Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing
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3/5 rDev -18%
12oz. bottle thanks to jhammerly
Pours a hazy light amber with a creamy white head that maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.
Aroma is yeasty with a fruity aroma that smells slightly like fermenting apples.
Taste is malty and yeasty upfront followed by the fruity fermenting apple taste.
Light body, plenty of carbonation.
Goes down easy enough, but just a fairly average brew.
06-13-2006 00:45:47 | More by MaltyGoodness
3/5 rDev -18%
How can one be objective about a "wild ale" when one hasn't had many examples, or when they are all so different? I decided to give this one an average score of 3.0 and let the prose tell the story.
Since New Belgium products rolled into North Carolina a few months back, we've been inundated with Fat Tire, 1554, and Mothership Wit. Oh, and the Skinny Dip is selling like crazy as well. I was surprised to see this bomber on a shelf at the small wine shop in downtown Black Mountain. I though to myself: "Now here's a chance to see what New Belgium can do with something a little more risky. I must pick this up along with my cherished Pisgah items." I held onto this ale for a couple of weeks and decided to open it this evening.
It pours a golden orange, with a quick-dying fizzy head of white foam. The aroma isn't what I expected; there's a bit of sourness, but I certainly expected something a tad more potent. I feel the same regarding the flavor. There's a nice, sweet-tasting front, and you certainly sense that a decent sourness is forthcoming, but it never materializes. This was good news to my sampling partner, as she hates sour ales, but I was a little disappointed. The finish is balanced nicely with some hop bitterness and lingering nuttiness. The mouthfeel/texture is fine, and its mild flavor makes it quite drinkable.
08-26-2009 02:01:49 | More by CWiggins
3/5 rDev -18%
Really just killing time with this stuff until I can get down to the liquor store to buy Anchor Steam's 2004 incarnation of their seasonal beer.
Beer pours a hazy apricot color, bright and bubbly with a better-than-average endurance for its white head.
Aroma of light hops and malt, some fruitiness as well. Some hints of Belgian candi sugar in there, too, reminiscent of a Chimay. Nice.
Taste falls a little flat. I'm not sure what I'm getting here - malt, hops, sugars, what? It all blends into an indecipherable mass. Not unpleasant, just unremarkable.
Thin mouthfeel and cloying aftertaste do little to improve matters. Not horrible, but nothing to write home about either.
12-21-2004 20:49:23 | More by Hunter
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.