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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 110
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

New Belgium Lips of Faith
Heavenly Feijoa Tripel

Poured from 22 oz bottle into a New Belgium stemmed tulip. Served chilled....

A) Very light amber, kind of a clear copper. Good clarity... Lots of little bubble trails. Small soapy white head, with decent retention.

S) The aroma is kind of a sweet tart combo. Fruity and a little spicy too. You can pick out the yeast as well. A hint of the 9% ABV comes out.

T) Initially sweet, then spicy with kind of a lemon pepper taste. Then a little sour and leafy. Ends with alcohol heat. This has a lot of flavor twists and turns, unfortunately not all were enjoyable.

M) Medium bodied with a good jolt of carbonation, yet still fairly smooth... A fairly pleasing aftertaste, although a little less alcohol heat would have been fine by me.

O) Just okay in this beer drinker's opinion. Not a beer in the Lips of Faith series that I would revisit.

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Photo of pascilla
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: orange hues. good clarity. small off white head

Smell: floral. fruity. candied sugar. spices. comes off slightly tart.

Taste: starts off slightly floral, but quickly gives way to tart and slightly bitter fruits. this taste hangs around for a bit but a nice tripel base becomes apart in the end. some yeast, some spices. a touch of alcohol on occasion

Mouthfeel: the tartness of the fruit and the dryness of the tripel come together nicely. nice heavier feel. some warmth

Overall: the base tripel is well done and is apparent but the hibiscus and bitter/tart fruit are the main stage here. really nice complexity. new belgium has a way with tripels. very interesting and well done beer.

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Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Super clear pilsner like appearance. The head retention is good.
S- This is certainly a tripel. The Belgian yeast comes out in the aroma. It smells more banana than clove, but overall, it's a nice touch.
T- Tastes like belgian candi with a sticky finish. IT's not the most pleasant overall, but it works.
M-Light. With a filtration system, anything can look good, but not everything tastes good.
O-Really not so happy with this one. It lacks that smoothness. The acidity from the addition of the feijoe fruit makes it seem more like a sour than a tripel. It has lost its Belgian characteristics.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.62/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Heavenly Feijoa Tripel pours a a golden color with a nice large lacing head. Their is a sweet yeasty aroma with strong hints of Belgian candies. The taste is slightly sour, but very sweet, lots of candy flavors. Way too sweet however, has a consistency of sugar water; very sugary. Overall almost a drain pour on this one, just its way to overly sweet and sugary.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of ESPNman
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Stone IRS Snifter.

A - Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a faint hint of eggshell white head. Moderate lacing, slight retention around the edges of the glass.

S - Tons of sweet malt and fruit esters. Juicy, a bit of tart lactic notes, and plenty of spice. As far as a tripel goes, this one hits the right notes on the nose. A bit of pepper and alcohol round out the smell.

T - I must admit a bit of bias here... coming from Santa Barbara, I love the feijoa. It's a delicious and distinctive fruit, but I understand how it's flavor might not be for everyone. With that said, this beer does a fantastic job of bringing the almost kiwi-like (for those who haven't had it before) tartness to a triple. This beer beer is a classic triple... fruity, spicy, a little boozy, but with that tart, mouth-puckering kick of feijoa. It might not be for everyone, but I love the flavor of this beer. For the style, it's good. For me, it's excellent.

M - Medium mouthfeel, with plenty of sugary goodness. No alcohol on the finish (despite what the nose would lead you to expect), a tart bitterness there as well. Moderately drying, well carbonated.

O - This beer, as far as experiments go, was a success in my book. Not an every day kind of brew... but perhaps worth a re-visit someday by the good folks and New Belgium. Good for most people's tastes, and great for others. My particular attachment to the fruit has me leaning towards "great" for this one.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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