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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,944 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,944
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 438
Gots: 340 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005

A sour beer barrel-aged for two years and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops for 8 days.
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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brew is a light yellowish-orange, slightly peach-colored, topped with a light cream head, small size with reasonable retention for the style.

Wow, I know this beer is dry-hopped, but I was not expecting this aroma! Grapefruit, mango, and starfruit, accompanied by a sweet, sugary caramel. There's a hint of yeast lurking in the background, but the dry hop overwhelms everything else.

Flavor does not follow the aroma; this is a wild ale, tart and sour, through and through. The dry hop comes through as a very fruity presence of grapefruit and mango, slightly dank (from the Amarillo). White grapes and white wine-flavored tartness bounce off the hoppy fruitiness, while oak and a rustic, musty yeast presence develop on the mid-palate and back-end.

Very tart and puckering, but nicely balanced with a fruity sweetness. Definitely a sipper, slightly oily. Relatively short finish except for a lasting astringency.

This is one of the most interesting beers I have ever had. It has a fruity profile from the hops that is quite different from a traditional sour or lambic, and which blends with the tart, puckering sourness in a unique fashion. I'm very glad I got to try it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a fairly vigorous and creamy white head that dissipates moderately. The beer itself is a clear solid gold. The beer smell is pretty complex and delicious. The beer has both a tarty component and a fruity/tropical part. The tart sour (similar to that of grapefruit and Granny Smiths) is pretty strong and dominates the smell but is delightful when the tropical part comes out. The tropical smell is a little bit like watermelon and melon with a bit of sweet papaya. The beer taste is similar but the tart is stronger and the tropical part is harder to make out. The tropical part still comes out and is pretty good but it's hard to keep the beer in your mouth for that long. The tropical portion is generally stronger after the beer has warmed a little and stronger in the aftertaste. The same melon notes from before are present. The tart comes out with the same notes but is amplified by the bitter citrus hops.

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Fantastic beer, actually comes close to my favorite Dry hopped sour from the same state. Batch 60. and a touch behind love buzz that share similarities. Highly recomend.

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Bottle Date: 08-19-2014
Poured into a Heady Topper stemless goblet.
This amazing mystery liquid from New Belgium's Sour Forest
is ALL OVER THE PLACE.
So many different aromas and flavors...it's an adventure.
It's so tart up front, not sure it's actually beer.
THEN, the payoff...a luxurious, lingering finish of malty sweetness.
A roller coaster ride of deliciousness.
This brew touches all the bases.
Batter up!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,944 ratings.