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Lips Of Faith - Kick - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

408 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 57
Gots: 45 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
New Belgium and Elysian are together again with Kick, a rich and tart pumpkin cranberry ale blended with wood-aged beer for a uniquely complex harvest season sour.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 08-10-2011)
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afdempse

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear, reddish-golden color. Head dwindles to a ring around the inside of the glass.

Aroma of sour cranberries, red wine, grapes.

Flavor begins with cranberry tartness. Fades into cherry candy essence and adjunct-style maltiness.

Mouthfeel is very strange. At first, the body of the beer seems light due to the tartness. Then an odd meatiness and tannin-laden tongue coating descends upon the palate, rendering all flavors void and unable to be enjoyed.

Disappointing in general. Whatever phenomenon is taking place in this beer that leads to the thick, tongue-coating, mucus-generating chemistry - it needs to be remedied. Something is not quite working out in this experiment.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 05:38:08 | More by afdempse
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Lips Of Faith - Kick from New Belgium Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.