Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss - New Belgium Brewing
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4.8/5 rDev +17.6%
Bought a 1pint, 6oz bottle from the Wolf Public House in Ballwin, MO. for $9. Poured from the bottle into a clear Pint Glass. No B.O.D. on the bottle but had a 5/24/11 date on the box.
Appearance- Pours a deep brown body with a 2 finger head and has a great retention. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass but nothing special.
Aroma- Banana upfront aroma with a peppered corn background. A clove and caramel that is not over the top but perfect for what the brewer was hitting on.
Taste- Banana again that makes up the taste and then goes into sweet mode.. Very creamy and has a french vanilla or even a frothed milk aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Great amount of carbonation, and leaves a bitterness on the palate.
Overall- One of the best beers of the month! We enjoyed over 12 of these as a Pub in the last week (employee by employee) and now I'm reviewing this one. Haven't seen much in the stores yet or even at other beer bars. Will recommend for anyone! Best Dunkelweizen I've ever had.
05-29-2011 05:02:47 | More by DCon
4.78/5 rDev +17.2%
Appearance - Pours fairly dark with a nice creme colored head that almost seems like nitro. Almost looks like a soda in color.
Smell - Lots of fruit and spice in the smell. I smell mostly banana and clove.
Taste - Flavor is very similar to the smell. Taste banana and a delicious aftertaste that lingers around.
Mouthfeel - I was surprised by the amount of carbonation, it was a lot more then I was expecting. But it really worked well and helped the flavor stick around.
Overall - I really enjoyed this beer! Normally I am not a huge fan of "spicy" beers but this was really good. You really can't taste the high ABV at all and it is very drinkable. I will definitely be buying a few more for my stockpile.
04-13-2011 02:38:13 | More by SkurvvyPirate
4.68/5 rDev +14.7%
Served in a Unibroue tulip.
A: Beautiful reddish brown, I could gaze into this for a while. Substantial head, could have lasted a bit longer, but satisfying nonetheless
S: Wow! Bananas and spice from the moment the bottle was opened. Really invites me to move to the first quaff.
T: And the taste completely fulfills what the aroma promises. Liquid banana bread, fresh spices, lots of pepper. Ginger snaps? An old world bakery in a bottle. Finishes with a bit of bubble gum-- where did that come from? What a trip.
M: Quite satisfying in the mouth, the crispness highlights the pepper and other spices.
D: At 9%, you'll want to savor this one. Wish I could clear the evening calendar and have another. Will definitely pick up a couple more before they sell out.
Quite unique, like the other lips of faith varieties. So glad I spotted this on the shelf while looking for something else.
02-16-2011 00:07:11 | More by AmericanGothic
4.65/5 rDev +14%
A- This beer poured a dark chocolate amber. The tan head was very thick (about three fingers), had great retention, and left chunky lacing.
S- Banana attacked the nose immediately. Underneath that was a hint of clove and alcohol. Quite lovely indeed.
T- The banana from the nose is back and this time it brought some more complexity. Chocolate, bread, and black pepper all tantalize the tongue until some subtle dry hops hamper the sweetness. Very well-balanced indeed.
M- Medium bodied with thin-to-medium carbonation. So far the only lackluster quality of this beer.
D- This is dangerously sessionable. The flavors don't fatigue the palate at all and the medium body goes down smoothly. I could drink this all day. Hats off to New Belgium for this beauty.
02-25-2011 00:16:29 | More by garjc
4.58/5 rDev +12.3%
February 2011 release. 22 oz bottle.
A: Pours a clear brown with ruby edges and a two finger beige head leaving lacing throughout.
S: Brown sugar, cinnamon, and a bit of wheat malt.
T: Very sweet, but not cloying. Sugary, but falls on a solid, easy drinking wheat backbone.
M: Smooth, medium bodied, no alcohol bite, well carbonated.
O: Very good for the style, though I've only had two others. It is an imperial version, and this is a definite winner in the Lips of Faith series.
07-31-2011 21:27:00 | More by stimulus
4.55/5 rDev +11.5%
Aroma is rich & fruity (sorry about that, but it's true!), mainly banana with tones of wheat and yeast and a strong hint of malt. It pours a dark, warm, chocolaty brown with a fine-bubbled, pale yellowish tan head. Mouth-filling flavor is malty, wheaty and yeasty with an undertone of banana and a hint of caramel. Thick, smooth, fizzy texture leaves a nice sharp and fairly persistent tingle.
04-03-2011 02:23:28 | More by Cyberkedi
4.53/5 rDev +11%
The beer pours a dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is just wonderful in this beer, consisting of clove, bananna, licorice, chocolate, vanilla, smoked bacon and impressive underlying spice. It's almost too much of a good thing, but not for me. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this moderately sweet beer, with the smoke and licorice dominating otherwise. Mouthfeel is long and spice filled, with the alcohol barely noticeable and well integrated into the flavor profile. It's really amazing the amount of flavor this beer delivers.
Just delicious.... probably the best domestic example I can think of for the style.
05-17-2011 00:32:13 | More by John_M
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
Picked this up at Goebbel's in Wichita...
Pours chestnut with 4+ fingers of tan colored head. Above average head retention & lacing
S: Yeasty pepper, apricot, juicy fruit gum
T: Follows the nose, also over-ripe persimmons, a touch of brown bread, & green bananas up front. Green bananas, apricots & persimmons dominate as this warms along with phenolic spicyness to include cinnamon notes & much white pepper. Finishes spicy & fruitty & grainy with some gingerbread notes
MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation
Pretty good, but I found it a touch too spicy, the booze is well hidden in this one. Beware, this too easy to drink!
07-29-2011 01:11:31 | More by russpowell
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a weizen glass. Can't read the date on the bottle but it was just released so it's fresh. Was a russet brown color with good carb streams. It had a large tan head that very slowly settled into a 1/8" constant foam cap. Great lacing with lots sticking.
The aroma was excellent. Great clove, chocolate banana and pepper aroma that I kept sniffing over and over. Really good. The taste is exceptional with the usual clove and banana blending with the pepper and chocolate tones. A little too sweet or it'd be a 5 for me. Creamy mouthfeel with excellent carb levels and great aftertaste.
Overall, an excellent weizenbock that stands out from the field. Still like the Ayinger a tad more but this is close. Most highly recommend. Avail here in TX. Rotation - see a big future for this one in the rotation. [H;Y]
03-05-2011 02:29:26 | More by TexIndy
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
Appearance: Clear, dark amber, that verges on opaque, crowned by a small, persistent tan head, with thick, glass-coating lace. There are small streams of fine carbonation, these drift lazily to the surface.
Aroma: Massive presence of dark bread, dark fruits (plums, figs), apple peel, earth, pepper, ripe bananas and cloves. Sweet, vinous alcohol is present as well. The complexity is remarkable.
Taste: Opens with ripe bananas, sweet alcohol, then cloves a bit later. As the taste progresses, earth and bread notes rise to ascendency. Late in the taste, pepper and clove flavors appear. Beneath all of this there is a spicy alcohol note throughout. At the close of the taste, there lingers on a note of fennel, which only gradually fades away.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, velvety and full upon the palate. with only a slight hint of carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: Unwaveringly excellent, to sip and savor this presents a glimpse of what artisanal beer can be, but all too often, is not. A must try. This would be an excellent compliment to holiday dinners.
Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pop-off crown. Served in a Pilsener glass.
11-27-2011 15:42:34 | More by Pegasus
Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss from New Belgium Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.