brewing

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476 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Feijoa and Hibiscus

Added by GilGarp on 02-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
476
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Charlie Jewell's in Redlands, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with some malt, grain, fruit, and hibiscus aromas. Taste is much the same with sour hibiscus and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a 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 pretty good beer but a little of this beer goes a long way.

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3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

yes, underneath this crazy brew is a Belgian tripel, but man oh man you have to dig for it. the pour on this is clear as day, with a brassy color and a fading white head of about two inches. the aromas are really tart from this guavasteen fruit, its really all I smell. its somewhere between a passionfruit and a lemon, would work maybe better in a saison than a tripel. the flavor is Belgian yeast, that crazy fruity tartness, some residual sugar, and a hop profile similar to the mosaic, although I cant positively identify that. the finish is major pucker, not sour at all, but acidic from the fruit. I don't get much hibiscus at all, maybe a tiny bit on the back end, but its low key. very interesting brew, which I give the lips of faith series a lot of credit for. there is something more genuine about this than their other releases lately. I don't know what it is, but this is less contrived, more creative, more real, I don't know, it works as weird as it is. less carbonation than the standard tripel, but that doesn't slow it down much for me. medium body and a very well hidden strength. a would have preferred a 12oz. as this bomber is starting to feel like a chore, but its a quality offering worth nine of your hard earned dollars.

edit: despite being pasteurized, this has also aged really well, with the grain backing off to let the tart fruit and blooming hibiscus come to the fore. its been over a year i think now, time to open it up and try it again, much improved.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright and saturated orange color, compact head of white foam. Some delicate lace around the edges but not much, lasting surface coverage. Again the clarity is very bright, glistening like a jewel.

Aroma is sort of flat, some fruit is there, grains, yeast, it's a little muddled.

Taste is slightly tart from the fruit, though it is more astringent at first. As it warms, it's a little easier to drink, but not one i'll pick up again. The tripel base is slightly boozy, with a labored sweetness and medium feel. Tart aftertaste, sort of acidic like bile. Vague earthiness lingers, hard to attribute it to any particular ingredient. Overall it's ok, but nothing too exciting, despite the exotic adjuncts and international collaboration.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 1/29/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, tart apple, strawberry, lemon zest, grape, pepper, clove, flower petals, light bubblegum, light honey, pale candi sugar, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast esters with the flower and fruit additions. Taste of tart apple, pear, strawberry, grape, lemon zest, pepper, clove, flower petals, honey, candi sugar, bubblegum, and earthy yeast spiciness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, strawberry, pepper, clove, floral, honey, candi sugar, bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of malt and ester flavors; with moderate floral/fruity presence and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice and unique Tripel style. Good balance and complexity of flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark golden color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of hibiscus notes and tart Feijoa notes is not as enticing as I was expecting. Taste was dryer then expected with quite a bit of tart Feijoa notes with also quite a bit of hibiscus notes. Body was quite full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Off-balanced ingredient with low drinkability meant a deception in this case.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of chinchill
2.87/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

on tap at USNWC in Charlotte.

Appearance: Deep, dark amber; fairly clear; small but durable off-white head.

Smell: way more like a wild ale than a tripel, there is a load of farmhouse funk in here along with the expected yeast and hints of citrus.

Taste: Heavenly Feijoa tastes a little better than it the smell suggests, largely thanks to a rather strong tartness. Still, too much off-flavor, likely intentional, from Brett and/or wild yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied; Smooth with excellent, medium carbonation.

Overall: Unique, surprisingly tart, and, for a "tripel", way too much like a farmhouse ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of oberon
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass a deep rich brass tone with a nicely formed almost creamy looking head that lasted for a good while.Aromas are very tart with some phenolic yeasty spice,as it begins to warm some funk starts to creep in.Flavors are tart a pretty dry,some toasted grain and pithy citric notes,again the funk as well alcohol creeps.A bit to tart and yeasty for me but for those who like the tart funky stuff they will enjoy this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Handsome amber color in the Duvel tulip with a negligible head and a decent carbonation. A little fruity aroma with a some passion fruit nose.

Sharp and fruity. More acidic than malty, but some sugars. No apparent taste of hops. Warm and tart fruitiness. This really tastes like passion fruit but a little more austere. Mineral taste. Aftertaste is bitterish, with malty warmth.

Not so promising at first, and the tart odd flavors are a little disconcerting. Beery but distracting. Overall, it seems like another interesting experiment but not as drinkable as one might hope. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods in Chandler.

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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 476 ratings