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Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer - New Belgium Brewing

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Lips Of Faith - Brett BeerLips Of Faith - Brett Beer

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521 Ratings

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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 62 | 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:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-28-2012

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.
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Ratings: 521 | Reviews: 176
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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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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.

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Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a hazy dark golden with a 2 finger white head. Thick wall with trails of lacing remain.

Sweet honey, bread dough, faint citrus, light funk.

Light sweet pale malts, bread and light citrus with very minimal funk.

Ok beer, that can't decide what it's supposed to be. Is it a Belgian golden with some Brett or was it supposed to have more funk and sour notes?

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Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer from New Belgium Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.