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Lips Of Faith - Belgian Style Blond Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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82
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-26-2010)
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Reviews by drizzam:
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drizzam

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured from the brown bomber into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip. The body of the brew was a clear golden yellow in color and it was topped by a ridiculous four finger white fluffy head. Excellent head retention and very nice lacing. I noticed that the carbonation seems through the roof with this beer...a heavy curtain of bubbles rising quickly to the top of the body of the brew.

S - Belgian yeast with strong citric notes...mainly lemons and some orange rind. A slight pepper aroma as well. Smells like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale should.

T & M - My first impression is that the peppery spiciness comes through a lot more than you would expect for the style, certainly more than the aroma let on. Nicely balanced with that citric lemon that I smelled earlier. As I drink it the pepper seems to tone itself down, though I may just have gotten used to it from drinking it. Toward the end some grassy hops appear, but they are just there to add a bit of complexity. Medium bodied with that same heavy carbonation I noticed earlier providing a little tongue tickle. The alcohol is very well hidden.

D - Overall, I nice little Belgian Strong Pale Ale. There are better out there but this is a solid brew from New Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 21:53:26 | More by drizzam
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"While light in color, body and texture, this blond isn't timid, Belgian yeast gets it on with Saaz and Styrian Golding hops for appreciated complexity and crisp finish." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Golden/Blonde Ale.

Poured into a New Belgium Globe snifter. Served north of 48º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a pale golden white head of a creamy froth consistency over a moderately hazy golden amber body. Carbonation is light, varied and sparse. Lacing is light and spotty, retention is very good. 4

(Smell) Strong tart cider notes including pear, apple and mango with lesser citrus fruits, tangerine and orange. Cracker and light wheat malt makes the bulk of the malt build and provide a modest body. The hop aromas are effectively faded to nonexistent. There is a fairly tart tone throughout the aroma. It is unclear if this was the original intent for this beer considering its age, but it has transformed well despite time. Medium-high potency. 3.75

(Taste) Up front, lots of pear fruit juice and cracker malt to build a light but flavorful body, finishing on a dry wheat malt and orange peel note with a dash of bold alcohol. The tartness is much further subdued in the flavor than the aroma perceives. Overall, it has held together nicely but many of the flavors have started fading out or turning south of their prime. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, mildly oily and lightly tart. Carbonation adds a wave of crispness and fizz to the texture for a bright, vivacious mouthfeel. Body is medium/heavy for the style. Alcohol presence is medium/bold. Balance is equally sweet vs tart over bitter. As the subtleties have started to fade away a lot of the sharper off-tones have begun to settle in. 3.5

(Overall) Belgian Style Blond is another beer that is beyond it's prime in 2014, but buying a responsibly aged bottle shouldn't be out of the question, as this could have done far worse. I could see New Belgium brewing this again in the future, hopefully in smaller bottle formats. 3.5

New Belgium Brewing's
Lips Of Faith Belgian Style Blond Ale
3.46/5.00

Serving type: bottle

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Served chilled in a tulip.

Poured a light, translucent golden amber that was fully filtered, no sediment. Produced a bubbly consistent lace that left a mere thin layer. Smells are of slight hop, malts, fresh pears, grapes, yeast. They are not very robust and the taste matches the aromas. They are quite light. The mouthfeel is refreshing and it leaves a slight bitter bite that fleets quickly. A decent brew. The 8.5% abv is not terribly suprising as there is a slight booziness to it. Glad I tried it.

Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 02:46:18 | More by rmcnealy
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Lips Of Faith - Belgian Style Blond Ale from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.