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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing

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506 Ratings
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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 45
Gots: 72 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This pleasing, two-part, potion was brewed with chocolate and black malts for a rich and roasty overtone, then fused with a dry, substratum of sour for a bold and audacious flavor. Black as night, this beer is blended at 80% stout, 20% dark sour wood beer for a collaboration that begins with a sour edge and finishes with a big, dark malt character, lingering, sweet on your palate.

(Beer added by: chumba526 on 08-06-2011)
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a Surly Darkness tulip. Pitch black with two fingers of rocky light brown head. Reasonable retention that leaves surprisingly light lacing.

Interesting aroma. The two notes most prevalent are rich roasted malts and a sour cherry funk. Bitter chocolate is also present.

Flavor tastes like a strange, subdued sour. Light chocolate tones, roasted malts, dark fruits, and a bit of burnt woodiness. Very odd blend of flavors, but I kinda like it.

This is a medium/full-bodied, slightly chewy stout with moderate carbonation.

Overall this is a very weird beer, but it somehow works. Not sure it's something I'll pick up again, but I definitely enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 23:02:20 | More by Phocion
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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
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