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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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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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%

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.

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

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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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-11-2013 03:50:24 | More by BlissJunkie
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-09-2013 22:31:41 | More by nrs207
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-09-2013 02:11:33 | More by Keith_R
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JasonMinck

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-08-2013 10:33:57 | More by JasonMinck
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backslide311

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-02-2013 09:37:19 | More by backslide311
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bnuno

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-02-2013 05:44:34 | More by bnuno
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

Appearance: Pours with a light smooth head. Some leveled lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average active carbonation while drinking. Some floating sediment in the glass. Light golden color to the brew.

Smell: The front is a soft soapy feeling of leafy greens, cloves, and a medicinal aroma. The orange peels add a very sour character. The yeast is bright and potent.

Taste: Follow the front of the aroma very closely. The soapy leafy greens are felt right away. The orange peel is felt much more in the body in a pretty authentic way. Candied sweetness finishes this beer off.

Mouthfeel: Light and airy. Yeast lacing left behind on the palate.

Overall: Better then I expected. I've had three of these Lips of Faith beers now and they all have certainly been unique. Not exactly great beers but an interesting drinking experience.

09-01-2013 04:00:09 | More by KFBR392
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-29-2013 13:14:04 | More by jaydoc
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-29-2013 13:06:40 | More by tommy5
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-26-2013 14:07:43 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-24-2013 21:25:30 | More by Paul_Apsley
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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-21-2013 16:56:37 | More by Sivad
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APB

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-16-2013 07:14:02 | More by APB
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-14-2013 14:31:37 | More by Bizoneill
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garybrownnc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-08-2013 19:17:11 | More by garybrownnc
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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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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-03-2013 19:10:04 | More by nygannon
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.