Lips Of Faith - Pluot | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chugalug06 on 05-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
377
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
17.96%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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4.75/5  rDev +47.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +47.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +41.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

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4.37/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from the back of a coaster dated 12-4-13.

12 oz. tulip on tap at Ed's in Winona, MN. Hazy straw/orange color with a few white bubbles. Good lacing, but small white head.

Aroma is predominately fruity, mostly plum and apricot jam (as one could imagine). Mild funk and booze flavors. Pale malt along with a definitely spicy (mostly clove) yeast. Slight chardonnay type smell.

Flavor is fruit, alcohol, and sour. Apricot and plum are of course dominant as in the nose. Flavor is sweet but not cloying, and the alcohol is definitely noticeable but not overpowering.

Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall this is a beer that will scare most people away, but I loved it. Very, very complex with just enough funk to cut through the sweet fruitiness.

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice sweet fruit taste to this beer. Would definitely drink again.

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4.13/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
10% ABV, Best enjoyed by May 2014

A - A wonderful plume of carbonation rises from the glass' etching to a low, poorly retained white head. The alcohol level brings the white foam down but little fingers of lace still adorn the glass above the crystal clear goldenrod beer.

S - Subtle apricot fruitiness emerges from the smooth pale malt aroma, increasing with intensity as the beer warms. Suggestions of candied plums and faint alcohol also come fourth with a trickle of wild Belgian yeast and soft spice notes.

T - A wonderful blend of apricot, dried mango, and candied plum fruitiness swirl around the delicate pale and pilsner malt sweetness that never gets too cloying. Mellow white pepper yeastiness and fruity alcohol finish Plout out.

M - Smooth and medium-full bodied, Plout is most definitely sweet though never quite over the top, lingering with alcohol warmth and a tickle of carbonation for a nice and deceptively potent summer beer.

O - Plout might drink like a mildly fruity lawnmower beer but this deceptively strong brew packs a punch behind it's smooth maltiness and faintly tart Belgian yeast.

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4.1/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BB May 2014. Tasted just fine.

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4.06/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the slight fruitiness that's not too sweet.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says enjoy by May 2014.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a lot of bubbles. About one finger of white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A unique and zesty aroma of sweet and tart fruits, spice, and yeast. Belgian yeast with some hints of funk and clove spice. Big scent of the pluot with hints of apricot and plum along with hints of apple cider, orange, pineapple, papaya, pear, and a little banana. Candied sugar sweetness. Also picking up a little fall like cinnamon or nutmeg spice. Light hints of pale malt and a very subtle presence of hops. A very fruity and wine like aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an interesting and juice like Belgian style taste of tart and sweet fruits with spices and yeast. Belgian yeast with some funk and clove spice with a little cinnamon. Big juicy taste from the pluot with notes of apricot and plums along with some tart apple cider, white grapes, papaya, pineapple, orange, pear, and banana. Sweet Belgian candied sugars. A little taste of bready pale malt. Hops are very subtle. The fruits dominate for the most part. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy, tart, and somewhat sticky with a champagne like fizzyness. Alcohol heat feels fairly mild.

Overall: A pretty interesting and decent take on the Tripel style. Solid fruit flavors and the sweetness is actually kept from becoming too overwhelming. Not great but a lot better than the ratings its getting.

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK, first, I love this series. Very creative collaborations. This is one of the better ones. Let this age in the bottle for almost a year. It was a good decision. High ABV is unnoticeable except for a slight warming in the stomach. Nose is Belgian yeast, plum and candi sugar. A slight farmhouse funkiness is present as well. Pour was a beautiful light golden color. Small fizzy head. Lots of tiny bubbles in a slightly hazy body. Taste is perfect. Lightly sour with candi sweetness. A little grape seed bitterness on the finish. Medium heavy body is mitigated by effervescent mouthfeel. A very nice beer. One I would drink again in a heartbeat.

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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