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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
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304 Ratings
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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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JBatman

Indiana

1/5  rDev -72.6%

12-10-2012 19:23:18 | More by JBatman
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gopens44

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.2%

01-18-2013 22:59:24 | More by gopens44
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2/5  rDev -45.2%

01-23-2013 20:32:49 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.15/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a small creamy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is musty stinky, almost rotting, oranges with a little bready malt.

The flavor is sweet oranges and musty yeast with a kind of dry and lightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, kind of odd - sweet musty oranges with a dry bitter, kind of off finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 06:30:24 | More by Beaver13
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dipso123

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

02-22-2013 21:43:52 | More by dipso123
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Appearance- Hazy yellow in color with some off white head that dissipates a bit, but what is left behind leaves a nice sticky lacing.

Smell- A slight hint of citrus and that is about it.

Taste- Has a roasted lager flavor with a hint of citrus. Doesnt work well.

Mouthfeel-Medium mouthfeel with decent carbonation.

Overall- Not feeling it. Tastes with a cheap lager with a hint of orange.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 21:46:30 | More by BrownAleMale
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

2.73/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Trying to box up some beers tonight... This is the first and last brew poured into my slim tulip.. good enough white head with okay lacing and retention.. the brew is clear golden.

Nose is thick pale malts and orange notes.... not even orange zest, almost orange juice.. light yeasty phenols and esters.. Pretty terrible.

Flavor is not in the Biere de Garde territory at all... orange zest and light BSPA notes... Americanized notes that are pushed into a style that is tough to get right... and "Americanized" does not work right at all.

Too much of everything and NOTHING meshes well.. Too many of these NB LoF brews are shelf quality and leave nothing out there.. I can't believe that anybody would qualify this as a proper Biere de Garde... Let your yeast do the work... not the handful after handful of additions.

Not good at all. I will not buy again.

4/3/2.5/3/2.5

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 01:38:36 | More by JohnGalt1
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

08-04-2013 19:20:16 | More by Hellpop65
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

12-12-2012 15:29:27 | More by stairwell2811bre
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ediaz

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

04-19-2013 03:17:52 | More by ediaz
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Saviorself

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

04-18-2013 15:41:56 | More by Saviorself
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TBoneJones

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Funny enough this looks like the Midas Touch beer I sampled the other night (surely the only similarity, just saying). Golden yellow body with a white finger of a head that all but settles to nothing.
Smells unique to me. Peaches, pear, citrusy. Tart to the nose for sure, but also a sourness i dont care for.
Upon taste I'm greeted with the orange tart but it's the other rustic grainy notes that my pallet's not quite agreeing with. Musty, biscuity, tangy, lemon-grassy but on the bland side.
The more i sipped this i realized that im not liking is the lemongrass taste which i believe is a result of the orange rind playing its role. Harsh. If that flavoring took more of a backseat it seems this would be easier to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 01:42:47 | More by TBoneJones
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Mitchster

Michigan

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$8.59 for a 22oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with Pale, Munich, C-120 malts and orange peel. Hopped with Target and Sorachi Ace.
9% ABV, 18 IBU's, 235 kcal/12oz.

Pours out to a sparklingly clear medium golden with peach accents, forming a tall meringue white head with excellent retention and beautiful lacing owing in part to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.5 carbs. The nose is grassy, yeasty, lemony with floral hops and mild orange peel. As it warms, it gets quite boozy in the nose. The mouthfeel is full bodied, lightly tart, boozy, with firm carbonation and a very dry finish. The taste is a recap of the aroma...grainy malt, grassy hops, fruity yeast esters, a touch of barnyard funk, perceptible alcohol that is a little harsh at first and then gets more harsh as it warms. Dry lemon pepper/lemon vodka finish. Cardboard aftertaste, mild fusels.

Not really digging this one. Flawed. I can't recommend it although I will finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 00:01:08 | More by Mitchster
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cgrz

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-20-2014 09:47:13 | More by cgrz
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Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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crownrl28

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-30-2012 02:43:22 | More by crownrl28
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California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-23-2012 13:27:58 | More by CAcker
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-14-2013 01:44:28 | More by songoose
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TonyT013

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-23-2013 02:58:14 | More by TonyT013
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-15-2012 09:38:54 | More by Chokobo
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Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-24-2013 02:48:16 | More by KegsAndEggs
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North Dakota

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-10-2013 17:11:28 | More by jamiecoppin
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-27-2014 19:37:32 | More by dfhhead25
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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde from New Belgium Brewing
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