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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde - New Belgium Brewing

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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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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-27-2013 17:49:58 | More by hellhammermario
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Skunkdrool

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-18-2014 19:05:57 | More by Skunkdrool
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-28-2013 20:47:36 | More by BMart
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-29-2014 00:48:19 | More by Westuh
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eulerthegrape

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-16-2013 23:47:32 | More by eulerthegrape
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harrymel

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Alright, shenanigans. This was supposed to be done with sour cherries as I recall - where'd these orange peels come from....

Pours a nice golden yellow with a solid sheet of whites - these falls away quickly leaving a central dome. Smells include an up front slap of orange peel, some seeds of paradise character, some dried apricots, belgian yeast and a bit of grain. Taste is rich, sweet and slightly citric. The juice comes thru, but seems just juicy and sweet, not tart or sharp as I like my citric juices. The grain is also more malty than I would have predicted, some bits of apricot here as well. Medium on chubby body with lighter carb. This beer is okay, glad it's a one and done though.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 05:37:13 | More by harrymel
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babayaga

Nebraska

3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber into a tulip.

Pours a yellow gold with a white one-finger head. Clear.

Aroma is fruity orange nose, with a bit of funk and sweetness (maybe cookie or other light malt?).

Taste is sweaty, almost meaty, light acidic and tang. Pepper. Best descriptor I saw was briny. I'm a big fan of briny scotches like Laphroaig, but it doesn't really work here, and I'm not enjoying it.

Decent carbonation and body. I love New Belgium but am not buying again.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 00:47:05 | More by babayaga
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Zorro

California

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear golden colored beer with a small white head.

Smells strongly of toasted grain and bitter orange rind and coriander. Clear solvent alcohol smell. Smells like warm vodka. Little bit of honeysuckle and noble hop grassy scent.

Starts out toasted malt and a little caramel. Slight sour taste maybe there is some Brett in this. Mild bitterness and bitter orange flavor, the citrus lingers.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall it is average, there are better beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:21:30 | More by Zorro
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flayedandskinned

California

3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No bottle date
Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a clear, very pale orange with a two finger white head. The head slowly recedes to a finger leaving tons of thick lacing in its wake. Good looking brew.

Aroma: Lots of light lemon and pear in the big yeast presence. Some light caramel malt notes taking a backseat in the yeast forward nose. Some more faint citrus loiters underneath the malt.

Taste: Huge citrus right out of the gate with grassy hops right behind it. The yeast takes flight almost immediately; more citrus and pear just as the nose indicated. Unfortunately, very little malt is in the flavor profile. What malt I can detect under the deluge of citrus is cracker like and not very chewy or bubble gum-esque as I like in Biere de Gardes. The malt does peek through a bit more as the beer warms. Finishes dry with a more bitter finish than Im accustomed to in a Biere de Garde which makes the beer seem unbalanced.

Mouthfeel: Lightly chewy with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A decent Biere de Garde. I think with some tweaking, this recipe could really be something special. I definitely prefer my Biere de Gardes to be less bitter, lower in alcohol with a bigger, chewier malt presence in the flavor profile. I expect Biere de Gardes to be the picture of balance. Definitely not worth the 9 dollar price tag.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 01:49:26 | More by flayedandskinned
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle pours a mostly clear, light gold color with a lively, bubbly white head. Nice lacing and retention is average.

Holy shit...the nose is exactly like Trix cereal! Silly wabbit, this beers for me...bitch. This may sound redundant, but the aroma is bright fruits with a grainy malt along with a lemongrass hoppiness and light apple skin. Interesting and quite pleasant.

Taste is sweeter than it needs to be and the Trix cereal comparisons are still appropriate. The yeast is (unfortunately) pretty tame and throws some mild fruit and hay flavors out...but nothing to compete with the grainy sweetness. Its like a sweet wit mixed with an American BSPA. Not a big fan of this one...the LoF series continues to be hit-or-miss...with more misses than hits unfortunately.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 03:55:48 | More by twiggamortis420
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beertunes

Washington

3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy golden yellow color with just a thin cap of white head that had no retention and very light lacing.

The aroma was a very subdued grain scent that had a slight tartness. There was no hop, yeast, or spice flavor. The taste was, a bit better defined than the aroma, but pretty much the same. Light grain and a lingering tartness at the back were the most notable features.

The body seemed a bit thin for the style to me, but had a nice, semi-dry finish. Drinkability was OK, mine was gone easily enough, but I wasn't left wanting another. Overall, a decent, but unspectacular, brew. Much like a lot of NB's beers.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 01:44:37 | More by beertunes
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap into a 12oz pilsner-style glass at Vino's on 4/18/13. Pours a pale straw color with a lot of chill haze that clears a bit as the beer warms a tad. The head was very thin and the lacing was minimal (not unexpected from the style). The nose was very delicate and not very active overall. There was the faint smells of spicy and grassy smells with a touch of clove on the nose; maybe some peppercorn burn to the nose as well. There was some bready sweet malt there as well. The taste was pretty much the same. There was some spicy hops flavor to it, but it was more leaning toward the floral side. There was some definite taste of some orange pekoe tea to the brew. The beer finished very, very dry and the alcohol was very present with a strong burn; seemed a little out of place. Overall, a rather average brew for the Lips of Faith series.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2013 22:54:47 | More by estlinska
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ccrida

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is pale golden orange with an eggshell head which quickly dissipates, leaving scattered, light lace.

Smell is classic BdG, caramel and orange marmalade.

Taste is less so, the orange peel comes off bitter, the esters and malt far from rich, and a touch husky. Vinous, slightly acidic finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, powdery.

Drinkability is ok, an average BdG at best. Nice nose, the taste and body to live up to my expectations in the style however. A little to much ethanol, clean but too drying. I like the white wine notes, interesting, but I wish the base BdG was richer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 22:41:07 | More by ccrida
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(Served in a tulip)

A- this beer pours a clear golden yellow body with a sea of carbonation and a thick sticky bubbly white head that remains on the glass in sheets.

S- The cooked corn DMS is followed by an orange peel note and a woody almost minty bergamot note that grows when it opens up.

T- the mellow pale malt flavor has an earthy bergamot flavor followed by a light tartness with some citrus notes in a dry finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat or astringency noticed.

O- There is a nice bergamot flavor to the and some softer notes of the biere de garde style but I don't care for the yeast and the cooked corn flavors are off.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 22:22:29 | More by rhoadsrage
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-21-2013 22:10:12 | More by LXIXME
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-18-2013 15:50:06 | More by BeastLU
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-05-2013 21:21:52 | More by Dcunicelli
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jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-30-2013 03:04:39 | More by jsanford
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-01-2013 23:10:58 | More by mendvicdog
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Geuzedad

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-23-2013 13:42:14 | More by Geuzedad
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Rion

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-26-2013 12:26:32 | More by Rion
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Dieck

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-30-2012 18:54:05 | More by Dieck
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-02-2013 01:11:44 | More by kristougher
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-18-2013 15:23:50 | More by JDizzle
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Docrock

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-23-2014 18:28:58 | More by Docrock
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde from New Belgium Brewing
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