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Lips Of Faith - Gruit - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

The ingredients list looks like a witch's cookbook, but it's actually very tasty and surprisingly beery. Yellow gold color with a nice foam. Plenty of spritz on the tongue.

I can't actually taste any specific ingredient, even if I could identify bog myrtle flavors. The bitter edge is just right, about the same as a lightly hopped wheat beer. It doesn't have that herbal murkiness and green tea bitterness that mars a lot of brews. There is a malty Hefeweizen taste with bread and banana flavors. Quite aromatic and flowery.

I think this is better than most herb-flavored brews as it leaves the flavors up to a mellow harmonization. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 05:43:54 | More by mactrail
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5/5  rDev +38.9%

07-26-2014 18:38:08 | More by rzamc46
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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-24-2014 19:06:39 | More by KAF
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-24-2014 03:43:36 | More by nickfl
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-22-2014 00:03:22 | More by AlaskanYoung
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-20-2014 06:22:36 | More by CraigTravor
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Utah

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-19-2014 19:06:19 | More by diamond_mind
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-18-2014 19:40:06 | More by KG710
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-18-2014 13:07:51 | More by Sanchezrox23
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MattyG85

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 06:52:13 | More by MattyG85
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
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...

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 04:00:46 | More by russpowell
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Lips Of Faith - Gruit from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.