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Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
76
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509 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 57 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
New Belgium Brewing and The Lost Abbey brewery from San Marcos, California have a shared passion for a variety of things, not the least of which is the wild Belgian yeast brettanomyces. So they decided to join forces and collaborate. Lost Abbey Collaboration is brewed simply with pale malts accompanied by Target, Centennial and Sorachi hops for a hint of citrus. Focusing on their mutual respect for the ingredient, the spotlight shines on the brettanomyces, where a full brett fermentation offers bold pineapple overtones and funky, sour edge. The beer is a shining, golden shade and is warming and dry.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-28-2012)
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +16.3%

Poured into Duvel tulip.
Initial aroma is bready and malt related then the tart and sour effects kick in. It's an interesting mix and not expected
Quite gold and clear. Big full white head and attractive bubbles rise from the nucleation.
Taste is similar with the lager like pils malt base and a mild soft tartness. A little sweetness up front and then the doughy flavors before the yeasts kick in. The alcohol does not show in the taste, in fact it is quite well hidden, except the warmth in the gut. Some light funkiness and noticeable dryness on the finish.
A little lighter on the feels makes it a little too easy to drink down. Soft and enjoyable feel.
I may add some things as I work through this.

Updates - the wild ale flavors show forth as it sits for awhile. They are nice and tasty, just not prominent.

01-19-2014 21:53:53 | More by garymuchow
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

01-15-2014 05:11:01 | More by mattmarka1
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%

Thanks to dcloeren for this one.

Light fizzy head, semi clear golden honey colored tons of sediment

Nose lemon grass, grassy little hay, sweet candy malts, corn, little grainy funk and straw, candy cereal captain crunch like, lemony

Taste lots of lemony grainy yeasty funk, lemongrass, sweet grain mash, semi sweet mash like little corn and straw wet hay, very little funk, grassy bready doughy, little mineral chalky like, yeasty flavor, fairly sweet with mild orange rind, juicy too. Finish is drier but sticky, light straw and more mild icky sweet funk, weird flavor, lemony straw.

Mouth is med bod, lighter but decent carb,

Overall eh, weird and little funk. Not too enjoyable. Just very weird all around and not really Brett like either.

01-15-2014 02:50:42 | More by jlindros
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BennyThon

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

01-13-2014 23:27:20 | More by BennyThon
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +36%

12-27-2013 22:50:38 | More by ToddGingerich
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sloelco

California

3/5  rDev -9.4%

12-23-2013 08:08:43 | More by sloelco
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mverity

Florida

2.45/5  rDev -26%

Bottle share at Proof thanks to jbruner. Clear pale yellow color with swirls of thin white head and a medium collar. Aroma is super grainey and light malt. Taste is very faintly grassy, and then some light malt sweetness. Not much else to this one. Thin watery body, light carbonation.

12-22-2013 05:39:16 | More by mverity
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-11-2013 00:52:07 | More by XmnwildX12
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-08-2013 07:24:22 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

12-03-2013 17:46:36 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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Reappropriated

California

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

11-30-2013 03:22:54 | More by Reappropriated
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

11-21-2013 20:59:33 | More by dhbiker0889
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illidurit

California

2/5  rDev -39.6%

11-21-2013 02:45:27 | More by illidurit
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +20.8%

11-18-2013 13:53:25 | More by pourmeadrink
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

11-18-2013 07:55:41 | More by brewskis4drewski
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-17-2013 21:02:59 | More by Sonofalime
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user785335

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

11-12-2013 14:05:39 | More by user785335
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jakea

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-10-2013 03:29:39 | More by jakea
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

11-06-2013 14:21:17 | More by Gotti311
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Kreko7

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-05-2013 03:56:04 | More by Kreko7
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

11-02-2013 02:31:46 | More by DaPan
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-30-2013 12:09:43 | More by rowingbrewer
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notchucknorris

California

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%

A: Pours an apple cider golden color with a thin white head. OK retention and slight lace.

S: Light barnyard aromas with some light stonefruit notes. Funk, pear, white peach, brett, hints of white wine and some sweet Belgian yeast notes. The sweetness is a bit much here, but this doesn't smell bad.

T: Doughy yeast, light pear, white pepper, some other unknown baking spices and lots of Belgian yeast. The finish is very sweet and the mouthfeel is almost buttery. The brett never really shows up to dry this puppy out and I wish it had. Saving the Lost Abbey one for a later date. Hopefully that one's better.

10-29-2013 05:22:23 | More by notchucknorris
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured from 22 oz bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a hazy lemon yellow with high carbonation producing a 1/2 inch white head. Good retention.
S: Farmhouse funk and bright citrus notes courtesy of the brett. White pepper and hint of Belgian spice.
T: Whoa...nose dive here. Watery and weak. Nothing like the aroma...which was fairly pedestrian to begin with.
M: Light body. A bit oily feel. Nothing special here either.
D: Not a very good offering here. Lost Abbey and NBB produced a bastardized beer. Not recommended.

10-28-2013 04:38:02 | More by mwilbur
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -2.4%

On tap at Max's (from notes)

A: Slightly hazy blonde.

S: Yeasty, funk, and farmhouse.

T: Lots of farmhouse. Heavy and thick. Eh, ok. Horse blanket with a fair amount of saison flavor.

M: Decent carbonation with light bubbles.

O: Ok, but not at all what I was expecting.

10-27-2013 20:17:15 | More by gillagorilla
Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer from New Belgium Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.