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Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer - New Belgium Brewing

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517 Ratings

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 58 | FT: 3
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

RangnaR, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

polopaul20, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Skunkdrool, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

moarmare, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Xandrose, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

This American "WILD" Ale isn't all that wild really. Maybe it's not a brettanomyces beer. Maybe it's named after Brett Michaels? Or Brett Favre?

Smells like some kind of Belgian ale. Looks like it too. Flavor is kind of sweet. One dimensional. Reminds me of something like Palm or Leffe. Belgian and decent, but not really too exciting at all. I would have expected a whole lot more out of this beer with a collaborative effort from two powerhouse breweries.

RblWthACoz, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

imyourhero21, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of garymuchow
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

garymuchow, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

jlindros, Jan 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

BennyThon, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +36%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

sloelco, Dec 23, 2013
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2.45/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

mverity, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

dhbiker0889, Nov 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

user785335, Nov 12, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer from New Belgium Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.