Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing
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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
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
01-05-2014 15:27:33 | More by Alextricity
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
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
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