Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 173 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by madvermin:
2.33/5 rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Pours exactly the color of warm maple syrup, with good clarity and a fizzy head. Dissipation was very quick, and lace was spotty and average.
Nose is weak, but very clearly has hibiscus at the front end. Floral, perfume scent of the hibiscus is nice, but sharply contrasted by the sour undertones of the beer. I can't say I like it very much. A little bit of vegetable character, like rhubarb, comes out a bit in the middle, but it isn't much. Maybe it's the endive, or maybe I'm imagining things.
Taste starts with a weak sour pucker, a floral/fruity taste of hibiscus combined with the brett, and moves to a funky middle. Funk is sort of melded with more fruit, and it tastes weird. That weirdness carries to the finish, where the palate is left with an odd mix of funk, fruit, sour and general discomfort.
Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, with too much carbonation for how mellow the beer is trying to be. Fortunately, the flavors get masked a bit by the prickliness so I can't hate on the mouthfeel completely. Drinkability is tough to rate; I don't have a particularly tough time taking swigs of this, but I didn't enjoy it at all.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2011 06:16:49 | More by madvermin
More User Reviews:
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.