Lips Of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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4.14/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured into a new belgium chalice: color is opaque amber, somewhat dense looking, head is tan, presents thin but a few swirls quickly build it back up, spot lacing on the glass.
Smell is a malt heavy, caramel, light plum, raisin mixes in, subtle phenols, light hop grass.
Taste is very good, very pleasant, amazing this brew is strength. Malts are caramel upfront, more biscuit and wheat undertone than in the aroma, subtle fruitiness, plum, raisin, some banana, fig; hops are bittering but not flavorful. This is a more clean, creamy beer for this style, in my opinion, but well done as the it tastes delicious.
Mouthfeel is also very good at this strength, somewhat drying of the tongue, flavors linger on the mouth and cheeks pleasantly.
Overall, great tasting beverage, hides its strength well with great malt presence and subtle yeast off flavors.
02-21-2014 23:57:03 | More by mvanaskie13
3.81/5 rDev -4.5%
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a modest head for a Belgian style; wispy lacing down the side of my New Belgium tulip
Smell: Spice cake aromatics, with caramel, banana, fig, clove and powdered sugar
Taste: Spice cake flavors, up front, with caramel, banana, fig and clove; in the middle, there is some pear, too; the finish is a bit sugary
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; velvety
Overall: A very nice BSDA but not in the top echelon of those brewed by the Trappist monks; lacks the depth in the malt profile and the complexity of the Trappist yeast
Thanks, RuckusDu, for the opportunity
12-21-2013 22:13:50 | More by brentk56
4.16/5 rDev +4.3%
From my tasting notes: New Belgium’s Abbey Ale is one of their best beers and this one kicks it up a few notches. It has a very deep and intense flavor that strikes all the right Belgian Abbey notes with hints of raisins, figs, and that distinct Belgian yeast. I remember having this on draft previously and it blew my socks off. The bottled version, while still fantastic, didn't quite blow me away. Still a great beer.
12-12-2013 22:31:30 | More by brurevu
Lips Of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.