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:
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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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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crow
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
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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Photo of DrMindbender
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ssippisam
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Bryant laske Bowl. It arrives bright gold with a thin finely bubbled white foam collar. Fruit and saison yeast aromas dominate the nose. It tastes mostly plum with traces of apricot over light bread. Medium to medium light body, above average carbonation. Different, decent but not their best work.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

enjoyed this bottle shared with the wife poured chilled in a cervoise and goblet.

The color is golden with hazy look and quick dropping white head with fine bead and visibly carbonated. Fruity floral, juicy and spicy aroma with yeast ester with mild alcohol aroma. The feel has tangy lightly sour texture with medxium high carbonation with slight spice and mild sweetness upfront with mostly dry finish with mild alcohol influence.

The tangy fruit is noticeable with stone fruit quality and tangy melon-like aspect with strong phenolic yeast with mild malt presence and spice with mild toasted grain with fruit that subsides rapidly and gives way to a dry alcohol warmth in the finish. This is not a bad beer -okay except that fruit is lackluster just an ordinary tripel I suppose with alcohol heat and yeast more upfront in the taste than is necessary.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevin_L
3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP72
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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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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Photo of Mikeypnh
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aussiebeer
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slack
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of samying
3.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bierleichen
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.32/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

"Cross pollinate your tastebuds with Belgian impagination and you'll be sipping this ale while visions of pluots dance in your head. Pluots? A hybrid of apricots and plums that impart a subtle sweetness. Ferment that with a wild Belgian yeast strain and you have a fruity yet spicy nature with a body reminiscent of red wine. Delicious." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel, this was an entry into the Lips of Faith Series. Released in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a New Belgium Globe glass. Served above 52 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy crisp head of an off white color above a mildly hazy orange amber body with plentiful lively carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.25

(Smell) Aromas of wheat, pale and cracker malt, grain, a touch of honey and light fruit juice with a mild acidity. Light earthy and yeasty spiciness, moderate grainy alcohol character and mild sweetness. Despite the addition of pluot juice, the overall aroma comes off as formulaic and ordinary along the guidelines of the style. Potency is medium. 3

(Taste) The flavor is cleaner and more enjoyable than the aroma predicted. Light cracker malt with a touch of cereal wheat, a mild graininess, finishing lightly dry with a lingering juiciness. The addition of fruit juice comes through most in the finish, adding a considerable amount of fruity sweetness and mild tartness lingering after the swallow. Slightly lower discernible ethanol and esters than I'm used to for the style, although these could be simply overshadowed by the pluot juice. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is lightly syrupy, mildly chewy, moderately clean, and faintly dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and light crispness. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is fruity sweet and mildly tart over bitter and boozy. Alcohol presence is medium, and there are no off characters to note. 3.5

(Overall) Pluot Ale is a bit too ordinary to please, as many of these fruit-based experimental ales in the Lips of Faith series come off as kitchen sink recipes, not too thoroughly thought out or tested. Pluot smells a lot like a textbook Tripel, but drinks sweet and juicy due to the unreserved addition of fruit juice, much more than I think I'd ever care for. Despite the occasional gruff and assertive nature of the Belgian Tripel, I think that success for this beer requires balance and subtlety, which I why I don't find it memorable. 3.25

New Belgium Brewing's
Pluot Ale
3.34/5.00

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.56/5  rDev +41.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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