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Lips Of Faith - Valentine's Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Lips Of Faith - Valentine's Ale
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.39% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brewandbbq on 02-15-2007

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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 7
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Growler from Total Wine filled 8/23, consumed yesterday. Here are my notes-

Poured into a cordial glass (my friend doesn't have much glassware)

Pours a murky blood orange ( redder in the middle, becomes more orange/brown towards the sides and top.) Not much foam to begin with, not even a ring of it left in the glass 60 seconds later. Moderate carbonation, mediocre lacing

Smells of raspberries, a bit of vinegar, spice, sweet malt, and a touch of alcohol. Not very complex, and this is giving it the benefit of the doubt. Raspberry dominates, pretty one dimensional.

Taste is with the nose, very mildly tart raspberry, a very sweet malt, and a touch of alcohol. As disappointing as the nose

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Lips Of Faith - Valentine's Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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