Lips Of Faith - Kick - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by jlindros:
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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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
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