Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing
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3.33/5 rDev -10%
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.
01-16-2012 07:01:00 | More by sidetracked
4.33/5 rDev +17%
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.
01-14-2012 07:08:55 | More by MattyG85
3.45/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
01-11-2012 07:17:50 | More by Beaver13
3.48/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
01-07-2012 03:21:03 | More by BretSikkink
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
12-31-2011 16:48:11 | More by OWSLEY069
Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
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