Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen | New Belgium Brewing

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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry HefeweizenLips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 08-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, coconut, spice, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with coconut milk, cinnamon, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice sweet and spice qualities but I am not getting any distinct curry presence in the smell or taste.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not easy to pull something like this off without being offensive in some way, but this does it expertly. not as good as the version from ballast point, whatever that thing was, but still a great use of curry in beer. gorgeous pour, cloudy dull peach color, with a thick and creamy off white head with excellent retention. the nose is yellow curry powder and a hint of ginger, hefe yeast, and maybe a touch of sweetness from coconut, but that element is really in the background. the flavor is surprisingly not overdosed on curry, its there, but so is an earthy coconut milk sweetness, a full bodied wheat malt, a hint of booze, and an herbal freshness that really sets it off. still get banana and clove from the yeast too, which is a fine compliment to the spicy curry. as balanced as a beer like this can get, this is the first of the lips of faith beers to impress me in awhile. full bodied for they style, extraordinary flavorfully long finish, and carbonated enough to keep it drinkable. great effort here, a must try for the adventurous.

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Photo of superspak
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass; bottled in June 2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lace that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, pear, apple, coconut, clove, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne, ginger, wheat, bread, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and unique aromas with good complexity and decent balance of hefeweizen, coconut, and spice notes; with good strength. Spices were overpowering in the nose. Taste of big banana, pear, wheat, bread, coconut, clove, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, lime, light bubblegum, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of banana, pear, wheat, bread, coconut, clove, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, light bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of malt, yeast, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced hefeweizen style. Aromas were overpowering with spices, but the taste was extremely well balanced and delicious. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is just as described by the label, having a finely balanced blend of coconut, (yellow) curry and wheat, with a touch of banana (and probably subtle spicing) from the yeast. These compose the bold and spicy aroma. These components, and some addtional spicing, mesh nicely in the complex flavor.

Feel: medium-light body; lively carbonation; a touch of peppery heat.

O: well crafted but certainly won’t appeal to everyone.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a relatively cloudy golden burnt orange in color with some moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming along the edges of the glass and some faint rose + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy light beige head that reduces to a couple of small patches of thick film, a mottled thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of banana and clove which is quickly overshadowed by strong aromas of curry + coconut.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat and pale malts with light to moderate flavors of banana. That is quickly followed and overshadowed by moderate to strong flavors of coconut curry (with the curry being slightly stronger than the coconut). There is a moderate amount of spiciness to this beer and light notes of clove in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness and hints of spicy warming.

O: Definitely interesting and more drinkable than some of the other curry beers that I have tried previously - not nearly as spicy or intense. The beer hides the alcohol fairly well but this is not really an easy drinking or sessionable beer. I'm glad that I decided to try the beer as it is quite interesting but it is tough to finish the entire bomber.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.02/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

11 ounce pour - $5.00 at Taco Mac in Crabapple, Georgia.

Appearance: Dark, dull orange-gold body, a bit hazy, with a slim, white head cap.

Smell: A beer that definitely delivers on its branded namesake promise, coconut and curry. Sweetish, plump malted wheat, additional notes of banana.

Taste: Sugary upfront angle (giving a hint of cream soda from time to time), then, coconut, fenugreek -- oh, heck, all the varied curry notes, and finally the 'nana from the full-on wheat inclusion. Additional slight warming quality from the alcohol content pairs with the heat from the curry blend. Slow finish with sustained sweetness and more of the coconut and curry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Sure, it's a different, interesting combination, but, I would have preferred a slimmed down version in something less viscous and more effervescent. As it stands, it's heavy and heavy-handed in its aspects and not the easiest beer to get down.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed chilled from the bomber in two goblets - with octopus87 bottle purchased from Outlet Liquors in Rehoboth beach in DE.

The color is rosy golden with thick haziness and practically no head with what appears to be coconut particles. There is a small bubble ring which dissapears and carbonation is visible as expected. The smell is very interesting with some mild coconut with nutty tropical and slight cumin-like spice scent with a gentle wheat odor with mild floral element augmenting the nutty spice and tropical aroma. The feel is good with semi-full body and moderately high carbonation with light oily tinge and mild spice to bolster the wheat sweetness and there is a creamy wheat essence with mostly dry finish.

The flavor is delivers on both the coconut and curry flavors with light tropical fruit from the hefeweizen yeast with the familiar clove element and light blend of coconut creaminess and toasted flavors which meld well with the curry which seems to have a mild cumin/cardamom quality to round out the nice balance of wheat malt and spice with nutty tropical coconut taste into the finish. Overall I think it makes perfect sense and shows the level of creativity New Belgium brings to the craft with coconut in a hefeweizen seeming like a logical combo with the banana you might expect from hefeweizen yeast but coconut curry in the realm of hefeweizen is something else entirely it is almost what I would call a 'food beer' ...on its own it can seem a little much but it works and if you like the idea you will probably enjoy this -well done New Belgium

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Photo of Jason
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Look: Hazed, turbid, deep straw hue, excellent head

Smell: Fresh curry, mellow coconut, bready wheat, yeast, ripe pears, white chocolate

Taste: Lush smoothness, assertive curry, crisp wheat, underlying coconut, muted hops, yeast, mild heat, vegtal, herbal, semi-dry finish, mildly spicy end

I love curry and I love coconut but the curry just seems out of place, it has nothing to really bounce off of and curry needs that. Love the effort but this one just does not do it for me.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Tap House - Des Plaines.

Continuing my run through some LoF beers in the shadow of Svengoolie, let's try out the Coconut Curry Hef, shall we? It pours a cloudy tawny-orange topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises cinnamon, light allspice, clove, coconut milk, and a bit of orange zest. The taste brings in more of the same, the spices taking charge and mixing well with the coconut milk. In addition, the orange zest now comes across more as chocolate-covered candied orange peel, and a bit of exotic spiciness enters the fray (I'm guessing the curry here). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. Overall, a surprisingly really good beer. The flavors mix extremely well and meld very nicely with the base hef. The bartender and I agree here.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a cloudy caramel amber with tiny particulates and white coconut particles on the surface. Initially a thin white head, but it disappears immediately leaving only sparse bubbles, probably due to the particles at the surface. Intriguing aroma of mild malt, coconut and curry spices. Flavor follows, dominated by coconut and curry spices, especially allspice, cinnamon and clove; light neutral malt and light fruit; very little wheat character. Finish is somewhat abrupt, leaving lingering light hop and exotic spices. Medium bodied. A quite interesting spiced ale, but curry is perhaps not a great choice for an entire glass of beer. Considering that these are rather intense ingredients, this was well balanced although the weizen character was overwhelmed by the spicing. Worth it for the unique experience, but this will probably not be anyone's session ale. The appearance is really mediocre, so fortunately the aroma and flavor is fun and interesting. Odd, as I write this there is an interesting aftertaste of celery seed. Lots going on here.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer caught my eye on the shelf, as I'm a fan of coconut curries and of coconut deftly used in a beer. They've certainly been pumping out the Lips of Faith beers, and many are a little blah, but I thought the flavors here might shine through. That they do, and fairly pleasantly as well. Fairly aggressive yellow curry flavors dominate, but without developing any acridness. The coconut is more subdued, and I'd like to see a bit more of it. The hefe base is already fairly well taken over by the other assertive elements, and some more coconut could help beef up the body and add some silkiness. Right now it comes off as a curry that's a little thin. Still, all around a pretty decent effort and the flavors are fairly spot on even if the body isn't.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Really, a BOISE review is the FIRST?? Christ, I have had this a few times in the last week... Folks are scared to enter this one first... I am too. :-)

The first 2x bottles that were shared with me showed a nice hazy golden brew with a decent short lasting white head... THIS bottle has tons of little flecks of what assume are spice or coconut remnants in it.. They are caking all over inside the glass... no head and no retention.. just specks of lord knows what.

The nose is fine and does deliver on the label's promise (sort of)... there is plenty of curry (garam masala??) with a nice toasty coconut aroma.. the hefe notes are lost and might be picked out as banana, but I am probably imagining things.

Flavor mirrors the nose with an everpresent "bite" from the curry that builds with subsequent sips.. Still the coconut comes up and out. A bit peppery and cardamom builds.. perhaps some cumin and coriander .. The only "hefe" notes I get might be from a bigger ABV fermented out into some banana and "my mind's palate" clove.

Pretty thick across the board with a connoisseur appreciation if done well... The brew delivers on all fronts... but for the "geeks", it is one and done...


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Photo of Zorro
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells strongly of coconut and spice. But that doesn't quite do it justice. The spice makes my eyes water a sure indication there is ginger in this. Banana and cloves with citrus there is a lot in here but it also sort of clashes. Smells like a beer born of a drunk midnight brainstorming session. Except this one got made.

Starts out mildly sour.with a coconut milk flavor and the faint taste of curry. This has a little heat to it. The curry part of this doesn't really come together it is just heavily spiced. Tastes like I'm drinking a weak Thai curry.

Mouthfeel is on the light side for the beer style.

Overall its a weird beer, that is why I bought it. Can't say it is bad, just that once you have tried a bottle you won't want to try it again.

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Photo of drpimento
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good complex brew. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, cream-colored, thick, soon to dissipate head and plenty of lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy amber. Aroma is very mild - my lame snooter could only pick up some malt and spice. Flavor has those qualities, tho much stronger, plus good tang up front (which works so well to balance the mouth's softness), some residual heat (also part of mouth), coconut curry is right there, not too sweet. Body is at first quite soft, but then a lot of other qualities previously mentioned along with very good tang yield a masterpiece in terms of palate. Finish is fairly long, slightly boozy, and oddly drinkable yet not too much. Fun beer to have on occasion.

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Photo of n2185
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy yellow-orange with two fingers of white head that vanishes almost completely with no lacing.

S: Vanilla, coconut, some tart fruit, ginger, and curry dominate here.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are strong flavors of curry spices, ginger, coconut, and vanilla. There are also some sweet bread flavors before a clean finish that leaves just a little spicy burn.

M: Light body with lowish carbonation, this beer avoids being watery but could use some more carbonation or body.

O: A very unique beer overall, though I quite enjoy it. It tastes like coconut curry with ginger, which is an odd thing for a beer, but as a coconut curry lover, it's quite nice.

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Photo of BMMillsy
2.7/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Tipples. Some scummy yeast floating on top when I popped the cap. Yuck. Pours a cloudy yellow with a big fluffy head with not much retention as it dissipates immediately. Funky yeast aroma with, yes, curry mixed in along with the standard clove and banana. Flavor is heavy curry spice, banana, yeast, clove, and a dirty finish. High prickly carbonation and light to medium bodied--a bit on the syrupy side for a hefe. Lingering taste of Indian food on the palate. Perhaps I should have waited for when I had Indian food to improve this. Overall I am not sure I want to drink this whole bottle but I guess I’ll try my best. Not completely terrible but very meh.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of New Belgium's Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from their Lips Of Faith series last month for $8.69 at The Lager Mill. This beer caught my eye when I was at the beer store, it's sounds pretty odd, but I've had coconut curry shrimp a couple times and like it, but I don't know how it will work in a beer let alone a Hefeweizen, so lets see how it goes. Packaged in June 2013. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks nice and I like the design in the background, it may not be the most eye catching, but the name sure is. It poured a nice golden yellow color that took on more of a brighter and hazy golden color when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin ring and left some spotty lacing behind. There were also a good amount of floaties that may be from the yeast. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but the floaties hurt it a little.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation followed by some nice fruity aromas up front with some banana and coconut aromas coming through nicely. Up next comes some nice curry aromas with allspice and cinnamon sticking out the most and towards the end comes a nice wheaty aroma. I thought the aroma was good and it was just as advertised.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by some banana and wheat flavors showing up first and it's followed by a quick splash of coconut. Up next there's a good amount of complex curry flavors with cinnamon sticking out the most for me and there's a medium amount of bitterness with a light fruity and curry like aftertaste. This was a good and unique beer that was just as advertised.

M- Fairly smooth, crisp, with a super weird tingly sensation that I've never gotten in a beer before and it must be from the curry. On the thicker side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was good and pretty unique with that tingly feeling in my mouth.

Overall I thought this was a good beer, it's hard to classify this beer, it's still got some Hefeweizen aspects but the added coconut and curry make this a different kind of beer all together but as far as experimental beers go I would say this is a good example. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smoother then I expected, but a whole bottle would border on being too much for me, but the flavor did do a good job at holding my attention but I could see how it could start to wear on me. What I liked the most about this beer was how interesting and unique it was, I can't say I've had a beer that tastes similar to this. What I liked the least was pretty much nothing for the most part, but I wish the coconut came through a little more in the flavor and aroma. I don't know if I'll buy another bottle from this release but if they release it again there's a good chance I will try it and I would recommend it to anyone that thinks the name of this beer sounds interesting, I don't think I would recommend it to someone who doesn't like curry. All in all I enjoyed this beer, I don't think I have ever had a beer that was this odd but somehow worked out well that wasn't made by Shorts. Good job guys, this must have been a risky beer to make, but I like a brewery that takes risks and I really like how unique most of these Lips Of Faith beers have been, keep up the good and creative work guys.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
8% ABV,

A - Chunky eggshell colored lace clutches the glass following the dense head's departure, sinking into the hazed apricot orange beer.

S - Curry by itself isn't bad, but when it's the focal point of a beer's aroma, not only does it become incredibly off-putting to me, but it completely blankets everything else this beer might have to offer. I smell no characteristic of a Hefeweizen, especially an 8% ABV one for that matter. In fact, i smell nothing but curry. It's like a trip down memory lane to my wife-then-girlfriend's condo with Indian neighbors who stunk up the whole floor.

T - After the offensive aroma, the taste takes a considerable step back and allows more than curry through, like some actual beer flavor! Pale malt offers notes of sweetness and graininess as well, transitioning into suggestions of banana and clove, but the likeness of a Hefeweizen is certainly not here when this beer finishes with a blend of spices, most notably curry. Coconut shavings are sprinkled on top, almost like an afterthought.

M - When the beer's huge amount of spice is considered, it's amazing how little it plays through into the feel, really landing at a tame, balanced dry finish that works wonderfully with the smooth, medium body and lingering touch of sweetness.

O - On one hand I truly enjoy the experimental and unique nature of the Lips of Faith series of beers but, on the other, I simply can't get on board with a beer that completely decimates its base style with obscene amounts of spice (thou I'm mainly referring to the aroma which is nothing but curry). I was intrigued and excited by this beer as I always will be by Lips brews but in the end Coconut Curry Hefeweizen doesn't do a thing for me.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottled in June 2013.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy pale yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that quickly fade into a thin patchy layer. A few pieces of white floating sediment. Decent lacing.

Smell: A spicy, yeasty, and fruity wheat aroma with a fairly big scent of hot spices. Big mix of spices upfront with hints of cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, coriander, allspice, and some other spices unfamiliar to me. The spices do give an Indian food style of scent. Bready wheat and pale malt presence with hints of grains, straw, Hefeweizen yeast, and cracker. Hints of coconut, banana, and citrus fruit with some orange, pineapple, and lemon zest. Hops are pretty subtle. A very odd but good wheat beer aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very spice forward taste with a solid mix of wheat Hefeweizen notes. Big mix of hot spices upfront with notes of cinnamon, ginger, red cayenne pepper, allspice, coriander, and some other spices. The spices give an Indian curry like taste that is spicy but not overwhelmingly hot. Bready wheat presence with notes of Hefeweizen yeast, straw, grains, and cracker. Taste of coconut and banana along with citrus notes of pineapple, orange, and lemon zest. Very laid back hop presence. A very interesting and good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very spicy but surprisingly smooth. Some heat is felt but its more from the spice than alcohol.

Overall: A very unique and good twist on a Hefeweizen style beer. Big but not overwhelming kick of spices that blend well with the wheat beer notes.

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Photo of jeff1973
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Marin Brewing pint glass. June 2013 bottle date, so about 2 months old.

A - Hazy yellow - orange. Eggshell head dissipates quickly.

S - Curry is upfront, then you smell the coconut (also very prominent). The classic hefeweizen banana and clove comes thru at the end.

T - Curry flavor is upfront, but right behind with coconut and banana and clove. Has that nice light hefeweizen flavor after the initial curry rush. All flavors blend nicely.

M - Medium. Medium high carbonation. Very nice for this style. Even w/ all the flavor, still refreshing.

O - Definitely weird, but good weird. I would buy this again, but must be in the mood.

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Photo of cjgiant
2.21/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

For fans of "oddball" beers, this might be worth a try. The coconut hit up front, and there was a bite of curry later in the taste. There was less "beer" flavor that other flavors, it seemed to me.

The combination didn't work for me, but I am not a big fan of fruit or spiced beer.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There has been a lot of hate floating around about this beer, I feel obligated to share my experience.

Pours a cloudy dingy yellow, a good amount of frothy white foam, and like others, mounds of floaties. I've since read this could be coconut oil congealing, which I'm not afraid of. It does look gross, though.

Sweet spice on the nose is reminiscent of pumpkin ales while coconut lends just enough tropical sweetness to pique interest. Hints of red pepper linger on the back of the nose.

It's surprisingly milky smooth on the palate while zesty bubbles provide a welcome dichotomy. A touch of coconut sweetness mellows everything out, peppery spiciness picks up with subsequent sipping. All hefe on the finish.

A lot of people have had a bad experience with this beer, maybe from the coconut oil oxidizing (which it apparently is more susceptible to) but mine was great. If you're able to somehow find a good bottle, I highly recommend it.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Pours a very hazy - almost murky - gold, with a finger's worth of fluffy white head that doesn't last for very long. Lots of visible carbonation with some floating brown chunks on top despite being conservatively decanted.

S: Husky wheat malt, yeasty sweetness and a touch of spices. But not a big aroma overall.

T: Wheat grains, light crystal malts, a curry spiciness and some fruity yeast esters (primarily banana). I don't get a ton of coconut flavor - perhaps a bit on the exhale when you work at it. Yeast esters and bready sweetness in the hang with touch of hop bitterness and spices.

M: Light body, adequate carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is well-hidden.

O: I don't think this is offensive, but the flavors just don't work in a hefeweizen style beer in my opinion. The coconut isn't big, which I think would have helped. The the curry flavors, while not terribly spicy, just don't get along with the wonderful subtleties that make a good hefeweizen. Far from a drain-pour, but not something I'd recommend.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy dark golden yellow with a medium fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is lots of perfumey curry spices with some wheat and a little fruit.

The flavor is a little sweet fruit with a lot of curry spices. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, interesting curry beer but very one-dimensional and over the top with the spice. I didn't really get any coconut.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Appearance - Classic light gold, cloudy Hefeweizen. very thin white head.

Aroma - Banana, and clove are there but they're quite muted. I get a bit of sweet banana nut bread, and maybe even a bit of curry.

Taste - Banana nut bread, sweet coconut, and a slight bite of curry / cayenne on the back end. This is incredibly refreshing.

Mouthfeel - Thick, chewy, and a bit under carbonated.

Overall - I don't see why people are rating this negatively (especially if they're not fans of curry... or indian cuisine) the beer is amazing for the style they're going for. Well done! I hope to one day see NB age this in a barrel of some sort... maybe "new oak" or even tequila.

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Lips Of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium Brewing
3.55 out of 5 based on 400 ratings.
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