Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing
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3.23/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a fairly clear bight creamsicle orange amber color. There is very little head and really no lacing to speak of.
The smell is that of a french saison. There is a moderate amount of spicy funk right off the bat. Following up I get a light sweet biscuity odor that lingers after the funk dies.
The taste is brett forward, not strong but very identifiable. The corriander and biscuity malts creep up to follow. There is also a residual sweetness and a sort of cabbage taste that knocks down the funk. This comes off more as a traditional saison than a wild ale in taste, mostly because of the lack of dryness in the funk. Biere de garde would fit that middle ground I guess.
Lighter in body and very ample carbonation. Quite a bit more creamy than most brews of the style, even though I am not rating this as a Wild Ale.
This is a very good beer, albeit very expensive for what it is. I rated this as a Biere De Garde, this is not a Wild in my eyes at all. It sucks to say, but if it was made in France, bottled in a crusty capped 750ml bottle and labeled as a saison it would have gotten much better reviews. But it is very average for what it is.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2009 23:44:42 | More by BDLbrewster
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3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle served in a Prairie Teku
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A - Hazy amber/apricot color with 2 fingers of soapy tan bubbles. Zero lacing with a thin cap.
S - Earthy citrus, acidic, white wine, granny smith apples, sharp sourdough bread, dusty grains, over ripe tropical fruit, pineapple and mango, sweet but funky. Fruity alcohol coming through.
T - Follows the nose with earthy citrus, grainy bread, peppery, old grass, apple juice, muted lemons, dry yeast. There's a hint of acidity, but not as much as the nose describes. The finish brings more pepper along with some bitter melon rind.
M - Annoyingly high carbonation, you can't hold a drink in your mouth for more than 2 seconds or it just completely turns to foam. The body is thin for a split second. So you have extreme opposites.
I'm not exactly sure but pretty sure this is a few years old. An interesting beer for sure. The mouthfeel threw it off a little for me. I'm not a fan of swallowing straight foam. Great aroma. The funk is delicate without being light, very earthy with notes of sourdough bread and tropical fruit.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2014 00:46:05 | More by StaveHooks
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
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