Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
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740 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 35
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
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 tdm168
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at World of Beer at North Hills 2/16/12.

Pours a dark brownish orange with a soft white head that has good retention. The nose offers little but some faint toasty malt. The flavor is toasty up front followed by some peppery spice and has a yeasty, faint baked apple-like finish. The mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied though a little dry.

This is a little underwhelming overall. The flavor is enjoyable but not overly impressive. I probably won't have this again.

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured about a 1 finger head in my pint glass. Off white in color. Body is barely hazy and golden wheat in color. Some moderate lacing.

S - It's definitely a malty background. Some biscuit and an every faint hint of sour and funk - like grapefruit rind.

T - Not too complex. Malty and some faint sour again. Weak hops on the back the provide a nice little bitterness. Just the slightest funk.

M - Fairly light, but it matches the body and is really pretty good. Maybe the best quality of this beer. Nothing crazy on the carbonation either.

O - Pretty good. One of those beers that would go nicely with all 4 seasons. Simple but well balanced and easy to drink.

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a plastic hotel cup. Dark piss color – slightly hazy (I do not mean this to be a bad thing, but that is what it reminded me of). Strong carbonation. Sweet up front, aftertaste is like vodka. Do not serve too cold. I remember it being more complex and enjoyable the last time I drank it. I also do not remember it having a vodka aftertaste. Perhaps I should blame the cup. Regardless, it is an interesting brew.

I’ll have another.

Photo of hoserking
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of blincoln
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of JustinQ
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of hippityhophead24
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of larryi86
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Skunkdrool
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into FW tulip

A: Slightly foggy, golden-orange, light head, slight lacing

S: Some spice, cinnamon, cumin, jasmine?, some funk

T: Very light spice, faint apple, really not getting much tart from the described Brett, almost creamy finish, cardamom, falls off the palate at the end

M: Light bittering, good carbonation, decent oil

O: Drinkable, but not very exciting for the overall makeup, dont think I will re-visit.

A bit disappointed compared to some of the other Lips of Faith offerings.

Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jfstilling
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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

Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MarshallMan
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
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