Review: New Belgium & Dieu du Ciel Heavenly Feijoa Tripel (Lips ofFaith)

Review: New Belgium & Dieu du ciel collaboration: Heavenly Feijoa Tripel (Lips of Faith) by Cody La Bière
If you're a beer geek like me, you have times when you have absolute impulse purchases that you MUST ABSOLUTELY BUY.. NOW! This week, it was Heavenly Feijoa Tripel by a colaboration between New Belgium and Dieu du Ciel. In fact, this is the first time I've ever purchased anything related to Dieu du Ciel outside of Quebec, it was purchased for $10 US from a liquor store in Minot, ND, so it was a bit of surprise to see.

Heavenly Feijoa is a Belgian-style tripel that combines Dieu du Ciel's famous hisbiscus flowers with New Belgium's love of crazy fruitiness beers.. this should be an interesting one to try.

Appearance: A honey-caramel brown beer, quite sweet looking in appearance, vibrant, more so than most tripels, not much foam, but there's a gentle lacing of a light snow white foam, and a decent amount of carbonation.

Aroma: I've never had Dieu du Ciel's Hibiscus before so I don't know what to expect, this beer gives off a very powerful floral aroma after a gentle rain storm. Lightly sweet and lightly tart like cranberries, Belgian yeast, and a bit of a lambic aroma in there. Quite lighter than I was expecting to tell the truth.

Taste: Tart! It's very much a sour beer. Sour notes reminiscent to a Lambic style beer with a bit of a cranberry tartness to it, decent amount of sweetness, some floral notes, which I assume is coming from DDC's hibiscus. Belgian yeast, quite a fruity tripel, leaves a bit of a floral aftertaste.

Overall Thoughts: Didn't know what to expect out of this beer, I was thinking this would be your run of the mill tripel which is sweet, yeasty and pretty drinkable, but this is more of a sour lambic style meets a tripel, sweet, incredible amount of tartness, and flower flavouring in there. I'd drink this again. It's 9% ABV, which is about average for a tripel, and costs around $10 for a 22oz (650ml) bottle.

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