Lips Of Faith - Pluot | New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - PluotLips Of Faith - Pluot
BA SCORE
3.28/5
377 Ratings
Lips Of Faith - PluotLips Of Faith - Pluot
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
377
pDev:
17.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 377 |  Reviews: 59
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a stemless wine glass

A- pours a nearly transparent shade of gold with a one finger, solid white head. Damn fine looking beer!

S- smells like Belgian yeast...very fruity and bubblegum-ish. Not the mot appealing aroma, but OK

T- it's...sweet. Almost sickly sweet. Lots of bubblegum. No bitterness to balance. Not very appealing at all

M- medium bodied, very syrupy. No bueno

O- this is a confusing beer. Not sure what they were going for here. The pluot is apparently a plum/apricot hybrid, but honestly, I didn't get much of either from the taste. Just a strange beer

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.78/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a rather hazy yellow/orange. A large mass of white froth grows from the pour. Laces well.

S-Sweetly fruity. Yeast is pretty noticeable. The fruits have and odd, stewed aroma to them. Not sure exactly what it is about the nose but there is an overall 'off' aroma for me.

T-Off-putting, mushy pale fruits like plum and pear. Tripel yeast notes. Apple juice. Some Belgian spice.

M-Flatter and sticky. Booze comes out quite noticeably. Not the best feel.

O/D- I did not like this beer very much. Not my favorite style and the pluot addition would be probably the last thing I chose to add to a beer. This was destined for failure with me.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.56/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine half-finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of spicy sweet malt and fruit juice, with no distinct individual fruit character, faint Belgian yeast and spicing. Flavor has more of the distinct pluot (plum / apricot hybrid) flavor, initially lightly estery, but developing more sourness and a bit of astringency. Medium bodied. Pluot captures the flavor of the fruit, but that may be too mild to carry the ale. The tripel yeast and spicing are fairly subtle here and are overwhelmed by the high ABV. Interesting, but unbalanced and too sweet/sour and boozy. I'm glad New Belgium is trying new fruits and styles, but this one is a miss.

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New Belgium Lips of Faith Pluot. Ale Brewed with Pluot juice. (Hey, just between you and me? What's a pluot? I honestly don't know…shhh…)

10% alc. by vol. Best enjoyed by May 2014. (Whew!) There's more writing on the side, but it's in pink lettering, and I'm not going to attack that now.

Psychedelic graphics. Pastels, neons, loop-de-loops. I still don't know what a pluot is, but I'm going to open it and drink it.

Hazed, peachy coloring, slim white head. Alright, looking good.

Aroma: funky fresh and wild. Fruity. Tropical. What? (is a pluot, I continue to ask)….nothing but fruity, no hop bitterness, nothing really coming through from malt.

Taste: Starts tart, sour, nearly bracingly so, and swiftly covered up with fruit, and little else. Pear, apricot, peach, …in that order…sweet and sour are involved in a great debate, wrestling for dominance on the palate. Incredibly unique taste, there's sourness, and there's fruit, but the result is beyond what we normally know. Whoa.

This is a crazy beer, and I love it. Lots of fruit, lots of sour, plenty of sweet, massive tons of Belgian-style yeast craziness.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -46.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured chilled in standard ale glass at home from bomber.

A: good head, good lacing, dark straw color, robust carbonation
S: light vinegar aroma
T: fruity, sour; lambic-like; lemon, vinegar; quite sour, not very complex; booze well hidden
M: a bit thin

OK beer

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Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 377 ratings
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