JohnGalt1 (773) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 picked up today at Home Brew Stuff in Garden City.. Poured into my HotD goblet... clear light golden brew... 1" off white head.. short lasting.. no real lacing..
Nose is very tart... underripe guava and a big hibiscus presence (lemony/cranberry).. grainy pale malts come in under the radar and deliver clovey phenols.. some pepper with warmth.
Flavor is all over the map for me... Very tart fruitiness that is dominant and doesn’t let up until the finish.. Belgian qualities develop mid palate and show slight pear esters and more clove and peppery notes... The Feijoa presence is too present to make this a very enjoyable brew.. And the hibiscus is just too tart/cranberry.. almost tannic grapeskin with warmth.
Body is medium/lite and shows a decent carbonation..
thetmaxx (773) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from a red solo cup due to current kitchen remodel. Aroma is typical of a triple. Banana esters. Flavour is more on the sour side, delicious! Dieu du ciel! Really liked it.
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Bottle. Golden pour, with a foamy white head and decent retention. Tastes bitter, feijoa (which apparently I hate), way too tart, and dried fruit. Obviously I’m not a fan of this brew, although I highly appreciate New Belgium thinking outside the box and trying something new. It’s just not for me.
Wittales (701) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was clear orangish gold with diminishing creamy off white 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are strang for a triple, some sweet malt backbone with tropical fruits abound then wine like farmhouse yeasts, alcohol well hidden. Taste was dominated by bitter mango, orange, cherry, hibacious then barnyard funky yeasts. Alcohol not noticeable with slightly triple malt backbone. Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting bitter fruity yeasty finish. Triple not, fruit sour brew yes, something amiss here.
thomas15 (689) - USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light aroma of grain and dry apple. Other sort of strangeness to the fruit quality. Copper colored and clear with light head and good lacing. Taste is tart fruit with hibiscus tea leading to honey flavors. Weird but interesting and well made tripel. Definitely cranberry aspects to flavor.
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Pours a clear auburn gold with minimal white fizz. Nice sweet tart grainy aroma with Belgian funkiness. The flavor is very smooth grain with a light hearted Belgian yeast with an increasing unique tartness. The carbonation makes it sparkling with a sweeter nature than what it really has. Somewhat light bodied but strong and slightly warming, some apple and strawberry. The flowery hibiscus lingers with the fruit creating a very complex finish that is as lightly muddied and crazy as seemingly simple. Very good brew.
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: light amber pour with a smallish white head. Aroma is perfumey with tart fruit and some light bubblegum end notes. Flavor is sweet/tart with apricot and raspberry fruitiness, followed by some woodiness and a little yeasty bubblegum. A bit odd on flavor where the tripel background does not mesh well with the tart fruit. I probably will not seek this beer out.
krumbum (666) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pearlescent orange. Smells of soap slight smoke and caramelized malt. So sweet and fragrant like a wine. The taste is so overwhelming only at the end do the flavors start to sort themselves out.
firstsip (657) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Deep amber/yellow. Heavy foam on pour fades to a thin layer. Odd sort of metallic funk nose (which, I just realized, I seem to get from other Lips of Faith beers). Tastes of yeast, floral (specifically hibiscus), passionfruit. Almost tropical in its qualities.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a little thin, with a typical trippicle aroma. When cold, it tastes like a yeasty, boozy blonde. When it warms, the tartness of the fruit takes over. Interesting to let this sit a bit.
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