Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.46/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed out of a silkscreened brown 22 oz bomber. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack series tulip glass.
Appearance - A complex, glowing golden orange body with some haze. Bright gold highlight where the light shines through. Atop the body sits a firm stark white one-finger head of smaller bubbles with a few larger bubbles that expand and leave nice pocking. Retention is pretty solid, and leaves little to no lacing as it dissipates.
Smell - A wonderfully herbal hop profile, with notes of fresh cut grass, garden greens, basil, and lemongrass. There is also a more faint, but definitely detectable bit of acidity, almost like watered-down apple cider vinegar. Smells exactly as you might expect a dry-hopped sour ale to smell. Delicious and refreshing.
Taste - Whereas the smell tended to lean a bit more towards the hoppy characteristics, the taste is more of a standard sour blonde. Citrus zest, fresh grass, pine needles, lemon vinaigrette, citric acidity and some faint hints of wood and even leather. Just an outstandingly balanced beer, with the hops and acidity playing very well together.
Mouthfeel - Light body with moderate carbonation. Dry finish with a lingering tartness on the aftertaste.
Overall, another sour LoF beer that I'm just blown away by. I'm glad that NB decided to re-release this beer, as I missed out on it the first time it hit the market. This one is wonderfully balanced and I might suggest it to someone who was looking to get into sour beers, as the hoppiness provides some flavor profiles that might be more familiar to someone who was new to the characteristics of sour beer. I will definitely continue buying this beer as long as they keep releasing it.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2013 03:58:28 | More by LambicPentameter
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4.46/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Malt and Vine.
A - Glows a gorgeous deep apricot. Snow white foam piled on top. Feeling optimistic.
S - Fruitiness of stone fruits: apricot and peach. Sourness of passion fruit. Grapefruit notes from citra hops. Crisp, and the aromas mix wonderfully.
T - Pleasantly tart up front backed by juicy passion fruit and wooded funk. The hops come on the finish bringing the grapefruit from the nose. I was sceptical about the dry-hopping but it really adds an added level of interest and complexity. This is very crisp and refreshing. Delicious.
M - Medium-bodied. Juicy, woody and dry. Compliments the flavour.
O - This beer really surprised me. I didn't think I was going to like the dry-hopping but I did find it elevated the experience. I would have liked a little more wood and funk but, taken as it is, it's a very clean and refreshing beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-12-2014 07:18:05 | More by abeeronthebeach
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,195 ratings.