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Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer - New Belgium Brewing

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514 Ratings

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 58 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

DaPan, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

rowingbrewer, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

notchucknorris, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of mwilbur
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

mwilbur, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

gillagorilla, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BKotch, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Plastikdust, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Rasmon, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

jaydoc, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Kylemif, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

dragomni, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

drinking12many, Sep 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

jschott75, Sep 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

StrongAleSkeptic, Sep 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

JasonMinck, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Soto, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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?

kawilliams81, Sep 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Kahlerbock, Sep 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

SGToliver, Aug 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

thewimperoo, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

zestar, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

mcrawford, Aug 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

cl3, Aug 16, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer from New Belgium Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.