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Lips Of Faith - Super Cru - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

302 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: daledeee on 04-28-2011)
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bnes09

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light lemon yellow in appearance. Thin, whitish head with ok retention and some minimal lacing.

Bright, spicy, tart aroma with yeast, ripe bananas and lemons in the mix.

Spicy and tart apple cider hits the tongue right away and carries throughout most of the drink. Hint of lemon and pineapple. Mild yeast and banana flavor. Sweet mid-drink with a cane sugar flavor and finishes on the tart end. Plenty of alcohol warmth.

Rich, full-body with just a slight syrupy quality. Level of carbonation is somewhat high but it works well.

This is some good stuff. Very complex and intricate. Just a little too tart for my taste. Still very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2011 02:26:42 | More by bnes09
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a murky amber color with a splashy, but limited, head of foam; quite a few strands of lacing

Smell: Shortbread and pear juice

Taste: Shortbread malt flavors dominate the front end, with the pear juice building into the middle; spicy yeast phenols dominate the finish; bringing a peppery and slightly herbal character; caramel joins the malt bill, in the finish, but there is also a surprising degree of tartness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A couple of years in the bottle have tamed down this beer but I can't help but imagine that it would have been better had it started out with a lower opening gravity

Thanks, RuckusDu, for the opportunity

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Appearance: A deep gold, if not light copper. Like tupelo honey. Somewhat translucent with a little sediment probably from the Saison yeast.

Smell: Very fruity, bready smell. Very reminiscent of its older cousin, Fat Tire. Has a subtle hint of the funk that comes from a lot of Belgian-style beers, but at the backend of the nose. The fruit and earthy qualities are the immediate and best reaction to the nose.

Taste: Decently balanced for how much is going on in the beer. It has a lot of characteristics indicative of a lot of styles. That’s its greatest weakness. I’m not certain the Amber backbone is paired extremely well with the pears and other fruit flavors. But it is certainly still a pleasure to drink. The spices and gingery tastes, common in many Belgian strongs, linger after the liquid has actually left your mouth for a long time. It’s a very strong finish. A little bit of the 10% abv comes out in the taste. But it’s a charming booziness, much like a favorite Uncle on Thanksgiving.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Very easy on newcomers to Belgian styles. Won’t be grossed out by too much flotsam. Has a lightness and crispness to it that will pair well with a summer day.

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Lips Of Faith - Super Cru from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.