Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel | New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa TripelLips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel
BA SCORE
59.5%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
476
Liked:
283
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
12.4%
Alströms:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 110
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ShawneeIrish
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Theosphere
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of Thedrizzle
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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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Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- 24K gold colour, small, quickly shrinking head of foam, not much lacing.

S- aromas of apple vinegar, a bit of honey like sweetness that comes and goes.

T- fruity tartness up front..apples and pears. candi sugar sweetness, some alcohol that burns during the swallow. Spices come through in the finish; light cloves, a bit of pepper.

M- medium bodied, very low carbonation, not the best of mouthfeels.

O- $17.99 for this LOF brew that just showed up in town. I love sour brews but this one isn't doing much for me. It doesn't seem to have any harmony of flavours going on.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of MacQ32
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice rich orange copper with less than a finger of thinnish caramel colored head, retention is so-so, dissipates after about 2 or 3 minutes leaving only the thinnest ring around the outside of the glass. Thin, somewhat decent lacing.

S - Lots of hibiscus, clove, slightly tart fruit and some spice.

T - Spicy Belgian yeast and tart (slightly funky) fruits combine for a very warm feel initially, cloves and slight bitterness follow and a lingering dry tartness finishes the experience. (quite tart)

M - Lighter bodied, pretty refreshing, decently carbonated. Tartness and warmth confuse how fast I want to consume it.

O - Ok, but a bit too fatiguing and tart on my tongue - although tripels are not my expertise..

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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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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Kegatron
4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. Clear copper with a rich bright-white head. Robust lacing that sticks in heavy swathes down the sides of the glass. The hibiscus gives the aroma a fresh flowery feel, backed by notes of spice, sugars, dough and a juicy smelling fruity tartness. The taste is very similar, with tart juiciness and a backing of sugars and bready sweetness. Some extra bitter fruitiness and spicy esters give the profile an edge down the middle of it. Finish is dry and flowery. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a soft crispness that fills the mouth. That 9% ABV is just beautifully hid here and I would never have guessed that it was this high beyond just a smidge of light alcohol sweetness that is present. This is extremely smooth. I didn’t know how this marriage of flavors was going to work for me but I ultimately ended up really enjoying this. The feijoa in particular really added a nice juicy sweetness that went well with the characteristics of a Tripel. I would gladly have this again.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of withliterature
4.59/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't accurately rate for the appearance, because I served this on the back porch in the dark, so I'm guessing.

If I were rating this beer based on its exemplification of the Belgian Tripel style, I don't know if I could give it a 4.5. I didn't get as much yeasty, funky flavor as I expect from something like La Fin Du Monde, for example. I was also hesitant when I saw "brewed with feijoa and hibiscus," because I thought it might prove very sweet or perfumey. But the more sips I took of this beer, the more I loved it.

The mouthfeel is super dry, and the experience of drinking is almost like sipping a brut champagne. Lots of floral scent and flavor, but no overt sweetness. Managed to be fruity and complex, but still very pleasantly dry. The flavor has some of the funkiness I associate with Tripel beers, but little yeast, making for a clear, bright flavor. I couldn't taste alcohol despite the 9% ABV.

I'll definitely be buying this again. One of the best beers I've tried this year.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 59.5% out of 100 with 476 ratings
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