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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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1,755 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 438
Gots: 277 | FT: 27
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.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

nguasta2, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

analogchainsaw, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

acc88, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mtrog313, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

SamAdams327, Feb 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

dar482, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

gjoker321, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ssgunbond, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

allstar255, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

logicerror, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

md655321, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JohnB87, Feb 08, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy amber. Like apple cider.

Smell: Tangy noise. Dry hopping is evident. Citrusy whole leaf hops. A funky sort of undertone.

Taste: Sour granny smith apples. Lemons. Tart grapes. All on top of subtle earthy-dank bass line. Hops come in on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A high quality American-ish Sour Ale. A good introduction to sours IMO.

sweetwaterman, Feb 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome f*%king beer right here...

Im so blown away by the ability to bring me a beer that is very close to La Folie and give it this hop kick at the end that complements rather than overpowers...

This is a sour, first and foremost, and it doesn't hide it... not bracingly sour but rather tart with a nice kick of green apple without the vinegar notes usually present... the finish is masterful with this wave of juicy fruity hops that peek out just for a second and then the beer dries out on the palate... sip after sip, this one is on point...

Had lots of beers thus far, more than many, less than some.... this offering rocked my world and makes me glad I have several more bottles...

My scores don't lie... for some, this one ain't perfect and that's ok... for me? Its exactly what I want in a sour... nice bracing tartness without all the vinegary overkill with a drinkability that wont f'ing quit...

This is a bad mama jama right here...

Tilley4, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DCgolfpro, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Phillyz, Feb 03, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In the world of wild ales, this is more a somewhat tame one. Leather and barnyard tones. Mostly leather with a minimal hint of the barn. This is okay. I don't know if this was meant to be aged in order to bring out more character, but I feel like it could be bringing a lot more, but just isn't. Glad to try it, but not really doing anything for me. I prefer La Folie over this one.

RblWthACoz, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

AndyEdgar, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

IndyDad, Feb 02, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, light amber color. Head is 2-fingers of off-white head that fades fairly quickly, but lacing is decent. (BTW, was I supposed to swirl the bottle before serving to suspend bottom sediment? Or was mine bottled from the top of the barrel, and others' from the bottom? Because other reviewers say it's cloudy, but I can look through my glass and see objects clearly on the opposite side without a hint of haze...)

S: Hops is the foremost aroma, both citrus and floral. Some mild, sour apple as well.

T: No sweet malt, it jumps straight to powerful tart flavor. I detect a little pear before the bitterness of grapefruit rind in the hops appears. The finish is more sour than bitter. This is really tasty stuff!

M: Moist, with good carbonation. Finish a touch dry.

O: First and foremost it's a sour ale. The barrel aging appears to have smoothed it out a bit, and it's very well balanced by the hops. And I have to mention that it's refreshing, but in that slightly dry way that leaves you wanting just one more sip. Honestly, I can't wait to have another.

TappaKeggaBrew, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Cramerican, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mattmarka1, Feb 01, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,755 ratings.