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Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing

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83
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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 19
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wild beer with brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-02-2010)
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jampics2

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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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Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
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