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
Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of andysc83
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Photo of Michigan
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of SightinColor
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of hopoilcrazy
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wow, I can't believe that I've just been staring at this beer in the store for months.

A - Really nice copper hue. Starts with a big foamy belgian-like head that shrinks down to a nice looking thin ring that leaves a fair amount of stickage.

S - Really big mineral aroma that encompasses everything else, but there are some notes of unripe pineapple, sweet bread, belgian yeast, and a big boozy waft.

T - This is really where its at. I know that this beer can't be for everyone, but I love how the feijoa almost gives this beer a lambic like funk and sourness. The start of the flavor is a good blend of big pineapple, yeast, bread, and the sourness starts to hit and develops in a way that I really love almost like a mix of citric tang and cranberry pucker. The finish is boozy, citrusy, and slightly hoppy. Some of the hops used are Nelson Sauvin, and I never would have guessed it, because they are blended so well as to just add a little spice. Awesome!

M - Really smooth and medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation to give the beer some life.

It's pretty rare that I come across a beer that hits me out of nowhere. As I said I'm sure its not for everyone, but Jesus Christ this shit is fucking awesome! Like nothing else

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of arizcards
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber from BevMo at the end of March for $8.99.

Beer poured golden with a tint of orange. Head was decent and is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is malty, earthy, and slightly sweet.

Taste initially was tart and earthy. Subsequent sips are becoming sweeter. Yet earthy dryness keeps this from becoming cloying.

Mouthfeel is decently carbonated and somewhat smooth.

Overall this is a pretty interesting beer. Brewed with herbs true to the Belgian style, the collaboration between two very respectable breweries was pretty good. Beer is too sweet for my tastes but it is decently crafted.

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber. One of two remaining (other is Tide & Its Takers) in a month of tripels. I'm at "novelty tripels" by this point.

A: Tawny gold. Below-average carbonation activity. Where's the big tripel head? I've got a think layer of froth that was gone before I took my first sip.

S: Immediate dislike. Not quite durian-level fruit funk, but close. Also, bready and yeasty, which is a highly unlikeable pair for the South America fruit aromas. I love a beer that smells "interesting;" this smells borderline bad.

T: Definitely more charm than the aroma. Dominant tart flavor that I guess is feijoa (small Brazilian sweet fruit). Similar to tart green grapes; the effect is like a fruited white wine. Back end is a scramble of flavors elbowing each other away: papaya, guava, more tropical melon flavors. A mess, but a tolerable one. Novelty is the top quality here.

M: Sluggish. After reading other reviews, my bottle sounds flat.

O: Clearly, I sort of hated this, although it's like nothing else. But yeah, I won't buy this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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