NickV (5) - New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A solid attempt and exotic offering in the NB LoF series. The addition of feijoa fruit provides a gooseberry-like tartness. This aspect is complimented nicely by the hibiscus, which reminds me vaguely of herbal tea. If they had embraced the sour nature of these ingredients and gone with a sour fermentation rather than tripel, I feel like the components would have been better married. I would recommend this beer if you are looking for something to drink on a day at the beach, or if you want a well paired, though extremely experimental beer. Kudos for the craziness.
Interesting collaboration, but I feel like each NB offering has a similar malt component which makes them taste more or less the same. Interesting, but not revolutionary or even all that impressive. A little overpriced.
---This rating is likely a compilation of my and my roommates' musings over our latest beer pick up. We are all self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs. All ratings and comments are decided through deliberation, discussion, and (frequently) bloodshed. Let this not be in vain.
oc4111 (119) - USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark golden color with a minimal head. Aroma is slight hint of yeast and tart apples. Taste has minimal yeast , the tartness is more prevalent with apples and jibiscus coming through. This is advertised as a trpel but those are usually sweeter. This came across more like a sour. Either way, I realky liked it.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft, Nothing is worse than boozy triples. I think I’m officially done with the lips of faith line
mar (5202) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour , white head. Nose is tart, dried fruits, yeast, and alcohol. Easy palate, tart, hibiscus, no yeast notes, dried fruits, and floral.
Emeister84 (2003) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of pear, tangerine, lemon, and floral hops. Clear orange-ruby with a fairly lasting, white head. Off-dry, fruity, floral, and a little hot. Medium body, lively carbonation, and with a crisp, fruity finish.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral belgian malty scent. Heads not bad yellow amber hue. Very floral slight fruit taste dry yeasty finish. Crisp and dry on the palate.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear red pour with fizzy but fluffy off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, tart tropical fruits with pineapple, lychee, star fruits, hints of mango in there, going right into floral hibiscus, slight hints of a metallic note in there but not bad, some biscuity bread notes with a touch of caramel. Taste is a mix of sweet biscuit bread up front going right into tart pineapple, lychee and star fruits, hints of mango, slight passionfruit notes, hints of slight spice, no metallic notes, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter, tart notes follow as well. Based on the earlier reviews, this must have needed a bit to sort itself out, tasting pretty solid at the moment, though the price tag was harsh for the quality.
Beerdrinker79 (1988) - Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours rusty color with a thin white head that reduces to a collar immediately. Aroma is different, is that hibiscus or feijoa, not sure if I like that. The taste is odd for a tripel too, not my style I can already tell, experimental for sure, some times they work out and sometimes they don’t. In my opinion this didn’t work, not a fan of those flavors. As it warms everything seems to blend, I think I was slightly too harsh giving it a 3.2, the overall I will up by one and the taste by one, original score was 3.2, still not my favorite.
robforbes (2168) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear copper with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, and some lacing.
smell is of spice, caramel, yeast, and malt.
taste is a bit sweet, slight caramel, wild yeast, and a bit of fruit. ends a little sweet and sour.
maley1 (1074) - Calgary, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber-yellow pour with small off white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, floral and bread. Taste of yeast, malt, hint of caramel and overpowered by a tart citrus funkiness. Strange beer really but close to be interesting, a little dissapointing.