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Lips Of Faith - Super Cru - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

313 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 15
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: daledeee on 04-28-2011

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Ratings: 313 | Reviews: 158
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4.11/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It pours a rich looking faded copper orange color. It's not a clear beer at all, unless it's just a chilled haze I'm seeing. Very cloudy. There is no head whatsoever. A few bubbles are up top, but it's hard to call this a head. Too bad too because it's a very rich looking pale ale style beer.

Something gives this an odd smell. It's not a bad smell, but it's very odd. It could be the pear juice, but I think it's the Belgian yeast. It's funky smelling. More than anything, with the high ABV and fruit juice, it smells like a cocktail.

I always try to explain to people that aren't craft beer fans that fruity beers aren't necessarily normal beers with fruit juice added. Unfortunately, this is exactly that. It's basically a mediocre beer with fruit juice added. Because of that, the flavors don't work well together, they kind of cause problems.

Sometimes a lot of different ingredients, scents, flavors provide complexity. This doesn't. There's no cohesion. It's sweet, very tart, bitter, warming, but each of those feels tries to be the star instead of working together. Very similar to some krieks that I've almost had to pour down the drain.

A bit too funky for me. Nothing works, lots of rough edges. Not smooth. Rough around the edges.

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Lips Of Faith - Super Cru from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.