Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.73/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Big props to russwbeck for sharing this, thanks Russ!
A - Pours a deep, golden amber color. It's pretty cloudy, but not with any noticeable chunks of sediment. A modest pour yields about 1.5-fingers of head that has pretty good retention, lasting well into the glass. Lacing is almost non-existent.
S - Relatively light and floral, surprisingly. Not sure what habiscus smells like, but I will trust the bottle and believe there's a good presence here. I'm getting some dandelion, and it really reminds me of Victory Prima Pils at first for some reason. Maybe the floral hops here. Some slight vinegar, but not overly sour in the least.
T - As far as sours go, this one is much more mild than I would've expected. Given the description of Brett and Lacto, I was expecting a quite sour beer here. Rather, its relatively floral and hoppy up front, and the sourness, however faint, comes next. If you are looking for mouth-puckering sour, look elsewhere, as this only gives a relatively mild vinegar, lemon, tart cherry sour.
M - Mouthfeel is relatively light-bodied with good carbonation. Not incredibly sour, but pretty tart. Pretty good lasting impression, but again, don't come in expecting an amazingly sour beer.
D - Drinkability is relatively high. If I were rating to style, I feel this is a fairly weak Wild, but in terms of ease of drinking and flavors, its quite pleasant and refreshing. I can't shake the impression that this is Prima Pils with a tart component.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2011 00:20:27 | More by nhindian
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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
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