Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle, split with friends on New Years Eve. This was the best beer of the night for me, including some heavy hitters like a KBS vertical and Black Ops and tons of Surly goodies. There's just something about this beer I loved.
The glass looks great. Nice amber color with some mild haze and active carbonation. Some white fluffy head crowns the glass and sticks around for a bit.
The nose is wonderful. Light and fruity with some great apple notes and spices such as hibiscus. Some brett and light sour fruit as well. Really expressive and depth for the professional American Wild Ale drinker, but some balance and pleasant overall profile for the novice. All were present and loved the nose on this one.
The taste is like a cider beer with some nice spices and wild edge. There's notes of grain and a touch of sweetness, then lots of apple and apple skin, hibiscus, and brett. Finally some sour cherry and earthiness ground this and add a sour edge from the lacto funk. A unique and very enjoyable beer - this is a perfect gateway to brett beers.
Mouthfeel was a touch too full-bodied for me, but it was still well carbonated and very drinkable. One of the best of the lips of faith series so far. I'm looking to grab another bottle to cellar. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2011 15:56:30 | More by jampics2
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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.