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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 437
Gots: 193 | FT: 16
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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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%

With a vigorous pour I only achieve a inch of off white head. Body is a hazy murky honey tone.

Nose is very dry and funky at the same time. With hints of lemon zest and pixy sticks. Nicely previewing the sour feel to come.

Sour dry funk on the buds is where this beer shines. So crisp like a green apple but with nice dryness and almost a tannin like feel. Really makes the taste buds pucker in a good way. Fruit is not really a player here except for the citrus zest.

Mouthfeel continues to pucker up, and work for the nice sour feel. A really nice sour brew without the overly fruity feel.

05-12-2014 02:32:58 | More by SPLITGRIN
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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

4/5  rDev -7%

05-11-2014 22:49:25 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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Jentex

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-11-2014 02:27:29 | More by Jentex
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cgrunin

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-11-2014 02:25:29 | More by cgrunin
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DIPAfiend

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-08-2014 23:37:20 | More by DIPAfiend
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McNazz

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

05-06-2014 21:17:51 | More by McNazz
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fenlop54

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-06-2014 17:27:51 | More by fenlop54
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Johnny_Danger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-06-2014 00:59:08 | More by Johnny_Danger
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-05-2014 04:14:05 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-04-2014 05:19:57 | More by Chibeerguy1
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metsfan1

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2014 23:43:23 | More by metsfan1
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

05-03-2014 02:11:42 | More by Dirtinabottle
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jadler16

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-02-2014 15:33:22 | More by jadler16
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NickT1218

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-30-2014 01:18:04 | More by NickT1218
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 17:39:03 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-29-2014 13:37:06 | More by anhigdon
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antoines15

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-28-2014 20:48:23 | More by antoines15
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wedge

North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%

2013

Hazy, rusty orange with a small white head that amounts to a loose collection of frothy bubbles. Tart, fruity aroma with some acetic notes coming through to join a touch of wood, while citrusy hops and grass waft above. Peaches, flowers, bergamot, and lime, getting better as it warms, adding a subtle tea-like smell to the equation. Sour flavor with a definite peachy, fruity hop element. Lots of stone fruit, grapefruit, and lingering sour lemon. Such a smooth melding of hops and sourness. Refreshing and drinkable, but not super acetic, which is pleasant. Very smooth and well rounded. Dry and slightly puckering, leading to some dryness on the gums. I could drink a lot of this if given the opportunity. I had to keep restraining myself from taking huge gulps. Seems less super dry and funky than Felix on its own, thanks to the lovely fruity and floral integration of hoppy goodness. Good stuff!

04-28-2014 19:01:50 | More by wedge
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%

2013 bottle

Glowing amber orange under an off white small but bubbly head. Aroma is lovely. Bright, floral and juicy pitted fruits/fresh peaches and apricots, and a tropical kind of refreshing tartness that permeates the nostrils. Nice doughy malts underneath. Taste is also very refreshing, sour but rounded out with lightly sweet fruit. Very dry and snappy throughout. Clean, fruity, tart, balanced, and extremely drinkable. The hops work great with their sour base beer here.

04-27-2014 23:26:15 | More by tastybeer
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opwog

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

04-27-2014 14:44:44 | More by opwog
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PG2G

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2014 17:56:51 | More by PG2G
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2014 03:19:52 | More by bozodogbreath
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Norm406

Montana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-26-2014 01:55:54 | More by Norm406
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Jjski

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Okay., I like some sours and wilds. This is definitely one of them.

Cohesive but bold,, assertively tart but not a super pucker. Hops are aromatic and blend well with the tart. citrus, funky notes.

Simply put: quite good, tart, complex and balanced with hoppy aromatics. Nicely done.
If you want to pucker your face off.... This not going to do that. It shows what moderate sourness, zingy hops, and interesting flavors can do as a team.

04-25-2014 23:13:01 | More by Jjski
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nandemo1

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-23-2014 23:18:25 | More by nandemo1
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
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