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Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

618 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 83
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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Arizona

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-06-2013 21:39:31 | More by trytoketchup
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Spider889

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-01-2013 22:52:05 | More by Spider889
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber.

LOOK: Deep mahogany hue, tight lacing

SMELL: Fresh chilies, raw cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon, candied fruit

TASTE: Sweet maltiness within, creamy fullish body, full chili flavor, mild pepper heat, cinnamon, treacle, figgy, spicy throughout, reserved hoppiness, finishes spicy

This is a lovely brew, well rounded with a perfect balance of chili to cocoa to spice and still stays a beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 05:02:12 | More by Jason
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-21-2013 20:59:16 | More by dhbiker0889
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army01

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

11-19-2013 05:40:49 | More by army01
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deadliest

Texas

2/5  rDev -49.6%

11-13-2013 22:21:43 | More by deadliest
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fayenatic

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-12-2013 22:40:44 | More by fayenatic
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Delirium tulip.

Poured a beautiful ruby/brown color with a fluffy beige head. Left some nice lacing on the glass.

Smelled of dark chocolate, cinnamon, paprika and port wine. Smell was incredibly complex and actually inviting, even with the spicy scents.

Taste, much like the smell, was amazingly complex. First you are hit with a sweet port-wine like flavor, followed by chocolate and cinnamon. It is only after you swallow and sit a moment that the chile flavors hit you. Quite delicious.

Mouthfeel was similar to that of a light stout. A bit creamy but not syrupy. Left a nice light burn on the back of your throat due to the chiles.

Overall I was really impressed by this beer. It was one that was sitting in my cellar looking at me for a while but I was never in the mood to try it. Finally broke it out and happy I did. Very complex, very unique.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 20:09:50 | More by TWStandley
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-06-2013 14:21:30 | More by Gotti311
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DimensionX

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

11-06-2013 14:07:03 | More by DimensionX
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-31-2013 20:43:26 | More by ajcormier
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StevenLaValley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-31-2013 05:23:29 | More by StevenLaValley
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Plastikdust

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

10-22-2013 21:14:35 | More by Plastikdust
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Palsie

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-21-2013 18:05:30 | More by Palsie
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Rasmon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-17-2013 14:37:10 | More by Rasmon
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up one to two fingers' worth of head which is off-white with the slightest hint of a creamy beige. The body is incredibly interesting- maroon with hints of rose and purple which turns to a purplish rose when held up to the light. Translucent. Minor retention. Doesn't seem to be any lacing as of yet.

Nose- Mild cocoa, slightest hint of chiles (I might be able to drink this?). There are some fruity esters as well but I haven't pinned down the exact ones yet. Faint raisin maybe- mild grape is a better descriptor. Swirling reveals an aroma defined by chile. After some thought, raspberry seems to be the dominant fruit ester.

Taste- Rather thin to begin with. Then, a mild hit of peppers, followed by rounded cocoa. All of this is underlined by red grape and raisins. An aspect of Coca-Cola on the finish. Slight bitterness on the finish. Chile (which makes the tongue tingle) begins this while a mild cocoa bitterness ends it with the aforementioned fruit providing a constant for the flavor profile. Still a bit thin. Spicy for me means that this will spicy to almost no one. There's almost a rose/slight bubblegum to the esters. Some slight bitter chocolate appears on the finish. Dominant chocolate and some smoke would be perfect for this beer. Above average and I imagine it's solid for the style. Definitely has presence. Raspberry seems to the underlying ester that I couldn't put my finger on.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a proper amount of carbonation while the pepper makes your tongue tingle. Still a little thin though.

Drinkability- A little tough for me but I am not a good measuring stick. Four dollars for a 12 oz pour seems fair.

Overall- Above average to solid. Seems right for the style. I would suggest you try it if you're into chile beers but it might not be hot enough for you. Weaklings like myself should probably give it a pass.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 03:07:31 | More by artoolemomo
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-28-2013 04:15:25 | More by Jame515
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-23-2013 16:00:14 | More by GraduatedCashew
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alexm1309

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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the1stfo

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-20-2013 19:34:19 | More by the1stfo
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

09-15-2013 19:02:12 | More by oldp0rt
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-28-2013 01:26:50 | More by heytomcat
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a 1/2 finger thick fizzy tan head into a snifter that dissipated quickly. the body was a dark brown with red edges.
s - cinnamon with a hint of pepper.
t - sweetness up front with a spicy finish. the cocoa comes out more as it warms while the pepper mellows making it much more drinkable and balanced.
m - medium and slick.
o - i was not impressed the first few sips but it grew on me as it warmed. i've had better beers in this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 13:58:09 | More by GPHarris
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-21-2013 07:03:29 | More by zestar
Lips Of Faith - Cocoa Molé from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.