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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

708 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 34
Gots: 34 | 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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-22-2012 23:42:00 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 23:40:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-16-2014 14:35:12 | More by djrn2
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a frothy head; does a fairly good job in the lacing department; retains nicely, too

Smell: Shortbread, coriander, vanilla, mango and a hint of lemon

Taste: Vanilla shortbread, up front, with a developing mango, lemon and coriander flavor; after the swallow, the sweeter flavors dominate though yeasty, herbal undertones linger

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: At first, I was on the fence with this beer as I thought it was too sweet without enough Brett and herbal complexity; the more I tasted it, however, I started to come around and I am enjoying the range of flavors even though I would still prefer it to be less sweet

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 02:14:02 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had a nice lineup of new belgium at the sour tasting a few weeks back. all were quite impressive. split between three of us into snifters.

the pour is a wonderful golden color that has a very lively presence throwing up tons of carbonation and a huge head that seemed to reach a height of three inches or more and dropped tons of lacing all down the sides. the aroma was a mix of everything, light citrusy hops that intermingled with a fine little sour apple funk and a quick hit of light spice that popped on the tongue, really very complex and nicely put together. warming seems to just bring out more and more of the funk as apples, pears, an nice yeasty flavors mix in and give it a very tart dryness but never push it too far in any direction. i have no clue where the abv is on this one, i drank it like it was 5 percent as that how it faired, wow incredibly well hidden,

overall i was amazed by how well put together this one was. really just a great, well balanced beer that would be a good starting point for someone looking to get into sours.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 00:45:28 | More by mikesgroove
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-28-2011 23:09:22 | More by nmann08
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear deep golden color ale with a large foamy head that disappeared way too quickly without any lacing. Aroma of spices with bland malt base and light dry Brett notes. Taste is also dominated by light spice mix with notes of bland Belgian style malt with a very faint funky aftertaste. Body is a bit light for style with average carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very disappointing from a brewery who usual produce better offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 03:49:42 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its one of those beers; either you love the eathyness or you hate it. Pours a dirty copper or orange brown. Smells of organic malting. Deep, rich, sour and yeasty. On the side of salty. Tastes of sour malt, American hops that give a bitter and metalic flavor. Body reveals organic flavors on the side of fresh water clams or oysters; similar in flavor to Orval trapist, but not as melded or complex. Finishes earthy and lingering although a medium flavor persists. Remains metalic and a bit buttery (actually helps). All in all, not a goood experience for me--too earthy.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2005 05:51:57 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A sort of orange/copper color, about one finger of white foam that recedes fairily quickly.

S: Spice, yeast, not really any sort of funk that I was expecting from the Brett.

T: Rather bland, especially for what I was expecting. Mild spice and yeast flavors, otherwise bready. Again, where's the brett?

M: Medium body, not much carbonation.

D: This beer is definitely not a wild ale, or not a very good one, anyway. There is almost no brett character and no sourness.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 06:50:00 | More by womencantsail
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a delicately hazed, light amber body with a frothy, medium-large, white head. Meager, spotty lace on the way down.

Smell: Sweet, breadiness in the nose smelling of loaf bread lightly dipped in golden syrup. The lemon verbana brings a notable citrusy waft and underlying garden weed herbaceousness to the mix. Subdued, easy-going Brett notes all around.

Taste: Sweet, lightly bready barley rounded out with a small hint of wheat and faintly nutty oats. Medium sweetness. The added lemon verbana certainly adds a fruity, citrusy aspect to the beer, but it also gives a little sting to the tongue reminiscent of consuming ginger. Splash of sweet apple juice as well. Only rather mild Brett flavors coming through at this point with restrained touches of just-made cobwebs crafted by talking farmhouse spiders, squeaky clean saddlebags, and farm-fresh butyric acid. Semi-dry, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Fairly soft mouthfeel.

Drinkability: With its somewhat subtler Brettanomyces character it reminds me of Ommegang's Biere de Mars release, save for the lemon verbana, natch. I'd say I would pair it with some fine cheeses, but I'd say that regarding just about anything, no, instead let's pair it with a fresh field green salad with heirloom tomatoes, sweet onions, and a bright, refreshing lemon vinaigrette. Yes, that'll do nicely.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2009 22:03:05 | More by ChainGangGuy
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-01-2012 00:08:53 | More by kjkinsey
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-29-2013 13:13:41 | More by jaydoc
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-15-2012 02:41:56 | More by Texasfan549
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oberon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not a style I would normally go out of my way to get,I havent had any in this category for awhile though so I grabbed it.Poured into a large tulip glass a lightly hazed burnt orange color with a nice fluffy head atop,minimal lace was left behind as it settled slowly.Light funk and leather is what I picked up most in the nose,after it warmed that lemon verbena came through slightly.Flavors are alot like the nose but more complex,light leather and lighter funk mixed with citric/lemon and candied pears,a hint of vanilla came through as well.Its not bad and not heavy on the funk (wich is good for me),but lacks a real punch to it in my mind.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 22:50:49 | More by oberon
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with excellent retention on a murky golden with orange hues body.

S: floral hops, corriander, pine apple and banana citrus, some mild musty yeasts.

T: breads, yeasts, herbal hops and spices, mild citrus sweetness mostly from banana with a mild wood and peppercorn zest.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. nice degree of dryness.

Overall: this one is complex but at the same time a little bland. The flavors are many but they all kind of run together. Drinkable with nothing off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 00:42:12 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a bright yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The retention was decent but the lacing was minimal. The smell of the beer gives off so light sour notes as well as some fresh lemon and grains. The taste of the beer is sweet upfront with a subtle sourness in the finish with some additional citrus flavors. The mouthfeel is light bodied, highly carbonated and dry. Overall it's not a bad beer at all, was glad I tried it. Not something I need to seek out again though.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 22:50:22 | More by Knapp85
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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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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-27-2011 21:21:17 | More by JAHMUR
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zeff80

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a semi-opaque, copper and orange color with a foamy, off-white, two-finger head. It left sticky rings of lace.

S - It smelled very fruity and yeasty. It had some nice caramel notes, too.

T - It tasted fruity (sweet fruits) and spicy. It has a nice strong yeast flavor.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is delicious. I'm glad this beer was brought back.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2009 01:27:48 | More by zeff80
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-06-2013 21:51:00 | More by largadeer
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's cloudy orange body and fluffy bright white head actually do a very good job of telling you what the beer tastes like... it's kind of airy in the mouthfeel; has a bit of orange flavor to it; and it's kind of dry and powdery which is a little like the look of its yeasty body might suggest.

The nose is dryish with some coriander, wheatish malt, and a light hint of yeasty fruitiness; and it's pillowy-soft in the mouth with a very-fine bubbled, median carbonation that leaves a delicate caress on the tongue as it passes smoothly away. The flavor is dry with coriander and lightly sweet with wheat-accented malt; a touch citrusy and just slightly acidic; yeasty but not overly so; and backed by a sublime bitterness that helps to dry the finish in concert with its lingering spiciness. It works well at almost any time of year, but is particularly nice as a summer and fall beer; and it pairs well with some of the lesser-spiced Thai foods, mushroom-stuffed chicken breast in cream sauce, grilled pork chops, and baked apples.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2005 01:16:08 | More by NeroFiddled
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-17-2013 22:39:11 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nickfl

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of dense, white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace.

S - A smooth, malty note of pear, pineapple, and tart funk.

T - Smooth, tart wheat malt up front. Some light, stone fruit flavors in the middle and a finish of lemons, vanilla, black pepper and lingering tart cherries.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - The aroma is more powerful than the flavor but both are quite interesting. A nice balance of spice, fruit, and rich malt.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 00:47:10 | More by nickfl
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, bright orange color, as in a ripe apricot. Head is initially thick, fluffy, pure white. Aroma is fresh and fruity, citrus large and in charge. Soon, a supreme hoppiness sets in and makes itself quite welcome in the nose and on the palate.
Thrilling and tasty bitterness on the mouth, with a deliciously citric (orange, mostly) finish. Very yeasty, and quite well-balanced. Body is medium, hops are out front, but the brew is altoghether a rounded one. This is a very special ale, and when all the parts come together, I'm left wondering...am I drinking some kind of liquefied orange bread?
Quite a nice accomplishment from a brewery of well-deserved fame. Both jeffboo and marc77 provided me with samples, and I thank them in stereo!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2003 18:40:22 | More by feloniousmonk
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is yellow and hazy with a thin white broken head that leave a little lacing on the glass.

Aroma is spicy, smells a little like ginger and tea.

Beer is medium bodied, has a little alcohol on the front, the rest is oddly dry and spice. Drinkability is fine, mouthfeel is OK, its a good beer. Spicy tea, in beer form.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 04:18:50 | More by drabmuh
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