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Lips Of Faith - Kick - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

408 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 408
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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yemenmocha

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3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours luminous copper to gold. Plenty of creamy head. Nose of sour fruit and bready esters. Palate offers a lot of sour cranberries and a struggle to find the pumpkin at first . As it warms, the pumpkin appears with a perfumey bile-like flavor that is unappealing. Perfumey pumpkin bile quality follows into the finish/aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 01:13:10 | More by yemenmocha
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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
87 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.