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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,345
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 428
Gots: 187 | 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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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-31-2013 22:48:08 | More by callmemickey
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-22-2014 18:24:37 | More by John_Beeryman
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

09-12-2013 02:15:47 | More by CityofBals
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-03-2012 03:29:13 | More by tbone1384
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Quattrofiend

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-17-2014 02:16:48 | More by Quattrofiend
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oN3xM

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-14-2013 04:28:13 | More by oN3xM
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Poured into a New Belgium tulip glass, how appropriate! Pours an ever so slightly hazed copper straw color with a a finger off white head. Hops in the nose right off the bat of a more fruitful note, with grapefruit and some tropical aromas. Behind all that is a medium level of sourness with lemon like notes. Medium/light mouthfeel. Decent sourness and sweetness in the upfront, some mustiness as well, with an ending lingering bitterness from the hops. As it warms, an earthy/oaky flavor makes itself known. For the price, this is a solid brew. The lingering bitterness is interesting. The 7.5 abv is not noticeable at all. No real lace.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 01:14:02 | More by kbutler1
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Gig2828

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-28-2014 21:40:50 | More by Gig2828
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aProtagonist

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-15-2013 18:07:51 | More by aProtagonist
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-08-2013 07:33:19 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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snakeayes11

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-01-2014 23:18:58 | More by snakeayes11
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-14-2013 03:09:53 | More by Dactrius
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ShaneTheWalrus

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-08-2014 18:57:01 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-17-2013 16:35:53 | More by GraduatedCashew
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-09-2013 12:42:46 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-19-2013 05:00:02 | More by mythaeus
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csiewert

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - nice clear copper color with a finger of fizzy head that dissipated quickly.

S - dry hopped notes come out strong, along with some peaches and cherries. Definitely leads you to think this is more of a farmhouse ale.

T - wow sour... Kind of overwhelming... But at least there are no off favors like some other wild ales.

M - definitely puckering, evaporates on the tongue... No lasting negatives

O - good wild ale although it's somewhat two-dimensional... Dry hop aroma and sour... Nothing more

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 20:41:04 | More by csiewert
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear golden-yellow with a frothy whitish head. Looks tasty.

Smell is predominantly citrus hops, with some nice mildly funky sour coming in behind it. As it warms up, the sour asserts itself more. Nice and fruity; tangerine is the fruit I get the most of, followed by lemon.

Straight up lemony sour, though a very pleasant, tart, soft-edged sour. I don't get much sharpness, which is nice. But unfortunately, I don't get much beyond the sour. Where are those lovely fruits I picked up in the nose? I get almost none of the hops anywhere in the flavor. Finish is a bit sweet and a bit acidic.

Mouthfeel is medium-light and well-carbonated, which I think goes quite well with the sour flavor.

I like this beer. I like the sour flavors, and I like the citrus hops in the nose. But I want more from the flavor than the initial punch of sour. Just not as complex as I was hoping.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 02:52:53 | More by zeledonia
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JayAre46

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a duvel tulip, translucent orangish producing 1 1/2 fingers of white bubbly stickage that is here and gone to a thing ring, with spotty lacing.

A - Not the most familiar with the style making it difficult to compare but here we go, first whiff smells like absolute shit of rotten pineapple, old cheeses and butchered fish...not much cascade hop aroma. im not sure if the smell grew on me or i just got used to it but there are a lot more things i'd rather sniff

T - Very tart, almost make-a-weird face tart, although somehow i find it pleasant, lemony flavors yeasty earth tones. like biting a lemon almost but not as simple, not much of a hop flavor nor malts. This beer for some reason had me laughing the whole time so strange but it grew on me throughout.

M - minimal carbonation, medium to light bodied...kind of prickly in the back. mouth feel is not amazing but whatever.

O - quite an experience, i wouldn't mind having more or seeing what some age will do. Interested to try more of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 01:22:09 | More by JayAre46
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billshmeinke

California

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden body. Three fingers of white head. Dies down to a slim head leaves decent lacing behind.

Smells of jam like mango and peaches. Tart, a touch vinous, some tea notes.

Taste follows smell citrusy lemon tartness, mango and peach jam, some tea, and some spicy oak.

Tart and dry. Very interesting to say the least. Worth trying for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 19:24:28 | More by billshmeinke
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ncfranklin

Alabama

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Flying Saucer in Nashville, TN

A: A deep orange with copper highlights. Solid finger white head. Plenty of carbonation as I see bubbles rolling up from the bottom of the glass.

S: Bitter apple, vinegar, and grape.

T: Very heavy in the vinegar acidity, large tart apple notes along with some citrus orange. Light bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium in body, with good carbonation leaving a light crispness.

D: A super sour brew. Needs a bit more complexity for me, maybe some sweeter flavors of vanilla.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2011 16:39:24 | More by ncfranklin
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Santanax

Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

New Belgium Lips of Faith Series La Terroir 2013.... this beer is incredibly balanced....hops are noticeable but transparent...the citrus tones come in with an intense lactic acid sour...little to no head...smell isint all that...but this beer is STUPENDOUS!!! Very light refreshing lemon mango and apricot tones come in with a nice dry finish along with some light oak flavors...superbly crafted sour beer...,.first time i hae had this beer.. very mouth watering every sip... Just superb...8 thumbs up out of 9.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 04:30:49 | More by Santanax
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, very dark golden orange color with golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light and a 1.5 finger pllowy white head. Good retention, slowly fading into a thick lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Earthy aroma with a balance of oak barrel character and floral citrus hops. The dry hopping is very prominent n the nose with lots of floral, resinous hops and a lot of sweet tropical an citrus fruit notes. Hints of grapefruit, mango and orange peel countered by a sly pine needle character. Lots of wood and vanilla character from the barrel but I'm not picking up much funk or barnyard notes. It's there underneath the other notes but pretty faint. Very unique aroma.

Medium bodied with and odd balance of tart sourness and earthy bitterness. Slightly puckering but not acidic with a sweet lingering vinegar presence in the finish. The tartness up front is accented with hints of light berries and subtle creaminess. As in the aroma, the barrel character is prominent with lots of dry earthy wood and faint vanilla notes. Also, the dry hopping adds a very strange bittersweet character which I have never encountered in the style. It adds some sticky, piny dryness to the barrel notes but also counters with lots of sweet tropical/citrus flavor. Hints of mango, orange peel and a ton of grapefruit.

This beer is really different because it starts off tart and puckering before being countered by the dry, sweet hop presence which again gives way to a lingering mouth puckering vinegary finish. I've been let down by the Lips of Faith series but this beer is a very interesting take on the style and something that I would like to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 08:18:27 | More by corby112
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Treebs

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle served in a DFH signature glass. Shared in line at the FFF XV Anniversary Party.

A:Pours a clear, deep straw with some orange undertones. A one finger frothy white head forms on the pour and leaves some splotchy, spotty lace on the way down.

S: Some light citrus hops are present and slightly tart orange and apple peals. Nothing outstanding.

T: Taste is much better. Great tartness and some sour fruit skins are balanced with a nice sweet citrus hop undertone. There is a little woody oak with a slighty vinegar-like pucker on the backend.

M: Light bodied with a slightly drying mouth and tiny pucker on the finish.

O: The dry hopping really added a nice citrus hop undertone to this and I'm glad I was able to still get a little pucker out of it.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 16:12:35 | More by Treebs
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 22oz. bomber into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear slightly cloudy bronze. Lacing is stringy and web-like with great stick. Outstanding for the style.

Nose is slightly tart citrus and pine with a light booziness, resin, and pineapple. Papaya puree too. Fresh, crisp and clean.

Opens citrus, lemon zest and hop bitterness. A light sweet and tart mandarin in the middle with a sap and resin hop presence. Ends bitter and tart with a zesty finish and aftertaste. Decent but the dry hop presence is a bit awkward.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down bubbly and crisp. Finishes filmy and messy with a lingering aftertaste. Solid.

A very nice beer up and down but the flavor profile combination just doesn't work for me here. Worth trying but I'm personally not that big a fan.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 02:05:53 | More by SpeedwayJim
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,345 ratings.