Brew Review : New Belgium Brewing Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Heavenly Feijoa Tripel
Country: United States
Distillery: New Belgium Brewing
Bottler: New Belgium Brewing
Distillation Date: January, 2013
Bottling Date: Unknown
Alcohol: 9.4% ABV
Behind The Booze:
Every now and then I will go out of my way and ‘read a book by its cover’ so to speak and grab a beer I may not normally gravitate towards but that has some ‘cool’ or ‘fun’ packaging. The ( wait for this name… ) New Belgium Brewing BRasserie Dieu Du Ciel Heavenly Feijoa Tripel fits right into this category. The large bottle carries this ‘chaotic’ scene of cars, buildings and bicycles with wings and although not much information was given about the brew on the bottle – I figured what the hell, it looks cool.
Taken from their site – “Heavenly Feijoa Tripel combines Dieu du Ciel!â€™s love of hibiscus flowers with New Belgiumâ€™s passion for strange and worldly fruit. Feijoa, also known as pineapple guava, has a sweet, aromatic flavor, which makes the aroma of Heavenly Feijoa Tripel luscious and tropical. The beer has Belgian yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops, combining to make a sweet fruit taste, mild spicy tones and a sharp bite. Hibiscus adds a cranberry tartness and an ambrosial quality to the color.” Onto the damn review!
Quite a bit of carbonation in this one – the dense white head rests on top of the light amber brew that seems to catch the light as you look through it. When sipping, a heavy and thorough lacing resides on the glass giving it a bit more dimension.
I’m blowing the whistle early on this one – I took 2 sips and I poured it out. The flavors were so sweet, bitter and strong that I couldn’t drink it. Fucking… sucked…
I did not like this beer. I like the packaging but I will never ‘read a book by the cover’ again because – I got burned. I know some people like it – obviously since they are still selling them but I hated it. I only took 2 sips and an hour later my stomach STILL hurt… I couldn’t even imagine drinking a full glass yet alone a bottle. End of story – Not a fan and not recommended…
Step back, relax, and enjoy.