Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by BrownNut:
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This wants to be an excellent, delicious beer - the flavors are there but they are muted.
There's just a little bit of that saison funk happening - I actually don't mind that being dialed back a bit, but something has to replace it. There's a spice layer, but it's faint. And there's a fruit layer, which is a tasty mix something like apricot and peach, but it's also faint. It's like these flavors have been baked out.
There's also a not as pleasant fruit peel taste. If they could amplify or saturate all of the tastes but that one, this would be such a rich and delicious beer. It's definitely refreshing, but just leaves me wanting and unsatisfied, like there's a hole in it where things are supposed to be.
This is my first biere de garde so I couldn't say how this one rates within the style. The style itself sounds like what I want, so I hope to find other good ones.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2012 02:49:41 | More by BrownNut
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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
83 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.