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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

506 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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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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sidetracked

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -10%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 07:01:00 | More by sidetracked
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Travisnin

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-14-2012 22:00:47 | More by Travisnin
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 07:08:55 | More by MattyG85
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-14-2012 05:35:47 | More by tclapper
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davelag

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-13-2012 02:22:44 | More by davelag
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-12-2012 21:59:47 | More by zonker17
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SolarMikey

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-12-2012 21:24:18 | More by SolarMikey
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 07:17:50 | More by Beaver13
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Diomede

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-10-2012 20:31:46 | More by Diomede
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kiki3drt292

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-10-2012 18:47:49 | More by kiki3drt292
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TexAggie011

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-09-2012 16:20:07 | More by TexAggie011
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gearzstang

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-09-2012 05:33:56 | More by gearzstang
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-08-2012 23:50:06 | More by acurtis
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n2pux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-08-2012 05:18:51 | More by n2pux
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towlea25

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-08-2012 02:21:03 | More by towlea25
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bbadger

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-07-2012 19:56:20 | More by bbadger
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with some ruby highlights, large-bubbled head that has good stick. Nice look and unique for a sour type of brew.

The nose is maltier than funky. Chocolate notes, a hint of roasted malt, some vanillin, and dark fruits. Only a touch of vinegar indicates that anything wilder than normal is going on.

Subtlety rules the palate as well, with a moderately sweet chocolate flavor, somewhat thin mouthfeel, a touch of lactose, and similar notes of cherry and vanilla from the nose. Fruity, no hop notes, with a mild balsamic vinegar hit towards the back end.

Body is too thin to be world class, an interesting premise but not quite followed through on.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 03:21:03 | More by BretSikkink
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j1knapp

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-01-2012 18:00:09 | More by j1knapp
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black with a light tan head. In the aroma, a small roast and a small tartness. In the taste, roasty, notes of coffee, and a light tartness. A small sour bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry roast and note tartness in the aftertaste. Kind of a tart porter is the best way to put it.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 16:48:11 | More by OWSLEY069
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-31-2011 16:36:14 | More by hawkmage
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Jtthegreat

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

12-30-2011 03:17:26 | More by Jtthegreat
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-29-2011 01:25:52 | More by bump8628
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-28-2011 14:08:01 | More by cdwil
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clearlydiluted

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

12-28-2011 09:33:04 | More by clearlydiluted
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

12-28-2011 03:16:57 | More by BeerThursdays
Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.