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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,343
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 427
Gots: 185 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Black_ox

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16%

01-14-2014 17:09:37 | More by Black_ox
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TheCuriograph

New York

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First Lips of Faith brew. Pretty stoked.

A – This is a hazily vibrant orange-gold topped with a robust rocky head that quickly gives way. Nice juicy consistency.

S – You get the sour apple and farmland funk of a wild ale, but it’s buttressed by grass, mango, and citrus notes from the hopping.

T – There’s a green apple pucker and straw-grassy resin, and at first a bit of ashiness left on the tongue. The main composition is a tart lemony funkiness, but I also get some a wonderful passion fruit undertone. The fruit gains with each sip, with mango and pineapple notes overtaking the sourness. Not much hoppy bitterness to speak of and only a measured amount of sour astringency.

M - Effervescent but not by any means light. It tickles the tonge and coats the cheeks. Fantastic.

O – Fun sour. The most impressive part is how balanced it is, with neither the bitterness of a pale ale nor the vinegar notes of a sour.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 02:51:28 | More by TheCuriograph
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-13-2014 20:47:42 | More by Arsenal0328
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-13-2014 14:04:03 | More by tectactoe
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Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-12-2014 19:45:36 | More by Jonbw
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Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Funkwich

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-11-2014 06:09:36 | More by Funkwich
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-09-2014 02:35:32 | More by vonnegut21
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-06-2014 14:10:22 | More by james582
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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Georgia

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

01-05-2014 15:33:19 | More by appetiteforparis
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

Appearance: A fairly clear orange/amber sort of color with only a few bubbles of foam on top of the beer. Minimal lacing. Not much to it.

Smell: It's always been hard for me to describe sours... uh. Funky? It has that odd wet trunk sort of vibe. A fruitiness I can't quite describe. Leather or something like that. Just that really odd "I probably shouldn't be drinking this." smell that for some odd reason actually doesn't smell shitty.

Taste/feel: Funky, but a bit different from the smell. The first thing I notice is the surprisingly high carbonation with a really sour/tart note, followed by the flavors I can hardly describe... I just always go back to that wet trunk comparison, likely from the yeast+barrel combination. Fruitiness from a fruit that I can't pinpoint.

Sours are clearly still not my forte, but they're something I could easily see myself liking more in the future as I drink them. A year ago, I'd've rated this beer considerably lower.

Serving type: on-tap

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Kansas

3/5  rDev -30.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
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
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,343 ratings.