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Lips Of Faith - Gruit - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-19-2014)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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
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Jocelynclonts

Kansas

3.12/5  rDev -13.1%

08-30-2014 02:12:39 | More by Jocelynclonts
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-29-2014 15:56:19 | More by kjkinsey
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madamebia

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-26-2014 05:39:41 | More by madamebia
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dfillius

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-25-2014 00:51:59 | More by dfillius
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-22-2014 22:05:53 | More by GClarkage
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jheezee

Texas

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%

08-22-2014 01:22:31 | More by jheezee
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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-18-2014 12:03:35 | More by cardinals22
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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
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Rkaba804

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-17-2014 23:45:51 | More by Rkaba804
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birdsellam

Indiana

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%

08-17-2014 02:15:20 | More by birdsellam
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Skagnetti

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

08-16-2014 00:33:44 | More by Skagnetti
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-13-2014 23:49:52 | More by ChrisKayler
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zestar

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-10-2014 07:47:43 | More by zestar
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-10-2014 03:53:53 | More by jim_carignan
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +39.3%

08-08-2014 22:50:23 | More by jonathaniler
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kerry4porters

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-06-2014 21:45:28 | More by kerry4porters
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-06-2014 14:42:15 | More by thufflife
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BigRedDog

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-06-2014 00:52:50 | More by BigRedDog
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Nickhagin

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-05-2014 23:53:53 | More by Nickhagin
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-05-2014 21:51:34 | More by carteravebrew
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Nixodyssey


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-05-2014 04:44:44 | More by Nixodyssey
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Wobbly

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-02-2014 23:23:40 | More by Wobbly
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dunlap926

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72.1%

08-02-2014 21:10:56 | More by dunlap926
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Lips Of Faith - Gruit from New Belgium Brewing
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