Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by UpToMeBeer:
4.2/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It's great to see New Belgium going all-out on a big, creative beer. This one was wonderful.
A- Disclaimer: I was in a dimly lit bar in downtown Fort Collins for this. Poured very dark with what seemed to be a one-finger tan head.
S-The most impressive aspect of this beer. Roasted malt scent. Something is giving it a sweet, almost fruity edge to the coffee... Maybe toffee in there? Whatever it is, it's complex and wonderful.
T-Nice balance of a stout (I know there's a trace of that in here) with subtle sour characteristics: Seems to be cherry. Very nice finish. No dryness or overpowering sour.
M- Rather medium to semi-full feel. I would like to age this and see if it gets even fuller. Also, it warms nicely.
O- As a lover of stouts and sours, this beer was pretty ideal for me. Reminiscent of O'Dell's Avant Peche Porter.
Serving type: on-tap
09-02-2011 17:38:57 | More by UpToMeBeer
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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
84 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.