Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss - New Belgium Brewing
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4.3/5 rDev +5.4%
reviewing based on style.
pours a nice dark brown with a decent finger of head. Beautiful darkness in the glass.
the nose holds a lot of banana from the yeast and a hint of peppercorn, but mostly overpowered by the banana.
Taste has some banana, but the peppercorns come out much much more, it is actually a really nice mix, I may try to put pepper on my next banana to see if it would work this well. The is a little bit of sweetness on the finish. I like this. The pepper is very intriguing, and addicting. perfect medium body and carbonation. I must say, this is probably the best Dunkel I have had. Good job Peter!
edit: holy crap this is 9% never noticed.
02-18-2011 18:45:56 | More by crusian
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
A: A dark dark brown that is transparent in the light. The finger-width, brown head gives way after a few minutes
S: A banana scent dominates with some clove and caramel notes in there as well. Smells a lot like NB's Abbey Ale.
T: Tastes like Abbey, too, with the banana taste coming in first. That caramelized sweetness is present as well. There's some extra fruitiness sticking around and the cloves are definitely in there. A tasty, sweet treat.
M: Medium-bodied with an extra carbonation that adds a crispness that lightens it a bit. Not overwhelming in the least. Probably the aspect that differs the most from NB's Abbey.
D: The delicious taste and not overly heavy feel make it very drinkable, maybe too much so for a 9% ABV. You might want to be careful with multiple.
02-16-2011 07:48:08 | More by ScorpyX
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
4.35/5 rDev +6.6%
A: Hazy dark brown with an off-white head of tight bubbles that leaves nice lacing on the slow descent down.
S: Roasted malt, ripe/dark banana, cloves and honey.
T: The same ripe banana up front along with dark roasted malts, then clove and a cross between honey and caramel.
F: Medium to full feel, smooth with some alcohol slickness, nice carbonation.
D: 22oz bomber steadily disappeared, but the alcohol starts to build up in the taste(and in me, wheee). Definitely going to be looking out for more dunkelweizens in the future.
02-14-2011 00:47:46 | More by deadliest
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
A - dark mahogany pour with a massive rocky top head that sticks around... and to my face. Perfect presentation of a dunkel. I cant say Ive been more visually impressed by an American Dunkel.
S- Banana and clove, lightly roasted malts and bready wheat notes. Rich and hearty smelling. Very nice.
T- smooth and creamy malts up front that slowly fade, giving way to a light roasted bitterness. a very nice wheat heartiness throughout.Chocolate and Banana notes linger, with a touch of spice in the finish. A truly excellent beer.
M - nice full body without being overly rich and thick. Spot on for the style.
D - not a hint of the 9% ABV anywhere. I would drown myself in this stuff. The best American Dunkel i have had the opportunity to enjoy. Bravo! New Belgium.
02-13-2011 02:28:07 | More by Bobby12many
4/5 rDev -2%
On-tap at the Distillery in Savannah, GA on 2/5/11. Poured into a NB Globe.
A - Dark cola brown with a fluffy 3-finger bone-colored head. Retention is great, some streaky lacing is left on the glass.
S - Dark malt, roasted plantains, cloves, and caramel. Huge banana flavors on this, smells great!
T - Very close to the nose, dark roasted banana or plantains dominate with cloves, bubblegum, and a heaping caramel malt backbone. Probably the "roastiest", most banana-forward Dunkelweizen I've had.
M - Smooth and creamy with a medium body and prickly carbonation.
D - Nicely drinkable, but the high ABV would keep this from being sessionable.
02-08-2011 17:21:09 | More by jsanford
4/5 rDev -2%
The beer pours a dark brown color with a large, off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the wheat and roasted malt, with a little bit of pepper and cloves. The flavor is more of the same. I get some dark fruit, caramel malt, molasses, wheat and pepper. Very drinkable, with only a little bit of the 9 percent ABV showing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice dunkelweizen and another good Lips of Faith beer.
02-08-2011 05:46:26 | More by Mora2000
4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
22oz. bottle with purple and gold label printed directly on the glass.
Served cool into a NB goblet, Dunkel Weiss is a very dark redish brown color with less than perfect clarity. The head is bone white with tight little bubbles. As it slowly settles, it leaves some nice lacing behind.
Aroma is really nice and surprisingly intense. Much like many German dark wheat ales, this one gives you those clove, banana, and bubblegum notes. In addition, there seems to be vanilla and caramel.
The flavor is again like a more intense traditional dunkelweizen. It has sweetness up front that leads to roasted malts and bitterness in the middle and finally finishes with that clove spiciness. It's really well balanced despite the strength and variety of flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus body with creamy smooth carbonation. The alcohol is pretty well hidden for being a new bottle of 9% ABV.
Overall a really impressive version of this classic style. It may be one of the best Lips of Faith series beers I've had.
02-08-2011 01:30:02 | More by GilGarp
Lips Of Faith - Dunkel Weiss from New Belgium Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.