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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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83
good

694 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%


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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bditty187

Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tawny-tan-honey hue, hazy with loads of sediment fluttering downward. The head was slightly off-white, moderate size it reached a half finger in height before it faded rather quickly. The subsequent lacing was fair at best. The nose seems a speck too hushed; slight “horse blanket” aroma topples the yeastiness, sweet like honey, lemon zest, some bubblegum, and vague tartness. The bouquet is inviting. Sweetish first sip but not overbearing, bubblegum follows, the wheat is noticeable, as is the yeast, slightly citrus conclusion. The palate is distinctly “Belgian” but it is on the simplistic-side, a Belgian with training wheels if you will. Dry finish. Medium body; slightly light mouthfeel without being thin. Very drinkable, it is quite tasty. Worth trying even thought this is not one of NB’s best beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2003 13:48:21 | More by bditty187
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nathi

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excelent beer, not as spicy and complex as most of the belgian ales of this type, but pretty good, expecialy for the price, compared to a lot of American takes. Real interesting floral and citrusy spic character when young that kinda blends in as it ages. I would love to see a bolder yeast character for the style, but for what it is, it is just excellent. Just a good, refreshing, and complex beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2002 18:53:58 | More by nathi
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marc77

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2002 23:00:13 | More by marc77
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mattmaples

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is good beer but it didn't really knock my socks off. To style I think it needed to be a little stronger and a little more malty. It had a yeast smell and taste that I didn’t really find agreeable. I don't know how to describe it but the only other time I encountered it was in a homebrew I did with a yeast named Nottingham (I forget the brand name) anyway I didn’t knock points off just because I’m sure it was suppose to be there, it’s just one that I didn’t like.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2002 16:17:46 | More by mattmaples
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BKotch

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the more interesting new beers of 2001, and one of the best from a brewery that puts out some great products (and I'm not talking about Fat Tire). Very much like a Saison, or a biere de garde, with a hint of lemon verbena in the nose and palate. Nice orangey-gold color with a full white head. Fruity, full body. Very, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2002 17:40:33 | More by BKotch
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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.