Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing
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4.45/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle into a snifter.
A-Nothing terribly impressive to look at here, with an orange-hued, pale golden colored liquid and minimal off-white head. The head, although thin, hangs around for a bit in the glass.
S-The smell of this nearly two-year-old bottle was still quite floral with tropical, fruity hops. Not as bombastic as a fresh IIPA, but still, there was a surprisingly bitter, pine-scented, hoppy nose. Also noticeable was some tart lemon and a little musty, light funkiness.
T-The slightly bitter hop notes on the nose virtually disappeared my mouth, but the tropical fruit flavors and floral, spicy characters remain. Replacing the hops is a tart, lightly malty sour backbone that carries the lemon and spice all the way through to the finish. Mildly sweet finish.
M-Nicely balanced, lighter carbonation from this bottle.
O-A very unique and delicious beer. Perhaps my favorite offering from New Belgium. All of us around the table couldn't believe how the nose misleads you into thinking you're going to get something slightly bitter and IPA-like, only to discover a fabulously tart sour brew is really whats in store.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2012 01:48:47 | More by spoony
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4.3/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to Kump for this.
Poured from a bomber.
Pours a nice gold body with a chill haze and spotted lacing. Aroma is fresh hops, very floral and citrusy, almost certainly Citra. I take a gulp and my senses are thrown for a loop! Vinous, white-wine like, sour and ends with citrusy hops. My taste buds were going crazy and i loved it. Meshed hoppy and sour perfectly, a win for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 00:49:36 | More by papat444
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.