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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
good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-25-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BigRedDog
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very dark brown, with amber colors around the edge. Nice khaki colored head with good lacing.

Smells malty and yeasty. Slight smell of bananas as well as some floral notes

Tastes like it smells. Malty sweet, but not over the top. Some floral taste, no hops to speak of. Also a slight salty flavor. Not overtly present, but still there. Good herbal flavor as well. Herbs and spice on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light, without much carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

Overall a good dubbel, but I definitely get more of an herbal/floral taste than with others of the same style.

Photo of Jammergordon
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of karengarys
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear dark dark mahogany as any dubbel should. Bubbles are a bit pop-like though.

Smells of quite a bit of licorice. A wierd malt I can't quite explain.

Taste is strong licorice, cinnamon, maybe some pepper. Sort of sharp, but not in a bad way. Alcohol is VERY well hidden.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and pop-like. The fizz turns into a sheet of spice on the tounge. It's wierd.

Overall, this ain't bad. It was only $6 for a bomber, the other similar bottles were $9-12. You do get what you pay for, but at $6 it was worth the try.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium to dark red amber with a fine two finger khaki head with good retention and lots of pillowy lacing. Aroma of bready malt, Belgian yeast, cake-like spicing of cinnamon, clove, hints of ginger. Flavor starts with caramel malt, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, like a sweet dark dubbel, familiar (cinnamon and clove) and odd (schisandra?) spicing develop and carry into the finish, which is mostly dark fruit, spicy bitterness and medicinal, presumably also from the schisandra. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. I was a bit leery of this one, Lips of Faith has been a mixed bag for me, and a bitter strange fruit I'd never tasted was a bit daunting. However, I enjoyed this odd little beer. Although there is dubbel character (the first few seconds is like a very sweet dubbel), other strange flavors develop quickly and become the dominant theme here. Although the schisandra flavor seemed initially herbal medicinal, I grew to enjoy it and it did fit nicely into the sweet body of Wild2. If I had to tell someone what this tasted like, I'd say it was much like a winter warmer with the addition of a mildy bitter exotic spice. I waited a long time to try this and it disappeared from the market, almost to my relief, but I found a stray bottle and got to sample it now. I often have tasted beers that I was happy to try, but never again; I would absolutely buy this again if I saw it. Off beat but enjoyable. A bit on the sweet side, with an odd medicinal aftertaste, but for me it invited repeated tasting. Nicely done.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.