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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

304 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 11-14-2012)
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A- fluffy, gaseous and bubbly head... Two fingers thick... Dark golden wheat-colored.... The beer is not cloudy, but yet it is opaque.... After the head dissipates, it leaves plenty of lace along the glass's sides and atop the liquid.

S- Tart, earthy, herbal, yeasty, sour fruit, apricot, something reminiscent of citrus

T- yeasty, slight hint of salt, earthy fruit, some sweetness that is a bit off-putting and syrupy, the orange peel seems to resemble something designed more to be an aroma

M- pleasantly sweet and tart initially, but the orange peel makes for something cloying and creates a thick, spicy middle that seems out of place in this otherwise light, easy-drinking beer.

O- A decent beer with some positive attributes, but the orange peel, the centerpiece of this beer, proved to also be its biggest hindrance.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 03:36:59 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

12-12-2013 22:23:32 | More by Wobbly
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +37%

12-05-2013 21:20:00 | More by grahamboudreaux
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-21-2013 20:58:17 | More by dhbiker0889
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-17-2013 20:59:31 | More by Sonofalime
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Chuck_25

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-13-2013 03:35:12 | More by Chuck_25
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steevbr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-07-2013 23:12:41 | More by steevbr
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tswater

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-04-2013 20:14:13 | More by tswater
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chickenflea

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a bomber. Pours a bright, slightly-cloudy gold. A small white head. Very aromatic. Papaya, honeydew, bread dough and phenol. A touch of lemon grass. A hint of funkiness. The taste is sweet with a little pancake batter and orange soda. Some paper napkin dries out the finish. Medium-bodied, with a mildly biting mouthfeel. Love it. I want to make a beer like this someday!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 20:04:34 | More by chickenflea
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breakingbland

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-31-2013 10:12:25 | More by breakingbland
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Plastikdust

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-22-2013 21:12:31 | More by Plastikdust
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-16-2013 15:20:23 | More by DrIPA
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-16-2013 04:04:39 | More by BillRoth
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-15-2013 21:25:29 | More by bismarksays
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Montana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-01-2013 04:55:50 | More by jimmyjazzercise
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-30-2013 20:02:12 | More by GraduatedCashew
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lucasj82

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-29-2013 18:44:27 | More by lucasj82
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buddha5050

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-29-2013 05:01:42 | More by buddha5050
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-24-2013 03:06:44 | More by GABrew
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alexm1309

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-22-2013 01:46:27 | More by alexm1309
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RickS95

Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very pale ale looking with a somewhat clear, nectarine colored pour. Faint haze, but still mostly clear. The head is a nice contrasting bright white and has decent retention. A swirl kicks the bubbles back into motion and leaves a spotty lace.

I'm really undecided on the scent. It's got a German-ish, European smell, which I don't care much for, but at the same time, it's got some Belgo yeasty notes and American citrus smells as well. As it warms, the alcohol and peppery yeast come thru.

The taste is pretty spectacular. It's alcohol forward, along with plenty of malt to offset the yeast and citrus. Complex taste and feel.

Complexion at its finest with sweetness up front, spicy comes on mid-sip, then a savory hop bitterness and acidic tropical fruit feel in the dry, spicy finish. Alcohol and heat from the hops lingers well into the finish. Medium body.

The beer didn't do much for me early on, but the flavor more than made up for it. It's a smooth beer, an easy drinker, despite some aggressive ingredients. Your palate is constantly being challenged.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 02:50:10 | More by RickS95
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-15-2013 15:58:45 | More by InspectorBob
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ericj63

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-14-2013 19:35:00 | More by ericj63
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-11-2013 03:50:24 | More by BlissJunkie
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-09-2013 22:31:41 | More by nrs207
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.