Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss - New Belgium Brewing
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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
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Not sure how old this is but I bought it several months ago.
Pours a dark coke like color with a massive tan head which has okay retention. The smell is very sweet and nice lots of sweet yeast esters. The feel is medium to thin good carbonation. The taste is sweet bubble gum, cloves, banana and malts, a very good beer one of the better things from New Belgium, I'd like to see this made again.
10-16-2011 02:30:57 | More by DavidST
4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
Appearance - Dark brown body wit creamy pancake batter head.
Smell - Overripe banana and dark fruit.
Taste - Sweet front end, full hefe body, and noticeable alcohol in the finish. Clean aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Plenty of body. Good feel. Creamy and active on the tongue.
Overall Drinkability - Probably the one of the best dunkelweizens I've had. Good balance and complexity.
05-01-2011 00:25:26 | More by ZenAgnostic
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
From 22oz bomber to Mikasa Weizen glass
The brew is dark brown in color as the pour forms a rich, fluffy, two-inch head that leaves lacing all over the glass. I love these Mikasa glasses because I can fit a full bomber in one pour.
The nose is rich, ripe fruit, especially bananas and raisins, accented by holiday spices, especially nutmeg and clove. Touches of alcohol warmth poke through.
The flavors follow but there's a lot more toffee and toasty malts than the nose. The bananas and cloves are there, but a distinct note of cracked pepper truncates any lingering sweetness. And it dries this palate. Yeah, interesting flavor profile. Alcohol is far more masked than expected, especially given the rich, penetrating complexion. Finishes short and balanced.
Honestly, this is one of the best examples of the style I've come across. Stays true to the expected dunkel flavors but spruces things up a bit - sweet aspects are accented by drying spice; the mouthfeel is rich and chewy. Nice job once again with the Lips of Faith series once again.
11-14-2012 06:51:28 | More by rand
3.35/5 rDev -17.9%
Appearance: Poured into a half liter weizen glass. The color is a deep caramel brown. Two fingers of slightly tanned head developed and dissipated to leave traces along the glass, a spotted lacing, and a thick ring around the edge.
Smell: The heavenly aroma of dunkelweizen, though tinged with black pepper spice. Immediately noticeable are scents of apple, banana, and bubblegum. There is also caramel, clove, and black pepper spice that makes the nostrils tingle a little.
Taste: The black pepper is more noticeable in the flavor, where it introduces each sip with a nice spice kick. It overpowers everything else, frankly, until the beer warms. It's almost as if I have a waiter cranking away at a grinder over my glass. However, when it does fade flavors of apple, banana, and caramel emerge, thankfully balancing the black pepper so it is tolerable. The rather substantial ABV for a dunkelweizen is very well masked.
Drinkability: Tasty stuff, but it lacks the usual potency of dunkelweizen. It is obviously not true to style on purpose, but the uniqueness of the pepper spice gets old quickly.
02-25-2011 05:14:22 | More by TheQuietMan22
4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance-Deep dark brown in color with ruby highlights and brilliant clarity. Large Pale tan head slowly subsides with good retention and nice lacing.
Aroma-Smells like a typical dunkelweiss, only bigger. Rich, overripe banana esters and strong clove phenolics take charge, followed by bready wheat and light toast and chocolate. Some alcohol makes up the aroma as well. Background note of caramel/raisin/prune.
Flavor-Moist banana bread and moderate clove upfront, before mellowing to a quite complex malt (and even some hops!) profile. In steps malt character of bread, wheat, bread crusts, chocolate, and toast. Smoke phenolics combine with light earthy hops in the finish, which seems to go on and on forever. Flavor-wise, the alcohol is almost entirely imperceptible.
Mouthfeel-Medium full, silky smooth body. Moderate to moderately high carbonation. Some substantial alcohol warmth is the only place where the alcohol makes itself none.
I wish the carbonation had been a little higher, because then this beer may have been perfect. Bringing in a Dunkelweiss at 9%, I kinda expected a boozy mess, but the alcohol is all but imperceptible, and the flavor profile is complex, balanced, and delicious. Bravo.
03-22-2011 06:22:06 | More by plfahey
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
Poured into my .5L mug...
A- Pours a GIANT foamy light tan head. Very dark brown beer with hints of purple. Some lacing towards top of the glass, head subdued fairly quickly.
S- A lot of mixed spice in this one. Some clove, pepper, allspice, etc. I also get a very ripe grape aroma that is forward in the nose. Definitely some banana to boot...
T/M- At first I get a rubbery/medicinal taste; this however, faded after the first 3 or so drinks. This beer tastes like it was brewed with a mix of german and belgian yeasts. The flavor profiles of the two strains really clash on the tongue. I get the pepper and (very slight) funk mixed with the clove malty sweetness and raisins; finished with the same banana presented in the aroma. After it sat for 15-20min it really smoothed out and became a nice balanced malty beer. It has some warmth to it, but masks the 9% well. It has a medium/full body with medium/light carbonation. Pretty smooth in the mouth overall.
O- This beer was a little disappointing at first, but now I'm really digging it. When it smooths out it has a nice balance. It really has a strong belgian dark hefeweizen feel to it. Not bad for around $6 a bomber!
04-25-2011 03:10:04 | More by TheGordianKnot
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
A - Pours into my snifter a dark brown/red caramel color with almost two fingers of tan head, moderate retention and lacing.
S - Banana and clove, chocolate, wheat, roasted grain and nutmeg.
T - Not as explosive as the aroma, yet something new for my palate. Getting a lot of that banana and clove, nutmeg, somewhat sweet, yet spicy, roast coffee/chocolate are very mild, but there, with very little alcohol present.
M - Medium-heavy in body, pretty creamy and well rounded.
D - This is a new one for me, interesting style and another solid offering from New Belgium.
03-03-2011 00:22:29 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured from a bomber into my tulip glass. By color the beer is very dark. It is a very deep brown, almost black. After an aggressive pour I got a solid 1.5 inches of tan head. The retention is quite good, and the head slowly recedes to a film with a large island in the middle of my glass. After the head has receeded i am left with some beautiful parallel lacing. There is some visible carbonation at the very edge of my glass. The smell is held up by a backbone of wheat, but the spices catch my nose quite strongly, a more subtle banana smell is also present. The first thing to hit my tastebuds is the rich wheat taste, as the beer crests my tongue I catch the well implemented spices. The mouthfell is fulfilling, and carbonation lifts the beer off the tongue a little, making it slightly refreshing. Overall this is a wonderful beer from a style I thoroughly enjoy. I doubt it will still be around, but this would be a great winter day beer.
05-13-2011 04:25:07 | More by gkunkle
4.3/5 rDev +5.4%
The beer pours dark brown with a beautiful garnet glow with a clingy tan head. The aroma is moderate-high spicy, peppery yeast with chocolate malts and hints of smoke. The flavor is quite spicy yeast, chocolate malt with a pleasant tartness and hints of smoke. The hop bitterness combined with slightly dry finish balances this beer wonderfully. The body is moderate and carbonation medium/high. Overall a beautiful, wonderfully inviting, well-crafted dunkelweiss -- pick it up!
06-24-2011 01:42:20 | More by uwmgdman
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
Appearance-Thoguht it was a dark black, stoutish. However up to the light it's a very dark brown. 2/3 finger light brown head, nice big bubbles floating on top.
Smell-This is going to be sweet. I get a ton of banana and spice. Lots of malts, and some citrus as well.
Taste-Haven't been able to wrap my head around this. Best way I can discribe is caramalizing a ripe banana in some brown sugar, clove and cinnamon. This taste is a treat. Sweet all around, great desert beer, fucking tasty.
Mouthfeel-Lots of body. Thick and creamy. Perfect amount of carbonation.
Overall-This beer is an experience. Great flavors, flavors i've never had before in a beer. Still trying to wrap my head around everything going on in this brew. Please, if you can get this beer, spend the 6-7 bucks and drink it.
06-10-2011 01:55:54 | More by SWMeyer4141
Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss from New Belgium Brewing
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