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Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
76
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505 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 8
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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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at SmallBar - Division.

Another keg killed off...my day seems made. This stuff pours a lightly hazy golden-straw topped by over a finger of white froth. The nose comprises earthy greens, light brett funk, mild citrus peel, and a soft peck-on-the-cheek of dry honey. The taste mirrors things pretty closely, with the earthiness really taking charge, the citrus acting as an able lieutenant, and the brett shrinking increasingly as time passes. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty solid brett-focused beer, but one that comes across as rather tame thanks to the "accidental" pasteurization. Still not bad, but likely a shadow of what it could have been.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2012 14:50:36 | More by TMoney2591
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notchucknorris

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from phone, reviewed on June 3, 2014.

Etched Lips of Faith bomber poured into a Lindemanns flute, mostly because I rarely get the chance to use it. Pale straw body, mostly clear but with fine pieces of sediment. Solid frothy white head; nearly two fingers with good retention, and intermittent strings of Belgian lacing working down the glass.

This is a very fruity beer. A whole myriad of yeasty tropical fruit esters and a healthy dose of lemon zest screaming "Sorachi Ace." Grassy/earthy with just a little bit of funky and spicy phenols. The yeast definitely takes over for this beer, but aside from a hoppy citrus, there's not much else in the nose. Then again, this is named "Brett Beer," so I suppose that's appropriate.

Very earthy flavor. A touch of yeasty funk, but no sour. The lemon zest adds a nice tang to balance out the drier yeast flavors, but not quite enough.

Low carbonation and a light-medium body. Mouthfeel is a bit dry, but not in an enjoyable crisp or tart way I expect in the style. Actually, the aftertaste is almost chalky.

Overall this was a little disappointing. I like wilds, I'm a huge fan of the Lips of Faith series, and I love Lost Abbey, but this didn't quite measure up. It's drinkable, but hardly impressive.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 17:45:26 | More by Phocion
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Halcyondays

California

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a hazy goldenrod with a medium white head, solid lace.

S: Bretty leathery notes, with some spoiled pineapple and musrooms.

T: Definite tropical notes. Pineapple, passion fruit, but not in a hoppy sense, more of in a yeasty sense. Musty, Bretty undercurrent.

M: Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, silky, musty.

O: An interesting beer at first, but didn't retain my interest until the end of the bomber. Not as tasty as the Lost Abbey counterpart. That being said it's considerably less expensive than the Lost Abbey counterpart (3:1). A solid effort, worth a try if you're into Brett.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 18:45:21 | More by Halcyondays
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daledeee

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 22 oz bottle.

Pours an almost clear straw yellow with minor head that went away.

Nose is faint grain, yeast and fruit.

Taste. A mix of fruits and yeast. The Brett does not seem too strong to me. Not a lot of malt. Slightly sweet and spicy.

Mouth feel is a little syrupy. Alcohol is warming.

Overall this beer series has been hit and miss for me. This one is somewhere in the middle. I think they could have done more with the Brett.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 22:05:16 | More by daledeee
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fair brew, rather sweet and pleasing, but well short of brett and anything remarkable. A totally skippable collaboration.

Presentation:22 oz screen printed brown capped bottle. Red and blue stained glass like pattern illustrating the bottle . Side paragraphs notes intent, and main characteristics. Shows 7.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy pale amber pour with a good frothy head, good retention and surface memory with fair touches of lacing.

S - Fruity, sweet, tropical notes...

T - …which flow in the palate. The tropical sweetness predominates. This is ok, unexpected, but nice, where is the brett? Bready and malty with almost no sense of funk under that pineapple and mango sweet lick.

M - Medium body and moderate carbonation with a fair smoothness unable to do much with the monochord sense.

O - Not anywhere near what one might expect of such a brew or collab. Drinkable sure… but...

Notes: All right, while nothing to blow the senses theses guys can do better (and worse). This is not a waste of money but with this quality it is not going to pick up in the name of the brewers alone. Pretty blah…

Original notes from a bottle tasting upon the release. More recently compared to a social tasting of the ale and while drinkable the impression does not change much...

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 19:47:50 | More by Daniellobo
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-19-2014 23:15:02 | More by DaftPatrick
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-10-2012 01:47:16 | More by jaminjohnson
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-11-2012 16:40:59 | More by Beerontwowheels
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spargebug

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-06-2012 02:12:29 | More by spargebug
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flayedandskinned

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-22-2012 04:39:38 | More by flayedandskinned
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this one sitting out by the pool on the 4th in the sun! Served from bottle into an RJ Rockers shaker. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount fairly slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, earth, mango, pineapple, and subtle fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, earthy funk, earth, subtle fruit, mango, and pineapple. Overall this was a decent brew. For those of you out there who believe Brett makes a beer sour or tart, you need to try this one. There is no sour or tart notes present at all in this one. Just a nice earthy funk which is how it should be. However, a little sour/tart might not have hurt this brew too much as the Brett dominated it. The fruit aspects tried to settle it down, but fell a little short if you ask me. Definitely worth trying at least once to judge for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 14:37:52 | More by thagr81us
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stinadez


3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-14-2013 02:34:58 | More by stinadez
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sammo

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-10-2012 17:29:31 | More by sammo
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mrcraft

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-23-2014 01:30:07 | More by mrcraft
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-17-2013 00:56:39 | More by jaydoc
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, 7.5% abv. Hazy golden color with a quickly disappearing white head. Some sediment, and very little visable carbonation.

Sour, and lactic nose up front. Earthy, funky, a bit leathery and buttery. Maybe some hay or straw.

Earthy malt up front. A bit tart with slight funky feel. Some nice citrusy favors on the back end. Not much sweetness or bitterness really. Maybe a bit leathery at the end.

Lighter body, not much carbonation at all. Not as interesting, complex or as funky as I thought. The fruity notes help a bit, but kind of boring overall.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 21:06:38 | More by Bierguy5
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-23-2012 16:41:50 | More by mtbdonn
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kdown

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-13-2012 06:01:45 | More by kdown
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Jpwv

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-16-2012 01:34:45 | More by Jpwv
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-09-2012 05:06:40 | More by Cramerican
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-30-2012 02:51:03 | More by Dave_Treat
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silentdonkey

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-23-2012 04:49:08 | More by silentdonkey
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-06-2012 17:50:21 | More by Lantern
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-03-2012 23:10:45 | More by bluckbeyes
Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer from New Belgium Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.