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Lips Of Faith - Ooh La La! - New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - Ooh La La!
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mkorpal on 02-26-2011)
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler purchased at Hop City, on the first day growlers were available. Enjoyed with the wife.

A- Pours a dark dark dark what appears to be purple, with red highlights at the edges. Minimal white head quickly dies, not much lacing.
S- Nice tones of raspberries. Fresh, but not overpowering.
T- Just like the nose, notes of raspberries with the resemblance of a base brown ale behind it. Raspberries have a faint tartness to them.
M - Medium body, smooth, with a tangy finish.
O - Not bad at all. I wouldn't really call this a lambic, more of a fruit beer, but it's still tasty. And the 8.5% ABV is well hidden.

Serving type: growler

04-17-2011 17:57:12 | More by mrandypandy
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UTCengOwl

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Black Star Co-op. They seem to bring in a lot of interesting sours. Woo!

This beer poured a solid red with a white head. Pretty decent for the style, but not unexpected.

The nose was like that of a raspberry Italian soda. It smelled bright, fruity and tart. However, it was a bit too sweet and one dimensional for a higher score.

The taste was almost exactly the same. Refreshingly sour and tart, but a bit too one dimensional and sweet. Easy to down, but not inspirational by any measure.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2011 02:50:26 | More by UTCengOwl
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drowninginhops

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Standard pint glass.

A: Deep purple color. Two finger light tan with medium retention. Good lacing.

S: Raspberry and chocolate malts.

T: Raspberry and chocolate with a kiss of alcohol.

M- Medium mouthfeel.

D: Nothing that I thought it would not be.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2011 15:47:17 | More by drowninginhops
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mkorpal

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very very deep purple to black with a very thin wispy off pink head. Somewhat girly looking beer.

Smell is lots of raspberry goodness. But, making a very pleasent and welcome appearance is a bit of brett funkyness. Some malt rounds out the nose.

Taste is that slightly dirty, but very fresh raspberry that Frambozen features. Lots of that, along with a nice bit of sour, and some funk. Unlike a lot of fruit lambics, this beer actually features the sour that it should, as opposed to a mess of fake sugars. I really like it.

Light mouthfeel, with good rounded carbonation.

Very drinkable. Great flavor, good base beer, and very a nice blend. Good job on this very special release. If you got it, your lucky.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 22:47:34 | More by mkorpal
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psujmatt

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Black Star Co-op.

A - Very dark brown, almost black with a red tint. Slight pink/brown to the very slight, thin head. I was actually pleased to not see a large pinkish head found on some fruit beers.

S - Definite yet subtle sweetness to the smell and definitely a berry tone to it. Really intrigued me, as I was afraid the berry would be overpowering. There is some maltiness to the smell as well. Only a hint of sourness.

T - Great balance of sweet, sour, and malty. As other reviewers noted, there was no surprise in the taste given the smell.

M - Moderate thickness with moderate to light carbonation. In general, I prefer less pronounced carbonation, and this beer delivered.

D - Very drinkable. I was very sad when my glace was empty, which happened quite quickly. Not sure where all the alcohol was hiding!

It is a perfect after dinner beer and would complement most desserts, including bacon toffee.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2011 17:30:31 | More by psujmatt
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joshclauss

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark, dark body. Looks like hot jam. Rich, hot pink head that can hold its own against the deep reddish-purple hue of the beer.

S: Floral and heavy raspberry notes almost overwhelm the yeast, but not quite. This is where the name comes from, for sure.

T: Bright fruit and not much else. Not as much residual sugar, but there's not a big malt backbone to diversify the flavors. However, it's probably meant to be a more crisp drink, so it's not disappointing. A perfect Spring addition to the lineup. The flavor is only augmented by the nose...a really complementary pair.

M: The fruit adds a certain viscosity that brings more body, but this is definitely a patio treat.

O: This beer is what it should be - a nice practice in Lambic with equal representation between the fruit and yeast. It's less about it being a beer and more about being a solid cocktail, and that's a good thing. It points out what beer can be, and why I like exploring it so much. Not always the biggest New Belgium guy, but well done here. It's what we all wish Framboise would be.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2011 00:02:03 | More by joshclauss
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