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

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270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 53 | FT: 3
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-29-2014 05:25:59 | More by jmich24
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3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bomber poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours black. Kinda expected that with zombies on the bottle...
Small head which doesn't linger too much

Definitely a smoky smell. It's like walking into a humidor at a cigar shop. Tobacco and wood, but not really quality tobacco. Expecting good things, I like the smoky smell.

Pretty cold when I tasted it. Definite smoke up front without much else. Some lemon peel that lingers maybe. But the smoke is almost overwhelming. Slight caramel flavor but covered by smokiness. Decently smooth too.
Gonna let it warm up a little bit in the glass and see what it does.

Overall not what I was expecting from a New Belgium/ 3 Floyd's collaboration. Cool that they tried to revamp an almost extinct style, but this should be a definite trial run for any future attempts.

I'm gonna cellar the other bottles I bought and see if that might mellow the smoke flavor a little, which tends to be overpowering. Overall a good attempt but fell a little short of expectations. Eager to see how aging will affect it. 3.3/5

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Florida

1.5/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Poured black not much head. Smells mostly of smoke but the aroma is pretty faint.

Each sip of this beer brings bitterness and sour smoke. Imagine a tin can full of water that had cigarettes floating in it for some time. There was also a lemon rind in this water. That is the best I can do to describe how I feel about this beer.

The aftertaste lingers for far too long and makes me cringe at the thought of another sip.

To the drain.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a Burley Oak snifter (no date, but it just came out)

A: Pitch black with the darkest hue of brown when looking from the top at the angled glass. Thick head that subsides readily enough and leaves nice lacing on the side (freshly cleaned glass). Slightly mocha colored head.

S: There is this weird earthy smoke/roast in there, unlike other smoked beers that I've had. I can't place it, but it might be a combination of the lacto, Polish hops, smoking, and use of wheat. It's like freshly turned dirt (smells a bit like I think the image on the label would smell like it)

T: Subtle smokiness with the overall body of a wheat beer. It is even slightly watery. I don't know what you want me to tell you, but it just isn't an exciting style. I don't get the slight lacto sour at all and it isn't even that smoky overall. FFF, why did you have to do a Gratzer for this collaboration with quite a large distribution footprint?

M: Smooth with just a slight bit of roughness.

O: $10 or maybe $9 for the bomber and not worth it in my opinion. Sometimes I wish collaborations were in 12 oz. bottles. Just not a style that you really want 22 oz. of, but I guess one to share in the disdain. I had to help some people move (they lived on the 3rd floor of a house) and they had a ton of stuff, so I needed a lot of beer (went for this over the only other beer in my fridge, a can of Nomader Weisse). 8 oz. are going to make pancakes tomorrow.

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