Beer Review: NEW BELGIUM LIPS OF FAITH COCONUT CURRY HEFEWEIZEN

Beer Review: NEW BELGIUM LIPS OF FAITH COCONUT CURRY HEFEWEIZEN

In the realm of American Home Brewing, the New Belgium Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen has carved a significant niche, echoing the footsteps of brewing legends like Charlie Papazian and the 2010 National Homebrewer, Remi Bonnart. Brewed in collaboration with Bonnart, this hazy, straw-colored concoction emerges as a bold testament to experimental brewing.

Aromatic Adventure

The aroma of this brew is undeniably bold and robust, dominated by the interplay of coconut and curry tones, complemented by a subtle hint of banana from the hefe yeast. The fragrance is a sensory journey, accentuated by a diverse spice palette featuring cinnamon, coriander, fenugreek, ginger, kaffir lime, and a touch of cayenne pepper. The result is a beer that not only tantalizes the olfactory senses but also carries a hint of heat, subtly mellowed by the soothing touch of alcohol in the finish.

Pouring Pleasantries

As the elixir cascades into the goblet, it presents itself in a cloudy peach hue, crowned by a soap sudsy head that gracefully recedes into a thick ring of froth. The visual allure sets the stage for what promises to be a unique drinking experience.

Flavorful Expedition

In the realm of taste, the Coconut Curry Hefeweizen unveils a tapestry of flavors. The strong presence of curry and the spicy dance of cinnamon and nutmeg intertwine with the essence of coconut, creating a complex palate. Sassafras leaf notes add an earthy dimension, culminating in a dry weizen finish. Despite the robust spice profile, the alcohol remains discreetly concealed, allowing the flavors to shine without overwhelming the palate.

Textural Terrain

The medium-bodied nature of the beer, coupled with a rough carbonation, contributes to a distinctive mouthfeel. This textural complexity adds another layer to the overall drinking experience, enhancing the beer’s appeal to those seeking a sensory adventure.

Final Sip

In the grand tapestry of beer exploration, the New Belgium Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen stands out as a captivating gem. While not typically a fan of hefeweizens, I found myself drawn to the intricate spice profile of this brew. For those unafraid of the bold embrace of curry, cardamom, and cinnamon, this beer invites an inquisitive smile, making it a worthy addition to the adventurous drinker’s repertoire.

PublisherGenrePrint LengthISBN
New Belgium BrewingSpiced/Herbed/Vegetable BeerNot Provided