Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.18/5 rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 22oz bomber into my Unibroue tulip.
Appearance: entirely black with a two-finger head of frothy dark tan foam. Retention is good with a quality lace left on the glass. Fabulous.
Smell: rich, chocolatey aroma with an undertone of funk. Some of the funk I might attribute to the confluence of roasted malt and earthy hops, which tends to generate a bit of cooked vegetal aroma, but overall it's actually quite pleasant.
Taste: pleasingly sour right off the bat, which fits well with the smooth yet roasty character of the malt. Immediately after the oud bruin-style sourness at the front, the flavor displays its chocolatey character, which then fades into an almost burnt-malt flavor which is much smoother and more pleasant than it sounds. I love the dynamism, although the complexity, overall, is low.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a very good carbonation and resulting creaminess. I'm actually very pleasantly surprised by the mouthfeel on this.
Overall: I'm absolutely loving this beer. I'm a fan of Clutch, but not so much a fan of New Belgium, typically. This is easily my favorite New Belgium beer -- they really hit this one out of the park.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2011 19:54:51 | More by flagmantho
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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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