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Lips Of Faith - Grätzer (3 Floyds Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

500 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 16
Gots: 89 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-07-2014)
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It pours a pitch black with a 2 finger head of tannish foam.

It smells smokey with some earthy malt and a milk like aroma.

The smoke is more subdued in the taste replaced by, I think, a mild tartness. The milkiness is there big time and I get a mildly pleasant bitterness especially in the finish. 4.5% abv? Pretty darned flavourful for being that, me thinks.

It has a pretty good body for that abv as well. Nice mouthfeel.

Streuth, I reckon my score is going to be higher than the average as I'm quite enjoying this brew. That's never happened before. ;^)

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The smell isn't incredibly complex, but it offers more than just smoke or wheat. In fact, the wheat kind of hides a bit, interesting since it's the main component of the malt contribution. It is earthy with a little soft dryness, but the smoke is the feature. Underneath lie some cocoa powder and maybe a little nut.
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Lips Of Faith - Grätzer (3 Floyds Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.