Lips Of Faith - Sahti - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Bfarr:
3.93/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Clear, orange amber with thinfaomy head with okay retention and good lacing. Mostly amber ale aroma with hint of spice. Average amber ale taste up front and then your hit with pepper and light citrus zest with a juniper berry and caramel lingering on the palate. An herbal (guarana?) quality shows in the retro-olfactory. Similar to a craft cola in taste, in a good way, it does also have a syrupy stickiness with moderate to low carbonation.
The sticky sweetness seems to have thrown a lot of people but judging by the style, it seems unavoidable. It is actually not that pronounced. This is a very approachable beer and, like a lot of NB beers the flavors are not bold but they are well done and in this case I think the subtlety works very well. It has a nice juniper flavor, in fact it's better than Rogue's Juniper pale ale aged in gin barrels! This is the first in the Lips of Faith series that actually impressed me.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2010 00:26:46 | More by Bfarr
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3.5/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served from bottle into a New Belgium globe. Poured red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, BIG wheat, BIG grain, spice, and big sweetness. The flavor was of sweet malt, spices, grain, subtle tea, sugar, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. With this being my first brew from the style I can honestly say that I don’t have a refined palate for this style, however, I was not a massive fan of it. The aroma was very sharp when it came to sweetness/maltiness. The flavor was a little bit better with a bit more balance. That was a very welcomed change as based on the aroma, I was rather concerned once I smelled it. Glad I got the chance to try this one though, but don’t think I will go out of my way to do so again.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2012 11:44:22 | More by thagr81us
Lips Of Faith - Sahti from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.