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Lips Of Faith - Kick - New Belgium Brewing

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87
very good

399 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 399
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%


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 julian:
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julian

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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear orange color with a bit of haze and faint crimson highlights. Decent head with a moderate pour, and nice decorative lacing. 4.5

S: A prominent tartness immediately hits the nose. Definitely the cranberry juice acidity dominates here. I don’t get any pumpkin at all, or any “pumpkin spice”... Still, I love the aroma. 4

T&M: Up front the tartness you get on the nose comes through, but isn’t offensive in any way. It’s perfect and lends well to the flavor which is mostly cranberry. Again, not getting any pumpkin, and the hop presence is minimal. Mildly acidic, maybe some lactic acid. Possible some mild woody funk. This beer is mostly about the cranberry juice, its acidity and the tartness is imparts on the overall beer. Mouthfeel is perfect. Not too crisp but not too heavy. Creamy smooth and somehow refreshing and light at the same time. 4 / 4.5

O: Very good. Possibly one of my favorite LoF beers yet. I highly recommend it. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 16:54:32 | More by julian
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Lips Of Faith - Kick from New Belgium Brewing
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