Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.22/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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This one is classified on here as an American Stout, but the bottle says "Dark Sour Ale." Perhaps this should be called a "Flanders Stout?"
Also, the bottle says this one is 9%.
A: Burnt crust brown, with a frothy mocha head that made the beer look like a bit vat of espresso. The head had some staying power.
S: Freshly baked toast, chocolate, and coffee. Perhaps the stout classification is correct?
T: Didn't get any sourness... this was a stout through and through. Really nice subtle coffee/cacoa bitterness on the finish which made this somewhat dry, but not too.
M: Despite the ABV, this one didn't feel "Imperial" at all, which was kind of a cool thing. Thick enough, the alcohol was masked extremely well, and the bitter elements were kept in check. Highly drinkable!
O: I think the stout classification was dead on and one would have to have a magnifying glass to detect any sourness on this bad boy. Perhaps that was etched into the bottle as a joke?
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2011 02:54:12 | More by Chaney
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United Kingdom (England)
3.66/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle broached on 24th Feb 2014: shared at the second ever 'Shrewsbury Bottle Share', four of us tucked into this: cheers Mat for bringing it (he's a Clutch fan). I've never heard of Clutch of course, apart from the ones in the various cars I've owned.
Anyway the beauty poured a dark, dark brown, almost black in fact.
Dark fruits wrapped in chocolate with a sourness that belies the sweetness that is trying to burst through the brew. A dusting of caster sugar towards the end gives the beer a slightly less sour finish and adds a little lightness to the whole thing.
Different and pleasing, my third beer from New Belgium, they are doing OK in my eyes.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 09:26:15 | More by BlackHaddock
Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
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