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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

519 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 51
Gots: 73 | 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:
Beer added by: chumba526 on 08-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a jet brown opaque body with a thick cocoa colored head that last a good bit.

S- The earthy chocolate notes have some powder qualities to it wit some tootsie roll notes and coffee malt and some earthy dark malt notes. There is a vanilla oak note in the finish.

T- The rich chocolate malt has some some soft tartness and wet wood flavors in the finish with an alcohol taste aswell. There is some dark cherry notes underneath the malt flavor.

M- The velvety medium mouthfeel has a touch of fizz in the finish and a bit of alcohol heat that grows in the exhale after each sip.

O- The nice chocolaty stout character is a bit one-dimensional. The tartness and wood characteristics are nice but just to soft in the background.

Photo of readbaron
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of tobelerone
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App: Opaque black with a small, quickly dissipating head, strong lacing.

Smell: Lots of bittersweet dark chocolatiness. Roasty. Traces of tart cherries and oak.

Taste: Chocolate, cherry, and oak flavors. Kind of a Belgian fruitiness. Really only slightly tart and sour, although as the beer sits and breathes the tartness emerges a bit. Sourness is still pretty restrained. Woody note lingers in the fairly drying finish. Hint of vinegar.

Mf: Medium carbonation and body. Somewhat sticky.

Overall: Interesting, and grew on me as I worked my way through the bottle, but probably not something I would buy again. Decent wild ale but could have been more assertive, I think. Flavors didn’t necessarily work all that well together for me.

Photo of jskennedy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Review adapted from notes taken 1/22/12

Appearance: Dark brown, clear around the edges, beige head

Smell: A light stout, gone sour - lightly burnt malts, dry and roasted - sourness works pretty well, smells balanced

Taste: Really more of a mild stout than a sour stout - chocolate malts, a hint of dry baker's chocolate - not straight-up sour, just a touch of sour that shines through the malts - slightly acidic, some herbal hops

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, smooth, pretty crisp, dry finish

Overall: A great take on a challenging style

Sour stouts are very strange. Rather than trying to make a strong, burly stout sour, I think New Belgium attempted to keep this on the mild side. I think this worked pretty well. It's not mind-blowing, but it works.

Photo of GrindFatherBob
2/5  rDev -46.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of sidetracked
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown with a thin medium brown head that lingers well. No real lacing.

Aroma is a mix of sourness, dark roasted malts, and fruitiness. Little alcohol heat as it warms.

Upfront taste is a mild tart sourness, cranberry, currants, grapes. Roasted malts begin to creep in during the middle. Bittersweet chocolate. Finish is a mix of sour and sweet. Fairly fruity--cranberry, unripe raspberries, tart grapes, merlot grapes. Lingering sourness and roasty malts.

Medium body and syrupy with medium carbonation. Dry finish.

Reminds me of a more sour version of Half Acre Small Animals, Big Machine with some darker malty notes. Some interesting wine-like qualities. Mild sourness overall. A little hard to categorize.

11/11/11

Photo of Travisnin
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice glass while listening to Clutch.

Appearance: Pours dark and black with only a slight hint of brownish red on the edges. Decent two fingers of tan head that fade into a thin ring on the edges of the glass. Moderate amount of lacing.

Smell: Moderately tart and sour dark cherries with some wood, brett, and a light hint of vinegar. Big presence of dark roasted malts with good hints of dark chocolate and coffee beans. Quite an interesting combination.

Taste: A very interesting and tasty brew. It literally tastes like a imperial stout mixed with a wild ale. The sour cherries and woody/bretty characteristics are quite noticeable but are not as strong as a normal wild ale. The dark elements kind of overshadow it, but in a good way. Big flavor of dark roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth. No noticeable alcohol heat. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A pretty wild and interesting take on a wild ale. The dark flavors blend pretty well with the sourness. I love the creativity here.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Beaver13
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a smallish light tan head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is some roasted chocolate malts, leather and tart, sour dark fruits.

The flavor is some roasted earthy malts and molasses with a good amount of tart fruity sourness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice mellow dark fruit sour with a bit of roast.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.