1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. 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
95
world-class

1,467 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,467
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 451
Gots: 219 | FT: 20
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: 1,467 | Reviews: 386 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Johnny_Danger
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Johnny_Danger, May 06, 2014
Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Chibeerguy1, May 04, 2014
Photo of metsfan1
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

metsfan1, May 04, 2014
Photo of Dirtinabottle
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Dirtinabottle, May 03, 2014
Photo of jadler16
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
Photo of NickT1218
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

NickT1218, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of anhigdon
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

anhigdon, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of antoines15
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

antoines15, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of wedge
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

wedge, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of tastybeer
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

tastybeer, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of opwog
4/5  rDev -6.8%

opwog, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of PG2G
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

PG2G, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of bozodogbreath
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

bozodogbreath, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Norm406
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Norm406, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Jjski
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jjski, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of nandemo1
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

nandemo1, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of georgiaboy8686
4/5  rDev -6.8%

georgiaboy8686, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of ACarp
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013

A: pale with quick lived head
S: tart stone fruit, mandarin orange, tangerine, citrus, some funk and hint of medicinal phenols
T: puckeringly tart, definite mandarin orange and tangerine, fairly light body
O: best integration of hops into a sour beer I have tried to date, far more delicately integrated than hop savant and brighter and more refreshing than Femme Fatale Blanc

ACarp, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of FreshZ
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

FreshZ, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of anabar
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

anabar, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of beerdave
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

beerdave, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of smolder23
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

smolder23, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of jsunj
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jsunj, Apr 18, 2014
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,467 ratings.