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

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 69
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: mkorpal on 02-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 69
Photo of acelin
2.2/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the New Belgium Hub at the Denver International Airport.

Poured into a tulip glass. Color is deep purple, black at the core and purple black at the edges. A very thin enamel colored head ( less than half a cm) dissipated quickly. No lacing left down the side of the glass.

The nose was simply raspberries; evidently this is similar to their 1554 ale, then fermented with raspberries to 10% ABV. No malt or hops in the nose.

This is where the beer fails. Nothing but raspberries up front, with a little booze. The middle had a little biscuity body, but still had lots of raspberry, as did the finish - this "beer" tasted like a fruity wine cooler. Disappointing.

Mouthfeel was watery for a 10% ABV beverage.

Overall a silly "beer." (745 characters)

Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (553 characters)

Photo of drowninginhops
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (254 characters)

Photo of mkorpal
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (720 characters)

Photo of joshclauss
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
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. (1,061 characters)

Photo of psujmatt
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
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. (927 characters)

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Lips Of Faith - Ooh La La! from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.