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Lips Of Faith - Kick - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

405 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 405
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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mattsdenney

Tennessee

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

Poured from bomber into NB globe glass.

A: pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick bubbly head.

S: Subtle hints of sweet pumpkin, caramel, and sugar.

T: Cranberries up front followed by a mild pumpkin sweetness. Finishes strong, sour, and tart. Lingering dryness and boozy warmth, no significant hop presence.

M: Light, dry, slightly acidic.

O: My first sour beer...not disappointed at all. Enjoyed the tartness supplemented by the underlying fall flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 03:21:59 | More by mattsdenney
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Lips Of Faith - Kick from New Belgium Brewing
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