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

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329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 193
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Floydster on 05-04-2008

50/50 blend of fresh strong golden lager and three year wild beer. Peaches added then re-pitched with lager yeast using the fructose for the final fermentation.

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

Served cold into a tulip at The Mayor in Fort Collins.

Eric's Ale is a hazy golden Orange color with thin white head. It settles slowly and leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is fruity and slightly funky with a hint of wild yeasties.

Flavor is really exceptionally balanced for a wild ale. Sweet, sour, and tart almost in equal measure. A little fruity with peaches and maybe tart raspberry. Nicely blended to not be too sour.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and perfectly carbonated.

Overall an excellent blended sour. I definately prefer it to La Folie if I'm going to have a glass.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a rolling review over the past three years...

4/2012 - Strong crystal clear golden color. Amazing clarity for two years old aged at 65 degrees... Very mild peach scent with strong awesome sour scent of vinegar. Fruity-ness is mild with strong nose, so smooth. Brilliantly tart with mild sourness and sweetness on the lower side of things. Oak has really came forward and brought out an amazing tart smoothness. Perfect mouthfeel, highly acidic, just as a sour should be. Thank goodness for originally high carbonation, it's mellowed wonderfully! AMAZING BREW!!! Said I'm all out :(

7/2011 - I'm currently enjoying a bottle from last May, it's held up wonderfully, slightly mellowing out the sour into greater flavor...

Original Review 5/2010 -

A: Mildly golden with a thin biscuit of head remaining on top of the brew. Soapy lacing is choosy as to where is stays. Body is thin and swirls wonderfully, with the best of them.

S: Strong sour peach smell with slight citrus and mild hop, if any.

T: Very sour with relaxing peach undertones. Slight spice and malt too. Unlike any "sour" beer I've ever had. Mellow yet exorbitant flavors you're truly able to enjoy and relax with.

M: Good flavor with cheek puckering ability's, slightly over carbonated, but over comes carbonation issues with extreme sour flavors.

D: AMAZING, I'm constantly drawn back to the glass for another sip of heaven time after time.

CHEERS!!!

Dear NB,

This is my plea. Please, Please, PLEASE, brew MOHR Eric's Ale ASAP, thanks.

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Lips Of Faith - Eric's Ale from New Belgium Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.