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Lips Of Faith - Kick - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

407 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 407
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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Reviews by jlindros:
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours a fluffy pasty white almost 1 finger head fades at a med pace with foamy lacing, super hazy carrot honey orange color.

Nose starts with nice sour and tart fruit, little funky but typical distinct New Belgium funk, a light gourd like nose, a cranberry juice tartness, almost tart funky cranberry lemonade.

Taste nice tart fruit, little sour and fruit, a tangy cranberry juice and cranberry lemonade again, light gourd like vegetative flavor and hint of pumpkin, little grainy malt, syrupy caramel. Light vanilla oak barrel. Hint of bready yeasty like flavor. Fruity. Finish is drier, some tingly acidity, little sticky, lingering tart cranberry lemonade, bready syrupy caramel malts lingering too.

Mouth is, med bodied, nice carb, light acidic bite.

Overall very unique and pretty good, hard to have much though with the syrupy feel and acidic tartness.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 02:07:05 | More by jlindros
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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.

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Lips Of Faith - Kick from New Belgium Brewing
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