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Lips Of Faith - Sahti - New Belgium Brewing

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Sahti |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 09-22-2010)
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +20.2%

Was excited when I found this. Really interested in the ancient beer styles lately. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy orange amber, with 2 fingers width of thick foamy off white head, that leaves a cap on top and no lacing on the glass.

S- Bready, lots of sweet malt. Slightly fruity. Not getting any hops on the nose.

T- Sweet caramel, kind of nutty. Sweet breads. Taste is crisp. Very malty. The thick breadiness is enjoyable.

M- Very thick. This beer coats the mouth. The flavor lingers a while, and there is a warming feeling from the alcohol content.

O- Another solid offering from the Lips of Faith series. Would recommend picking one up if you find it.

04-12-2012 22:50:15 | More by rfbenavi80
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rawfish

California

3.43/5  rDev +0.6%

Pours a light clear copper, lots of floaties in the bottle which I was careful to avoid. Smooth pour nets a soft white one finger head with decent retention. The head folds in on itself leaving small wisps of tight lace on the glass.

Toasted and doughy with a bit rye character and white grape. No hop character to speak of, much like a mild amber or a vienna lager.

Mild grains, cookie dough, raw cocoa and peppery rye on the forefront that welcomes in a slight earthy hops that quickly moves to an acidic white grape and dulled lemon cream finish as it attempts to dry.

Mouth coating is a little unpleasant here as it feels thick and keeps the acidity on the tongue for some time. Other than that average body and carbonation with well hidden alcohol.

An interesting style but not one to revisit. Mundane cross between an amber ale and a dark lager with some fruit notes thrown in. More rye or juniper flavors would have done alot for this beer. Drinkable, hides it's alcohol well and reasonably priced yet middle of the road offering

03-29-2012 02:31:53 | More by rawfish
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EmilySanders


4.5/5  rDev +32%

03-09-2012 18:28:29 | More by EmilySanders
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cdugan

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12%

02-16-2012 18:14:05 | More by cdugan
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Fitzmke

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

02-10-2012 08:14:51 | More by Fitzmke
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -12%

02-09-2012 03:32:46 | More by hippityhophead24
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MisterKilderkin

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-02-2012 22:58:49 | More by MisterKilderkin
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +17.3%

Poured from brown 22oz brown bomber glass to Perfect Pint glass. My man Rory hooked this beer up - thanks man!

A - The beer pours a deep copper color with a light white head with decent retention and lacing.

S - There is a subdued fruity character on the nose: lemon, slight citrus with some light toasted malt character.

T - Very unusual flavor. It hits the tongue nice and crisp and quickly evolves into a nice full flavored beer yet refreshingly crisp. The middle of the beer brings a light toasted malt character, juniper, fruit like the nose, and mild bitterness. It has a floral flavor, if that makes since. Not overpowering at all and a little subdued. A slight yeast flavor I have become used to on New Belgium's brews. The beer finishes with a slight spice flavor from the rye but is clean and crisp.

M - Light and mildly carbonated.
Finnish is the nationality of this brew.

D - Extremely for 7.2%.

Overall, I didn't know what to expect from this beer. I have found the Lips of Faith series to be hit or miss but I truly enjoyed this beer. I think I would really enjoy it on a nice warm day. I'd drink it again without hesitation.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-15-2011 02:33:15

01-27-2012 15:01:42 | More by hopfacebrew
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -12%

01-22-2012 22:44:41 | More by djaeon
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vobr0002

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

A- hazy golden color with a thin white head that doesn't last too long.

S- fruit, lemon, orange, bread.

T- malty, and caramel hit you when you first taste it. Its also a bit sweet. Bread taste comes in there too.

M- full mouth with higher carbonation.

O- I'm glad I got to try ,my first sahti but I don't think that its one of my favorite styles.

01-20-2012 02:22:46 | More by vobr0002
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TVolt1

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +15.8%

A: Standard amber clear beer with little head and little lacing.

S: Nice caramely malty smell to it. Not overpowering but just a sweet malty, yeasty smell.

T: I think this is my first Sahti and I am pleasantly surprised. Very sweet, very matly with hints of caramel, and a little nutty.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied and okay.

O: Overall I think this is a good beer. I haven't had any other Sahtis to compare it to. Dont think its a beer I love for style but I think its a good beer and would rank high amongst the Sahtis.

01-20-2012 02:10:41 | More by TVolt1
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.4/5  rDev -29.6%

Reviewed from notes.

The bomber bottle artwork is really quite nice, it reminds me of the aesthetic of a bonsai juniper. But anyway, this is supposed to be about the beer, not the label.

Pours out into my tulip glass a slightly hazed golden-orange color with a two finger foamy head that dissipated in about two minutes, not bad! Dime-sized loops of lacing were left behind with each medium-bodied, crisply carbonated sip. Now for the bad news....I can hardly smell nor taste any juniper in this Sahti at all, just barely a tickle of it exists in the tip of the finish. How disappointing. Also, the rye flavor and nose aspects are in dire need of amplification. All that I have here to smell and taste is a very pretty and nicely-textured pale ale with a standard citric hopping on top of some bready malts, and merely the faintest ghost of a whisper of rye brassiness that really ought to be more prominent. Too bad, but I'm not really all that upset about one oddball screw up in a portfolio like New Belgium's. After all, they can't *all* be home runs every time you swing the bat..

01-18-2012 00:07:56 | More by WastingFreetime
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

01-16-2012 18:43:40 | More by djrn2
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

01-09-2012 16:22:46 | More by TexAggie011
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nickthegun12

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +29.9%

picked up a bottle of this stuff at green's in the atl! rare find!

the appearance is brown with not much head and splotchy lacing

smells bready to malty, maybe a hint of fruitiness in there as well

the taste is very smooth...but the malt comes to my taste buds more than anything else, then a bready flavor comes over....the traditional recipe uses bakers yeast so i think new belgium did a great job on recreating this traditional recipe

the feel is dry as i would think it should be

overall this is a lovely ale...i really should have picked up a few of these bombers!

01-05-2012 01:04:37 | More by nickthegun12
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -12%

12-31-2011 16:41:20 | More by hawkmage
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-20-2011 03:01:59 | More by pokesbeerdude
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -9.1%

Clear amber and golden mix with little to no head and some lacing. Bread and caramel malts with a sweet corn aroma. More sweet caramel malts in the taste. A little spicy but otherwise a rather bland beer. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation.overall this wasn't a very exciting beer. It's the first of this genre I have reviewed and I feel I need to try another to get a better feel for this beer style.

12-19-2011 01:33:08 | More by kylehay2004
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-18-2011 23:35:16 | More by savagepm
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match1112

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -15%

a: bright golden orange/ copper with a small thin bright white head that settles to a crescent moon shape in the glass. no lacing.

s: mostly malt, some subtle spice, juniper and citrus.

t: orange, lemon, malts, hops.

m: medium body with decent carbonation. tongue tingling spicy finish.

o: nothing too exciting about this beer. looks, tastes and smells like beer, nothing to set it apart.

12-18-2011 21:59:22 | More by match1112
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

12-18-2011 06:41:40 | More by duff247
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cosmicslop

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +17.3%

12-16-2011 07:12:33 | More by cosmicslop
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

12-13-2011 06:11:14 | More by superdedooperboy
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10%

12-05-2011 22:48:27 | More by kjkinsey
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-04-2011 07:07:19 | More by twelveinches
Lips Of Faith - Sahti from New Belgium Brewing
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