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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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a tulip. Somehow this is the second tripel brewed with pluots that I will have tried (the first being Perennial Violet, which I enjoyed).

A: Pours a crystal-clear straw gold with a moderate white head. Sort of odd to see a filtered tripel but ok.

S: Pluot juice is certainly noticeable in the nose, with some sweet stone fruit esters, cloves, grain.

T: The pluot juice is more subtle in the flavor, but brings a sweet fruitiness. Prominent note of booze, floral, cakey pale malt, perfumy.

M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Certainly not a bad beer, but it's a bit too sweet and boozy. The base tripel seems like it's the regular New Belgium Trippel, which I'm not a huge fan of.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of cvm4
2.61/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a golden hue with an amber hint and little to no head. As a "tripel" it's pretty lack luster.

S - Too me, there's a lot of stuff going on here. It' very sweet and the smell is off putting.

T - Sweet, over-stewed fruits and random spices. Really an odd mix of flavors or just odd flavors that just don't mix well.

M - Medium bodied/carbonation and very cloying.

O - Would not buy again. I powered through this bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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2.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - poured a golden amber color, 3/4 inch head in a snifter glass dissipated fairly quickly. Head had a medium bubble consistency.

S - pretty faint for me, smelled of yeast: sweet, spicy, ester.

T - despite the 10% abv, very little alcohol taste, the taste was pretty range bound for me, almost tasted like a spicy orange juice, minus the sweetness. The wild Belgian yeast added that sharp/tart sweetness. Any stone fruit I tasted was relegated to the background.

M - thick mouthfeel for me, the slightly plum. Flavored sweetness had a sticky aftertaste that clung to the tongue with a dry slightly bitter aftertaste. Almost a residue.

O - overall, the carbonation helps this beer out. After the carbonation recedes the balance and residual flavored are not real pleasing. This was not meant to be a 6-pack Beer so for an experimental beer it was worth the experience. Tip of the hat to new Belgium.

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Lips Of Faith - Pluot from New Belgium Brewing
3.23 out of 5 based on 377 ratings.
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