Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Okay, thanks to Wikipedia, I'm now armed with a working knowledge of Schizandra.
A: Poured a poo brown color, fairly clear, and with a slight 1/4 finger head.
S: Weird, weird, weird. Almost like a brown ale with added Brett and tree bark.
T: I got a little sour kick on the end, which was kinda fun in its own right. This reminded me of a Dubbel I had 2-3 years ago at Goose Island Clybourne. They had a Dubbel with Brett on tap. The funkiness cut through the brown sugar in spades and made that Belgian yeast strain its bitch.
M: Right on point: A tinge of carbonation, but not too much and with some slippery bubbles that fell back into the glass.
O: Not a big dubbed fan, but New Belgium pulled it off.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 01:18:55 | More by Chaney
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3.29/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Deep crimson red pour, strange for a dubbel, with a one finger beige head that quickly gave way to a thin beige ring around the beer. Minimal lacing on the glass.
Smell: Raisins, earth tones, figs, strange cherry notes, a spicy scent I can't describe.
Taste: This is where the beer went sideways to me, at least in a style sense. Sweet figs and raisins with coffee tones in the front of the drink with just the lightest kick of hop spice in the middle. The finish is a mix of cherries with an earthy aftertaste that seems to linger. There is no hint of trappist or belgian yeast here. This is the strangest tasting dubbel I have ever tried.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, the carbonation feel seemed to increase as the drink warmed. Still easy drinking and with the alcohol notes hidden so well it would be a dangerous session beer.
Overall: Not by any means a bad beer, just not true to the advertised style. I like the beer and will have again.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 07:40:07 | More by coasterfreak75
Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.