Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) - New Belgium Brewing
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3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
Clear brown-amber body with a bubbly almond head that settled quickly, lingering only on the edges of the glass.
Floral, clove aroma with some sweet boozy plum.
Malty and sweet but not overly. Spice on spice. Some alcohol on the finish.
Medium-full bodied with a velvety pepper mouth coating and lingering clove aftertaste and breath.
Dubbels are normally not my favorite, but this one is okay for me. I don't know that I'd buy it again, but it's worth trying once. I had never heard of Schisandra berries and didn't look them up until after the review, and somehow I like it more now.
12-30-2013 23:17:31 | More by andyfrancis
3.08/5 rDev -15.8%
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt and Belgian yeast with some spice, fruit and tobacco.
The flavor is sweet bubblegum malts with some slightly tart cherry fruits and a little peppery leathery roast. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty watery.
Overall, interesting but kind of an odd combination of flavors with a weird aftertaste.
12-07-2013 05:34:55 | More by Beaver13
4.16/5 rDev +13.7%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish amber ruby with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A yeasty, sweet, and fairly tart Belgian aroma with big hints of fruits and spices. Belgian yeast with some hints of clove, pepper, and cinnamon spicing. Scent of Brett funk giving a tart cherry like smell. Fruity hints of banana, pear, and apple as well as some bubblegum hints. Citrus fruit hints of pineapple and grapefruit. Roasted malts with hints of caramel, toffee, chocolate, biscuit, grains, and toast. Dark fruit hints of dark cherry, plum, raisin, prune, and fig. Sweet hints of Belgian candied sugar and brown sugar. Subtle earthy hops. A very solid aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma previews, a yeasty, sweet, and tart Belgian style taste with good notes of spices and fruits. Belgian yeast upfront with a mix of spices including clove, cinnamon, and peppers. Tart fruity cherry notes from some Brett funk. Other fruit notes include banana, apple, pear, and some citrus pineapple, orange, and grapefruit. Notes of bubblegum and some sweet candied Belgian sugar and brown sugar. Roasted malts with notes of biscuit, toffee, caramel, chocolate, toasted bread, and grains. Dark fruit undertones with notes of plum, dark cherry, prune, raisin, and fig. Light earthy hop notes. A pretty interesting and good taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and spicy. Sweet but finishes fairly dry. Alcohol heat is light.
Overall: An interesting and solid tasting twist on a Dubbel. Good mix of spices and fruit esters. The Brett adds an interesting kick.
01-10-2014 08:28:27 | More by MattyG85
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a dense walnut brown body with an auburn glow at the base and a thick sticky off-white head that pulls up into a meniscus and has some nice lacing with each sip.
S- The dry woody toffee aroma has some dark red wine hints to it as it opens and some fruity hints that take on a bit of plum quality. There is a banana and clove note in the finish aswell.
T- The delicate blend of dark fruit and toffee are soft and have a plum and raisin character if anything. The finish is a herbaceous slightly bitter note but it remains soft. As the beer opens more hints of flavor come through with some citrus rind and circus peanut notes being notable.
M- The medium mouthfeel is followed by a soft fizz and an alcohol warmth.
O- There is a fullness to the flavor but there is a delicate depth to the flavors aswell. It is a nice American dubble and I'm not sure what flavors the schisandra fruit contributed but I couldn't pull it out specifically.
07-02-2014 21:02:35 | More by rhoadsrage
3.69/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured a deep reddish brown with a half-finger off-white head. It looks alright, not the best looking dubbel around though. Scents of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, dark fruit, raisins and some molasses, some spice, some banana, faint alcohol, with a very, very slight hint of funk. Very much a dubbel in it's aroma, not the most complex, but good. Taste follows the aroma. Begins with Belgian yeast spice and candi sugar, moves into figs, dark fruit, raisin, dark brown bread, some sweet spices, particularly cinnamon and slight brown sugar with an extremely faint hint of sour funk on the finish. Again, a standard dubbel, with just a little funk. Not bad, but not the best. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a semi-drying finish, probably from the brett. Overall this is a good dubbel. It's got the qualities of the style, the sweetness, the dark fruit, the Belgian yeast, just not as good as some examples. The brett and schisandra used in the fermentation was barely perceivable however, so this ended up just being a dubbel.
11-19-2013 04:58:46 | More by Auraan
3.66/5 rDev 0%
16oz glass at the Craft Beer Market in Cowtown, where the New Belgium Alberta release party is in full swing. Imma gonna have to look up what Schisandra is later.
This beer appears a clear, dark reddish brown colour, with a thin cap of loosely bubbly ecru head, which leaves a pockmarked wall of painted lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.
It smells of sour pale grain, peppery yeast, edgy, yet generic black fruit, a light funkiness, some metallic flintiness, and earthy leafy hops. The taste is sour dark fruit, gritty pale and caramel malt, a kind of band aid like astringency, a further touch of toffee sweetness, funky yeast, mild abstract roast, and earthy, weedy, and perfumed hops.
The carbonation is quite soft, just a trilling frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and perhaps a bit tacky in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, yeasty, funky, and semi-sweet in its lingering graininess.
What we have here, is apparently a wild dubbel, we do, with all its attendant characteristics, bolstered somewhat by some peculiar Asian fruit adjunct. Evenly sour, exotically fruity, and more drinkable than yer average American wild ale, this much is certain.
02-25-2014 02:06:42 | More by biboergosum
3.55/5 rDev -3%
Appearance - Pours a dark, clear brown color with auburn highlights and a light tan finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Small, spotty lacing with little stick.
Smell - Slightly sweet, with a predominant sour berry / cherry aroma. Light sugary notes. Traces of alcohol heat.
Taste - Follows the nose, though more sweet than sour with a fair amount of berry character. Distant cherry notes. Sugary sweetness. Slight, grassy bitterness. Touches of astringency in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Closer to medium in body than full, with a moderate carbonation level. Smooth, then a dry, bitey finish.
Overall - A decent dubbel. Nothing that's gonna wow you, but drinkable all the same.
12-04-2013 03:08:35 | More by TheSixthRing
3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
Pours a crimson hued brown with a pinky of cream colored head. Above average lacing & average head retention
S: Plums, cinnamon & red hots candy, plus funk once warm
T: Follows the nose, a touch of leafy hops & funk up front. Funk picks up once warm, more cinnamon, a bit of leafy hops & oaky dryness, a bit of green bananas. Finishes dry, oaky with a fruity kiss of plums, persimmons & cinnamon
MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation
Drinks easy, not mind blowing, but enjoyable. If you want mucho funk or hate cinnamon, this is not your beer I'm betting..
01-24-2014 06:29:17 | More by russpowell
Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) from New Belgium Brewing
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