Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing
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4.68/5 rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I have had the opportunity to have clutch on tap and bottled. This review will be of the bottled version that I had on 12/16/2011
Clutch pours a deep dark brown color that sucks your eye deep into its depths. An off white head sits nicely on the beer but quickly turns into a lave around the glass that will stick to the sides as you drink down this beer.
The aroma is a mix of roasted malts with just a hint of fresh coffee.
The taste starts off sweet and is filled with toaste, coffee, and chocolate. But not a bitter coffee or a dark chocolate, instead a very sweet and milky taste.
Overall i think that this beer is just awesome. It is a shame that it is a limited release. I was certainly expecting more of a sour flavor from the description. However, the beer is remarkably smooth and wonderful to partake.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2011 16:44:54 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
4.75/5 rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Wow, a really good curve ball beer! Poured with a fine, small to medium sized tan head that settles down to a light cover that lasts quite a while and some lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, roast, cocoa, a little fruit and acid. Taste is like nose and has those qualities greatly amplified in a way that all works together very nicely. Body is excellent and carbonation perfect. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Just a little alcohol at the very end. And in spite of the strength and big flavors this is pretty easy drinking. Session beer to get looped. Severe discipline is called for on this one.
Serving type: on-tap
10-03-2011 23:35:37 | More by drpimento
5/5 rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
An amazing beer.
It pours dark and majestic, releasing a true 'sour' aroma, tantalizing the observer. While crashing upon the palate, this beer comes on strong with a true belgian sour taste, but is then overcome by a true dark porter bitters. While this would be nice for most, the sour fights back, replacing the taste again with a finsih of sour combined artfully with the bitters of a nice sharp overly roasted malt.
Truly a delightful drinking experience. The price was right, it looked right, smelled nice, and played tricks on the palate, taking the taste from sour to bitter back to sour and finishing with a creamy 'awesome'. Well done, New Belgium. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2011 04:57:03 | More by Never2Dark
Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.