Lips Of Faith - Gruit - New Belgium Brewing
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3.25/5 rDev -9.5%
22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Lucky's Beverage World in Woodstock, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a near clear, deep yellow-hued body with a very tall, very frothed, whitish head. Heavy lace.
Smell: A light scaffolding of pale malts, with a very, very low sweetish accent. Thinned out touch of apricot, apple, and earthy, savory herbs.
Taste: Light pale malts, a bit doughy, and some rustic tons of wheat, oats. Low, light fruitiness hint a bit at lemon. Herbal melange giving perfumy, altogether savory accents of veggies and spice and softly minty weeds, as well as spruce-like spruce tips. Lingering wormwood spiciness persists into the aftertaste beyond the dry, lightly malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A fine, twangy, decent gruit, if that's your cup of tea.
08-30-2014 22:10:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.75/5 rDev +4.5%
Not sure if I've had this style or not, too lazy to look it up. Damn tasty tho. Super smooth, like a halfway between a low ABV sour or brett and a lager or blonde ale. Bitterness is pronounced yet smooth and dry, letting some of the complex flavors of the herbs stout out nicely. Good choice.
08-18-2014 00:04:31 | More by AlCaponeJunior
2.53/5 rDev -29.5%
Served in a snifter at Tap House - Des Plaines.
Yup, another LoF offering here. And this line to see Svengoolie is nearly as long as the list of LoF beers available. Good times. Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild malts (just take a whiff of, say, Crystal 60 or something), light dank greenery, and a mixture of vague herbs and such that I can't for the life of me pick apart (think one of those ethereally-named incense cones you can find in your local hippie shop...like Cosmic Afternoon or some such crap...). The taste opts to focus on this gruit mixture, which, for me, is the ultimate middle finger: this mixture is horrendous, tasting of diseased seaweed, peat moss, lichen-covered twigs fresh from the forest floor, random potentially-poisonous mushrooms (I obviously couldn't tell whether or not their caps were purple), and mustard seed. Suffice it to say that it hurt to drink this. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, this beer just didn't do it for me at all, what with the gruit mix they worked with. Thankfully I never need to have it again...
08-10-2014 02:24:17 | More by TMoney2591
Lips Of Faith - Gruit from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.