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Lips Of Faith - Gruit - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

257 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-19-2014

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

Look: A pretty cloudy faded cop perish orange color for body. The cream colored heads leaves a thick, bubbly film. A net of foamy lacing sticks to the glass.

Aroma: There's a minty note that dominates, but let me be honest -- this beer is brewed with things i've never even heard of such as horehound, yarrow, wormwood, bog myrtle ... and things like that! I think maybe coriander comes to mind, whether it is used in brewing or not.

Taste: There's some citrus notes like orange peel, some faint spiciness in the form of white pepper.

Mouthfeel: Light for the 6.66% ABV.

Overall: A really refreshing beer above 6% ABV. Lovely blend of ingredients, even though I've not heard of most of them.

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3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear gold/orange. Only a few lazy bubbles- looks syrupy. Faint white head. Some spots of resilient lace.

S: Smells like a moderately hopped beer; exotic fruit, some citrusy. Missing is the pine, replaced by grassy herbs. A pretty realistic golden apple aroma lingers in the back. I know it's the style's fault, but it can't decide which smell to feature and which should be supporting; makes for a decent but confusing nose.

T: Citrus that really tastes like it came from hops. Peach. Neither sweet nor very bitter; again, there isn't balance between these opposing aspects so much as there is a mutual lack of them. A bit of herbaciousness on the finish, but as esoteric as those roots/plants are, I would like to be able to identify at least one of them (where is the elderflower??).

M: Remote ticklish carbonation. Medium body, luckily not syrupy.

O: Nice. It was, however, a bit weak on the palate, and combined with the scattered flavors it made for a kinda confusing beer. Not much different than a weak IPA or fruit beer. Good attempt at the style (I think?), but there is still plenty of room to improve (and plenty of enthusiasm from this BA to try the next iterations of it).

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Incredibly interesting beer! Pours a nice pale golden color with small measure of haze, and the head is quite sturdy upon initial pour, though settles to a thin lace minutes later. Some seriously wild, tropical and ripe fruits on the nose. It's a bit floral too. Also some yeasty/bready components. The floral component comes through on the palate too, somewhat dry, and funky herbal aftertaste that is pleasing.

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Lips Of Faith - Gruit from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.