Lips Of Faith - Kick - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by cps98:
3.7/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A friend brought this over for a taste and we were both very skeptical (pumpkin and cranberry). We were pleasantly surprised.
A – Medium Yellow color no head present with very light lacing.
S – Lots of tart cranberry in the nose. Also had hints of acidic citrus and some yeast on the backend.
T – The tart cranberry was again up front, very light sour. No pumpkin taste at all which was great because I am not a pumpkin beer fan.
M – Medium bodied, a little acidic, very little carbonation bite.
O – I really thought it was a tasty beer. Wonder if any of the flavors had mellowed over time wish I would have drank it fresh but enjoyed it none the less.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2012 16:47:10 | More by cps98
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2.48/5 rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
This is 2012's sour pumpkin ale made as a collaboration between New Belgium's Kim Jordan and Elysian's Dick Cantwell (also see my review of He Said by Cantwell.) It was made with 75% ale with pumpkins and cranberry juice, and 25% ale aged in wooden barrels. I couldn't find out if there was any wine or booze in the barrels. I tried this ale last year at a brewclub meeting and really hated it, but kept my bottle hidden away in the hopes that it would improve with age.
Aroma: Sour as anything! Layered with acetic (vinegar) sourness and wild yeast sourness. There is a musty forest floor aroma as swirled. No spicing noted. Some pineapple aromas as it warms.
Appearance: Deep golden color with a slight haze. Small white head with large bubbles.
Flavor: Sharp bitterness up front and a strong sour zing. I taste the pineapple esters from the Brettanomyces. Tart cranberry and an astringent earthy note. This has a very thin body and ends dry and raspy on the tongue.
Overall: I'm not a huge fan. There isn't much to this other than SOUR! Lacks complexity that I look for in sour beers and I don't get much pumpkin through that tartness. I do like it better than last year (dumped) but still didn't have more than half a glass before I let it go. A bit disappointed with New Belgium and Dick Cantwell for this one--it should have been amazing based on most of their other projects.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2013 20:58:32 | More by Jackofallbrews
Lips Of Faith - Kick from New Belgium Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.