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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

723 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 34
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of TheWhiskerReview
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brew pours a bright orange with a dense 2-finger off white head and leads with a nose dominant with bright and florally citrus- orange and lemon verbena- with other tones of spice and bready malt. The palate's frothy delivery of dry, toasted biscuit malt and mild bitterness gets uplifted a little by the citrussy freshness and bit of Brett, but it succumbs on the finish to just a faint touch of that acid reflux-like twang that completely ruined the Clutch for me. At least a yeasty black pepper tone saves the finish a touch.

Overall, I can't really hate a lot on this brew, but it is rather unmemorable. I feel like farmhouse brews can be some of the most interesting and complexly flavored beers out there, and this one is supremely ho-hum.

TheWhiskerReview, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

ucsbmullet, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

curious brew here. very different. pours a surprisingly clear, or should i say not too hazy orange golden color with a nice but quickly fading head bone white. smells more malty than it is, with some citrus notes. flavor is very orangey, not just the bitter peel, but the sweet acidic fruit itself. mild nuanced brett quality in the finish, but no overpowering sour here. its like a candy that isnt really sweet. mouthfeel is nice too, very lively with a lighter body. very drinkable and reasonably priced at 6 bucks a bomber. another nice new belgium brew

StonedTrippin, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kiki3drt292, Jan 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

MarshallMan, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

buckyp, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

stevefinny, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Stoffel, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Kirch
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glass: New Belgium Globe
Aging Notes: One year at ~60F in the dark
Bang for the Buck (oz*%/$): 22*6.2/10 = 13.64

A: Orange, white lacey head, slightly cloudy from yeast

S: Horse-y farmhouse Brett with hints of orange

T: Brett dominates (horse-stable hay, a little dung almost), notes of orange

M: Silky, coating, lingering, pleasant

O: Worth drinking, a little one-dimensional with the brett.

Kirch, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of chugalug06
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very clear! Awesome looking brew. Little to no head. Small white wafer rides on the edge, with a small cracker in the middle.

S - Big brett notes. Very farmhouse-y. Lots of hay and horses.

T - there's not much more then brett flavors. Very enjoyable, but brett-y. Too much farm yard. Yeast ate this beers lunch. Much like a saison...

M - Overly carbonated. Very dry and bubbly.

O - Elegant hippie brew. Farm-y. Time did this brew well. Recommended.

chugalug06, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Jcohen357, Dec 24, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

savagepm, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jak, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ROGUE16, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

PlinytheFarter, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

twelveinches, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

csiewert, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

tbeq00, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JAHMUR, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Lane1
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't remember enjoying this beer the first time I tried it, and the only reason I got it again was because I love the Lips of Faith bottles and I'm collecting my favorite sets.

Overall I was very surprised...wasn't expecting much, but I was very happy with the end result. Mild funk on the nose. The taste and mouthfeel were very dry. That Brett really developed this beer into something. My friends and I enjoyed it.

Cheers

Lane1, Nov 24, 2011
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 723 ratings.