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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

709 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 709
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 34
Gots: 35 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-16-2014 14:51:32 | More by uturn
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-02-2012 03:00:08 | More by TypsiYpsi
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jadedlilmonkey

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-08-2013 10:37:40 | More by jadedlilmonkey
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-01-2013 01:26:25 | More by Jas45678
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-25-2012 06:21:19 | More by MarkyMOD
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IlludiumQ36

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2012 02:43:29 | More by IlludiumQ36
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-03-2013 20:43:00 | More by WOLFGANG
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Davit

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-05-2012 00:54:17 | More by Davit
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daledeee

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 22 oz bomber

Pours dark gold and clear. A head that is fluffy and white with decent lacing

Nose is wild. Brett?

Taste is full bodied and malty. Some strong fruit such as apples and apricot and spice built in. A nice dose of malt.

This is a unique beer that is reasonably priced and readily available.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 01:12:37 | More by daledeee
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-01-2012 03:34:50 | More by KVNBGRY
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-19-2012 03:39:55 | More by swgwilt
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-17-2014 19:51:13 | More by SkinniePost
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kornkid8600

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-18-2012 02:38:41 | More by kornkid8600
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buddha5050

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-29-2013 05:02:06 | More by buddha5050
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deebo

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer served up had a hazy light golden/copper color with a little bit of sticky white head. Belgian fruity esters, some lemon and a fair amount of clean malt is detected in the aroma. The taste is like the aroma. I wouldn't have guessed there was any Brett added. The mouthfeel is very soft with very light carbonation, pretty light mouthfeel with a quick crisp finish. Alcohol is very well hidden and this beer is high on my drinkability scale.
Overall, a really easy to drink beer with subdued spicing, a soft mouthfeel and quick finish. I enjoyed this quite a bit for $3 for 13 oz pour that I got at HH, but don't think it would be a great value for $5-$7 for a 22oz bottle off the shelf.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2012 17:03:16 | More by deebo
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fairly dark orange colour that cannot be seen through. The head is ivory in colour with a creaminess. It stood about two fingers thick, and is slowly receding while leaving a sheet of lacing on the glass.

The smell has some orange and lemon, a bit of flowery aroma and sort of musty earthy notes. I detect something sharper in there, but can't say exactly what it may be. Reminds me of Orval in a way, perhaps it is the yeast? Overall impression is not bad.

The taste is fruity, tangy, reminiscent of a candy I've had(Jolly Ranchers?). A bit tart in the finish. Definitely some lemon, but sweetened. Hops are faint, and the finish has more sugary sweetness than bitterness. I could see this growing on me, but I'm not sold entirely yet.

The mouthfeel is a little bit sticky. Carbonation is medium and feels suited to the drink. The tongue is left a little peppery, if that makes sense. Works well together.

An interesting beer, and a new style for me. It borders on being a fruit beer, as it seems dominated by sweet fruit flavours. Tasty in the end, I wouldn't mind trying out a few other takes on this style.

Thanks to orrshow for sharing the wealth after his father's Vegas trip.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 03:06:02 | More by elricorico
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a plastic hotel cup. Dark piss color – slightly hazy (I do not mean this to be a bad thing, but that is what it reminded me of). Strong carbonation. Sweet up front, aftertaste is like vodka. Do not serve too cold. I remember it being more complex and enjoyable the last time I drank it. I also do not remember it having a vodka aftertaste. Perhaps I should blame the cup. Regardless, it is an interesting brew.

I’ll have another.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 21:44:36 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Brent

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm glad to see a lot of brewers trying their hand at wild ales. New Belgian's is a pretty good effort. Funkyness was fairly resereved, with a substatial malt body. Some yeasty esters, but nothing over the top - a bit of spice, a little fresh hay and hopping bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 20:07:24 | More by Brent
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a plastic tumbler.

This may color the following, but I honestly don't know what makes this a wild ale. Just sayin'. It pours a slightly hazy straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, grass, lemon zest, and a light farmy funk. The taste brings in more of the same, with proportionately more wheat and greens than before. A pinch of cardamom may or may not be in there as well (we'll never know for sure). The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice saison-esque brew, not much wildness going on, but pretty good beyond that.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 18:19:33 | More by TMoney2591
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eclipse54

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 22 ounce bottle picked up at the local co-op. Poured into a tulip glass...

Pours a hazy, vibrant orange color with about a centimeter of foamy, pure-white head. Head deteriorates quickly, but leaves some white strands as lacing on the glass and numerous legs through the surface of the liquid.

Aroma is of orange citrus, tart lemon, faint funk, cardamom, a touch of caramel, clove, and a bit of cinnamon.

It tastes strongly of orange and lemon citrus, with a tart tinge from the brett. The spices are relatively indistinguishable, but do coalesce into an almost chocolate-like finish. It's like biting into a tart orange that has been drizzled in chocolate (by what I hope was a fancy chocolate-drizzling fountain) and rolled in some spices.

Mouthfeel is decent; it's amply carbonated, but finishes rather dry and a touch sticky. Nothing special there.

Overall, a good offering that's refreshing and enjoyable. A nice change of pace from some of the more prevalent styles.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 00:11:15 | More by eclipse54
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onewetpaw

Tennessee

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A- My first impression is Brett. This distinctive smell is definitely there, but not overwhelming. Orange and vague spice and lemon is there as well.

A- Slight haze. Light amber with a scant head.

F- Mild funk, in line with the nose. Orange and light touches of lemon. Some floral flavor and a little bit of interesting spice that makes me think of the smell of a lemon scented geranium.

M- Low to Medium carbonation.Medium body that doesn't feel thick by any means, but seems to coat the tongue nonetheless.

O- A fun beer. I really like the lemon and what I presume is the lemon verbena flavors along with a restrained Brett flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 01:11:41 | More by onewetpaw
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden amber in color with a thin fizzy head. Good lacing left on the glass and the thin head lasts through the entire beer.

S - Slight sourness is the most noticeable aroma with some light fruity aromas as well. As the beer warms a light malt backing becomes more noticeable in the aroma.

T - Somewhat sweet initially with sweet breads being the most noticeable taste. A light, puckering sourness quickly moves in. Fruity tastes become more noticeable as the beer warms, somewhat opposite of what the aroma did. A herbal hoppiness as well.

M/D - On the lighter side and very crisp and well carbonated. Finishes somewhat dry. Very easy drinking, just not the greatest taste.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2009 04:19:31 | More by ckeegan04
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange copper with a thin wispy white head that doesn't stay long. Smells of tangy, fruity malt, with alcohol present and some spicy hop notes. Taste starts with the fruity malt that has kind of an orange zest/peel side to it. I swear I'm getting some cardamon flavors as well. Finish is yeasty, wheat bitter, and plenty dry. Could use a bit more hop spice in the taste. Not as good as I was hoping for, but still a pretty good beer. Feel is plenty bubbly and not too thin.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2004 02:00:06 | More by alexgash
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maxpower

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy deep amber orange color with a small creamy lasting head, light citrus flowery aroma. Wheat flavors kind of reminds me of lemon cough drops. Medium body with a dry finish, not bad very interesting I have not tasted anything quite like it.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2003 13:08:11 | More by maxpower
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ihscout426

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have only recently been turned on to this style of beer, so a I was excited to find the New Belgium interpretation. The first thing that I noticed was the great color in my New Beligum snifter. The head was medium, but the beautiful orange glow of the beer with its haze definitley was inviting. The nose has a lot of orange, but not sweet. The carbonation was very refreshing and the taste matched the smell well.

This beer tastes just as described by New Belgium, which to me means they achieved their goal. It also matches the style well and I will certainly enjoy this one on occasions, but not necessarily in my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2005 15:35:13 | More by ihscout426
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