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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 34
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mattmaples on 07-20-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Imperial_Sapient_Groat, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

nkp765, Aug 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall a very very pleasant surprise.

My first bottle from the lips of faith series (does la folie count?)

A-pours a golden copper with great lacing the head lasts forever. Slightly hazy and I left the yeast in bottle. Looks like a beer you want to drink on a hot summer day, like today!

S-smells of light yet complex malt and some orange peel citrus.

T-very well balanced between the tartness of the funky yeast (I cant spell Barc...) Spicy and a beer that really opens up after a few minutes in the glass, drink cool but not cold for sure.

M- has a lighter body which makes it perfect for well drinking. No alcohol and no cloying.

D- perfect beer to sip on a hot day, to bad it is so expensive or I would by it in cases.

SeattleBeerBlog, Jul 15, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

ficklenicholas, Apr 17, 2012
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dfillius, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

GregoryMo, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass; no bottle dating, but it was from the 2012 release. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy of white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, pepper, floral, grass, straw, earth, and herbal. Fantastic aromas with nice complexity and balance; there is a lot of brett presence. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, grass, straw, earth, pepper, and herbal. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, straw, grass, earth, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; nice brett flavor complexity; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is highly excellent Biere De Garde! Great balance and complexity of flavors, with nice brett complexity; very smooth and easy to drink. I enjoyed this one a lot; one of the better Biere De Gardes I have had.

superspak, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

ProfessorX, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

JMUduke, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

ajdemma, Oct 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

DeezGunz14, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

justinlaz, May 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

GoneSquatchin, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Funkytown! I smell Brett in this beer, that fresh kind of horse blanket barnyard aroma that I love so much. No hops on the nose at all, just a mix of funk and sweet maltose.

The aesthetics of this beer are gorgeous! It's a solid orange in color, perfectly clear with a crisp white head that leaves medium to thick lacing. Just beautiful.

Light citrus notes with a bit of funk thrown in for good measure. I really don't get much hops other than the light citrus. The malt comes through as toasted bread, it's not sweet at all like the aroma kind of suggests. A nice surprise!

The beer is light in body and carbonation, and finishes dry.. incredibly drinkable for what it is. Overall I love this beer, excellent effort by New Belgium to do something that isn't quite mainstream.

tlazaroff, Feb 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Plastikdust, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Chieftog, Nov 22, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium globe. The beer is just barely hazy, with an off-pumpkin orange hue. I'll call it golden orange. A nice creamy head sits on top and dissipates to a thick film. Moderate lacing coats the glass. The beer smells bubblegum sweet up front, then a plethora of spices follow. Very aromatic. The taste follows the smell, as a sort of pumpkinesque clove, ginger, allspice sort of thing hits the palate, but this is definitely not a pumpkin or Autumn beer. Maybe a more floral, grassy undertone keeps it that way. There is a sweet, sweet bubblegum finish. For 6.2% the mouthfeel is medium bodied and very drinkable.

Overall, this was a nice beer to drink, but definitely not worth the price. Great dessert beer, as it is dominated with spices and sweetness.

JuicesFlowing, May 19, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 release purchased in South Bend on our recent vacation.

A- Slightly hazy vibrant orange pour with a two finger white head. Lacing is decent.

S-Orange and lemon stand out that a nice yeast spice than a mouth watering dose of Brett. there is a touch of sweetness that compliments everything properly.

T- Nice mixture of orange and Brett with a dry yeast finish. This is balanced and complex. It's not overly Brett and not lacking in it either. There is a touch of funk but not so much that a unsuspecting drinker would be offended by it.

M- Medium bodied, good carbonation and a little chewy.

O- I like this style (Jolly Pumpkin and Ommegang being my favorites) but this one puts a nice spin on it with the citrus. Well put together and very enjoyable.

korguy123, Apr 15, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC, New Belgium night.
Poured cloudy, yeasty orange with a soft head and leaving nice lace. Delicate flavors of citrus, earth, spice, honey. The gathered beer geeks told me this was real rarity on tap in the east. so I ordered another glass! Fine stuff, delicate, nicely balanced, worth seeking out especially for those, like me, who are into this style.

Billolick, Mar 13, 2004
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4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first wild ale. It poured a nice hazy copper color, and produced a 1 finger white head.
The aroma was of citrus, honey?, spices, and a slight, farm house ale, type funk.
The taste was excellent. Much like it smelled, but without the funk, and an added bready taste. Very little noticeable hop taste. It was lightly sweet. Medium bodied, and had low-med carbonation.
Very drinkable.

TCMike, Jan 19, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz silk screened bottle poured into a Boulevard Smokestack fluted tulip. Mild white head that leaves trace lacing on the glass. Color is a hazy orange.

Smell is a mixture of orange peel and spices. Ginger and with dusting of cinnamon. Taste has a burnt orange reduction. The finish has an oaky vanilla.

Mouthfeel is a little thin compared to the taste. That's a little contradicting.

bort11, Feb 15, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at 3 Squares.

Poured into New Belgium Globe Glass.

Pours 1 finger of fizzy off white head. Color is a nice dark copper pumpkin orange. Fades to a ring around the edge. Leaves some rings as well.

Aroma: Lots of pepper and spices. Big barnyard aroma. Some sharp lemon notes. Grassy hops. A nice aroma.

Taste: I am enjoying this already. Lots of spices, pepper, and lemon zest. It has a big barnyard flavor to it. Nice and funky. I am really enjoying this.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, and refreshing. It is a little dry, but I like it. Light to medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry and spice, but relatively clean.

Overall, this is a wonderful beer. I had a second glass of it since it was so good and drinkable. I am very impressed with NB on this one. I hadn't heard anything amazing about this one, but I thought it was awesome. I think this beer would be even better in the summer.

mothman, Jan 04, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel snifter a crisp bubbly orange with a decent khaki head that's slow to diminish. Aroma is an intriguing blend of spices and floral hops with slight sweet malts. The taste is a very enjoyable initial that loses a bit as it lingers, but still impresses, nice balance of sweet malts, crisp hops and spices. The beer is quite light and crisp with decent carbonation. This is a very enjoyable and unique beer.

atsprings, Jul 07, 2009
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
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