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Lips Of Faith - Le Fleur Misseur? - New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - Le Fleur Misseur?Lips Of Faith - Le Fleur Misseur?

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BA SCORE
85
very good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 169
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 05-30-2008)
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Megahertz

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz into a sampler cup.

A - Deep blonde and hazy with significant white bubbly head.

S - Highly floral with subtle banana and pineapple.

T - Cracker-like malt with significant tropical fruit.

M - Crisp and bubbly with a medium body. Dry as a bone.

O - This has held up like a champ. Tastes very bright and fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 22:40:37 | More by Megahertz
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.43/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a tumbler.

My one-time distro rep convinced me to crack open a bottle of this to see how it was holding up. (And, yes, he already had done so himself and had made a judgment.) It pours a lightly hazy straw topped by two fingers of white froth. The nose comprises mild cobweb, earth, a spritz of lemon peel, black pepper, and general greenery. Everything's sorta/kinda faint, but at the same time fairly assertive. The taste certainly asserts itself, but mostly like an insufferable jackass at the bar: mounds of dirt, dusty cobwebs, waxy lemon rind, and a blast of past-its-prime Belgian yeast envelops my tongue, refusing to retreat no matter how vociferously I try to repel its advances. "Take a hint, dammit," I think, partially aloud, "I just wanna have a nice drink here and enjoy myself." Not gonna happen, apparently. This stuff blatantly hurts, but it seems oblivious to the fact. Poor guy. Someday he'll find out the hard way... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, my belief is that this stuff peaked a while ago and nobody bothered to say anything. This has got to be the worst experience I've yet had with a Lips of Faith offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 19:14:01 | More by TMoney2591
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vfgccp

New York

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Light yellow body with a mixed bubbled head. Moderate retention and nice lace.

S - Huge rosewater and tart dandelion nose. Pear and lemon backdrop.

T - Bright floral opening. Green, semi-tart, bitter plant stem center. Rosewater finish.

M - Light frame with nice carbonation throughout.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 23:43:27 | More by vfgccp
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a find this one was! Bottled 6/25/09, almost 3 years after the release date... Thank you Telluride for keeping this brew around cellar temps.

Three-finger, white, fluffy, foamy, head. the head looks a lot like a nice pillow-y cloud. Brew stands a vibrant golden yellow color. Lacing is a bit sparse.

Very nice light Belgian flower aroma. Lots of dandelion, bittering hops, lemon, light banana, and coriander.

A bit on the rough end of the bitter spectrum, but it with held 3 years of sitting and waiting to be consumed. Lots of light lemon, chamomile, and coriander. Perfect light carbonation and very light mouthfeel; silky and thin. Drinks a lot like a saison.

Brew is VERY refreshing for a 100+ degree day. A great find in a great town! I would highly recommend this brew! Evrything combined in thie brew fits and works. I wish NB would still brew this like this!

I miss the old bottle caps...screw major marketing.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 18:18:19 | More by chugalug06
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gpogo

California

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Crystal clear pale yellow body with a small white head. The head dissipated to a small foam covering.

A- Fruity notes. Smells a lot like a saison, lots of esters. A bit funky.

T- Not as funky up front, but that funk sits in the aftertaste(in a good way). Crisp and clean upfront. Some fruity tartness, lemon/grapefruit?

M- Light to medium light body. Moderately light carbonation.

D- This beer is wonderful. I wouldn't say it is incredibly interesting in any one direction, but all around it is an enjoyable wild beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 07:07:24 | More by gpogo
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SaintMarysGirl

California

2.15/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

it has a weak head on it very little foam if any at all, with a sweet smell of soy sauce and or bbq. it has a tangy bana peal taste with a hint of molasses. it is sour and has a black cherry taste too very fruity and heavy mouth feel. i personally do not like beer or the way it taste but it wa sone of the bettter ones i had except the inlger taste in your mouth.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 22:37:05 | More by SaintMarysGirl
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted blind as part of Blind BIF #6

Blind beer #8

22 oz bomber poured into my Allagash Cervoise footed glass (had to look it up to actually see what this glass is called)

A - Almost clear, but slightly hazy golden with a monster pillowtop bleach white head. This craggy head decided to hang out for a while and watch SNL with me and feels like it wants to stay for the whole episode. Naturally, there's some smattering of lace as I drink. 4.5

S - Some really nice grapefruit and hay notes. We've got a saison for sure. A little bit of black tea and a touch of gym sock. A bit funky, but I'm definitely liking the nose. 3.5

T - Very nice. Clean, crisp, refreshing. Not quite as funky as I expected from the nose. This is actually much lighter with just some hints of lemon tartness. The first sip actually reminded me of a nice kolsch, but going back for more, it's definitely a belgian pale or saison. Not super complex, but light sweetness with a really crisp grassy finish. Also a little bit of stonefruit (peach) lingers on the tongue. I'm liking this. 4.0

M - Very light body and light carbonation. Surprising given the head, but these bubbles are so small and smooth I feel like I'm drinking a nice cask saison. There's just a touch of high alcohols, but it works. 3.5

O - Incredibly drinkable. not tons going on, but this beer is made extremely well. Did I mention this beer is drinkable? It's hard to just sip this beer as it goes down extremely quickly. Rare any more for people to be wowed by a non-sour/RIS/IPA/BA beer anymore, but this is just done well. I would happily drink this again as this bottle is going too quickly. 4.0

It's a little more clean than Saison vautour, so not that. Could be another McKenzie, but I'm pretty sure they only use 750s. I suppose it could be a belgian pale, but pretty sure it's a saison. I don't think it's Stillwater because those have been a bit more complex and overdone. This is just simple deliciousness.

Final Guess: Saison...but no clue on the brewery.

The reveal: New Belgium Le Fleur, Misseur?

Wow, i had this beer at the brewery a few years ago and was unimpressed, but it's pretty solid in the bottle. Guess I missed the style again, but close. The nose threw me off. Very solid beer. Thanks, Scott.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 01:54:48 | More by ChrisPro
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isaiahcutright

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- golden straw color and a slight haziness.
Smell- Bready fruity, and foral aroma.
Taste- easy drinking earthy, a touch of hops, and a very nice yeast flavor.
Mouthfeel- very drinkable. Carbonation is just right.
Overall this is a nice Belgium Pale Ale. Won't blow your socks off, but won't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 04:15:05 | More by isaiahcutright
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy yellow with a white head that leaves wisps of lace behind.

S - Citrus and lemon, earthy and herbal with a light amount of brett funk. Maybe some light pineapple.

T - Earthy, herbal, some brett funk, maybe a touch stronger than aroma, floral hops, a little bit sweetness from the honey balances the brett.

M - Light and bubbly.

D - My guess is this is a nice take on Orval but not as complex. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 01:21:26 | More by brewcrew76
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On sale at local liquour store...

Appearance-Beautiful sunny yellow. Head is white with a 2 finger head that slowly dissipates. Some blotchy lacing remains.

Smell-Some citrus and floral notes. Pretty bland and not really what I was expecting.

Taste-Was assuming for this beer to follow the smell but wow, this beer is great. The big suprise is just juicy pineapples and peach. I also get some banana and clove. Hops don't really come out on the bitter end but the fruit and floral flavors really come out.

Mouthfeel-Refreshing and Drinkable. Very smooth and on the lighter side, but packs some flavor. Carbonation is on the lower side for a Pale Ale

Overall-Good beer, really drinkable, very flavorful. You can drink the bomber and not be hammered or even buzzed. Highly reccomended.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 02:15:23 | More by SWMeyer4141
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DCon

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 1 PINT, 6 FL. OZ. bottle of this @ the Bridge Wine House & Tap Bar in St. Louis, MO for $12. Poured from the White Flowered bottle into two 16oz Snifter Glasses and shared with Wolf employees. Has BOTTLED ON 6 25 09, on the back in a braille looking font.

Aroma- Has one of the strongest floral aromas I've ever smelled before! Almost seems like your in a bed of flowers but then the flowers are watered down with a Belgian Pale Ale. Light hop character and then has a hint of a fruit in the background, not citrusy but faint.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies but leaves a ring around the top the entire drink. Has a golden/copper color body with good clarity and has a ton of dark yeast at the bottom of the glass. The lacing is awesome and sticks all over.

Flavor- Starts very floral once again and then turns into a sweet, malty beer. Fruity, a bit of spice, and you can tell this one was brewed with flowers! Has a low bitterness at the finish. Couldn't change a thing here!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, and leaves a good amount of sweetness and puckers the palate a bit at the end of the drink.

Overall Impression- You couldn't change much with this Lips of Faith! Extremely floral and has a good amount of fruit throughout times of the drink. I'm pretty sure this beer got much better as it aged. This continues my journey through all of the Lips of Faith beers! (8 down, ?? to go!)

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 05:55:04 | More by DCon
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SummitVA

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Light amber pour with fluffy white head and ample carbonation.

S - Beautiful melding of earthy brett, bright citrus, spicy yeast, and sweet malt.

T - Sweet malt foremost along with some earthiness from the brett, a hint of leather, and a lightly tart finish. Citrus and yeast character assert themselves along the way.

M - Lighter medium.

O - Been waiting to try this for a while, and while it's one of the more solid LoF offerings, it still strikes me as lacking in complexity. That being said, I'd definitely pick up another bottle. Perfect light and crisp thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 16:43:02 | More by SummitVA
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emmasdad

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Schmittymack for sharing this one with me last night. Poured a nice golden color with a good white head. Floral on the nose, with aromas of hay, brett and apricots. On the palate, this one was light to medium bodied and tart, with brett, hops and hay.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 00:52:48 | More by emmasdad
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Unintentionally aged 2009 vintage bottle that got lost in the back corner of the basement cellar, just found today during inventory-taking, emergency quaffing has been engaged!

Well, I'm not expecting miracles here as I had never intended to cellar this one (the style doesn't seem right), but somehow it ended up down there by accident...

Pours hazy golden orange with one finger head that fizzles out, no lacing. Medium amounts of sediment, nothing excessive, I can take it. Smell is of completely degraded hops, pears, tremendous amounts of spicy yeasty Brett funkiness. Taste is much of the same plus wet cardboard oxidized malt. Its sadly degraded from aging, but it is still tolerable if you can handle some oxidation flavors. I wouldn't recommend aging this one on purpose, however. Its obviously meant to be consumed fresh, and if I ever do get another fresher one I'll replace this review with the review for that one.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 03:39:44 | More by WastingFreetime
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden light copper color with a big rocky bright white head. Smells grassy, lemon, Belgian yeast, coriander. Taste has earthy tones in the hops, citrus, Belgian yeast is pretty pronounced. Mouthfeel is high carbonation, light crisp mouthfeel yet creamy. Drinkability is pretty good but couldn't drink more than one. Overall I've had better belgian pale ales, but this one was still decent.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 20:50:39 | More by BayouBengal1537
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

amber color coming through right out of the bottle. Nice clarity in this one as well. Some carbonation bubbling up to the surface throughout did little to enforce the white head which faded very fast.

Nice aroma here with a mix of decent fruit aromas and bready grains. Nice touches of some earthy grains as well and a touch of herbal hops. This carried over well into the flavor were a medium bodied ale led the way. Smooth, though it could have used a little bit more carbonation. Started with a nice rush of sweet malts, light tones of grapes and pears and a small dose of bread like flavors coming through rather nicely. Intresting mix here as the flavor tended to get sweeter as you went on and it tasted a whole lot stronger then it actually was.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 03:30:51 | More by mikesgroove
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy golden yellow body, finger head, solid lacing

S: lemon grass, coriander, belgian yeast, floral scent

T: mild sweet citrus, floral flavors, earthy malt, spicy end

MF: light/med body, big carbonation, mild dry finish

D: What a fascinating brew! Glad I tried it.
Don't think I could have more than one,
but it's still worth trying.

FASCINATING BREW, TRY IT!

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 02:09:36 | More by BeerLover99
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petacutlasaurus

Maryland

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After reading some positive forum comments about this beer it got onto my mental watch list pretty quickly. Found it just as quickly at the Black Squirrel when they started carrying a huge slice of the New Belgium line. It was a little pricey at $22 for a bomber, but I was happy to try it out.

Learned not to trust everything I read on these here forums, or at least to manage my expectations. Not a very rewarding beer, a little bit of funk, pretty smooth body, a little citrus, but overall underwhelming. Haven't yet had a New Belgium that knocked be out, but I'll be on the lookout. Probably won't rush to grab more Lips of Faith though.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 21:36:12 | More by petacutlasaurus
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."

--Buddha

Sun-drenched lemon yellow with multiple streams of energetic bubbles zipping up to a slim slice of pearl colored foam that should have been more impressive, given the increasingly high-altitude pour. Lace is merely acceptable in terms of quantity and quality.

Lips Of Faith Le Fleur, Misseur? smells more like a saison or a wild ale than a Belgian pale. Brettanomyces yeast tends to overpower whatever ingredients it's matched with, as it does here. That said, the lightly toasted base beer is appreciated... but it still isn't anywhere near BPA territory.

The nose knows. Wild ale all the way. So far, the combination of ingredients is not exactly floating my boat. The malts, that is, because precious few hops are present (to the tune of just 16 IBUs). Warming is unlikely to do anything other than amplify what is already present.

The biggest offender in the grain bill (at least from my point of view) is Victory. It gives LFM a toasted earthiness that is reminiscent of Munich, my least favorite malt. The odd wood-like flavor, along with some honey notes, clashes with the barnyard funkiness of the yeast, leading to a less than enthusiastic next mouthful.

The mouthfeel is actually quite nice. It's easily big enough for the ABV and has a creamy smoothness that doesn't quit, even as the finish approaches. No harm, no foul on the head, since the beer is clearly perfectly carbonated.

Le Fleur, Misseur? is what a small boy said to one of the brewers at the side of a country road in Belgium, when he offered the American a small flower. The original spelling from his notes is retained, in spite of being incorrect. Unfortunately, the beer isn't a stellar translation either.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 11:49:31 | More by BuckeyeNation
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jwinship83

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

650ml capped bottle drank from the new belgium globe glass that the bottle recommends.

A- this one pours out a hazy golden yellow body with a rather large bright white head on top. the head takes its time falling, and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- the smell is pretty subdued on this one. i was expecting a large floral bouquet, but its really muted. it is also quite grassy. soft bready malt notes. a little bit of barnyard like funk. a little bit of lemony hops.

T- the taste starts out with some earthy funky yeast upfront with a soft lemon fruitiness. grassy and floral notes fall in behind that. some soft citric, grassy, and floral hops at the end.

M- i find this to have a light body with a harsh level of carbonation. there is a somewhat dry finish.

O- meh, this one wasnt too exciting. the name was misleading. not very floral at all. just a belgian pale ale that seems pretty tame for $10 a bottle. i will not be revisiting. the bottle seemed a little large for me also. my least favorite of the lips of faith series so far. by a longshot.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 16:38:40 | More by jwinship83
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FosterJM

California

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

418th review on BA
bottle to NB Globe
22oz

Bottled 6/25/09

App- A very hazy bright yellow. A very puffy two finger head and a lot of scattered lacing down the glass.

Smell- Very dry with a nice lemon peel note and a bit of funk(expected). A bit of grainy wheat on this one.

Taste- Dry and a bit yeasty with that Brett funk with leaves me with a damp taste and a bit of off centered citrus. A nice underpinning of wheat is what I get.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Leaves a dry, funky residual taste.

Drink- For an almost two year old bottle date this was well carbed, tasty and flavorful. The Brett added a nice soft funk to it and wasn't too overpowering. I probably wont come back to this one because not the biggest belgian pale ale fan but it was tasty. Would recommend to someone looking for a little variety.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 04:04:32 | More by FosterJM
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stercomm

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden with a really nice foamy head that leaves cottony lacing down the glass.

S - A combination of an old gym shoe that someone left a fresh pack of Dubble Bubble in with some lemon and cloves.

T - Definitely get a lot of clove and lemon, some swetness on the front end, not as clean a finish as I would expect.

M - Light with a bit of carbonation

D - Not bad, would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 01:25:13 | More by stercomm
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Review adapted from notes taken 7/11/10

Appearance: Gold/orange with nice white head that turns into nice lacing

Smell: Light bread, pale malts, some grass and some weird funk - according to my notes, "smells body odor funky" - I fortunately remember that I was exaggerating - weird, a little sour

Taste: Much like the Lips of Faith Biere De Mars, the body is not as interesting as the smell - malts are very pale, malts kind of taste like a blonde - interesting funkiness, spiciness, hints of sour - a lot of things combined into an interesting albeit mild flavor

Mouthfeel: Light, somewhat creamy, nice carbonation

Overall: Very light and drinkable

Despite my hatred of the French language (long story there), I do not hate this beer. In fact, I enjoyed it. I think I would have enjoyed it more, however, if it were a bit less subtle. Normally I am in the favor of balance, but I feel like this beer could have been more intense with its interesting mix of tastes.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 23:21:45 | More by angrybabboon
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly hazy yellow with a generous fluffy white head and thick lacing. Nice head retention.

S: lots of funk on the nose, zesty Belgian spices with notes of coriander, orange zest, and lemon. Tart notes on the finish.

T: the taste doesn't live of to the aromatics of the smell. Notes of white grapes, spices such as coriander and cloves. The finish is quick and tart and leaves no lingering flavors on the palate.

MF: high carbonation, light body

D: this is an interesting brew. It features some qualities of a Saison, a Wit, and a BPA all in one. The flavor is well balanced but it isn't my favorite flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 06:51:56 | More by homebrew311
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jsanford

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A - Pours a pale glowing gold with a 2-inch head of creamy white. Amazing retention, leaves tons of soapy lacing. Really pretty beer.
S - Sweet and slightly funky aromas of sweet malt, Brett, bubblegum, flowers and lemons. Very crisp and clean.
T - Again, sweet malt with some bubblegum, lemon, and a definite floral quality. Not as flavorful as the nose implied, but still quite tasty.
M - Slick, with a medium mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Slightly prickly on the tongue.
D - Pretty drinkable, had no problem with the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 05:16:10 | More by jsanford
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Lips Of Faith - Le Fleur Misseur? from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.