Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by devilishprune:
3.93/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
New Belgium Vrienden 12/20/10
A. Cloudy amber in color with a ring of fine bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S. Smells like beer? Maybe a little flowery and sour. Not getting much alcohol from this one, despite the 9% ABV.
T. Very good, especially for a sour. Caramel in the front with a bit of bread afterwards, followed by a sour middle and a sweet finish. Throughout I get hints of Belgian Phenolics, but they're pretty subdued by other flavors. The aftertaste is what you would expect from a sour beer and also a little grainy. Can't taste the herbs too much, but then again I don't know what they taste like. This is not overpoweringly sour either, just sour enough to make you want to take another sip.
M. Light-medium body and prickly carbonation.
D. Sourness makes it more drinkable, but finishing off more than one bomber would be a problem.
Overall: I would buy this one again. It seems like a good intro for sour beers (since I liked it, and I don't like a lot of other sours).
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2011 22:19:08 | More by devilishprune
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3.05/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Alright, let's see what two years did here...
Pours a bubbly clear copper with a vigorous initial tow fingers of thick, meringue style foam that falls to a solid quilt of the same. Smells pretty simple: some peppercorn, light malts, some hints of brett (sweet, milky and funky) with just a slight floral note. Nice fruity flavor up front lends some lemon and pineapple juice with woody malt and a hint of tartness in the finish. Medium on light syrup with liberal, but quick dissipating carb and an off dry finish. Tasty beer, but nothing special.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 08:25:49 | More by harrymel
Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.