Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.13/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft service into a long-stemmed fluted tulip glass at Churchill's in San Marcos.
A: Slightly hazy, dark garnet-tinted brown color with one finger of fine, light beige foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.
S: Spicy, with cloves that stand out and also complement the mild roast. Yeast is also present, adding some contrasting brightness. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins off-dry, with nutty brown malt and yeast phenolics that are mild compared to the aroma. Fine tartness emerges in the soft bready middle that retains some nutshell and even mild chocolate roasted character. The finish is similarly soft, with cloves and fading dark fruit. No alcohol is detected.
M: Medium viscosity, balanced on the palate showing both acidic and coating aspects, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This is definitely one of the most unexpected styles to come out of the Lips of Faith series thus far, being neither sour, or barrel-aged, or even Belgian-inspired. In execution it is really good, bringing a focused but expected collection of sensory qualities to a beer that is deceptively easy-going at 9% abv. Although flavors can't quite live up to the intensity promised by the smell, this beer's different facets work together in a practiced--almost engineered--fashion. Doubly appropriate, considering its German pedigree.
Serving type: on-tap
05-28-2011 22:14:52 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
a - poured a two-fingers thick, creamy tan head into a willi becher tumbler that left good lacing throughout. the body was dark brown with bright edges.
s - wheat and banana.
t - wheat, chocolate, banana, clove. very complex and tasty.
m - creamy and medium.
o - excellent dunkel, very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2013 15:37:14 | More by GPHarris
4.4/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours pretty dark for the style (more like a porter) but makes up for that with a foamy cap that splashes inordinate amounts of lace around
Smell: Caramel and chocolate-dipped bananas with toasted wheat bread underneath
Taste: Caramel and wheat toast with bananas dusted with chocolate arriving in the mid-palate; after the swallow, peppery yeast phenols start to add complexity though the finish has plenty of caramel and banana
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; rather creamy, with moderate carbonation
Overall: I suspect most of the bottles of this are long gone by now but I am glad I kept this in the back of the fridge for so long as the alcohol has tempered and it is drinking superbly
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2013 00:28:58 | More by brentk56
Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss from New Belgium Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.