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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 728
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jfstilling, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of eclipse54
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.

eclipse54, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is citrusy with some spices and a slight sour/funky aroma. Taste is pretty much the same with some grain/malt flavors too. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice fruit and funk aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Risser09
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$7.19 in Maryland.
22oz bottle poured into a white wine glass · fridge temp · 2012

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a 2" tall light yellow head. Great retention and lots of lacing. Nice and pretty.

Smell: Lemon, brettanomyces, spring flowers, and hops. A very fresh aroma.

Taste: Rustic and bright; I taste spice, vegetation, flowers, with the underlying malt flavors too. For only 22 IBUs there is a lot of hop flavor that shines in this beer. A great flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light and airy, with enough flavor to make the beer drinkable. Slick and easy to drink without any noticeable alcohol.

Overall: This is a great way to present a quenching beer for the warmer months. Every other summer style has been overplayed without noticing this underplayed style. Good job New Belgium.

Risser09, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Viciousknishs
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a hazy orange with a finger of off white head. Ok retention with some lacing.

S- some bitter orange peel and herbal qualities on the front end. Finishes with an earthy funky Brett character with subtle notes of must and wet hay.

T- light sweet malt flavor on the beginning. Herbal qualities and slight bitter orange in the middle. Subtle earthy Brett funk on the finish with a big musty wet hay and barnyard.

MF- slick mouthfeel with a medium body and average carbonation.

D- ok drinkability.

Overall a decent brew. The Brett seems a bit disjointed from the rest of the beer and makes it a bit one dimensional.

Viciousknishs, Jan 27, 2012
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
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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
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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
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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
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
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