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Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tswater, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of chickenflea
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!

chickenflea, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

breakingbland, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Plastikdust, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BillRoth, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

bismarksays, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jimmyjazzercise, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

lucasj82, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

buddha5050, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

GABrew, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

alexm1309, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of RickS95
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.

RickS95, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

InspectorBob, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

ericj63, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BlissJunkie, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

nrs207, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Keith_R, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JasonMinck, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

backslide311, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bnuno, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

KFBR392, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jaydoc, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Biere De Garde from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.