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Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) - New Belgium Brewing

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Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra)Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra)

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BA SCORE
83
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215 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-25-2013)
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 08:28:27 | More by MattyG85
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-10-2014 02:34:52 | More by rudabegga9
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-07-2014 03:35:50 | More by TheBishopco
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-06-2014 23:24:47 | More by BeerBeast
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n2185

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-05-2014 23:51:06 | More by n2185
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-05-2014 03:26:35 | More by mctizzz
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Chieftog

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-04-2014 03:45:26 | More by Chieftog
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-02-2014 13:30:36 | More by Mantooth
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-02-2014 03:59:38 | More by sparx1100
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 ounce bottle - $8.48 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, garnet-hued body with an initially foamy, but, quickly receding, off-white head. Slim lace coating.

Smell: Sweet-scented, moderately spicy, and with transient, less-than-potent notes of pink peppercorn, cinnamon, tobacco, chocolate, brown sugar, and bubblegum-flavored vodka.

Taste: Sour berries enveloped generously in brown sugar and spice atop some light toast, light chocolate. Bubblegum. A little snap of sharp herb. Fairly sweet, still. Pepper, tobacco on the back half and into the spicy-sweet, warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit silken.

Overall: Wild². Not bad, but certainly not great, either. Like the film Prometheus, I'm just happy to have made my way through it.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 22:15:08 | More by ChainGangGuy
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-31-2013 02:58:36 | More by stereosforgeeks
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andyfrancis

California

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 23:17:31 | More by andyfrancis
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ambruns1979

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

12-30-2013 08:36:13 | More by ambruns1979
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

12-29-2013 01:11:25 | More by BrownAleMale
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-28-2013 03:46:24 | More by jaydoc
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dark brown color. a finger off a tannish head that slowly fades to a spotty lacing. mostly opaque but blood red around the edges.

Smell: belgian yeast, dark fruit, a hint of alcohol and just a little bit of spice.

Taste: opens up with cloves and dark fruit. followed by a earthy spicy taste with a hint of lighter fruits. pepper is evident, along with a little bit of cinnamon. very complex profile

Mouthfeel: drinks slightly creamy, leaves a stickiness, warmth of alcohol and spice

Overall: very interesting. it really pushes the boundaries of what i consider a dubbel. overall its decent. i like it but it falls way short of what i consider a great dubbel. i was looking for some brett character and can't find anything that i would contribute solely to the brett.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 00:09:42 | More by SportsandJorts
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Tone2467

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-27-2013 00:16:30 | More by Tone2467
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
8% ABV

A - DWild2 Dubbel maintains it's clarity through the dark mahogany color it pours out, tipping it's hat of lumpy ivory foam to the glass, dotting it in specks of lace.

S - While New Belgium's website says Wild2 Dubbel is only finished with "a touch of bretta" my nose immediately picks up the wild brett funk and so it should, given the beer's name. Subtle dark stone fruits emerge with suggestions of faint spice and cocoa but traditional Belgian yeast is absent, hiding well behind the notes of barnyard funk.

T - The smooth and rich base of a good Belgian dubbel hides within the beer, lurking in the shadows but it's the wild additions of Schisandra and Brett that gallop through the beer boldly. I might not be exclusively familiar with the Schisandra berries this beer is brewed with but, it's slight zesty additions of cherry-like fruit and sprinkle of unique spice certainly don't come from the hidden Belgian yeast or Brett funk.

M - Medium-light bodied, especially for it's color, Wild2 is a thin-feeling dubbel due to it's lack of malty heft but the carbonation and tickle of Brett sourness on the finish come through nicely and lasso the beer up with a lingering dryness.

O - Wild2 Dubbel continues both the hit-or-miss streak of the Lips of Faith series and their popular M.O. of doing some crazy things (too many in one beer, I sometimes feel). Unfortunately, while I find Wild2 Dubbel to be a dangerously drinkable beer at 8%, it lands as another miss in my book due to the "dubbel" base barely showing through as no Belgian characteristic nor malt flavor or feel rises to the occasion, allowing the "touch of bretta" to overtake. I relish the idea of a funked out dubbel but Wild2's thin-feeling base and non-orchestrated flavor aren't as harmonious as I would have hoped.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 20:09:35 | More by BeerFMAndy
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wrycon

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-26-2013 03:28:41 | More by wrycon
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

12-25-2013 04:09:25 | More by ToddGingerich
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GTB

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-25-2013 01:00:20 | More by GTB
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mattboyer182

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-24-2013 21:45:24 | More by mattboyer182
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-23-2013 21:54:23 | More by oriolesfan4
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-21-2013 02:46:10 | More by WDJersey
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Anker13

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/19/13 | New Belgium | Wild2 Dubbel | 22oz Bomber

Appearance – I’ve always wanted to say this… It pours a rich mahogany. Seriously. Deep brown and garnet, nice off-cream lacing head

Aroma – Plum, clove, cinnamon, spice, light tobacco. Lots of different smells, but it doesn’t smell too tart. I have no idea what a Schisandra berry is.

Mouthfeel – Lighter carbonation than I was expecting. Medium bodied yet still rich, slightly sticky

Taste – The aroma is more exciting than the taste. Figs, plum, banana, and spice are all there, but they’re somewhat muted. This beer doesn’t seem to have a definitive start or finish- the flavor is just kind of there and it doesn’t have much to say.

Residual – Lingering sweetness with a touch of spice, somewhat sticky

Overall – Glad I tried it, but I won’t be buying it again. It was an incredibly mediocre beer that left no lasting impression- I was hoping it would be more tart and funky. But who knows… Maybe I’m wrong and maybe I just don’t know enough about Schisandra berries to accurately appraise this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 02:19:09 | More by Anker13
Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) from New Belgium Brewing
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