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

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Lips Of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey AleLips Of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale

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very good

323 Ratings

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 38
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-11-2002

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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

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.

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Lips Of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.