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Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

208 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 61
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-08-2011)
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BMoney575

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

Sampled on 5-7-11

Pours a deep red/brown color, with a quickly settling head that leaves a ring of white lacing that slowly recedes.

Smell is sweet, strong malt, lots of clove, smoke, and a hint of coffee. Malty banana is in the back, with lots of dark fruit in the finish.

Taste is exactly like the smell, but with an earthy quality that really ties things together. Lots of smoke to help the fruity flavors. The finish is all clove, with a sweet, slightly hoppy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is good, slick and creamy to go with the malty flavors.

Drinkability is also good, the hops add just enough kick to keep the alcohol in check.

Overall, a great example of the style, in a more hardcore, American micro way.

05-07-2011 23:27:12 | More by BMoney575
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jmvecchio1

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

The beer pours out deep walnut in color, clear, with a off-white head. The aroma off the beer is malty sweet with rich banana and clove esters prominent. Even though this is a Belgian take on a traditional German beer, New Belgium really nails the traditional German style characteristics. The taste of this beer is sweet up front, but it fades into a roasty chocolate and banana. The black pepper wasn't that strong on the taste. The drink of this beer is exceptionally nice.

07-16-2011 20:35:25 | More by jmvecchio1
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

22oz bottle purchased at West Lakeview for the extremely reasonable price of $6.50! Shared with my wife in weizen glasses.

A - Pours with three-plus fingers of creamy tan foam that feature good retention and leave behinds splotchy lacing. The body is a transparent dark chocolate brown with some caramel highlights. Many tiny bubbles are visible.

S - Chocolate, wheat, clove, a hint of nutmeg and cinammon, roasted grains, estery yeast, and some banana character that grows in strength as the brew warms. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

T - Taste is more laden with fruity esters, banana, and caramel, with the spice melange, roast, and chocolate moving to the periphery. Not quite as interesting as the nose, but still quite good.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, chewy texture, sticky finish. Not particularly exciting, but alcohol is no perceptible.

D - My wife and I finished this really quickly. At this price I'm definitely going to buy at least one more bottle of this one. A totally unexpected hit from New Belgium.

02-23-2011 15:50:10 | More by MasterSki
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%

A - Pours a dark black-ruby color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. He head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of banana and clove with pepper with a bit of wheat and sweet malt.

T - Starts off with some clove and banana flavor with some wheat. Through the middle some sweet malt and some more yeast flavor with some more clove. The finish is a mix of banana, clove, some bubblegum, some rich sweet malts, and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a spicy and lightly sweet and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice take on an stronger version of a dunkelweizen. The balance is nice with some really good strong banana and clove notes.

03-30-2012 06:18:46 | More by ngeunit1
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-23-2012 17:23:40 | More by blindpiggie
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-21-2013 20:28:03 | More by jaydoc
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Birdlegs

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-10-2013 05:05:59 | More by Birdlegs
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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ficklenicholas

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2012 05:05:17 | More by ficklenicholas
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2011 03:22:31 | More by nmann08
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mactrail

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Huge and powerful dark wheat bomb.

Quite lovely in the tulip glass with thin lacing and lots of prickly carbonation in the mouth. Amazing aroma; about as strong as I've ever gotten from a beer. Flavor simply smacks you in the head. For a beer without the extreme-IPA hop blast, it's an amazing amount of taste. Hops do come on strong, but it's just part of a long and evolving mouthful of flavor. The pepper seems to reinforce the powerful cloves-- I'd have believed it was from the actual spice instead of esters.

If you like powerful rich ales, this is a must-try. The pepper is a novel idea and it works with the huge malt flavors. Deep, dark roasted malt, bitter cloves, cedar cigar wrappers.

04-22-2011 05:39:40 | More by mactrail
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-23-2013 15:56:28 | More by csfcmitchell
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-03-2012 20:33:44 | More by sendbeer
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-05-2011 22:47:22 | More by kjkinsey
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-29-2012 00:05:22 | More by appetiteforparis
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videofrog

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-04-2012 12:52:56 | More by videofrog
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2013 13:56:11 | More by millelacsmark
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UnionMade

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Purchased this at Argonaut Liquors on colorful Colfax in Denver.
Beautiful walnut brown, oddly clear, which I was not expecting. Was this filtered? There wasn't any yeast chilling at the bottom of my bottle. Pours with a big fat topping of foam that erodes into a thin, broken sheet across the top of the beer. Spotty lacing sticks around in scattered, little bits.
Smells strongly of german wheat beer yeastiness. Lots of ripe banana and clove, with an underpinning of mocha and vanilla. Banana bread-like, to sum it up simply.
The first sip opens to reveal a pretty sweet brew, overall. Very light bitterness, the spotlight focused intensely on the qualities of the yeast used. It's a fine yeast at that, providing a strong banana character which is further yummified by the drizzled chocolate flavor of the malt. A little bit of vanilla, with a great, mocha-like character overall. Moderate clove spiciness in the finish, and actually a little dry despite the alcohol content. Certainly full bodied, creamy and soft, with a jovial, fluffy carbonation that keeps things from bogging down. A slight alcohol burn becomes noticeable after my palate acclimates to the sweetness.
Probably one of my favorites from New Belgium. This is a really great dunkelweizen, if a bit over the top. Probably more of a weizenbock, as it's far more similar to Aventinus than to any dunkelweizen I've had.

05-09-2011 16:57:19 | More by UnionMade
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2012 20:26:52 | More by Cyclone8
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2012 04:00:34 | More by ssjkyle
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-22-2012 23:50:13 | More by t0rin0
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thufflife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-11-2014 19:34:00 | More by thufflife
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-09-2014 04:50:32 | More by afsdan
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Beer poured from 22oz brown bomber bottle to globe glass.

A - The beer pours a very deep mahogany, almost brown, almost deep black with nice ruby color tones on the edges. A nice 2 finger white creamy full head with excellent retention and lacing.

S - A wonderful aroma of colve, banana, grape, pepper. A hint of sweet malt with a touch of alcohol. Very nice.

T - The beer starts very similar to the nose. A lot of clove, banana, and grape flavors. Very pleasant. The middle of the beer brings out pepper and spice along with a nice deep malt character. The beer sinishes warm, clean, and fresh.

M - Medium to medium/full bodied with good carbonation.

D - Good. Hides the alcohol very well.

Overall, this is a really good beer. I am glad NBB released this. My good friend Rory recommended it and I am glad to heed his advice. I would buy this 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: 02-21-2011 02:55:13

01-27-2012 14:48:49 | More by hopfacebrew
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Plastikdust

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-22-2013 21:15:45 | More by Plastikdust
Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss from New Belgium Brewing
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