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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
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708 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 34
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mattmaples on 07-20-2009)
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nkp765

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-03-2012 19:00:41 | More by nkp765
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SeattleBeerBlog

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 01:13:43 | More by SeattleBeerBlog
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ficklenicholas

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-17-2012 05:02:22 | More by ficklenicholas
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dfillius

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-09-2012 22:15:36 | More by dfillius
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GregoryMo

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-19-2012 05:44:48 | More by GregoryMo
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superspak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 06:05:03 | More by superspak
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ProfessorX

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-03-2012 00:22:23 | More by ProfessorX
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ajdemma

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

10-04-2012 02:36:18 | More by ajdemma
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DeezGunz14

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-29-2012 22:35:07 | More by DeezGunz14
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-03-2012 03:28:40 | More by tbone1384
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justinlaz

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-27-2012 07:54:12 | More by justinlaz
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

07-14-2012 03:57:50 | More by ssjkyle
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GoneSquatchin


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-29-2012 00:28:23 | More by GoneSquatchin
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tlazaroff

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:54:43 | More by tlazaroff
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Plastikdust

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

10-22-2013 21:13:00 | More by Plastikdust
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Chieftog

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-22-2012 18:51:01 | More by Chieftog
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 12:14:57 | More by JuicesFlowing
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 17:45:01 | More by korguy123
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Billolick

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2004 02:12:43 | More by Billolick
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TCMike

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 19:15:26 | More by TCMike
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bort11

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 00:11:45 | More by bort11
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 01:45:44 | More by mothman
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atsprings

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 01:21:14 | More by atsprings
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MadScientist

New York

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A deep gold with an orange hue and excellent clarity. The thick, off-white head has a touch of that orange and easily produces three fingers of mousse like foam that so no sign of settling; very long lasting.

S: Spicy yeast phenols of pepper, cinnamon and clove dominate along with a brett funk. There is an earthy aroma along with mild cellar aroma. Not much in the way of hops nor malt aroma.

T: Spicy and brett flavors, the spicy is a moderately-strong pepper that is pumped up by the moderate tartness. There is and orange flavor from the yeast as well and lemon that I think is coming from the hops. There is moderate malt sweetness. The hops bitterness is moderately low. The balance is tart and bitter but the malt kind of rounds that out. The finish is very dry with an aftertaste of spices and citrus bitterness.

M: medium-light bodied with moderately-high carbonation. There is a light astringency that drys the front of the tongue.

O: A very enjoyable tart brettanomyces and spice focused beer. If you took away some of the malt you'd have a spiced saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 23:19:30 | More by MadScientist
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a clear glowing orange body with a thick antique white head that is cobweb. The head sticks to glass long after the rest of the beer is gone. There is a sea of tiny bubbles gliding through the surface.
S- This beer has a slight biscuit malt flavor under a soft orange peel and green vegitiation with slightly sweet musty finish.
T- This beer has a soft citrusy flower taste with a nice viburnum herbal note. There is a finish smooth creamy funk with a double cream brie rind finish. The soft biscuit notes grow as the beer warms up.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a crisp finish note with no alcohol heat.
D- This beer gets better and better as it warms there is a soft funk that is nice with a unique brightness that keeps it light and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 14:26:17 | More by rhoadsrage
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