Lips Of Faith Series
From Fort Collins Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing comes their “Pluot (Alew Brewed With Pluot Juice)” a sour Tripel ale brewed as part of the breweries Lips Of Faith Series. The Tripel pours a straw yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of fruit and lots of it including plum, apricot, tart apples, pinapple and some other fruits hiding in behind. The flavour is of tart apples and white wine, plums, apricot, pinapple and again some other fruits burried in behind. The alcohol content of this beer comes in at 10% with and IBU of 5. This fruity concoction is an amazingly smooth and drinkable brew that is not overly sweet at all as it leans to the tart side. It is also amazing how easy it goes down as it has an alcohol content that is so high!
Commercial Description: Hook up a plum with an apricot and they’ll make you a pluot. This sweet hybrid fruit is as refreshing as it is strange, and it’s the perfect starting point for our new Lips of Faith beer. Pluot Ale pours a bright, light golden. The aroma is full of fruit tones and distinct esters from blending the funky brettanomyces and our house Belgian ale yeast. The flavor carries the same weight, adding a spicy, vinous subtlety to stand up against the malt backbone. To build a beer around this worldly fruit is purely Belgian in imagination. Pour some Pluot and enjoy!
Food Pairing as per brewery: Spicy Tarragon Yogurt Chicken, Thick cut pork chops with a spicy Pluot glaze and goat cheese crumbles