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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1200
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sour beer barrel-aged for two years and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops for 8 days.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005)
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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle split with 2 other people. Bottle says its 7.5% ABV. Poured into Tulip:

A - Pours a nice, rich golden color with a finger width head of white foam. Foam dies somewhat quickly into light foam ring around the edges with murky, cloudy foam in the middle. Lacing is decent, but kind of light.

S - Nice fuck, fruity aroma. Great lemon, lime and tart grapefruit zest. Other smells of orange peel and a bit of pineapple, green apple and some sort of cranberries. Pretty sour smelling.

T - Wow! A nice sour pucker! Its really tart at first but then the hops come in a bit in the end to slightly mellow out the brew. Up front flavors of funk, green apple, sour cherries, lemon, lime, and pineapple. The tartness lingers for a while. Tastes pretty refreshing.

M - Pretty well carbonated. The zest and funkiness really provide a tart and jaw clenching profile thats pretty nice. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

D - Really easy to drink. A nice sour, refreshing drink. I bought a few of these hoping to cellar them, but I curious how the dry hopping will be affected if I let it age...but damn fine brew and a treat to drink anytime.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 04:04:02 | More by joshuaseresse
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4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
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2013

A: pale with quick lived head
S: tart stone fruit, mandarin orange, tangerine, citrus, some funk and hint of medicinal phenols
T: puckeringly tart, definite mandarin orange and tangerine, fairly light body
O: best integration of hops into a sour beer I have tried to date, far more delicately integrated than hop savant and brighter and more refreshing than Femme Fatale Blanc

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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.

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