Lips Of Faith - Ooh La La! - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by alleykatking:
4.33/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 22oz bottle.
A- Pours a deep brownish purple color. Two finger light tan with pinkish hints to it head shows medium retention. Good sticky streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- There is a simple underlying aroma in this beer. Raspberry puree and chocoalte malts mix together very well with the raspberry starting off and the chocolate finishing it up. No alcohol tone at all to this beer. Such a wonderful aroma like chocolate covered raspberries.
T- There is a light raspberry upfront to this beer which I expected. The thing I was hoping to not taste but I did was the New Belgium base malt giving off it's trademark Tootsie Roll flavor. Lucky for me this is in the ending of the front of the beer and doesn't stick around for long. Middle of the beer shows some light nutty flavor and faded earthy hops (very light). Ending shows off a little more of the raspberry flavor but this mingles with a nice almost milk chocolate like flavor. There is a nice alcohol bite on the ending which is after a final chocolate raspberry flavor comes through.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Two flavors are left on the palate which are chocolate and raspberry. Aftertaste is mostly chocolate raspberry with a kiss of alcohol. Flavors of the beer were put together very nicely and I couldn't have asked for anything more with what they were going for. No off flavors at all in the flavor of the beer while I was drinking it. Very light alcohol drying on the palate.
O- This beer was what it said it was going to be. I don't agree with how this one is labeled on this site and I am putting this last score down kind of with that in mind. I was glad to see this beer finally as I was curious if I was ever going to be trying it. A nice chocolate and raspberry blend with this beer. If you can find it I would try this one out.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2011 04:34:31 | More by alleykatking
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3.94/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served in a small nonic, the pour was a deep, dark red color, clear with a tan head that had a tinge of red and leaves behind splotchy, sticky lace.
S - Sour raspberry -- strong enough to mostly mask the malt flavors.
T - Sweet, but not objectionable. As anticipated from the nose, it is quite heavy on raspberry flavor. Minimal sourness, and a light malt background.
M - Near medium body has good feel and medium carbonation. The 8.5% ABV is not obvious.
O: a very good dark fruit beer: easily recommended as a dessert beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2013 00:18:09 | More by chinchill
3.46/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
was told by the bartender at falling rock that this was like a cherry based la folie, but he was absolutely wrong. its not lactic at all like the la folie, its only moderately sour, and most of that is in the nose from what must be a bit of brett. any sour flavor comes from sour cherry juice, and this felt like a glass of spoiled koolaid to me rather than a special sour beer. if its other fruit than cherries in here, its lost on me. it looked like cough medicine, smelled similar, and finished long and sweet. a glass was more than i cared to drink really. it had a syrupy texture and left the teeth coated with sugar. the cherry seemed artificial and in way way way too heavy of a dose. maybe some age would do this good, but i thought it was a pretty weak effort, especially since the lips of faith beers have all been so incredible lately. this is definitely one to skip unless you like cherry jolly ranchers in your beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-13-2013 18:58:04 | More by StonedTrippin
Lips Of Faith - Ooh La La! from New Belgium Brewing
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