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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 208
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 62
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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4/5  rDev -2%

Texasfan549, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev -2%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -26.5%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Dunkelhund
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Dunkelhund, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev -2%

savagepm, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of beertunes
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in tulip. Poured a lightly opaque black with a half-inch of khaki head that that had medium retention and lacing.

The aroma had a solid banana scent upfront with a solid grain profile in the background. There was also a slight bubblegum presence, and over the aroma was very nice. The flavors were very similar, banana, some bubblegum, earthy grains and a bit of yeast spiciness.

The body was full but light, was smooth and had a clean finish. Drinkability was very good, I could easily have 3 or 4 of these on a rainy Northwest afternoon. Overall, this was a very nice beer, one of the better offerings from a brewery that I mostly find to be average-ish. Certainly worth trying when you see it.

beertunes, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of JRegal
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought this beer while i was in NC and brought it back to Florida.

This beer is darker than most Dunkel's i've had (with Weihenstephan's being my main benchmark). Upon first taste i was surprised by just how spiced this beer was. It also has a much stronger malty kick that puts it much closer to being a great winter beer than i would consider most dunkel weiss.

All in all, grab one and share it with a friend.

JRegal, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Sammy
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Rileys in Madison. Really tasty stuff, above average mouthfeel. Great malting, with cocoa nibs and wheat. Was terrific appetizer for a good supper. Pours very dark brown. Very pleasant malt aromas. A little coca cola.Bannana, not much cloves.

Sammy, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

jheezee, Dec 10, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

kjkinsey, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

PhatAtUT, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of JohnPhillippi
5/5  rDev +22.5%

JohnPhillippi, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

THECPJ, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

tbeq00, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Pegasus
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Pegasus, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of brendaniel
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my NOOB BIF for this one!! Dark mahogany pour with a relatively good head and some lacing throughout. Aromas consisted of banana, bubble gum ... typical of the style - with a little backbone. The taste is very consistent with the brew of this type - with a hint of malty roastiness ... some molasses as well. Mouthfeel was a little thin - but good carbonation and a mild alcohol in the finish. Very good beer - considering I am not a big fan of Fat Tire. Glad I had a chance to try it.

brendaniel, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

joelBfrasier, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A well made and very pleasant dunkelweizen. Pours a dark chestnut brown with a slight head. Lovely typical aromas of banana, a hint of clove, and a nice sweet breadiness underlying it all that makes the banana notes come off as banana bread at times. Nice. well balanced flavors of banana, some breadiness, a light citrusy counterpoint, and light molasses notes. Not earthshaking, but quite nice. Very smooth, and this is accentuated by a lower level of carbonation. One of the Lips of Faith beers I'd definitely buy again.

Georgiabeer, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

long4hops, Nov 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Hefe Glass.
Deep oaky brown color with 2"thick off-white head.
Wheaty, weizen typical smell...actually maybe a bit of a strong strong smell...
It has a smoky/oaky dark wheat taste...slight cherry and malty...almost Quad like.
Overall, its a very unique interpretation. Delicious and easy drink despite the high ABV. Again, NB did well!

DrinkSlurm, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss from New Belgium Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.