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

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mkorpal on 02-26-2011)
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SpdKilz

Illinois

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

Had on tap at the Library Alehouse in Santa Monica this past St. Patrick's Day.

Appearance - Give in a NB Sniffer. Pours a dark brown/purple red color. About a half finger of slight pink head is achieved that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell - Raspberry, and more raspberry. Slight tart notes, malts, and...that's it. Somewhat one dimensional.

Taste - Sweet up front, then just a hint of tartness. Huge raspberry flavor all around. It really reminds me of the Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale but on steroids.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, lower carbonation, thick and creamy.

Overall - Decently good, however, did get a bit cloying at the end. Not as tart as I would have liked but pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2011 03:11:16 | More by SpdKilz
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
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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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-24-2011 16:40:19 | More by Rollzroyce21
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draft. Pours a clear, dark reddish color with a light pink head. The raspberry note dominates the aroma in this beer as I expected and wanted. Sweet raspberry flavors with a touch of tartness. Pretty straght forward beer but overall I find myself comparing it to other raspberry beers like Respberry Tart from New Glarus and compared to that, Ooh La La falls a little flat.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 16:33:36 | More by kbutler1
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-01-2013 23:51:15 | More by jacewg
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-18-2011 23:34:22 | More by savagepm
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-09-2012 15:19:28 | More by tbone1384
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DovaliHops

California

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As some of the other reviewers, I'm rating this as a fruit beer and not a lambic. If I were to rate it as a lambic, I would give it an F. But for a fruit beer, this is pretty damn good. Had it on tap at my work. Pours a dark purplish color with a large, light maroon head. A very pretty beer. Scent is sweet raspberries with some cherrries and a hint of nuttiness. Taste is lightly tart with some raspberry/cherry sweetness. Much more sweet than tart. Mouthfeel is full bodied, crisp, and refreshing. Drinkability is fairly high...would be more drinkable if not so sweet. Overall, this is one of the better fruit beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 05:24:38 | More by DovaliHops
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phishbone23

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-23-2013 18:31:19 | More by phishbone23
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2013 21:14:36 | More by grahamboudreaux
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zrab11

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a nice dark purple with minimal head

S- Smells of raspberries.

T- Has a nice tart but sweet raspberry flavor.Finish's with a nice tang to it

M-Medium bodied with good carbonation

D-Overall i was very impressed. If you don't like raspberried you wont like this beer. But it wasn't too strong on the raspberries and i liked how you tasted both sweet and tart at the same time. If it didn't have that balance i think it would be too sweet or too harsh to drink. Loved this beer. will get again

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 16:46:12 | More by zrab11
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-23-2011 03:19:59 | More by TXhomebrewer
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nataku00

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-16-2013 19:59:41 | More by nataku00
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-15-2011 08:20:53 | More by ithinkimasofa
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ajs4bd

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

08-20-2012 12:28:05 | More by ajs4bd
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leschkie

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-15-2013 16:00:18 | More by leschkie
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-27-2011 12:28:30 | More by Grebdioz
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +33.3%

11-15-2011 15:35:18 | More by kkrez
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-16-2011 21:17:19 | More by jeffthepony
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EasyReader

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

11-17-2011 00:42:27 | More by EasyReader
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-07-2012 22:16:48 | More by dhbiker0889
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nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-30-2012 20:09:18 | More by nickhiller
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-23-2011 09:27:56 | More by LSUPT
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cdizinno

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler purchased at Green's at Piney Grove in Columbia, SC

A: Pours a dark dark dark purple, with red highlights. Minimal white head quickly dies, no lacing.

S: Mild raspberries.

T&M: Very powerful raspberry sweetness. More like a wine than a lambic. Little to no carbonation. Maily raspberries with a lot of tartness on the fade. Smooth and medium bodied. Tangy finish.

Not too bad. I was hoping for more of a beer feel, but it may mix well with some of my IPA's. I wouuldn't call this a lambic, more of a fruit beer or heavy duty wine. The 8.5% ABV is well hidden.

Serving type: growler

04-30-2011 23:45:49 | More by cdizinno
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Definitely not a lambic as others have pointed out.

Very dark purple in appearance... Almost looks like an opaque grape juice! Aroma is light but fruity and slightly tart in the nose. Medium-ish body attributes to this extremely fruity beer. Taste is of raspberry/grape/blueberry. Little malt presence other than in the body- even though it's medium/light, without the body it does have, this would be mistaken for juice :)... I'm not a huge fruit beer fan, but this is definitely drinkable and refreshing... Slightly sour, but nowhere near a sour ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 22:54:48 | More by TheGordianKnot
Lips Of Faith - Ooh La La! from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.