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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

315 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 35
Gots: 41 | FT: 2
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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TerryB

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

11-17-2012 16:31:13 | More by TerryB
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fishguyac

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-08-2012 20:38:14 | More by fishguyac
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-08-2012 17:26:42 | More by roblund
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

10-31-2012 19:41:39 | More by ste5venla
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DoubleJ

California

4.03/5  rDev +1%

With a name like New Belgium, I couldn't have completed my trip at the tap house unless I tried something truly Beligian-styled. And with "Grand Cru" being arguably the Belgium's signature style, it felt approriate to close on that note. On-tap at the source, on to the beer:

Belgian lace covers the glass round of this ruby colored beer. Nose is sweet, yeasty, very Belgian styled. More specifically, notes of sweet cherry and dark malt sweetness. The flavor offers some cherry and chocolate notes, a little heat from the alcohol to keep the sweet flavor in check, and is complemented with a full, yet silky body. Quite nice indeed.

10-18-2012 17:01:23 | More by DoubleJ
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BrutalBeerFan

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-04-2012 00:33:55 | More by BrutalBeerFan
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schwee

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

10-02-2012 01:50:58 | More by schwee
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Paige

California

2/5  rDev -49.9%

09-30-2012 04:35:26 | More by Paige
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Prestonlegal

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-28-2012 21:28:38 | More by Prestonlegal
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joshwalt

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-20-2012 02:26:35 | More by joshwalt
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swgwilt

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-19-2012 03:46:50 | More by swgwilt
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Philousa

California

3.2/5  rDev -19.8%

Imbibed at Harry's Hofbrau for their Lips of Faith Tap Takeover in 8/29/12

Very clear ruby with no head, but is coaxed out with a swirl. Tan and clings to the glass. Lots of sweet candied sugar, confectionary sugar, like a red vine. A little cedar and some berries; strawberry and cherries, all this is faint though. Tastes like a double. Pungent and bordering on too sugary as it warms. Light body and dry finish. Very good cold to middle, dies a little warm. This one was hinting towards interesting but ultimately isn't something special.

09-06-2012 20:12:40 | More by Philousa
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jnoelani

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

09-04-2012 17:41:17 | More by jnoelani
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

This is quite tangy and sweet. There seem to be a lot of melon tones to it on the nose and tight nectarine ones on the flavor. It works as a Belgian ale, but it's a bit loud and not entirely smooth with such a boisterous profile. Easy to drink, but a bit too loud to be considered entirely smooth.

08-30-2012 17:20:14 | More by RblWthACoz
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warmspray

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-20-2012 19:59:25 | More by warmspray
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-14-2012 07:28:53 | More by TheBishopco
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Stoutlad

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-12-2012 13:12:01 | More by Stoutlad
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-07-2012 22:15:35 | More by dhbiker0889
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%

Bottle poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a murky sun tea brown with 1 finger of off white head that didn't linger but is leaving some nice lacing on the glass.

S- Sweet dark fruits, mixed with caramel and vanilla.

T- Plenty of sweet malty goodness. Sugared dark fruits, caramel sweetness that finishes clean leaving no aftertaste.

M- Solid medium bodied with a moderately low amount of carbonation.

O- A good offering from Lips of Faith, but not their best offering.

08-02-2012 10:57:04 | More by rfbenavi80
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-30-2012 20:07:03 | More by Kopfschuss
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -9.8%

2011 bottle to Duvel tulip glass. Have a bunch of these and really trying to understand why I haven't had it before. Now I have.

A - About a finger of light beige head. Body is clear and a deep reddish amber color. Light lacing.

S - Very strong Belgian yeast. Caramel, vanilla, and some slight citrus. Lots of darker fruits.

T - Same as the nose. Strong malt flavors to go with the dark fruits. Finish is the weakest bittering hops, but noticeable.

M - Extremely smooth in the mouth. Well balanced carbonation and body makes this a great feel. Just the slightest alcohol burn.

O - A strong resemblance of regular Abbey. Good beer, but really just in that 3.5 range.

07-20-2012 02:19:52 | More by RuckusDu
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -17.3%

22oz bomber into pilsner glass

look is a clear brown amber with a small khaki head. smell is warm toasty malts, grain, pepper, spice, ginger bread, clove. Taste is much of the same but with a finish of alcohol and overly sweet apple juice.

Good flavor but ultimately unimpressive.

07-14-2012 07:06:06 | More by jimmah120
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-12-2012 14:37:24 | More by thebigredone
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Jason_Quad


4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-10-2012 02:58:20 | More by Jason_Quad
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impending

California

4.23/5  rDev +6%

A-

22oz into a tulip. Pours a gorgeous crystal clear deep amber copper, minor light tan head subsides to a ring, minor lacing.

Aroma is alive with crystal candied dark fruits, hints of molasses, caramel and distant anise. Significant banana esters.

Sweet phenolic goodness. Again dark fruits and caramel. Pleasant solvents on the inhale. The aftertaste is a long nice phenolic note. Solid medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

07-08-2012 23:41:51 | More by impending
Lips Of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.