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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

617 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 82
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 01-20-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

04-12-2012 00:51:51 | More by NCLorax
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Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

04-15-2013 02:41:26 | More by blurredline
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-23-2012 03:26:22 | More by harrylee773
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Novabrewer

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-22-2013 20:47:53 | More by Novabrewer
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-23-2012 02:20:14 | More by dlello2
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-07-2012 18:50:16 | More by kenpo23
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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03-24-2012 06:50:53 | More by ineva
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Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle. Poured into a New Belgium globe.

Smallish biege head when poured vigorously into the glass. No lacing. Clear brown with ruby highlights when backlit.

Aroma of cinnamon and spicy chilies with cocoa and chocolate malt.

Taste is rum raisin with caramel and sweet chocolate. Cinnamon is assertive but not overdone. Sweet but countered by the chili heat and dark fruit. Complex brew that paired well with spicy fish tacos and beans.

Mouthfeel is smooth with medium body.

I was surprised to find that chili beers are a great change of pace. My favorite Mexican dish is chicken mole enchiladas so I really enjoyed this one. Hotter than Samual Adams chili bock but not nearly as hot as Sigda's from Coopersmiths. New Belgium concocted a recipe that incorporates a traditional Mexican flavor into an awesome ale. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 04:49:42 | More by 312HopBomb
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presently, this is the #1 Chile Beer here on BA by a country mile. As a matter of fact, I don't see any catching up to it for a long time.

Served in a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: This poured much darker than I was expecting: Imagine the darkest, burnt brown you can imagine without the beer being black. The head started out at about a finger, but then settled into a bunch of mocha colored clumps.

S: Wow.... This is VERY different!: Sort of a cross between spiced pulled pork and cinnamon apples. Have you ever been to IKEA? You know that distinct smell of furniture and Swedish snack bar, right? That is this brew in a nutshell.

T: I still got cinnamon apples, wood, cocoa, and more Mexican weirdness. The aftertaste I got more pine wood than anything. Still, the IKEA comparison is absolutely the perfect one to my mind. Maybe instead of pork (like I got on the nose), the brewer(s) at New Belgium were actually thinking Swedish meatballs. lol

M: I just burped a moment ago and it actually burned my throat. This brew is also spicy in the "hot" sense, which makes it multidimensional to my mind. The lacing was substantial and the cinnamon apple component lingered in a rather divine way.

O: This was one of the most memorable beers I've tasted in the last year or so. No flaws and not a trace of booze detected. I WILL try this beer again in the future... many more times.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 03:47:41 | More by Chaney
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.66/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The bar I was at didn't have the best lighting, but it looked pretty dark with tannish head. Pretty good lacing going on as well.

S: A LOT of spicy cinnamon nutmeg going on here. Definitely picked up on the chocolate and some cacao. Good toast from the malts and a bit of carmel. Nice wood/smoke when settled.

T: Basically everything in the nose but a little bit of the wood/smoke is more present, but in a great balance.

M: Medium-full bodied. Very nice level of carbonation. Finish stays pretty much the same as you get in in the taste.

O: A great beer. I'll definitely be going back for more.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2013 08:27:08 | More by nick_asian
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01001111

California

4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark, coppery brown; black tea.

S: Heavy cinnamon, faint chocolate.

T: An initial cinnamon kick with a wash of chocolate. The heat from the chilies builds gradually and then suddenly dissipates, leaving behind a chocolate stout aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, characteristic of a brown ale.

O: The creativity works for this one. This is what I had expected from Dogfish Head's Theobroma. Where Dogfish Head approximated a recipe analyzed from clay pots, New Belgium instead delivered what may have been the common ideal of a beer brewed with cocoa, chillies, and other assorted spices. Nicely done; certainly worth revisiting.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 03:48:48 | More by 01001111
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zander4dawin

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is completely wicked. There's a light pepper spice with a minimal warming sensation along with light chocolate and more prenounced cinnamon notes. An excellent sipper beer to be enjoyed slowly. The smell is wonderful too. I really hope this beer comes back one day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2012 23:41:26 | More by zander4dawin
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
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