Lips Of Faith - Sahti - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by kbanks13:
3.55/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Got this in a recent trade, thanks Will!
Poured into a SA perfect pint with a crystal clear honey color and a frothy white head that was neither big nor present for long. Strike one. I was expecting a pour that would look more like a weizen since this style is supposed to be unfiltered, it looks nice enough, but not what I expected based on the description. The smell is subtle, almost too subtle. It has a bit of light fruitiness and spicy yeast but, again, not what I expected. Good, but it is barely detectable. Strike two. The taste is certainly redeeming. Its crisp and light, slightly sweet and a bit tangy. Spicy yeast and earthy flavors are dominant. Tart fruits make their way into the flavor profile with a subtle buttery/biscuit flavor way in the back. Feels very light and almost too carbonated. Though, it isn't supposed to be heavy, so at least the light body is appropriate. This is very easy drinking and a nice subtle beer, but I feel as though it is not the best representation of the style, I'll have to try other Sahtis and find out. I like it, but I don't think I'll be seeking more of this one.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 00:01:40 | More by kbanks13
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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.