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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

504 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 46
Gots: 71 | 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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larryi86

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 04:21:46 | More by larryi86
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litheum94

California

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 18:28:51 | More by litheum94
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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Zuidman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.9%

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

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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

Nevada

5/5  rDev +35.1%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-04-2013 01:42:05 | More by Rihup
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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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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-11-2011 05:59:49 | More by CarolinaKev
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bomber into an oversized wine glass. Deep, black body, with a two-finger mocha head. Good retention and nice lacing along the glass.

Very interesting aroma. It starts sour, mostly cherry, but adds notes of roasted malt and chocolate.

The flavor is equally interesting. I've never had a sour stout, but since I do like both styles, this one does a good job combining them. Neither dominates. Nice roasted malt flavor with just enough sour notes to make it balanced. Honestly, this reminds me of a cherry coke, where the coke flavor is definitely there, but the cherry gives it a boost.

Very smooth texture in the mouthfeel and very drinkable, with nearly no notice of the alcohol. Great effort.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 23:23:14 | More by FanofHefe
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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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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-13-2012 13:51:52 | More by hopfacebrew
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Charlie for getting me this bottle!

A - Dark black body with a nice brown head. Very professional looking stout

S - A light fruity tartness, Dark roasted malts, chocolate, smoked meats, rawhide. Really great balance and complimentary stuff.

T - Quite mild. Some muddled malts, and a bit of heat and dryness on the finish. A very light fruity mild tartness comes out as it warms.

M - Really nice full and lush (thanks norm/rob). A good feel

O - well, it's kind of disappointing. It smells great but only tastes so-so. Wish it were more tart.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 02:22:13 | More by ColdPoncho
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-28-2011 08:03:11 | More by fuzzcherry
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-27-2013 21:57:44 | More by Smurf2055
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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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nanobrew

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-15-2011 15:33:23 | More by nanobrew
Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.