Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
82
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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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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 110
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle
best by 3-14 ( so im a little late)

A- Amber honey in color, white head about 3 fingers high, decent lacing up the sides of the glass as the head falls. Medium carbonation that is clearly visable throughout.

S- Fruity, grapes, pear, hints of pinapple, malt and bread.

T- Grape, pear, fruity and sour.

M- Medium to surprisingly full, slick and bubbley like champagne...

O- Not a triple, defiantly a sour/wild, one that is full of fruits and carbonation. It does have a certain funk to it, guessing that's from the sour fruits.
Its not a bad beer, just completely mislabeled as a tripel of any sort, so I will grade it as a beer instead of a bad label. Try it if your into sours, stay away if you don't like them.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of utfiero
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color- hazy peach. Slight head.

Aroma- sweet canned pear, rose petals, and grass.

Taste- Starts flowery and sweet then turns sour like a mild Flemish brown ale and finishes dry with a lingering rosy-floral and tropical note. A complex and refreshing brew.

New Belgium describes this brew as including feijoa, also known as pineapple guava. It includes Belgian yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted May 4, 2013.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a snifter to a deep gold topped by a finger of dense white head that fades to a small pool and leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of alcohol, fruity esters, and some grapes. it smells a lot like a chardonnay that was fermented in steel tanks
T: taste is some clean pale malt, some fruity esters, a bit of floralness, alcohol, and more fruit. swallow is floral and fruity with a hint of mint
M: medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a dry finish
O: Interesting beer for sure. very drinkable and the flavors mesh pretty well.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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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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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%

Photo of stewart124
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color. I ordered this not knowing it was a tripel and all my server knew was that it was some sort of Belgian beer...

My immediate thoughts were this is a saison. Tropical fruits in the nose with a funky Belgian yeast character. Hmm...

Tart up front with more tropical fruits. Specifically, pine apple and mango. Malty backbone with pils and Munich coming to mind. So what is this?

I thought for sure this is too funky and too sweet for a tripel yet it didn't fit with a typical saison...one could argue what is a typical saison? More thoughts go through my mind and I order another because, oh...did I fail to mention that the first went down very easy and it was delicious?

No way does this drink like a 9% beer. What has New Belgium done? This is an amazing beer. Expect a tart funky ride and you will not be disappointed.

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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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