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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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1,328 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,328
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 426
Gots: 183 | 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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AGust82

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

11-24-2013 15:12:20 | More by AGust82
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lic217

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -30.4%

11-24-2013 12:19:06 | More by lic217
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-24-2013 07:08:09 | More by JMurphy41
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have had the pleasure of enjoying this beer many times in many settings, finally time for a review. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange with a blanket of white head that retains nicely and leaves heavy lacing. The nose starts with fresh hops, the simcoe and amarillo bring some pine, grass, and tropical fruit to the table. This is followed by some toasty malt aroma paired with a nice dose of lactobacillus. The taste is way more tart than the nose lets you believe. Notes of tart cherries, lemon, balsamic vinegar, and tropical fruits are all present on the palate. The sourness is refreshing and plenty puckering, the hops kind of tame down the intensity. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and light. Overall, this is a very unique sour that features the best of both the hoppy and the wild ale world.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 05:42:58 | More by homebrew311
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-24-2013 05:10:42 | More by RobinLee
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johunnic

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-24-2013 02:35:57 | More by johunnic
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-23-2013 04:13:49 | More by DerekMorgan
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-23-2013 02:23:02 | More by lunarbrew
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PopnLoads

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%

11-22-2013 21:30:20 | More by PopnLoads
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-22-2013 20:32:56 | More by Skunkdrool
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-22-2013 02:40:38 | More by dedbeer
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DavidH_Stl

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

11-21-2013 23:07:27 | More by DavidH_Stl
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Rangerat1

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a beer! If you like sours but do not want to be overwhelmed with tartness this is your baby! Probably my single favorite hands down New Belgium beer ever produced. Luckily my local brewery taps this the past couple years. Not much I can say other than you just gotta try it. Some folks are not fans and this seems to be a love it or hate it kinda brew. Barring some of the Trappist sour offerings in Belgium this is one of the best to come out of the New World!

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2013 22:21:38 | More by Rangerat1
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-21-2013 18:37:17 | More by jegross2
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CLCardinal84

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

11-21-2013 15:32:56 | More by CLCardinal84
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arcook11

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

11-21-2013 08:26:40 | More by arcook11
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Tertullian007

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-21-2013 04:00:19 | More by Tertullian007
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N3ptune

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16%

11-19-2013 22:42:13 | More by N3ptune
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-19-2013 04:53:07 | More by Camjmorton
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.66/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy burnt orange with a towering creamy, bubbly, and sparkling white head. Nice look.

S - Tart Cherries, peaches, malts, some citrus hops, apples.

T - Sour apple jolly ranchers - pucker up. This has a very unique sweet n' sour build and gets better after the initial smack to the jowls. Sticky mouth feel - and a sour bitter finish lingers on the tongue.

O - Very interesting brew. Glad I tried it, but not a beer I will come back to.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:57:38 | More by andrewjraab
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Jlog7910

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

11-19-2013 01:59:38 | More by Jlog7910
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2013 20:29:16 | More by atoulouk
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

11-18-2013 19:53:25 | More by bismarksays
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-18-2013 14:10:31 | More by pourmeadrink
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy light orange in color with a 1 finger white head that has good retention.

Smell is good. Fresh lemon and lemon rind are forward over a substantial amount of vinegar. There are some very light hint of citrus hops before a good oak presence finishes the aroma.

Taste is great. There is a fresh lemon like tartness forward in the brew that keeps it incredibly refreshing and crisp. There is a mild straw like malt flavor before a fruity tart and sweet flavor comes in at the end brew.

Mouthfeel is great, crisp refreshing and tart. Everything have come to expect in a good sour and more.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 03:38:21 | More by Fcolle2
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
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