Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
82
good
476 Ratings
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa TripelLips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel
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
Ratings:
476
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.95%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New Belgium Heavenly Feijoa Tripel: While Imperial Russian Stouts may be the king of beers, there are plenty of great ones to choose from. But the Belgian Tripel is right up there, and aside from $12 bombers from Europe, they are hard to find. So I am always on the lookout, and decided to try this New Belgium offering.

The Feijoa has a lighter head, not much carbonation and a big aroma that shouts Belgian Tripel. The color is of old brass, which is the only sign that this is not your run of the mill golden colored Tripel.

The flavor starts out beautifully Belgian in all respects, and just when you expect that doughy Tripel finish, there comes a tart apple cider flavor (the feijoa??) to finish things off. Very much like a good sour. And it works for me.

If your heart is set on a pure Belgian Tripel, skip this brew, it will disappoint. But if you are in the mood for something completely different, give this a try. The Feijoa will never be a statement beer, but is a wonderful oddity. Go for it.

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22oz bottle poured into sniffer. Purchased at hop city in ATL.
A: pours a rich golden copper, white one finger foam head, stringy lacing
S: malt, tart tropical fruit, hibiscus
M: thin srurpy, carbonat
T: malt, slight sweetness, tartness, tropical fruit, slight metallic finish
O: interesting brew, not sure if this is a triple from the taste due to the tartness

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(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

3/13/13

Collaboration

New Belgium / Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Heavenly Feijoa Tripel: 9% ABV, half a finger of root beer-like head, quick fade; Appearance: cream soda, faint rosiness, active carbonation; Smell molasses-y, pear/lime/guava; Taste: dry, lime rind, strong dull acidity towards outsidem golden raisin towards the end; Mouthfeel: soft, yet well carbonated; pretty good, Lips of Faith series

Poured into a pint glass.

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Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
3.63 out of 5 based on 476 ratings.
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