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 StaveHooks
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in a Tripel karmaleit tulip.
Best by March 2014
Thanks to Yoshi Optimator for this one.

A - Pours a murky burnt orange with a sudsy white cap.

S - Fruity yeast, apricots, peaches, apple cider, white grapes, banana, strawberries, oranges, tart candy, honey, caramel malts with hints of butterscotch.

T - fruity tartness upfront, apricots, peaches, apple cider, white grapes, candy caramel malts underneath the fruity tartness. There a light spicy bitterness on the back end the helps out with the sweetness.

M - medium carbonation, velvety smooth feel, finishes semi crisp and dry.

Smells a little strange but I think the flavors work very well together. Lots of fruit flavors with perky tartness. I would drink this again.

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Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of MattPfeifer
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of robotiks
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JayQue
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tripels are one of my favorite styles of beer. This beer is lacking in most of the areas that I look for in a Tripel. As a drink, it is not bad. As a Tripel it is fairly disappointing. Pours an attractive orange/amber color with a fairly large delicately bubbly white head. Head retention is about average and there is some filmy lacing on the glass.

Aroma is lacking, a little maltiness and some light fruit (apples and pears). Certainly not the peppery/yeast Tripels that I love.

Taste is very basic as well. A touch of alcohol in a mildly fruity/malty beer. I have no idea what Feijoa is supposed to taste like.

Mouthfeel is a bit better. Seems fairly rich.

Overall not a bad slow sipper, but nothing like some of the better Tripels I have had,

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Photo of ariceclemson
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of wellsnb
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of sloelco
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of beertunes
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up on special at the local store so figured it was worth a try. Disappointed, I was expecting more. Decent looking beer with average smell and taste. Best thing was that it was pretty easy to drink for 9% so bonus points overall. Okay but nothing I would try again at that cost.

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Photo of JCam9981
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of LiberateTeExInferis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of facesnorth
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Azeotrope
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Taperwookie
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a dark amber, which is not really a color I would associate with a tripel normally. Mildly bready nose. Flavor profile is a very mild tang with a consistent sweet edge, in a mature fruit kind of way. Seems the feijoa is really showing through; not that I have had the fruit before. A nice tripel. I could have quite a bit of this.

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Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of bnes09
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep orange color. Good clarity. Solid head recedes to a bubbly foam. Minimal lacing.

Fruity, white wine-like, yeasty, grape aroma. Fresh flowers and grass.

Flavor of sweet white grape juice with a boozy quality. Interesting fruity quality. Mild leafy, oily hop out of balance with the sweet flavor. Not much yeast character in the palate. Just a little sweet for my taste.

Medium to full bodied. Syrupy and dense. Sticky texture. Descent carbonation.

Different but not exactly what I'm looking for in a tripel.

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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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