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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

802 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 101
Gots: 130 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 01-20-2012

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Ratings: 802 | Reviews: 251
Photo of BeerOps
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tilley4
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amazing take on a chili beer... Loaded with interesting flavors and aromas... Cinnamon and chilis dominate in both departments... No booze at all... Scary drinkable... 32 oz growler fill is perfect... Delicious and different...

Photo of arvidkoval
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Dark body.

S- Spicy cinnamon.

T- Spicy and cinnamon, a bit of chocolate.

F- good, smooth carbonation.

O- Great Chile beer! Balanced spice.

Photo of Foxybrau
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An interesting beer, but not something I would pick up again. The nose is cinnamon, nothing subtle about it, and quite nice. Taste is a letdown in that whatever cocoa is there (and it's not much) is quickly overcome by the chile. It starts with the flavor found in the skin if dried chile and finishes with spice, again not subtle. It actually packs some heat. Body is a bit thin, and the alcohol too is covered up by pepper. Not too much enjoyable here for me.

Photo of timontheroad
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a snifter. Kicked up a short half inch head that quickly faded to a thin bubbly film. Very dark brown color.
Smell: Lots of cinnamon and sweet chocolate up front, and a slight pepper and faint alcohol aromas in the background.
Taste: A lot less cinnamon in the taste, and the heat from the peppers has become more dominant. There's some subtle chocolate and vanilla flavors as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, almost thin feeling.
Overall: Not sure about this one, I'm not the biggest chili beer fan. It's OK, but not up on a par with my all time favorite chile beer, Stone Xocoveza. Not sure if I'd seek this out again.

Photo of cjgiant
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle:
Pours a little thin and a clear but dark auburn brown. Head is shockingly white atop the dark brew, foamy and leaving some lacing. Nose has some spice to it, nutmeg or similar earthy spice, along with some chile atop a toasted to burnt bread smell. Initially I got almost nothing, warmth helped.

Taste is unsweetened cocoa or chocolate, a deep earthy (like what I magine mud tastes like) flavor. I've not had much mole, but I can see it tasting like this. The chili pepper is almost unnoticeable in a cold beer, but comes out with warmth and actually builds nicely sip after sip. The one downside is the beer feels watery to me, the flavors more robust than the feel.

This grew in me as I sipped it, but overall wasn't my cup of tea. I appreciated it and it intrigued me, though. My girlfriend liked it, so I can see having another glass at another time for a change of pace.

Photo of Zonian1
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rpm0003
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ammirabal
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blankenhoney
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cmwilliq
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.34/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer has a lot going on and I will do my best to review it to the best of my ability. Pours a deep brown color with minimal head and spotty lacing. Aroma hits you hard with scents of cinnamon, roses, and some weird, yet intriguing other aroma that I just cant figure out. Taste is very bold like the nose. Touches of wet cinnamon and allspice are definitely present and their is a slight burn that I would guess is a combination of the alcohol and the ancho, guajillo and chipotle peppers. The heat is not overbearing, but you tend to get more of it on the front end than the back. I am getting very little cocoa out of this. This beer is full of all kinds of mild to moderate spice and the mouthfeel is a little less than I would have expected after the first taste. Hard to tell how the balance is because of everything that is going on, but overall, this is the most unique beer I have had. A sipper, slow and steady, lol.

Photo of LAND_MINE
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GMorgan
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of castelli1981
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

What a great flavor!! Definitely feel a little heat after. Would highly recommend.

Photo of Theniz
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WiscoTerr
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.