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New Belgium Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen

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Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen is a great match for a spicy meal

Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen
Herbed/Spiced Beer
New Belgium Brewing/Fort Collins, CO

New Belgium Brewing has created its fair share of extreme beers; its Lips of Faith small-batch series features unlikely ingredients such as dandelion greens, hibiscus flowers and pineapple guava. This brew contains coconut and curry, ingredients one might expect to encounter in a dish at an Indian or Thai restaurant. But New Belgium also adds cinnamon, coriander, fenugreek, ginger, kaffir lime and cayenne pepper into the mix. It pours a cloudy (as one would expect for an unfiltered hefeweizen) golden hue, and delivers a hint of banana scent from the yeast, as well as a distinct, spicy curry aroma, giving a preview of the most dominate flavor that awaits. Coconut and the spice blend temper the sharpness of the curry, and the high 8 percent alcohol helps tone down the heat. The finish is a mix of spice and curry flavors, which lingers for several seconds. While a very enjoyable beer in its own right, it would be very tasty alongside a spicy meal.

Price: $9 for 22 oz.
8 percent ABV

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