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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,848
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 437
Gots: 303 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005)
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 version

A - Pours a golden orange with a two-finger foamy white head. The head dissapates leaving some soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is an interesting mix of grapefruit, orange peel, vinegar, and a light barnyard funkiness.

T - The flavor starts off tart with a vinegary flavor that is balanced out by some citrus. There is some yeasty barnyard funk throughout with a biscuity maltiness. The finish has a nice earthiness.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice sour. The dry hopping adds some nice citrus notes. A very fun beer that would be a good introduction for non sour fans.

Photo of SuperHop18
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Averwo
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of shleepy
4/5  rDev -7%

Hoppy, super light-bodied, lightly sour. Nice.

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of _morandi_
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Smitty1988
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of timontheroad
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a small tulip- quarter inch light head that quickly faded to a very thin film. Hazy golden color. Aroma has huge fruity smells, both lots of tropical and citrus. I also got some sweet malt notes and some funky yeast. The taste is wonderful, with so many great flavors assaulting your palate. Grapefruit, mango, and peach notes slap you in the face up front with a nice lingering sour yeasty flavor on the back end. Mouthfeel was fairly light and crisp, with the tartness putting a nice prickly feel on your tongue. Overall, this is an outstanding sour, with the dry-hopping adding those great aromas and flavors. This one's a keeper!

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Guas11
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Extremely enjoyable sour/wild ale that I've had the pleasure of having on draft 3 occasions in 3 different locations. Aroma is a bit deceiving in that I picked up a nice dose of hop and fruit but the flavor that followed was more dank and earthy. Very dry finish with a bit of tannic bitterness lingering. Very good beer and would happily enjoy anytime....salute.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -6%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip

Pours a light orange color with a very thin white head with no retention. Lightly carbonated with very thin bubbles running up the sides of the glass. First smell is berries soaked in vinegar. The acidity is noticeable. There is also a decent hop presence in the background. First sip is incredibly sour. Strong acidic notes and a vinegary flavor. The hops finally come through after about 3 sips. They are fruity and citric in the aftertaste. The finish is pretty clean with a low hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Fairly still and medium bodied.

A hoppy sour? It actually works.

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4.56/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.72/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Draft at the Brewery. Excellent and very interesting!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,848 ratings.