Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Oxymoron:
3.98/5 rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is one of those beers that changes significantly over time. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a tanish hues throughout. A soft bubbly white head with good retention and lacing throughout.
The nose, or at least for my tasting, as a light bready note with hints of grainy and wheat aromas. There is a underlining brett note that is subtle. There is about a window of 6 months after its kegged/bottled that that brett comes out. But after about 9 months it becomes a sharp off note. Some herbal and citrus undertones. Hibiscus, flowers and a light mineral note.
The taste is similar. To start there is a bready flavor with some Belgian malt notes. This is followed by a light to noticeable brett character. Younger versions have a limited yeast character and follows more along an amber ale. But with the brett is on, there is a more citrus herbal brett quality that mixes nicely with the herbal notes. Some minor yeast notes come out as well. Rose peddles mixes with a lime like notes. Some minor chalky notes as well.
The body is between moderate and light. Some lighter carbonation but does allow more brett notes to come out. Overall a fun beer but does vary with time.
Serving type: on-tap
02-07-2010 21:13:15 | More by Oxymoron
More User Reviews:
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 712 ratings.