New Belgium Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen
From New Belgium Brewing – Coconut Curry Hefeweizen has been pouring down the history of American Home Brewing for many years, from the legendary Charlie Papazian to the 2010 National Homebrewer, Remi Bonnart. The latter helped New Belgium brew this hazy, straw-colored gem to life. The aroma is bold and big with coconut and curry tones and a hint of banana from the hefe yeast. With a vast spice list of cinnamon, coriander, fenugreek, ginger, kaffir lime, and cayenne pepper this beer carries a bit of heat but the alcohol soothes the finish. Coconut Curry Hefe will leave an inquisitive smile on the drinker’s mug.
New Belgium Brewing – New Belgium Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 8% abv.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy peach with a soap sudsy head that subsides to a thick ring of froth.
Aroma: Curry, cinnamon, banana, coconut, horchata.
Taste: Strong spice of curry and spicy cinnamon/nutmeg and coconut. Sassafras leaf. Earthy finish dry weizen finish. Alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Rough carbonation.
Overall: I enjoyed this beer a lot. I am not usually one to enjoy hefes, but I loved the spice profile of this beer. Give this a try if you aren’t offended by curry and cardamom and cinnamon type spices.