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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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743 Ratings

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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 40
Gots: 38 | 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:
Beer added by: mattmaples on 07-20-2009

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Photo of bennetj17
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep orange color, 1/2 inch head with decent retention. Very cloudy. The smell is fairly tart, with spicy orange, lemon, and acetaldehyde notes. The taste is mildly tart, with some sweetness. Again, lemon, orange, sour apple flavors are present, with a hint of spice and belgian yeast. The sour apple flavor tends to dominate. Not overly puckering, and it has enough sweetness to balance things out. The mouthfeel is nice, with a medium body, nice coating ability, and excellent carbonation. Drinkablity rates well as it is a nice mild weather brew. A bit wheaty, but not too light on flavor, definitely worth a try...

Photo of daledeee
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 22 oz bomber

Pours dark gold and clear. A head that is fluffy and white with decent lacing

Nose is wild. Brett?

Taste is full bodied and malty. Some strong fruit such as apples and apricot and spice built in. A nice dose of malt.

This is a unique beer that is reasonably priced and readily available.

Photo of fmccormi
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from 22oz pry-off bottle to a 25cl Duvel Single tulip; bottling date unknown, but I believe this is the 2011 vintage. Curious to see how it’s held up.

Appearance (3.5): Whoa. You can tell this is one funky bastard right from the get-go. The pour quickly yields three fingers of pale tan-colored head that crackles loudly before dying down with big, fat bubbles. The body is a beautiful burnt orange color—I think it’d be “burnt sienna” from the Crayola palette, or the orange of Tennessee. Regardless, pretty. The body has a chill hazy, but no more (from the first pour, anyway). Minimal retention or lace.

Smell (4.5): Lots of nice, dank and musty tones along with a sharp stone fruit scent, like dried apricots and syrupy peach juice. YUMMO. Opens up a bit to reveal some grains of paradise and coriander in the nose. Awesome smell, really.

Taste (3.5): Some of the fruitiness in the nose transfers to the palate, but not as much for the spice. The funk is surprisingly tame, just kind of a dank, musty backdrop for the mildly caramel-dominated malt body and stone fruit (again, peach and apricot) character. Mid-palate, there is an interesting but not unpleasant mix of brett phenols and something like buckwheat honey. Hmm. The spice character is there, in the same vein as the nose (coriander, grains of paradise) but not as sharply as in the nose. The yeast character is surprisingly tame—this is definitely not as funky as the appearance and smell would have led me to believe. Still, there’s enough funky esters and phenols from the yeast to play off of that sweet fruity flavor.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Medium-bodied with light and fluffy carbonation, and the body finishes dry enough but isn’t really dry or viscous much in either direction. Middle of the road. And it does not have nearly as challenging a feel as I would have expected for something with brett. All in all though, it’s pleasant.

Overall (3.5): In the end, this is a pretty tame and easy-going beer: not super bretty, not super spicy, not super sweet, not super anything. It’s a shame that this was pasteurized before packaging, because I think brett conditioning would have done very nice things with the malt body and everything else in this beer. Next time it comes out, I’d really like to try it fresh.

Photo of deebo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer served up had a hazy light golden/copper color with a little bit of sticky white head. Belgian fruity esters, some lemon and a fair amount of clean malt is detected in the aroma. The taste is like the aroma. I wouldn't have guessed there was any Brett added. The mouthfeel is very soft with very light carbonation, pretty light mouthfeel with a quick crisp finish. Alcohol is very well hidden and this beer is high on my drinkability scale.
Overall, a really easy to drink beer with subdued spicing, a soft mouthfeel and quick finish. I enjoyed this quite a bit for $3 for 13 oz pour that I got at HH, but don't think it would be a great value for $5-$7 for a 22oz bottle off the shelf.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Photo of Jettanbass9
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After fighting, several times, with fedex to get some packages of beer sent home from PHX, AZ., I was able to land a bottle of this.

A - clover honey orange, crystal clear with a light, frothy lacing of head. beautiful looking brew.

S - Unmistakeable earthy/medicinal note of Brett Brux, mixed with light notes of toast and caramel along with a light floral note.

T - Honey like sweetness is followed by a complex earthy/medicinal note. toast and caramel linger in and out and a slight bitter floral flavor lingers. A bit one dimensional and would be far more satisfying during the summer months.

M - dull carbonation, almost to the point of being creamy. slight astringent bitter floral note at the end is a bit unexpected but pleasing.

D - The brett is tame in this one as is the carbonation.... would i like a little more of both? yea but it sure is a damn easy going brew. Complex enough to make you think, basic enough to not make you think too hard. I find a very happy medium with this brew... don't expect Orval, do expect a very mild version.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of southeastmat
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Gorgeous hazy orange. Great foamy head on the pour - about an inch or more. Amazing lacing.

S: Warm clove notes. That horsey Brett aroma is there but it's faint to start and gets stronger as you drink. Nice bready finish.

T: Honestly, with the smell I expected a huge bready/yeasty bomb. But, not so much. This is a subtle Brett it's not going to hit you over the head with that flavor. Drinkable.

M: It's heavy to me. Which is surprising because it's so drinkable. This brew dries quickly on your palate - surprisingly quick.

O: A tough one for me. Great example of the style. But, I think if I aged it more that familiar horse blanket/barn yard aroma would come out even more. And, that Brett yeast would do even more. I'm going to buy another and cellar it, then maybe revisit this review.

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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.