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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
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a one pint New Belgium chalice at Elliott Bay Pizza & Pub in Mill Creek, WA. I guess this is the New Belgium sister beer of Mo Betta Bretta.

Appearance: light golden hue with plenty of haze and a thick finger of creamy white foam with good retention and a nice thick lace.

Smell: light sweet malt with a balanced amount of bretty funk. It works for me.

Taste: sweet golden malt flavor with a nice chalky funk from the Brett. Not sour at all, which is nice; I like the more alkaline character. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a rather nice creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a good wild ale. Not sour, but a good quaffer nonetheless.

Photo of Stalgondo
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of BeerManDan
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A well balanced Ale in all aspects. The color when poured in a pint glass was a very hazy dark wheat yellow. The was hardly any foam and not lace at all. The smell of hops, with sweet spices and fruit was evident in the aroma. The flavor was of mild hops, sweet spices and fruit. A very good balance of sweet/bitter/sour on the aftertaste. For a 7.5% alcohol content, it was very smooth and mild.

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of tbeckett
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from kjyost. Thanks.

A - Pours cloudy golden with strong carbonation coming up to a one finger white head. Decent spotty lace, half finger retention.

S - Peach, grass, mild funk, apricot. Pretty nice.

T - Full on peach, orange, grain, a little bit of yeasty barnyard but very subtle. Sweet notes with lemon candy. Pretty good.

M - Nice carbonation, medium to full body and a mildly funky and dry with a sweet peachy note in the finish.

O/D - Nothing wrong here. Subtle Brett and lot's of complexity. Not sure why reviews for this are so poor. Tasted pretty good and I enjoyed it. Sure the 'wild' character was a bit lacking, but that's refreshing compared to some examples that are all Brett.

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of AronVietti
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass, pours a quickly diminishing head that becomes a thin layer floating on top.

A - Cloudy and straw colored, spot on for this style.

S - Lemon zest, pear, ripe pineapple, touch of barnyard

T - Same as the smell, with perceived sweetness that dries out on the finish. The fruit flavors come across as extremely ripe.

M - Good body for a beer that could easily become too thin, and a nice long finish.

O - This is a really good effort and showcases the fruitiness that Brett can produce, especially when paired with the right hops. I will note that this beer should not be served too cold.

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of quirkzoo
3.97/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up for $5, awesome value.

Pours a hazy golden, the color of orange blossom honey, with minimal head that recedes quickly.

Lots of bright citrus fruits up front, strong lemon with a background note of orange. A little bit of wet hay brettness in the background. Not especially funky for a brett beer.

Taste is more of the bright citrus fruits with a touch of wet hay and a very dry clean maltiness and a touch of tartness but I wouldn't consider it a "sour" beer.

Light and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very easy drinking for 7.5%

Overall I love the value. Nice, easy drinking brett beer though not terribly complex. I enjoyed the 22oz while making chili and it enhanced the experience greatly :)

Photo of mactrail
3.97/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a perfect amber in the narrow tulip glass. Not so much foam but it sparkles on the tongue. The carbonation floats up and fills the mouth with a spritzy marshmallow feeling.

So rich and mellow. Seriously fruity with a touch of old-fashioned postage stamp glue. Distinct tang of sweet apple juice. Like a Saison, it dries out toward the middle and leaves a modest bitter finish. Quite full of fruit flavors but rather elegant. A strong flavor that intensified as you sip, so a short glass at one time is plenty. It's also a nice lesson in brewing technology, and a surprise if you've had some really outlandish Brett beers.

This is so much better than the stinky, overly bacterial bottle version. Glad I tasted this version. On tap at Pizza Port OB.

Photo of tylerzander
3.97/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy straw color - classic kind of farmhouse ale - with a two finger white head that swiftly reduces to a minimal layer of foam atop the beer

S - pineapple-like aroma with a kind of white grape twist on it, and then a grassy/wet hay aroma with some barnyard funk to provide another layer on top of the fruitiness; as it warms, some more tropical notes: orange peel, mango

T - if there is a "funky" taste coming through, it centers more on the fruity and sweet side; a touch of tropical fruit hop bitterness lingers in the aftertaste that manages to be both fruity and woodsy

M - bright but surprisingly full bodied for an all-brett fermentation, almost like fruit juice; a medium level of carbonation with a little bite from that at the end

D - definitely a complex beer that withstands several close looks, and well-crafted given the difficulties of brettanomyces fermentations, yet still not as satisfying or drinkable as top-level saccharomyces beers finished with brett; anyway, I'd like to see more stabs in this direction, toward balancing yeast character with complementary flavors provided by newer hop varieties

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Lips Of Faith - Brett Beer from New Belgium Brewing
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