1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
Lips Of Faith - Biere De MarsLips Of Faith - Biere De Mars

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

735 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 735
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 36
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mattmaples on 07-20-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars Alström Bros
Ratings: 735 | Reviews: 407 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jheezee, May 01, 2012
Photo of Oops
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Oops, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of DrIPA
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

DrIPA, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Keith_R, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of hannaho
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

hannaho, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

hoppymcgee, May 31, 2014
Photo of andthevolcano
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

andthevolcano, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of DerrickW
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Blanco
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

JMUbrewz, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of bwilson1730
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bwilson1730, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Supergenious
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Supergenious, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of arash1000
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

arash1000, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of TastyTaste
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy orange color, much like a pale ale mixed with a hefe. Head is very proud on the pour, then fades to a creamy layer rather quickly. Smell is very yeasty, slightly tart with lemon tones. Taste is also very yeasty, with citrus tones that make this beer very light and crisp. Lightly malty and well carbonated, very much like a hefe, all-around. Most likely excellent on a hot summer's day, it is still good on a mid-winter's. This is an edit "Thank You" to babydoc for a beer of which I had never had the style.

TastyTaste, Mar 01, 2005
Photo of NickyG213
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

NickyG213, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of MikeRMII
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

MikeRMII, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

AngusOg, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of BillyTWilliams
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BillyTWilliams, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a brown 22 oz bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass. No discernible bottling or freshness date on the bottle.

Appearance - Body is a translucent golden-orange, with a lot of complexity from the light wafting through, revealing yellow highlights. Head is a fluffy two fingers of microbubbles featuring good retention and solid lacing.

Smell - Musty, but with some hints of malty sweetness and spice as well as the trademark brett characteristic. However, the brett is considerably subdued, so it took a few smells to even pick it up at all.

Taste - Complex mix of flavors with no single dominant profile. Notes of grain and sourdough with bright lemony overtones as well as some yeasty funk, but again that component is faded and in the background.

Mouthfeel - Very drinkable and with carbonation on the high side of moderate. Body is on the light side of medium.

Overall, a beer that's decent, but nothing spectacular. As much as I love saisons, I've had trouble finding a biere de garde that speaks to me in the same way. This one is unique in having the brett and some tartness, but those elements are too subdued to really kick this one up a notch.

LambicPentameter, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of mtrain237
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

mtrain237, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

famous_mortimur, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Nightrain87
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Nightrain87, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Jhatwig
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Jhatwig, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of draheim
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a glowing orange w/ lots of microscopic particulates in suspension. A frothy 3-finger off-white head settles slowly, leaving sticky lace.

Aroma is Belgian yeast and pale malt, maybe some bubblegum and a vaguely citrusy, musty spiciness. There's also a slight green apple tartness, probably from the Brett yeast.

Taste is similar to the aroma. Clean pale malt, orange peel, and hops. Has a pretty sharp bitterness. Tastes good for sure but nothing outstanding. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall this is a good beer but a week from now I doubt I'll remember much about it.

draheim, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Rando23
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Rando23, Jul 22, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.