Lips Of Faith - Gruit - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 38 | 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
2.59/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

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...

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheBrewo
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We open a bomber, pouring into our Great Lakes pint glasses. It shows a pale daffodil coloring, holding a creamy, bubbling head of white that stands nearly two fingers tall. This retains well, leaving wet, craggy lacing around the glasses. A chill haze briefly cuts clarity, but no sediment is found. Carbonation appears to be very, very faint. The aroma is spicy, offering a blend of smoked beechwood, dark cloven spice, seaweed saltiness, biscuity pale and wheaty maltiness, green tobacco leafiness, mossy muskiness, white sugar cloy, sweaty caramel, tweed, cinnamon stick, sweet potato starchiness, avocado pit, freshly pressed olive oil, and hickory. The taste follows with a surprisingly sweet showing of sugary and salted caramel maltiness, soy sauce, green corn husk, raw yams, dusty mallow sweetness, smoked dark wheatiness, white peppercorns, honey herbal cough drops, jicama and parsnip rootiness, hollow chive fumes, creamy soy bean oiliness, lactic sourness, clean aluminum metallics, clover honey essence, and dandelion weediness. The body is slightly thicker than medium, and the carbonation is moderate to active. There is nice slurp and smack to the lip, harboring decent creaminess and frothiness. The mouth is coated and left drippy wet, but otherwise meets a long, drawn out dryness that finishing just behind the two front teeth. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks fine.

Overall, despite the oddities and rarities of the featured ingredients, there is a warming, spicy, welcomed familiarity to this beer. We’ve tackled this style in the past, but found this to be a nicely rounded offering in the flavor department. The spices and herbs were hearty and authentic, and really help bring you back to the ancient rooting of this style. They don’t really take any one ingredient and run with it here, but rather gently blend and steep everything together, making it marketable and tamable for just about any adventurous beer lover. While its authenticity is noted, we would love to try some truly harsh and unabashedly flavored gruits.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

It pours a lovely, hazy golden color with a two-finger head that lingers and LOTS of bubbles.

The aroma is very nice: yeasty bread with underlying floral and fruit notes. I could smell it all day.

The taste is wonderful with an interesting, tongue-coating and pleasant bitter bite followed with sweet banana and a little funky yeast. There is a nice bitter finish as well. Fairly sweet.

The mouthfeel is not as bubbly as it looks but is relatively neutral.

Overall, I have no idea if this is close to the actual ancient ales but I quite enjoyed the experience and I'll likely pick up another bottle. Nicely done.

Photo of Beaver13
2.01/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours clear light gold with a medium frothy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is soapy floral bready malts with musty, earthy yeast.

The flavor is very sweet bready honey malts with some light spice bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is thin and watery.

Overall, not an impressive gruit - it's overly sweet and the spice is way subdued.

Photo of Jason
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz brown bomber.

Lovely suds, bright golden hue with a spectacular clarity. Unique floral and wild herbal aromas meet a mild malty breadiness. Big smoothness within a medium body, fruit and peppery with a cracker-like graininess. Suggestions of melon rind and peppercorn with some alcoholic warmth in the middle. Hint of pale honey and spice in the semi-dry finish.

A whole lot of fun drinking beers like this, old school but bright and drinkable.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light gold to light yellow in color. There's a quarter inch of light tightly knit white head. Brussels lacing. Nice and balanced aroma of herbs and light malt. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with this grouping to relay which one stands out the most. I get almost a lemon scent overall. The taste is much more aggressive on the herbal front and yet not overpowering. The malt and herbs are in a nice balance. There's almost that light lemon aftertaste that lingers nicely. The mouth is fairly light,crisp, and a touch salty. Very refreshing with nearly triple digit temps outside.

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
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 bright and fairly clear golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of creamy lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and spicy Belgian style aroma with hints of citrus and spices. Upfront Belgian yeast with hints of funk, cloves, and peppers. Citrus fruit hints of orange, mango, pineapple, peach, apricot, grapefruit, and lemon zest. Also some fruit hints of white grapes, green apple, banana, and pear. Floral and earthy scent from the Elderflowers, Horehound, and other exotic spices in the mix. Pale malt with hints of grains, wheat, straw, cracker, and oat. Also some hints of sugar. A pretty interesting and good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a yeasty, spicy, and fruity Belgian style taste with big notes of spices and citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with some upfront notes of cloves, peppers, and funk. Juicy citrus notes of pineapple, orange, mango, apricot, peach, grapefruit, and lemon zest. Wine like fruit notes of white grape, pear, and green apple along with some banana. Sweet notes of sugar. Big spicy and floral taste from the mix of spices including Horehound, Elderflower, and Myrtle. Pale malt backing with notes of wheat, grains, straw, oat, and cracker. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Spicy, juicy, and fairly prickly with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty interesting and solid brew. I haven't had a Gruit before so I'm not sure how representative of the style it is. This is very much like a Belgian Pale Ale. The exotic spices add a nice floral and drying kick.

Photo of StuporJew
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into my trusty DFH tulip.

A - Gruit pours a clear, straw-gold, with hugely-visible carbonation. A hard pour produces a creamy, fluffy white head with decent retention, and a great amount of stick to the sides of the glass. So far, so good.

S - This beer reeks of Saison yeast, but in that good, earthy sort of way. The nose makes it obvious that more than just hops went into this beer. That being said, the herbs are fairly minimal on the nose, with the wormwood and horehound making wispy appearances. The malt lends light citrus notes, redolent of pithy mandarin skin and pineapple.

T - Wow. I'm pretty impressed. Seeing as this beer only clocks in at 3 IBU's, it tastes like it should be closer to the 30 IBU mark. Grassy and herbal, with a good bit of smoky tones, and an obvious contribution from the wormwood on the very last smidge of the palate. The malts add a good amount of sweetness, but don't overwhelm, making this a wonderfully quaffable beer.

M - The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, without the prickly carbonation you would expect with a beer that yells "HEY!!! I WAS FERMENTED WITH SAISON YEAST!!!" like this one does. Almost creamy, truth be told. This is probably my favorite part of this beer.

O - I'm not going to lie. Going into this beer, I had fairly low expectations. Not because of which brewery produced it, but because of all the random herbs you see on the label, added in lieu of hops. (Although they DID use a tiny amount of Target, if you check NBB's website.) I am seriously blown away by how good of a job they did with this unique, refreshing, and innovative beer. If you're curious, (You should be, I was.) grab a bottle and try it. Assuming you like Belgian-style ales, this should tickle your palate in all the right places. Well done, New Belgium. Well done...

Cheers!!!

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

Translucent golden orange tinge with a tiny white head and a lot of lacing on the glass.

Belgian yeast in the nose with buttery biscuit. Flowery sweet. Grassy.

My first real gruit. I'm surprised by how not that different it is from a golden Belgian style; which I thought would be pointless beforehand but now I realize it's awesome. Not every beer needs hops. Bready malt and sour Belgian yeast plus that floral sweetness I was getting from the nose. There's something else there at the end. It's the bitterness that I don't recognize. But it's pleasant.

Overall a nice Belgian style ale. Not knowing it was a gruit you'd think nothing a strange probably. Knowing it is makes all the more cool. Here's to experimentation with old recipes!

Photo of russpowell
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent & ever so slightly hazed gold with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Great lacing & above average head retention

S: Pears, apricots & tartness, some floral scents, best thing about this beer

T: Pears, apricot, & a bit of white grape up front. Golden Delicious apple, floral notes & a little bit of honey & hay as this warms. Finishes dry, floral & medicinal with orchard fruit, green bananas

MF: Medium bodied, over carbonated

Drinks easy, but not that true to style. New Belgium is really starting to make me rethink purchasing this series. I love trying rare styles, but this doesn't measure up, worth a try if you have a better beer budget than I do...

Photo of NSXAG
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

New Belgium Brewing - Lips Of Faith Series: Gruit [Ale Brewed With Bog Myrtle, Horehound, Yarrow, Wormwood And With Elderflowers] (22oz ---> Dogfish Head Curved Pint Glass : 6.6% ABV)

Tried picking up a bomber from a new spot, and though the selection was borderline terrible, they had this LOF series bomber tucked away behind some Blue Moon and 312s… Never having been too entirely impressed with any previous LOF releases I've gotten the opportunity to enjoy, the bottle graphic and list of "weird" ingredients made this too intriguing to pass up… Once home, I found out that those "weird" ingredients are actually extremely necessary, as gruits are hopeless beers, and any bitterness contained within the bottle are derived from them… Pouring a crystal clear light gold with a fair amount of carbonation, it allowed for a foamy 2 inch head to form and dissipate at a very slow rate… After patiently letting the head settle into another extremely impressive retentive cap, I took note of the good deal of lacing already forming on the glass walls… Upon smelling, a yeasty spiciness presented itself first, accompanied by some traces of barnyard funk… Definitely some bready/biscuity notes in the beer, as well as some traces citrusy hops and lemon… First taste is immediately a crisp grainy backbone, almost as if I just enjoyed a lager… A hint of bitterness is also there upon the first sip, acting as a good companion to the traces of lemon and citrus that are BARELY present in the forefront… Midway through it transitions to the smoother biscuity end of things, with a hint of oak in there, which I assume to be the "wormwood" and I may be reaching slightly, but the floral notes, though BARELY present, are there on the finish… The carbonation isn't as present as I had thought it'd be, judging off how much carbonation was present after the pour… The finish is smooth, but lacks any complexity or lingering, still developing flavors, creating a clean yet very abrupt finish… Mouthfeel is extremely nice throughout, and acts as a great vessel for this particular brew, but ultimately the flavor is lacking… Overall it's a beer crafted with great precision, just not something I particularly enjoyed as it touched on flavors I find to be less appealing to my palate than many others… Another great brew - Cheers!!

Photo of KYGunner
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure what to expect from a gruit but this one had a bright yellow iridescence, maybe a touch cloudy, with a tall foam cap.

The nose is similar to saisons I've smelled in the past with a yeasty clove and peppercorn spice. Some bubblegum esthers and some earthy raw flower petal meets the nose.

The flavor is similar to a saison with a prominent yeast body. Honey sweet with a bit of bubblegum like sugariness, this has a bit of clove and spice at mid-palate. The finish is very earthy flower petals, herbal tones and a natural funk.

Sometimes the after taste can be listed as flavor but in this case I see it as feel. The after taste is oily, like a resin, that is similar to chewing on an orange rind or ginger root. It's terrible! It almost ruined the experience but with a little time and warmth I got used to it and salvaged an otherwise good beer.

Photo of TruePerception
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New Belgium's Lips of Faith's Gruit. It is an ale brewed with bog myrtle, horehound, yarrow, and wormwood, with elderflowers added. 6.6% ABV.

A: A full finger of fluffy, white head. Slightly greenish, yet bright yellow. Greyish clear in the dimple. Decent lacing, but only a slight amount stays. Sheeting stays with it, though.

S: First thing I get is a fresh summer wild grass. Slight lime/citrus note.Smells like a golden ale (not very descriptive, but that's what I notice). Some kind of softer backing spice note; kind of like celery, but not quite.

T/MF: There is a definite bitterness. Not strong, and unlike hops. A little smooth on the tongue, and lighter on carbonation. More of that grassy flavor. Bitter lime. A slight smokiness, like wood smoke, and grill char. Banana peel, as it warms. Nothing extremely standout about it, but it seems like it would make a good summer food beer; perhaps with grilled chicken, accented with lime or other less sweet citrus.

Poured into a Belgian tulip glass, from a 22 oz. bottle.

Photo of n2185
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a frothy cap with good lacing.

S: Belgian spices and candy sugar-like aromas up front followed by sweet biscuity notes and other flowery spices that I can't really isolate.

T: Bread and spices dominate here. I can't really pick out specific spice flavors, but they're a bit more bitter and spicy than most witbiers or the like. The finish is clean and spicy with a slight alcohol burn.

M: Medium-light body with moderate carbonation, this beer is dry and drinkable.

O: A pretty solid and unique beer, overall. Not a lot of depth, but it's tasty and drinkable and makes me want to try more gruits.

Photo of fourstringer
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip. Moderate hand. Best enjoyed by January 2015.

A: Pale, golden yellow with nice clarity. 1.5 fingers of white head with good retention. Moderate lacing. Looks quite good.

S: Yeast of a Belgian quality. Fruit, banana. Slight honey, floral. The smell is very inviting, but I'm not getting much of the herbs/roots involved.

T: Mild bitterness initially with an underlying sweetness. An earthy pale malt develops. Some vanilla. Semi-dry finish. Minimal alcohol. Overall I was surprised with the sweetness. The gruit ingredients really only show up in the aftertaste as a mild herbal astringency.

M: Moderate carbonation with a creamy texture. Light to moderate body. Nice feel.

O: This is a pretty tasty beer, but I was fairly underwhelmed with the amount of "gruit" happening. Mostly drank like a sweeter-than-average Belgian blonde. So... I docked it a bit overall, but I can't bring myself to give it a bad score. Better than average for the LOF series.

Prost!

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RB

22 That I have had in the fridge for a couple months... Tonight it stared me down and I me the challenge... This bottle is not EVEN close enjoyable for me, so I am trying to do it with a clear head and a clean palate.... and hopefully will dole out an honest opinion.

Poured into my Grand Teton 25th Anny goblet... 2 finger white head... nice lacing and pretty good retention... the brew is polished golden with what appears to be a good carbonation.

Nose is weird and really doesn't strike me as something too out of the ordinary. Aromas show herbaceous qualities that don't really jive the way hops do, so I guess that is a good thing... A bit of clove and anise... a bit floral with warmth.

All the herbs do a good bittering.. better than I expected for sure... it balances the residual pale malts nicely... I guess I always expect Gruits/odd Scottish brews to have more toasty/darker malt qualities, but I am not complaining.

Carbonation shows nicely with more than a smattering of bubbles.. Honestly, not exactly drinkable IMO... I have more than half a bottle left and am less than enthusiastic... Okay for history, just not for my kitchen.

3.75/3.25/3.5/3.5/3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a fine pure white, two-finger head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, Belgian saison yeast, mildly sweet-spicy. Flavor is sweet bready malt, mild light stone fruit and lemon, honey, tapers off rapidly into a lingering moderate bitterness that is not too different than hops, but with an earthier, more herbal flavor profile. Medium bodied with active carbonation. Interesting, taste is some where between a sweet saison and Belgian blonde, but less intense. The bittering herbs do a good job of imparting a mild to moderate hop-like finish, but not with the expected earthy herbal flavors. There is a hint of wormwood somewhere in the long finish, but all the herbs are pretty subtle. Not the most intense nor authentic feeling gruit I've tried, but an enjoyable light ale that leans towards light Belgian in profile. There was an interesting sweet floral herbal flavor in the finish that grew on me as I drank this. Not what I expected, but pleasant.

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden with a slight orange tinge, almost clean filtered but has a light haze, lots of fine bubbled carbonation, 3 fingers of off white head that leaves a lava rock lacing.

S: Malty, Belgian like tripel yeasts, sweet, candied pineapple, light alcohol, blue cheese or cheddar bite without the stink, light smoky quality, eggshell, a sort of paint quality.

T: Follows the nose. Belgian yeasts, strong cheese bite quality without the smell of cheese, light white wine quality, smokiness, paint quality. Light hop bitterness.

M: Medium light body with a slight syrupy quality, lots of fine bubbled carbonation.

O: I would believe it’s a Belgian Strong Pale ale, or even possibly a tripel if told. Still, it’s a solid beer. Got at Earthfare, Asheville, drank in Canton, June 22nd, 2014.

Photo of jrsaffert
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I liked it more than I was expecting to. I thought the herbs would be more potent, but they aren't. They are just bitter enough to balance the malt. It all works fairly well together. It is worth a try if you can find it.

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.

Photo of burnerfinger
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

LIPS of faith:
honestly I dont recognize any of the herbs named on the label
poured from the 22 oz bomber into my new belgium goblet:

A: Very light amber pour - healthy eggshell white 2 full fingers of head, settles leaving GENEROUS lacing.

s: nothing strong to the nose at all: a bit of maltiness with just a touch of "grassiness" is all I can discern

t HMMM not at all what I'm used to that's for sure - but I guess I like this regardless ! never ever tried any style even close to this - hard to describe:
IDK what to call this - took my 3rd draw and still cant come up with any words for this
UNUSUAL - no hoppiness not what i'd call maltiness either

I love the IDEA of an ancient style brew
but however - my modern palate really cant appreciate the final product! just not yummy to me.

b lite mouthfeel and easy carbonation

D: ez guzzlin - go for it !!!

Photo of Eisen
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thick white head with thick lacing, fades into a one finger head that stays throughout. A light, grassy color. Smells like grass, candy, bitter herbs. Tastes like a bitter candy, smooth but with gentian. Very crisp and clean but a little watery. Very drinkable. Overall, a worthwhile beer to seek out for the interesting bunch of herbs that are mixed in.

Photo of Samuel906
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice looking pour; rich golden straw color, perfectly transparent, and a decent ivory white head. Nose is not quite what I was expecting, but is nice somewhat similar to a Heffeweizen. Mellow earthy bread and yeast, some pineapple and guava. Floral and subtly sweet. Taste is very interesting and new to me. Lots of new herbal flavors that are fairly difficult to describe. Mild honey sweetness with some citrus and lemongrass up front which gives way to some lingering woody bitterness and black pepper spice. It's very difficult to pick out specific flavors. Some mild alcohol booziness. Mouthfeel is light with some lively, but not overbearing carbonation. Easy to drink.

Overall, this is certainly off the beaten path for myself and I would imagine many others. Some interesting flavors, and a fun experiment with flavor analysis. Certainly worth trying once, but not one that I will likely return to.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

Photo of avalon07
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a slightly hazy consistency. There was a two inch, foamy, long-lasting head. Great lacing.

S: An underwhelming aroma of malt and a distinct herbal quality.

T: Tasted of the aforementioned herbal quality, malt, light hops, and a grassy quality. A pretty thin flavor without much character. The herbal quality that's prevalent in gruits is not as pronounced as it should be.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is not an overly interesting beer. It never takes off and ultimately comes off as flat.

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Lips Of Faith - Gruit from New Belgium Brewing
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