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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

627 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 85
Gots: 62 | 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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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

02-20-2013 03:13:01 | More by mjenkins5
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Goodwire80

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-16-2013 17:47:33 | More by Goodwire80
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -37%

02-14-2013 22:40:31 | More by chippo33
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-13-2013 01:50:13 | More by mothman
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toolg

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-07-2013 16:52:18 | More by toolg
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-06-2013 23:07:07 | More by Haybeerman
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ChanChan

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-06-2013 15:27:03 | More by ChanChan
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -37%

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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

01-28-2013 15:49:50 | More by brandoman63
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-23-2013 15:09:18 | More by phishbone23
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toastymalts

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-22-2013 23:42:00 | More by toastymalts
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Grinky

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-13-2013 03:13:55 | More by Grinky
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -2%

The LoF series has been very hit or miss for me, and same with chile beers, so hopefully this is good. Thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a light fizzy barely covering head that fades pretty quickly, just a touch of lacing, maybe due to the abv, or possibly the chile, not sure, over a mostly clear cola brown colored beer with some mahogany light coming through.

Nose is interesting and kinda weird, there is some chile in the background, ancho or poblano like chile with a nice green chile aroma but doesn't seem much heat (at least from the aroma), as well as a weird chocolate aroma, cocoa that seems ot have been aged a bit too long, light creamy melted cocoa. Then some light cinnamon and hint of a nutty spicy like cardamom almost but not quite, as well as a biscuity like crusty bread crumbs almost like the edges of a pie or coffee cake. Under all that is some malts, caramel, molasses, some sweet brown malts.

Taste starts like hot cinnamon cocoa, a candy drink almost. Plenty of powdered fake cocoa mix like having a Swiss Miss hot chocolate, but there is plenty of cinnamon in there as well. Then heat kicks in, again not a ton but plenty to let you know it's there, as well as a green chile the ancho mostly, and some hot chiles, chipotle in the middle. Other light spices, again hint of an earthy nutty root like spice I can't really label, and light Xmas like spices but barely. Then malts kick in, some caramel, light molasses and biscuit again, hint of toffee, fair sweetness and other toasty brown malts. Light pie crust again, and coffee cake crumbs. In all that is a hint of booze warmth but that's mostly drowned out by the pepper heat. Finish is sticky and a bit syrupy, long lingering sweet caramel, molasses, some hot cocoa powder mixed to a thicker feel, some lingering heat from the peppers. The heat mostly dissipates fairly quickly, pops in to say hello, then goes back down below.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, plenty of pepper heat but not overbearing, lighter carbonation.

Overall pretty good, I like the pepper heat, it's a nice level that you def know it's there but doesn't destroy the beer, and even a light pepper flavor which is nice. The malts are nice as well, caramel mocha molasses, toasty bread crumbs, coffee cake, etc. I wasn't a huge fan of the cocoa as it tasted more like Swiss Miss hot cocoa powder rather than cocoa nibs and dark chocolate kinda taste. The cinnamon and other spices are interesting and a nice addition but I wish the cinnamon in particular was a little toned down. The lack of carbonation is probably the only real gripe I have. However, those are nit picking as this was a pretty good beer all around.

01-13-2013 03:07:56 | More by jlindros
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Colorado

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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California

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12-21-2012 23:21:04 | More by jco3rd
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.4%

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Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%

A really fun beer. Dark brown, slightly hazed, modest off-white head, some patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and chiles, bready malt and cinnamon. Flavor nails the mole vibe perfectly; it’s got the cinnamon, chile, and cocoa powder, hints of raisin, all nicely balanced with a chewy, bready malt backbone in support. Moderately sweet, noticeable heat in the finish but not overly aggressive. Medium body and carbonation, maybe a little unexciting in this department.

If you like Mole this is an obvious choice. Not an everyday drinker, obviously, but like Indra Kunindra, a good time if this kind of thing is up your alley.

12-18-2012 04:42:13 | More by tobelerone
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.