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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 16
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

High C+

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold with a chill haze and tons of fine carbonation that lift a modest, creamy white head which quickly drops to a quarter of an inch before lingering.

The aroma is reminiscent of straw and lemon grass. The sourness is present, including some sour milk and some banana.

Lemon drops and sweeter than expected with a clean tartness. The finish includes a bitter touch along with apple juice that lingers.

A light body with slick texture, fine, prickly carbonation and light alcohol.

Less refreshing than I had hoped for. The tartness was a little biting. Not my favorite of the style, but still enjoyable after a long day.

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A - Pours a clear golden color with a thin layer of white head. The head fades away very quickly leaving behind just a touch of lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of lots of funk and acidity. There is some horse blanket, tart light fruit, wheat, and a bit of banana.

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.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with an acidic, tart, and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Interesting take on the Berliner Weiss style with a bit more body and alcohol. The acidity keeps up and the overall beer has a decent balance to it.

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Lips Of Faith - Imperial Berliner Style Weisse from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.