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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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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-24-2013 00:44:49 | More by Arsenal0328
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rjcoy06

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-23-2013 10:49:00 | More by rjcoy06
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Cam5sf49

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-23-2013 06:08:10 | More by Cam5sf49
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TonyT013

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-22-2013 01:31:37 | More by kguard
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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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ediaz

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-18-2013 23:14:23 | More by kjkinsey
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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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JDizzle

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-14-2013 05:15:44 | More by GregoryMo
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from beastmaster. Pours clear light golden with a healthy white head. Aroma of straw, honey, and citrus zest. Straw-honey-orange peel flavor, relatively easy going down, with a clean finish. Like marmalade but just a hint too sweet. Light mouthfeel & medium carbonation. Easy drinking fun beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 03:16:52 | More by BMMillsy
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-13-2013 02:40:18 | More by bluckbeyes
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Rope

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in chalice.

Appearance-
A hazy yellow.

Smell-
Not a lot of the orange I was suspecting, and it almost smells like a Hofbrau lager.

Taste-
Very demure taste for an ale, bready, and a wisp of orange peel at the end.

Mouthfeel-
Well carbonated, a slight sweet linger.

Overall-
Certainly not bad, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 04:54:28 | More by Rope
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The collaborative efforts of New Belgium and Brewery Vivant converge to pull the declining Biere de Garde style out of extinction. The often lager-inspired farmhouse-style ale is largely misunderstood and under-represented even in France and the low lands of Belgium. But these Belgian-influenced brewers capture the taste with authenticity and grace.

Deep straw abd honey-gold in color, the ale exhibits a mild yeasty haze that diffuses its transparity. As it builds a short statured, short lived head, its character is somewhat fizzy and it recedes into a translucent sheet of foam. Intricate lacing provides much more aesthetic value than its foam stance suggested.

Heady aromas of bread dough, yeast extract and a grainy-sweet back allow for an overall scent of baking breads, musty grain, and freshly bailed hay. But its the overtones of zesty orange peel that steals the show, even as the scent of light butter, cork, and cellar-like must keeps the earthy malt scents complex.

Its dense pilsner malt taste reminds me of how close that barley comes to making enriched baking bread- its doughy-sweet, tangy, and earthy taste is raw and starchy. Balanced with medium acidity, the ale takes on cidery taste before diving head on into the bold orange peel additions. Buttery taste fuses with light honey and grain for a finish that's earthen with dusty wood, cumin, and white pepper.

Its smooth, medium body takes off with an oily-sweet film of citrus-infused olive oil. The buttery slickness allows the malt sweetness to linger deep into finish, where alcohol warmth, semi-dryness, and racy carbonation balances against the malt and oil.

The beer really captures all of the taste of traditional Biere de Garde, however its brevity of alcohol, brash orange peel use, and lack of full dryness keeps the beer simplified and less characterful than those from the French farmlands. This is one of those styles that have a soft spot in my heart and I root for them, regardless of the brewers behind the scenes.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 05:41:27 | More by BEERchitect
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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good, solid, flavourful beer. What was odd about it was trying to decide whether it was refreshing or not. All of the flavours were very fresh and refreshing, so were very delicious, but the beer itself was yeasty to the point of frothiness in a very unrefreshing way. So, despite all those fresh citrus and hop flavours that were nonetheless delicious, I would have to find new scenarios in which to drink this because normally I only drink beers with those flavours in the summer when it's hot. This, I would never want to drink if it were hot. It would be cloyingly frothy and unsatisfying. This is definitely a late-night beer, but with a zesty, summery taste. An interesting meeting of worlds. Give it a try if you're in the mood for something new and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 04:16:31 | More by ElCommodoro
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California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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RickDeLucio

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2013 00:42:11 | More by RickDeLucio
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chebode2

Germany

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-30-2013 05:24:33 | More by chebode2
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-23-2013 19:32:40 | More by M_C_Hampton
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AlMarzo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-23-2013 05:49:44 | More by AlMarzo
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Kinzei

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-21-2013 20:23:22 | More by Kinzei
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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-18-2013 23:13:31 | More by somnus
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Texas

5/5  rDev +37%

03-17-2013 04:41:24 | More by BG83
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.