Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by dougofthefuture:
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this up on a whim recently. It is pretty cool to see allagash anything in MN.
A. A very clean looking beer. Such a light amber color that it appears watery. I know the style can result in many different hues, but this seems very light.
S. Herbal, slightly musty. Maybe a hint of tartness. I don't really know what an endive is, but the overall aroma is very nice.
T&M. Funk and tartness match the aroma - present but not strong at all. More complementary. It is too bad, because there isn't too much to complement. Malt aspect is that of a standard Belgian pale, with a strong herbal/floral characteristic. I am wishing for more funk and a drier finish.
D. This is a good beer, but not a great one. One thing that can be said is that the alcohol is very well hidden. Again, I wish it was a bit more than subtlety funky though. I think it is pasturized, so age probably wouldn't help. Maybe I am wrong?
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2010 01:35:21 | More by dougofthefuture
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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 272 ratings.