Lips Of Faith - Sahti - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by eclaycamp:
3.35/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
22 ounce bomber. I’ve seen this several times but never picked one up, until last night. I’m not really sure what to expect out of this beer. The label states it’s a Finnish Rye and that it’s got some hops in it. Little to no head, cloudy appearance, murky carbonation. Color is a nice amber brown, cinnamon. Aroma isn’t as big as I had hoped for – guess those hops aren’t used for aroma. I can pick out the rye and some caramel malt sweetness. Pretty disappointing really. Luckily the beer makes up for it in the taste department, as there’s lots of things going on. The spice of the rye really hits you first, it kind of punches you in the mouth and makes you sit up and take notice. Unfortunately, from there things sort of wash out in the middle, as the mouth is still reeling from the initial hit of rye. However the beer makes a comeback, finishing with floral juniper and citrusy hop bitterness. This is clearly and almost makes up for the lack of complexity in the middle. Mouthfeel is sufficiently slick though never oily, with medium carbonation. It’s somewhat watery – I find myself wanting the body of the beer to be a little bit heartier. There’s a little bit of a hint of alcohol esters in the middle of the beer but nothing outlandish – and I’m relatively sensitive to those so you may not even notice. Overall this is an interesting though slightly disappointing beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2011 16:43:33 | More by eclaycamp
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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 191 ratings.