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Lips Of Faith - Imperial Berliner Style Weisse - New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - Imperial Berliner Style WeisseLips Of Faith - Imperial Berliner Style Weisse

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  7.00% 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 07-14-2010)
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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 69 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rye726:
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rye726

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

650ml bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temp. I belive this was around $7 from the local store. Great to see another brewery making a Berliner Weiss! Pours golden with a white head. Notes of sweet fruits and tart lacto. Needs more sour! Clean body, driinks well.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 00:01:49 | More by rye726
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Golden-straw out of the bottle, this beer pours a small and quickly dissipating white head. Honey and wheat aromas blend over a base of lactic and tart aromas including a touch of Brettanomyces-like funk. Age has mellowed out the tartness to find subtle sweetness more prominent then would be expected in the style. Lemon notes join in the base of wheat to provide a thirst-quencher that packs quite punch at 7% ABV. Highly carbonated, Imperial Berliner Weiss is medium-light in body. An interesting take on a lesser known style that is just so damn tasty!

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1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an Odell pilsner glass in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are very low given its current ratings.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a quarter finger beige colour head of fair cream and thickness, and decent retention. Body colour is a very pale yellow-colour. Transparent and translucent. No yeast particles. No bubble show.

Sm: Tart lemon, clear clean pale malts, some funky sugary character. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Nicely tart and lemony citrusy. Some wheat. A bit funky. Well balanced all around for the style, with some nice non-syrupy lemon notes. Well balanced. Enjoyable, with a bit more alcohol than most beers in the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit overcarbonated and too thick. Doesn't complement the flavour that well.

Dr: Drinkable but somewhat underwhelming. Most beers in the style are more drinkable, but I do like it. It could be a bit more traditional and benefit from it, but it's not bad.

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T - Starts off with strong funk and tartness with some sweet tart light fruit, some hay, and some wheat. Through the middle, more acidic flavors come in with some more green apple and a bit of horse blanket. The finish is a mix of barnyard flavors with some strong funk and tartness lingering.

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Lips Of Faith - Imperial Berliner Style Weisse from New Belgium Brewing
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