Lips Of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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322 Ratings

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 36
Gots: 42 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-11-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Lips Of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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