1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
Lips Of Faith - Le TerroirLips Of Faith - Le Terroir

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,374 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,374 | Reviews: 375 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of pisano
pisano

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-29-2014 01:48:51 | More by pisano
Photo of SkinniePost
SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-28-2014 18:42:53 | More by SkinniePost
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-27-2014 06:12:01 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
Photo of Franziskaner
Franziskaner

Missouri

4.26/5  rDev -0.9%

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!

03-27-2014 03:27:04 | More by Franziskaner
Photo of CTJman
CTJman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-27-2014 02:55:23 | More by CTJman
Photo of spham
spham

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-25-2014 21:48:49 | More by spham
Photo of planbee
planbee

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-24-2014 04:26:28 | More by planbee
Photo of wellsnb
wellsnb

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-24-2014 00:54:55 | More by wellsnb
Photo of pugartheterrible
pugartheterrible

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2014 20:51:07 | More by pugartheterrible
Photo of BrooBub
BrooBub

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2014 20:12:42 | More by BrooBub
Photo of greenspointexas
greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

03-23-2014 15:31:08 | More by greenspointexas
Photo of JesseLara
JesseLara

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2014 01:32:00 | More by JesseLara
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-22-2014 21:10:14 | More by afsdan
Photo of Kjsimon
Kjsimon

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-22-2014 19:33:41 | More by Kjsimon
Photo of Dope
Dope

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

03-22-2014 04:16:02 | More by Dope
Photo of Biff_Tannen
Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-21-2014 22:57:25 | More by Biff_Tannen
Photo of Locke
Locke

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-21-2014 21:27:51 | More by Locke
Photo of Sergio
Sergio

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-20-2014 16:47:04 | More by Sergio
Photo of Sanchezrox23
Sanchezrox23

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

03-19-2014 04:46:52 | More by Sanchezrox23
Photo of MorganSaunders
MorganSaunders

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-18-2014 20:10:07 | More by MorganSaunders
Photo of scottfrie
scottfrie

California

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

03-18-2014 03:25:25 | More by scottfrie
Photo of douginromeo
douginromeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-17-2014 22:18:10 | More by douginromeo
Photo of thampel09
thampel09

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-16-2014 18:55:11 | More by thampel09
Photo of KS1297
KS1297

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

03-16-2014 05:04:32 | More by KS1297
Photo of dwagner003
dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-15-2014 22:07:11 | More by dwagner003
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.