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Lips Of Faith - Super Cru - New Belgium Brewing

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312 Ratings

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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 15
Gots: 25 | 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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3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in fluted tulip. Poured a very attractive, clean, amber color with less than 1/4 inch of head that had medium retention and lacing.

There was a sharp alcohol note at the front of the aroma, with a malt sweetness underneath. There was also a slight fruit (grape?) scent as well. The story was similar on the tongue, nice grains, a hint of fruit and a definite alcohol sting on the finish.

The body was good, solid without being heavy, full and nicely rounded. Drinkability was good, especially for a bigger beer. Overall, a very nice beer. If I see this in bottles I may set a couple aside to let the hotness smooth out. Worth trying if you see it.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #53 (June 2011):

Big beer brewed with Asian pear juice. Shiny copper color; two-finger head drops to a thin ring of lace. Some vague floral fruitiness meets spiciness, with medicinal herb and alcohol in the nose. Some smoothness, slick with a big body. Mild tartness with a thick malty foundation, and a hint of sweetness up front. Toasted bread and ripe fruit soon make way for a more toasty, dry, almost broth-like flavor. Spicy, boozy alcohol, rose water and tropical fruit. Semidry finish clings to the booziness. A serious beer if strength is considered, though beyond that, it lacks a bit of depth that was expected. A tasty brew nonetheless.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a hazy orange-gold with a very, very thin cap of off-white head around the edge of the glass. No lacing at all.

Aroma of pear juice, pineapple, sweet light malts and yeast.

The taste a combination of both sweet and sour with the asiatic pear juice, pineapple, sweet malts, raisin, candy sugar and some spicy herbs. The 10% abv is pretty well-hidden but still adds a hint of warmth to the palate.

Medium bodied and very dry with a weaker carbonation.

Not too bad. I liked it well enough.

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Lips Of Faith - Super Cru from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.