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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

508 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 47
Gots: 71 | FT: 1
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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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

A - 3 finger+ big foamy head atop an opaque black brew.
S - malty with just a hint of tart. Some small touch of dark fruit present.
T - sweet hits right up front followed by a mildly sour lingering aftertaste. Very little bitter.
M - not too heavy, moderate bodied with nice carbonation and a slightly oily feel.
D - an easy drinking, light on the sour, beer.
Probably a good dark sour intro beer. It's not a Rodenbach Grand Cru but it also doesn't cost as much or claim to be.

09-28-2011 03:24:28 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%

On-tap at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ.

A: Dark, ruby red with a frothy, light brown head. Some good lace, little head retention, but solid legs. Nice looking beer. Looks like a stout after the pour.

S: Some funky fruit and lightly roasted malt. Subtle but inviting.

T: Incredible battle of flavors between dark and roasty to sweet and fruity. Freak dark chocolate, smoky flavors up front from the roasted malt but also wonderful sugary, creamy sweetness in the finish. I'm guessing that's from the hops or wild yeast? I'm happy to call this a wild stout. An lo and behold, according to the NB website this beer is a blend of 80% stout and 20% dark sour wood beer.

M: Great, crisp sizzle from the light carbonation. Tons of flavor fills the mouth. A roasty, lactose-like sweetness lingers on the palate. Very smooth once it warms up.

O: Huge fan of this beer. It really intrigues me. Maybe because it's a dark, delicious "wild ale." An awesome beer from New Belgium!

02-28-2012 20:51:14 | More by Gatch
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larryi86

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a one fine tan head, nice lacing.

S- Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, hint of sourness. Nice aroma, wish it was stronger.

T- Dark chocolate, roasted malts up front with a nice sour/tart cherry/fruit finish, hint of coffee through out. I find that this is not that sour, but the sourness it has balances and works well with the stout.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- I personally find this to be great. I find the sourness to be just right for this beer. Alcohol is very well hidden. I find the it is worth the price and I can't wait to pick up more!

08-26-2011 04:21:46 | More by larryi86
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-07-2014 13:26:44 | More by thereal_adam
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%

A: Black and bubbly with a thin but consistent film of a head--cocoa brown; great lacing

S: Slightly tart and boozy and grainy and malty and fruity: musty and grassy, slightly tart darker fruits like plums, cherries, and raisins; but there is also a chocolatey roasted malt undertone

T: Slightly tart up front with hints of cherries, apples, and raisins, but also a musty grainy quality all on top of a roasted chocolate and coffee malt presence; not as sour as I'd like but it does play off the roasty malts quite well

F: Medium body and fairly creamy; maybe a touch thin on the back end

O: This is a refreshing and extremely drinkable beer; the alcohol--while noticeable in the aroma--does not seem as prevalent; not as sour as I'd like but I still find it to be a refreshing treat nonetheless

04-12-2012 20:35:37 | More by dbossman
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Zuidman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-04-2012 03:00:20 | More by Zuidman
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-04-2014 14:17:42 | More by sammyg832
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litheum94

California

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a tar black body with a big and foamy brown head. Levels out to a thin cover that clings to the side of the glass.

Aromas of bittersweet chocolate and coffee grounds. Charred wood. Where's the sourness?....

Chocolate, coffee and oatmeal. Very roasty. A very slight fruit sourness, perhaps peach. Some charred oak flavors.

This beer is very underwhelming for a "sour." It's a good beer, but I've got to ding this because there just isn't any sourness there. A good beer, but not what I was expecting.

10-16-2011 18:28:51 | More by litheum94
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-10-2014 00:33:10 | More by cjgiant
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nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-03-2013 23:43:53 | More by nzerbe
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samie85

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%

Pours a pitch black color with a finger of dark brown head.

Smells primarily of dark roasted malts including cocoa powder, dark chocolate and some light coffee notes with a hint of acidic cherry.

Acidic, sour cherry notes and ethanol upfront with chocolate and roasted notes on the finish.

The body is definitely interesting on this one starts out thin and moves towards a creamy richness on the back end with a bit of alcohol warmth, low to medium body, and light, prickly carbonation.

I think this would be more serviceable at a lower ABV and with a bit higher percentage of the sour beer blended in; the sour aspect is almost lost in the stout/porter character of this beer.

04-19-2012 05:08:36 | More by samie85
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-31-2012 15:06:40 | More by CWhite
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dcloeren

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-26-2013 16:31:50 | More by dcloeren
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theminutemen

Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-05-2013 21:29:41 | More by theminutemen
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-17-2014 02:58:12 | More by qcbrewer
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BKotch

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-25-2013 04:53:59 | More by BKotch
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-20-2011 23:37:24 | More by Nightrain87
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-19-2014 14:58:54 | More by PappyVans
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-31-2014 02:35:42 | More by woodchip
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-21-2012 20:27:13 | More by AlexChillton
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-10-2012 17:18:19 | More by RuckusDu
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

07-14-2012 03:58:22 | More by ssjkyle
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Rihup

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-04-2013 01:42:05 | More by Rihup
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marct

Nevada

5/5  rDev +35.1%

12-10-2011 23:57:15 | More by marct
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Diomede

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-10-2012 20:31:46 | More by Diomede
Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.