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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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1,598 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,598
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 443
Gots: 252 | FT: 24
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

dcc449, Sep 27, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +8.2%

tclipse, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

kushlash23, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ahommell, Sep 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Crimsontider22, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Not a big fan of sours, but this beer has so much going on, it's hard not to be impressed. Along with the expected sour component, there's some nice vanilla, grapes, and wine (cabernet is what I thought I picked up). Can't imagine drinking a full pint or tulip of this, but in a small, 4 ounce taster glass, this was very nice. Impressive.

John_M, Sep 26, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -5.4%

Bimmers, Sep 26, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%

Iparedman, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ooftu, Sep 25, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +3.7%

MrDave, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Clear orange sun colored pour with an airy one-finger white head. Aroma is big and fruity with grapefruit and apricot standing out. Excellent tart flavor of tropical fruit and citrus. Grapefruit, apricot and orange peel flavors really stand out. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

Karibourgeois, Sep 25, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%

Bp123, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

sansho, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Minnesota_beer_guy, Sep 24, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -39.4%

James74, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

mvelilla, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Punisher, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

22Blue, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

intovert2438, Sep 22, 2014
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1.88/5  rDev -56.2%

nicow5, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

PeakedInHighSchool, Sep 22, 2014
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4.37/5  rDev +1.9%

Cold 22 oz bomber into tulip

Appearance - Totally hazed over tawny golden, 1 finger head doesn't stick around for long, but leaves nice lacing

Smell - Faint but nice: sweet and sour tropical fruits and citrus, some honey malts deep in the background

Feel/Taste - Explosion of crisp and sour/tart fruity and citrusy up front, like biting into a granny smith apple mixes with sour cherries and lime all at once! After initial tart burst, flavors quickly mellow out and show deep complexities of tropical and stone fruit (pineapple, peach, mango) hops, earthy wood, and toasty, semi-sweet cracker malts melding together beautifully. Ample, spritzy carbonation on a medium body carries the flavor and scrubs the palate nicely, finishes dry and a bit hoppy. 7.5% ABV is nowhere to be heard of. A very slight aftertaste of oakiness mixed with lingers on and on...

Overall - My first foray into sours, and I must say, I'm veryimpressed with this beer. It's a sensory delight with a big blast of tartness up front that quickly mellows into a brew with many elements and complexities. I may not know a lot about sour beers right now, but I can tell this is a beautifully crafted beer in general.

Redneckwine, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Justdoit1234, Sep 21, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

hansenm72, Sep 21, 2014
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,598 ratings.