Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing
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4.2/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Very dark looker, almost stout like. Rich creamy head, pitch black body. Excellent head for a 9.5% beer. Nose had excellent coffe, milk chocolate aromas and roasted barley all tinged with a slighty tart note of underipe raspberries, cherries or other berry fruit. Vinegar, too. Unique smell, quite nice, mercirfully not overpoweringly sour or tart, nicely tinged with a faint sour note but balanced with rich dark malts. Taste is excellent; starts with heavy toasted black malts but almost immediately moves to a tart fruitiness blened with the dark malts. This beer has a unique double taste; on top is the tart sournes but just bubbling underneath are porter like tastes. A most unique brew, easy to drink and admire for it's complexity and contrasting flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, medium bodied and silken textured.
Overall, a most unique brew, one best shred with friends and admired for NB ability to keep it's Lips of Faith series pushing the boundaires and defying style categorizations. Another great brew for their LOF lineup.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2011 01:15:45 | More by SamN
3.3/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
The appearance is a beautiful opaque dark brown with a nice one finger tan head. A bt darker than expected but a looker none the less.
Scents of dark fruits such as dried dates and cherries waft from the head along wth a touch of dark roasted caramel.
This is where the beer steps on or off the path depending on your taste. It's sold as a sour brown but it is clearly more of a baltic porter with a touch of what I perceive as lactic sourness.
Mouthfeel has moderate viscosity and a nice delicate touch carbonation.
So they sell this as a sour brown but it clearly it doesn't posses the sourness to deserve such billing so it fails in billing. That said it is an interesting take on a baltic porter. I would reccomend folks try this one just don't come lookIng for a sour.
Serving type: on-tap
08-06-2011 23:01:40 | More by UA8
4.3/5 rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer is a sour stout that is composed of 80% New Belgium base beer and 20 % Sour beer. It has 15 IBUs.
The beer appears midnight black with a brown colored head.
It smells strongly of roasted smoky malts, dark chocolate and tart cherries.
It tastes initially of a smooth chocolate like stout. Soon however a tart cherry flavor takes over. There are hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and tart cherries to this beer. For how high it is in alcohol it is very smooth, light and refreshing. This could be a dangerous beer.
The beer has a thin mouthfeel with moderate low carbonation.
Overall a really good a unique sour stout. One of the best beers I have tried from NB. I am really impressed by how easy the beer is to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
08-06-2011 17:21:14 | More by chumba526
Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
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