Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.95/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep brown, ruby when held up to the light, clear. One inch head that dissipates very quickly to next to nothing. Interesting spices in the aroma. Cinnamon and cardamom most prevalent. A little heat over a dark brown ale malt bill. Thin chocolate taste fades quickly to cinnamon and other spices I can't pin down. Heat sticks to the roof of the mouth and throat. It's a warming feeling, not too hot. Unlike most beers with heat, I seem to enjoy the spiciness in this one. Hides ABV well. Medium feel, dry finish due to the heat.
Despite my inclination to dislike this beer, I kinda like it. This is a salsa beer, but in the best way. I actually like heat in a beer! It's not overpowering, but it's there. Take a hint Ballast Point, be more subtle! Not something I'd like more than a couple times a year, this is definitely a good beer and worth trying. Now if we can get New Belgium to make horchata...
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2012 04:31:25 | More by Philousa
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2.68/5 rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Growler from Breeze In, Lemon Creek/Juneau, AK location.
Into a pint glass and a tulip.
A: light golden amber color. One finger white foamy head that dissipates within about a minute and leaves the same sticky slightly coated looking lacing clingy to the sides of the glass
S: where's the chocolate? Huh? no where to be found no matter how much I let it warm, however, there is a slight cinnamon aroma trying to come through and its mainly coming through like an American Blonde Ale
T: a bland malty sort of cinnamon-ness; no aftertaste, and a quick dry finish trying to pummel my tastebuds
M: light to medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation seems ok for the "fruit/vegetable" style and yes, I realize this is a chocolate/chile beer, but am not getting as much as I had hoped for
O: God, I really hope I'm not becoming a beer critic here, but all I have to say is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and this is a growler fill, if it wasn't for the cinnamon, I'd say this is an American Blonde Ale in disguise, I most likely won't have this again and am now wondering about New Belgium - what are they up to these days? Really, guys? What is this?
Serving type: growler
04-12-2014 20:08:46 | More by BeerKangaroo
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
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