Lips Of Faith - Sahti - New Belgium Brewing
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lips Of Faith - Sahti from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.