Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by SWMeyer4141:
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Saw this beer for half off if you pay w/ cash so I gave this one and La Fleur Messiuer a whirl. I have never had a Biere de Garde and honestly don't much about it. I wasn't going to review it but I figured I would because I'm sure others would like to see an imput on someone who is new to the style, considering this isn't exactly popular
Poured into a snifter.
Appearance-A cloudy body that's like a sunny orange. Head is less then a finger with some big bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Dissipated fairly quickly and left some minimal lacing.
Smell-Almost reminded me of a pale wheat ale. Almost aromaless with some lemon and wheat, but it opened up a little bit. Started to a Saison yeast type aroma along with some subtle spices.
Taste-Very bready and yeasty, especially upfront. I get some citrus and funky tartness in the middle and the finish is pretty sweet, almost feel like I'm getting some caramel.
Mouthfeel-High drinkability. Body is light to medium bodied and carbonation is pretty high.
Overall-This beer is pretty good. It was refreshing cold and a little more complex as it warms. Still tough to review a beer that I've never had before, but I'd say purchase this beer if you can.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2011 01:15:12 | More by SWMeyer4141
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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
Thanks to Yoshi Optimator for this one! Cheers!
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.