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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1194
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%


Brewed by:
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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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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown to dull copper penny in color with moderate clarity. A minuscule layer of thin white head partially covers the top of the beer. Aroma is a complicated mixture of tart Brett and earthy citrus like hops. The taste is initially very tart and yet quickly the citrus like hops follow and help keep the tartness in check. The fade is an interesting tango of the ultra sour Brett notes and more fresh citrus hops. The mouth is dry and earthy. This a very refreshing roller coaster ride for your palate. Not for the meek tongued!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 03:27:04 | More by Franziskaner
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 batch.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a good sized and frothy light tan head. Head fizzes out somewhat quickly but with an almost completely solid wall of lacing. Decent retention.

S: Interesting. Sour citrus, orange peel and grapefruit? Hoppy, fruity and tart at the same. Very nice and crisp and refreshing.

T: Huh, hoppy grapefruit up front. Tart citrus follows, mostly a combination of grapefruit and oranges. Quite sour and a kick from the bitterness at the same time in the finish. Lingering bitter oranges and grapefruits.

M: Medium bodied, sharp and crisp.

O: Interesting sour, never had a hopped sour before. The hoppiness enhances the fruitiness and gives it an edge that's really nice. Overall a very crisp and drinkable sour.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 04:16:02 | More by Dope
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scottfrie

California

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into snifter. 2013 vintage.

A: Pours a lightly cloudy apricot color with a couple of fingers of fuzzy light tan head that faded rather quickly into thin soft looking film.
S: Sweet and fruity notes of bright peaches, apricots and tangerine nectar. Floral and lightly bitter smelling as well. There are some underlying notes of dry yeast, slight funk, and a hint of tartness that reminds me this isn’t just a flowery ipa.
T: Musty, tart, and dry up front, with bright notes of stone fruits and citrus. Peach, apricot, and kumquats follow, with earthy and dirty flavors of barn floor flavored yeast, musty attic and spicy hops. The finish is has a kiss of tart acid and mango, and the aftertaste is juicy, dry and sweet with a lingering fruitiness.
M: Bright and frothy carbonation that bubbly up on my mouth, but it isn’t suffocating or harsh. Soft and drying mouthfeel, medium body with touch of grease to it. More funky than tart, and very easy to drink all-around. Very low acidity/vinegar.
O: I knew this beer was supposed to be really good, but I haven’t really ever been blow away by a NB LoF beer since La Folie. This beer was fantastic. The tart musty base worked very well with the tropical fruit hop addition. Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 03:25:25 | More by scottfrie
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SHODriver

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from the bottle into a tulip to a nice golden orange with a dense finger and a half white head that slowly fades
S: smells intensely of the dry hops with bits of pine, citrus and some earthyness
T: starts off with a hint of tartness followed by some piney, resinous and earthy hops. Slight oakyness from the beer as well sweetness tries to come out but the hops and tartness keep it at bay. Swallow is a huge smack of acetic sourness, with some funk, citrus and oak. The sourness comes out a bit more in the following drinks but that dry hopping is still very forward.
M: Lighter side of medium in the mouth with soft but apparent carbonation. It has a semi slick feel in the mouth and a drying finish
O: I don't know who thought to dry hop a sour but it works and it works very well. This is a phenomenal beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 22:51:07 | More by SHODriver
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Celtics17

California

4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was a perfect sour, very complex, and right to the point. You get so many different flavor profiles from this. You get lemon, Granny Smith Apple, just a bitter/sour fruit bomb. The dry hopping of this beer works perfectly, and the low malt profile balances this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 08:05:01 | More by Celtics17
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sweetwaterman

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy amber. Like apple cider.

Smell: Tangy noise. Dry hopping is evident. Citrusy whole leaf hops. A funky sort of undertone.

Taste: Sour granny smith apples. Lemons. Tart grapes. All on top of subtle earthy-dank bass line. Hops come in on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A high quality American-ish Sour Ale. A good introduction to sours IMO.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 22:18:02 | More by sweetwaterman
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Tilley4

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome f*%king beer right here...

Im so blown away by the ability to bring me a beer that is very close to La Folie and give it this hop kick at the end that complements rather than overpowers...

This is a sour, first and foremost, and it doesn't hide it... not bracingly sour but rather tart with a nice kick of green apple without the vinegar notes usually present... the finish is masterful with this wave of juicy fruity hops that peek out just for a second and then the beer dries out on the palate... sip after sip, this one is on point...

Had lots of beers thus far, more than many, less than some.... this offering rocked my world and makes me glad I have several more bottles...

My scores don't lie... for some, this one ain't perfect and that's ok... for me? Its exactly what I want in a sour... nice bracing tartness without all the vinegary overkill with a drinkability that wont f'ing quit...

This is a bad mama jama right here...

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 00:43:03 | More by Tilley4
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In the world of wild ales, this is more a somewhat tame one. Leather and barnyard tones. Mostly leather with a minimal hint of the barn. This is okay. I don't know if this was meant to be aged in order to bring out more character, but I feel like it could be bringing a lot more, but just isn't. Glad to try it, but not really doing anything for me. I prefer La Folie over this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 01:07:37 | More by RblWthACoz
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, light amber color. Head is 2-fingers of off-white head that fades fairly quickly, but lacing is decent. (BTW, was I supposed to swirl the bottle before serving to suspend bottom sediment? Or was mine bottled from the top of the barrel, and others' from the bottom? Because other reviewers say it's cloudy, but I can look through my glass and see objects clearly on the opposite side without a hint of haze...)

S: Hops is the foremost aroma, both citrus and floral. Some mild, sour apple as well.

T: No sweet malt, it jumps straight to powerful tart flavor. I detect a little pear before the bitterness of grapefruit rind in the hops appears. The finish is more sour than bitter. This is really tasty stuff!

M: Moist, with good carbonation. Finish a touch dry.

O: First and foremost it's a sour ale. The barrel aging appears to have smoothed it out a bit, and it's very well balanced by the hops. And I have to mention that it's refreshing, but in that slightly dry way that leaves you wanting just one more sip. Honestly, I can't wait to have another.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 04:18:08 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky dark gold with a soft 1 finger off white head. terrific lacing.

S- Quite different from any sour I have ever smelled. crabapple, pear, peach, and even some clove comes through. Interesting that I smell juicy bubble gum. Citra hop and wood barrel also come through. Aroma is divine

T- So acidic. Really kicks you in the back of the jaw with its tartness...like a crybaby. Somewhere along the way it mellows out and finds a sweet fruity balance. Great depth with apple, pineapple, and peach.

M- mid body, slick, and lip smacking dry. Very crisp and refreshing.

O- A clear NB favorite for me, and probably my favorite sour. Complex, tart, and terrific hoppy character. I'd give it a slight nod over Boulevard's Foeder Project #1.

2013 bottle
$10.99 for 22 oz bomber

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 04:14:15 | More by Bosoxfan20
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TheCuriograph

New York

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First Lips of Faith brew. Pretty stoked.

A – This is a hazily vibrant orange-gold topped with a robust rocky head that quickly gives way. Nice juicy consistency.

S – You get the sour apple and farmland funk of a wild ale, but it’s buttressed by grass, mango, and citrus notes from the hopping.

T – There’s a green apple pucker and straw-grassy resin, and at first a bit of ashiness left on the tongue. The main composition is a tart lemony funkiness, but I also get some a wonderful passion fruit undertone. The fruit gains with each sip, with mango and pineapple notes overtaking the sourness. Not much hoppy bitterness to speak of and only a measured amount of sour astringency.

M - Effervescent but not by any means light. It tickles the tonge and coats the cheeks. Fantastic.

O – Fun sour. The most impressive part is how balanced it is, with neither the bitterness of a pale ale nor the vinegar notes of a sour.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 02:51:28 | More by TheCuriograph
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 22oz. bomber into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear slightly cloudy bronze. Lacing is stringy and web-like with great stick. Outstanding for the style.

Nose is slightly tart citrus and pine with a light booziness, resin, and pineapple. Papaya puree too. Fresh, crisp and clean.

Opens citrus, lemon zest and hop bitterness. A light sweet and tart mandarin in the middle with a sap and resin hop presence. Ends bitter and tart with a zesty finish and aftertaste. Decent but the dry hop presence is a bit awkward.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down bubbly and crisp. Finishes filmy and messy with a lingering aftertaste. Solid.

A very nice beer up and down but the flavor profile combination just doesn't work for me here. Worth trying but I'm personally not that big a fan.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 02:05:53 | More by SpeedwayJim
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superspak

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 8/23/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour green apple, cherry, grape, cranberry, grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, floral, grass, clove, pepper, oak, leather, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of hop, yeast, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart green apple, cherry, grape, cranberry, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, hay, straw, floral, grass, oak, clove, pepper, leather, vinegar, musty funk, white wine, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart green apple, cherry, grape, cranberry, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, floral, grass, hay, oak, clove, leather, light vinegar, musty funk, white wine, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible balance and complexity of yeast, hop, and oak barrel flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky/acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible dry hopped sour! All around fantastic balance and complexity of the hop and wild ale flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. An extremely delicious offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 00:08:24 | More by superspak
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle of the recent 2013 release, poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 12/27/2013. Thanks for the bottle, Dustin.

Pours a dark orange-amber colour with a nice one finger white head. Looks an awful lot like grapefruit juice. Head retains decently well, leaving a bubbly collar and some lacing. Looks good.

Smells... weird. A bit metallic. Underlying hints of grapefruit and passion fruit, with some citrus acidity- but aside from that, there is not much in the way of acidity, lactate, funk, anything that would indicate this is a sour. Its not particularly great smelling, but its not bad either.

The flavour on this is fantastic. It tastes like straight up grapefruit juice, with some mouthpuckering acidity that makes me pause.. its quite sour, actually, probably a 4/10 on the sour scale. Very enjoyable, with a nice juiciness on the front end with a grapefruity bitterness on the backend. It's like freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

Medium bodied, a bit undercarbonated for a sour but good enough for my enjoyment. Its got a nice grapefruity flavour and bitterness on the backend. I still might be fooled into thinking I'm drinking spiked grapefruit juice.

As far as sours go, this is quite unique and enjoyable. The hops seem to be adding a lot of grapefruit and other citrus notes to this beer- combined with the acidity of the sour ale, makes for a grapefruit juice-like experience. Wish there was more to the nose, but honestly, with the way the hops complement the sour ale base, I really cannot complain about the overall beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 03:38:41 | More by Stevedore
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joe1510

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber
$9.99
Liquor World - Kankakee, IL

2013 Bottling

A soft pour produces a dusty white head with impressive silkiness. The head easily rises to a finger and head and even after settling never recedes below a thick cap. Carbonation seems to rush to the foam from every conceivable surface of glass through the russet orange body. Impressive sheet lacing sticks around after each drink.

The dry hopping consists of an abundance of candied citrus and soft tropical fruitiness. The candied citrus when combined with the sharp tartness reminds me vaguely of Sweet Tarts. Minerality in the form of wet stones and a vinous white grape like tartness. Soft but spicy oak and a semi-sharp white vinegar make up the remainder. The dry hopping qualities when combined with the overall base tartness and depth make for a mouthwatering aroma.

The flavor profile steps stride for stride with the nose. Snappy tartness, again vinous, washes over the tongue upfront. The minerality is still present but more subdued while the semi-sharp white vinegar takes over mid palate with soft but spicy oak. The finish is a sweet citrusy and tart sour just like Sweet Tarts again. The balance on the finish is nice. While there's a good amount of vinegar sharpness there's enough sweetness to somewhat balance.

A surprisingly light body body and aggressive carbonation make for a quick moving drink. The tartness hits at the sides of the tongue and takes hold on the dry finish making the salivary glands kick into high gear. This beer is tart, quenching, and incredibly easy drinking.

Le Terroir has been a favorite of mine for many moons now. The bottle doesn't stand up to draft but it's in no way shabby. A bracing vinegar tartness, fruity dry hopping, minerality, and an insatiable drinkability make for a highly enjoyable libation.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 02:28:33 | More by joe1510
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mverity

Florida

3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle shared at Proof. Pours a pale gold with some white head. Medium white collar, and no lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops and a bit of pine, lots of fruity funkiness. Taste is mouth wateringly sour, in a good way. Some of that fruit ester funk in the taste too. Light body, sour bite on the tongue, and low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 01:27:02 | More by mverity
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macher0

Kentucky

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Le Terrior 2013 Bottle to chardonnay glass

A. Color is dark golden. Poured a 2 finger white, semi-frothy head. The head very slowly retreated an absolutely flat appearance after about 30 minutes. No lacing.

S. Slight tartness with big tart fruit. Fruity notes of sour green grapes, figs, persimmon, elderberries, and blueberries. A mild neutral oak is apparent but I do not pick up on the hops.

T. Mildly to moderately tart. No bitterness. Follows the nose with notes of grapes, neutral oak, and berries. Not much hops.

M. Light to moderate carbonation. Smooth as silk. Light bodied.

O. A very nice sour. I took my time with this beer, which certainly may have influenced the appearance. This ale leaves a very gentle aftertaste that is awesome. I didn’t see the hops but I’m not holding it against the beer because it’s flat out great. I highly recommend this to sour fans.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 22:34:04 | More by macher0
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MotoGuitard

Tennessee

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got lucky to find a bottle shop where nobody is noticing these on the shelf. Lucky to be able to grab a few of these over the last month.

Pours a really rich citrus like orange color. The citrusy look is echoed in the smell as well. The smell on this one is really making me excited to imbibe.

The taste is immediately tart. It's exactly what I was hoping for in the sour department. The end is refreshing and fades away really well for me. Really struggling to not sip this one every other second.

This beer was exactly what I was expecting. Glad I have a couple more to sip on.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 22:49:34 | More by MotoGuitard
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cornejo

California

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle poured into a wine glass.

Had this for the first time over the weekend and was quite delighted to get another shot at it last night. Off the bat I love the idea of this beer, barrel aged sour then dry hopped for 8 days... Pours very cleanly, but the aroma off this one was more attention grabbing. Fruity and floral with a bit of funk, you're drawn right in. Don't get it twisted, this is a sour beer that begs to be consumed slowly as there is a fully formed wild palette in the brew. The hops do a lot to cut the sharpness leaving this a highly drinkable and enjoyable beer. Perfect gateway beer for IPA drinkers trying to get into sours.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 18:19:00 | More by cornejo
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, fall 2013 vintage
Tulip

A: Very IPA like in color. Orange with slightly hazed look. Half finger of bright white head. Leaving some lacing.

S: Definitely getting both sides: hops and hop. Amarillo. Tart sour.

T: Nice blast of hop bitterness on tip of the tongue. Almost like fruit rind bitterness. Orange and mango. That sour kick is really nice. Pucker. Finish you get lingering bitter character. Dry.

M: Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 16:48:53 | More by inlimbo77
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dabaloons

California

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great offering from new belgium, might have some competition with la folie. A fantastic sour blonde. The combination of hops with beer adds a great taste and feel to the beer. I would wish this was offered year round rather than just being a seasonal beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 19:46:39 | More by dabaloons
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

New Belgium Le Terroir is a very interesting take on a wild ale. Citrus hops and sourness combine for a grapefruit-like effect. A clean and refreshing beer. This would be a great summer beer!

A: Orange colour and a head that fades to nothing really fast. 3.25

S: The smell is lovely. Some nice hop aroma as well as a little sour funk. 4

T: This beer is so unusual with it's mix of citrus hops and sour funk. The mixture makes for a clean, grapefruit-like flavour. Clean, dry, bitter finish. 4.25

M: I'd prefer more carbonation. 3.5

O: 3.75

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 04:59:07 | More by vandemonian
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

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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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a hazy golden amber with a thin off-white head that fades while lacing. The nose is a potent mix of piney/earthy cascade hops carried on by a bit of tart funk. The taste brings a lot more malty sweetness and flavor forward accented by earthy hops and a light, tart fruity (watermelon, kiwi, grapes?) funkiness. Medium bodied, well carbonated, slightly tart and acidic, but drinkable, earthy hops, lingering fruit, masked alcohol...like whoa. This beer is a great seasonal sour from NB, more drinkable and approachable than la folie (which I also thoroughly enjoy) and has a better chance pairing with a meal for that reason. I'd definitely drink this one again and recommend to others.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 23:11:16 | More by ThePorterSorter
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have had the pleasure of enjoying this beer many times in many settings, finally time for a review. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange with a blanket of white head that retains nicely and leaves heavy lacing. The nose starts with fresh hops, the simcoe and amarillo bring some pine, grass, and tropical fruit to the table. This is followed by some toasty malt aroma paired with a nice dose of lactobacillus. The taste is way more tart than the nose lets you believe. Notes of tart cherries, lemon, balsamic vinegar, and tropical fruits are all present on the palate. The sourness is refreshing and plenty puckering, the hops kind of tame down the intensity. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and light. Overall, this is a very unique sour that features the best of both the hoppy and the wild ale world.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 05:42:58 | More by homebrew311
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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.