CapFlu (5072) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Pint) Sampled at the New Belgium post-GBCF2013 party at Irish Times. Pours a lasting white foamy head atop - what could be best described as a shandy of yellow and deep brown. Dry white wine flavour with sour apples. Not good.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the GCBF 2013 industry afterparty. Cloudy light amber, nice head. Nose of sweat, banana, tangerine. Flavour is sweet, banana. Very smooth, low carbonation.
jkwood04 (5191) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of fruit from the feijoa, some spices, some pale and caramel malts, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the fruit and a tripel. Average texture. An interesting beer that’s probably more of a fruit beer than a tripel.
Ferris (10744) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Draft - Hay and yeast. Hazy pale gold with a thin head. Honey lemon hay and sweet yeast. A normal trippel on the sweet side.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear pinkish orange pour with a big white head. Aroma is tangy, cirusy, slightly tart. Flavor is similar. Sour notes, a bit of Belgian yeast. Kind of one note and a little funky in a bad way. Not great.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a bottle at New Belgium. Weird how all other Lips of Faith were on tap except the collaborations with DDC and Vivant. Anyway, this one pours a cloudy golden color with a small but lasting white head. Citrus and tropical fruits, caramel and pale malts, mild spice, sugar, and a good dose of herbs. Definitely a hoppy tripel. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. I couldn’t bring myself to go 8 in the aroma or flavor, but there’s an x-factor to this one I couldn’t put my finger on and really liked.
Arayaga2 (2057) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly clear yellowish brown with a small, dense white head. Aroma is light apple ester, with a hint of banana. Taste is the same, with a slightly tart lychee aftertaste, and a light, tart acetic note throughout. $8/22oz
GothGargoyle (2271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 Clear darkish golden with a small pale head. Aroma is apricot, peaches, sugar, caramel. Medium bodied, sweet on the palate, fruity sweet finish. Taste is apricot jam, honey, nectarines. Delicious.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear amber pour with fizzy but fluffy off white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, tropical fruit and Belgian yeast. Taste is surprisingly tart. with a pineapple sweetness. Spicy and funky on the finish with a very subtle bitterness. What is this beer? There is a touch of alcohol in the nose. But other than that, it does not really resemble a tripel. Fairly dry finish, but the lingering tartness inhibits some of the dryness. It is not unpleasant. I think farmhouse might have been a better characterization.
BrettTaylor (727) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear gold w/ hints of red, hints of red fruit and honey on nose, taste - honey, tart; not my favorite sour from this series - it’s a bit too sweet and not quite tart enough