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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

742 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 742
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 39
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mattmaples on 07-20-2009

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

About 4 oz. out of 22 poured into a sample glass.

A: Pours a dark golden color with decent looking carbonation and lots of tiny yeast floaties. The head is a one finger barely offwhite color with decent retention and spotty lacing.

S: Clean, crisp citrus - grapefruit, lemon, and the like - backed by a subtle sour funk. I really like how this smells, even if its a little simple smelling.

T: Not nearly as good as the smell, sadly. Hints of lemon, phenols, and funk backed by slight maltiness, before the finish trails off disappointingly. Somewhat lacking in flavor. To be fair, it's hard to judge the complexity of a small sample size, but I can't say I'm a huge fan of this.

M: Like I said, the finish is completely lacking in staying power, but it's far from undrinkable. Lighter texture and surprisingly lowish carbonation.

O: Not terrible, but I would rather spend a lot more on a bottle of La Folie - and I'm a cheap bastard, which should tell you something.

Photo of MJR
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with copper edges. A foamy off-white head holds well at a finger thick.

Smell: The aroma is very earthy and malty with a dose of oats. There's a slight musty note from the yeast. There's a restrained citrus note that's a bit vague...maybe lemon. Towards the bottom of the glass I smell what reminds me of flour before it's baked and made into bread. The smell is a bit on the weak side.

Taste: Has a refreshing overall flavor from the wheat and oats, with a touch of hoppiness. The lemon flavor is quite faint, and it gives way to a touch of spiciness. I detect a bit of a chalky note as well. There's a strange, acidic undercurrent present from start to finish. I'm unsure of what this is supposed to be...

Mouthfeel: Over-cabonated with a spritzy, light mouthfeel. I imagine this could be a refreshing summer brew.

Drinkability: Hmmm....it's certainly a refreshing brew, but I was disappointed by what I expected to be a unique and interesting beer. It's a bit on the bland side...

Photo of marc77
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy light orange in color with a thin head. Yeasty, estery aroma with a honey - like sweetness in the nose as well. Just a touch of wet horse - like Brettanomyces is discernible. It was definitely more horse - like and funky last year. Sugary, slightly cidery, sweetness dominates initially, and is followed by subtle bubblegum esters. Hop bitterness and flavor are kept to a minimum. Carbonation is quite high. Finishes with a slight bittersweetness on the back of the tongue. This years release seems dulled as compared to last years. Much less complex in aroma and flavor. Still-- this is a unique microbrew that definitely needs to be tried. I do feel the "dumbening" of this beer has actually improved its drinkability, however.

Photo of womencantsail
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A sort of orange/copper color, about one finger of white foam that recedes fairily quickly.

S: Spice, yeast, not really any sort of funk that I was expecting from the Brett.

T: Rather bland, especially for what I was expecting. Mild spice and yeast flavors, otherwise bready. Again, where's the brett?

M: Medium body, not much carbonation.

D: This beer is definitely not a wild ale, or not a very good one, anyway. There is almost no brett character and no sourness.

Photo of DCon
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought a 1 PINT, 6 FL. OZ. bottle of this from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $7.99. Poured from the Bright Orange Labeled bottle into a 12oz Schlafly Tulip Glass. Has no freshness date on this bottle but its random with the Lips of Faith beers.

Aroma- Brett is the big time ingredient in this one! Straight to the nose. Sweet, malty, and light spices are all in the background too. A strange aroma for a Biere De Garde.

Appearance- Pours a 2.5 finger, frothy head that lasts for the longest time. Has a deep orange colored body with no clarity. Leaves thick lacing behind.

Flavor- The flavor starts off malty, sweet, and the Brett/Belgian flavor comes around again. Semi-Dry Finish. Straight to the point with this one.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Highest Carbonation, Smooth, and brett finish with light hops and a pucker on the back of the tongue.

Overall Impression- An interesting Biere de Garde but didn't quite satisfy what I was wanting to find in this style. Not one of the top Lips of Faith beers either. The appearance was great but then went down hill from there. Wouldn't go back to again...

Photo of mjkingman
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of amicar
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a decent white head- but where did it go so quickly? The smell is very familiar- the same bready scent with other new belgium products. Also minimal ? citrus (but BARELY). The taste- hmmm... there's that bread/ biscuit again, but it seems a little too familiar. Yeah, some citrus too, but it feels almost like it's just thrown in there. Average mouthfeel. I have to say, I could drink a few in a row, but there's no compelling reason to. Might as well have a few fat tires instead. Nothing that makes this one stand out from their flagship offering.

Photo of Travisnin
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Review adapted from notes taken 7/10/10

Appearance: Light amber/orange with a fluffy head that turns into minimal lacing

Smell: Very interesting with some sourness and barnyard - some lemon, some bready malts

Taste: A slight disappointment considering the smell - very mild, not much sourness, some funkiness - lemon, orange - not bad but it tastes like it could be a lot better - some weird flavors in the mix, but they do work together

Mouthfeel: Light body with good carbonation, on the dry side

Overall: Definitely drinkable year-round, but I'm not sure if I would be interested in more than a bomber

This is certainly not a bad beer, but it is not as good as some of the other Lips of Faith beers. It has some interesting funk, but it kind of falls flat because the taste is too weak. It's not watery though, and I guess it would be good in the summer.

Photo of Geuzedad
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Arborescence
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy, yellowish/golden. Pours a light head.

Aroma: Fresh, mild spices, citrus. There's a hint of caramel as well.

Taste: Floral and orangy flavours, mixed with mild hops, yeast, and malt. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Nothing particularly interesting; the added spices are mild.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, some light carbonation present.

Overall: I'm not overly impressed. It's a nice light ale with some promise, but it lacks depth. Easy enough to sip, and would fit a warm spring day, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it.

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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.