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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

717 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 34
Gots: 36 | 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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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Very hazy orange color, much like a pale ale mixed with a hefe. Head is very proud on the pour, then fades to a creamy layer rather quickly. Smell is very yeasty, slightly tart with lemon tones. Taste is also very yeasty, with citrus tones that make this beer very light and crisp. Lightly malty and well carbonated, very much like a hefe, all-around. Most likely excellent on a hot summer's day, it is still good on a mid-winter's. This is an edit "Thank You" to babydoc for a beer of which I had never had the style.

03-01-2005 00:13:47 | More by TastyTaste
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NickyG213

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-31-2012 22:35:18 | More by NickyG213
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MikeRMII

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-18-2012 05:11:44 | More by MikeRMII
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-06-2012 12:21:07 | More by AngusOg
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-27-2012 01:56:04 | More by BillyTWilliams
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured out of a brown 22 oz bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass. No discernible bottling or freshness date on the bottle.

Appearance - Body is a translucent golden-orange, with a lot of complexity from the light wafting through, revealing yellow highlights. Head is a fluffy two fingers of microbubbles featuring good retention and solid lacing.

Smell - Musty, but with some hints of malty sweetness and spice as well as the trademark brett characteristic. However, the brett is considerably subdued, so it took a few smells to even pick it up at all.

Taste - Complex mix of flavors with no single dominant profile. Notes of grain and sourdough with bright lemony overtones as well as some yeasty funk, but again that component is faded and in the background.

Mouthfeel - Very drinkable and with carbonation on the high side of moderate. Body is on the light side of medium.

Overall, a beer that's decent, but nothing spectacular. As much as I love saisons, I've had trouble finding a biere de garde that speaks to me in the same way. This one is unique in having the brett and some tartness, but those elements are too subdued to really kick this one up a notch.

06-30-2013 06:01:19 | More by LambicPentameter
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mtrain237

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-08-2012 11:28:04 | More by mtrain237
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-29-2013 23:31:54 | More by famous_mortimur
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Nightrain87

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-26-2012 18:57:40 | More by Nightrain87
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Jhatwig


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-02-2012 03:04:14 | More by Jhatwig
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draheim

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a glowing orange w/ lots of microscopic particulates in suspension. A frothy 3-finger off-white head settles slowly, leaving sticky lace.

Aroma is Belgian yeast and pale malt, maybe some bubblegum and a vaguely citrusy, musty spiciness. There's also a slight green apple tartness, probably from the Brett yeast.

Taste is similar to the aroma. Clean pale malt, orange peel, and hops. Has a pretty sharp bitterness. Tastes good for sure but nothing outstanding. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall this is a good beer but a week from now I doubt I'll remember much about it.

04-05-2012 04:09:59 | More by draheim
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Rando23

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-22-2012 19:22:58 | More by Rando23
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-29-2012 02:37:04 | More by khargro2
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-27-2013 18:49:38 | More by Jame515
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-22-2012 00:35:36 | More by Zach136
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MordorMongo


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-14-2013 16:57:20 | More by MordorMongo
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-06-2012 08:43:45 | More by Kopfschuss
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Saw this beer for half off if you pay w/ cash so I gave this one and La Fleur Messiuer a whirl. I have never had a Biere de Garde and honestly don't much about it. I wasn't going to review it but I figured I would because I'm sure others would like to see an imput on someone who is new to the style, considering this isn't exactly popular

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance-A cloudy body that's like a sunny orange. Head is less then a finger with some big bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Dissipated fairly quickly and left some minimal lacing.

Smell-Almost reminded me of a pale wheat ale. Almost aromaless with some lemon and wheat, but it opened up a little bit. Started to a Saison yeast type aroma along with some subtle spices.

Taste-Very bready and yeasty, especially upfront. I get some citrus and funky tartness in the middle and the finish is pretty sweet, almost feel like I'm getting some caramel.

Mouthfeel-High drinkability. Body is light to medium bodied and carbonation is pretty high.

Overall-This beer is pretty good. It was refreshing cold and a little more complex as it warms. Still tough to review a beer that I've never had before, but I'd say purchase this beer if you can.

10-04-2011 01:15:12 | More by SWMeyer4141
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Wheelinb

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

I am a fan of this style. It has a strong amber color and it left nice lacing on the glass. I have a poor sense of smell but I could smell the citrus in this and that taste comes across very subtly. I had several of these and shared and everyone at the table ended up ordering 1 for themselves.

03-21-2009 13:43:03 | More by Wheelinb
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-01-2012 00:08:53 | More by kjkinsey
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Public87strain

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-14-2012 23:05:40 | More by Public87strain
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rph97

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-07-2013 22:23:13 | More by rph97
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-22-2014 22:48:38 | More by appetiteforparis
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nzerbe

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-03-2013 23:43:20 | More by nzerbe
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-30-2012 15:18:19 | More by wakajawaka76
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
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