Lips Of Faith - Cascara Quad - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by bigaltemple:
3.76/5 rDev +3.6%
22oz. Best by August 2014
Deep amber with ruby highlights. Big and fluffy cream colored head leaves behind some sticky sheets of lace.
Smell is surprising, as I was not expecting the cherry to be so dominant. This blends well into the malt backbone, with some figs and dates in there as well. Very mild coffee underneath.
Cherry is a bit subdued in the taste. Rich maltiness ends with a lingering tobacco finish. Crisp, medium body. Wouldn't mind this being a little thicker.
Price can't be beat at $6/bomber. However, I don't feel all the components meld seamlessly enough to drive me to get more.
05-15-2013 03:27:10 | More by bigaltemple
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2.4/5 rDev -33.9%
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet toffee malts, with dark fruits and some roasted alcohol.
The flavor is sweet toffee malts and dark fruits with a lot of harsh alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a sweet boozy mess. It tastes a bit like their dubbel with a ton of alcohol.
05-20-2013 05:29:56 | More by Beaver13
3.94/5 rDev +8.5%
Bomber, "Best enjoyed by August 2014"
Hazed amber, soft tan head, stays nicely and leaves sheets of fine lacing.
Lite coffee in the nose with a muted fruit note.
Loaded with ripe fruit, muted chocolate and a hint of mint. Slightly sour in the finish adding to the complexity. Tasty and highly enjoyable.
08-10-2013 04:25:30 | More by Billolick
4.28/5 rDev +17.9%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says best enjoyed by August of 2014.
Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with some ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and about two fingers of off white head that slowly recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good of amount of clinging lacing.
Smell: A sweet, yeasty, and fruity Belgian tinged aroma with lots of cherries. Belgian yeast with some hints of funk, pepper, and cloves. Toasted malts with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, chocolate, coffee, and grains. Sweet candied sugar and molasses. Lots of fruit with big hints of cherries and dark raisin, figs, dates, plum, and prune. Also some hints of bananas, apple, tea leaves, tobacco, and leather. Subtle presence of earthy hops in the background. A nicely complex aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma hints, a complex and sweet taste of yeast, dark fruit esters, and toasty malt. Belgian yeast upfront with notes of clove, pepper, and funk. Toasted malts with bready notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and grain. Belgian candied sugar and molasses sweetness. Big fruit taste with some notes of banana, apple, and lots of cherries throughout. Dark fruit notes of figs, dates, raisin, plum, and prune juice. Also some notes of tea, leather, and tobacco. Taste is sweet and somewhat tart but not cloying. Pretty good.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, chewy, and somewhat slick. A little alcohol heat is felt.
Overall: A pretty interesting and good beer. Good cherry flavor with a good presence of spicy yeast and toasty malt. Sweet and rich but not too sweet.
05-24-2013 06:45:53 | More by MattyG85
3.44/5 rDev -5.2%
$6 draft at USNWC in Charlotte. Poured with a small tan head over a hazy, dark amber body.
Has more flavor than aroma, with the latter featuring dates, prunes, plum and fig as well as an (unfortunate) light tobacco flavor The high ABV is too obvious in both the taste and feel. Medium+ body is slightly astringent and harsh. Carbonation is about right for the style.
O: some, but not enough malt profile, complexity or dark fruitiness. Not bad... but not real good either. Almost certainly would benefit from some aging.
04-23-2013 01:54:32 | More by chinchill
3.71/5 rDev +2.2%
ST: 22oz poured into a tulip glass.
A: Hazy amber, almost brown, with a good thick white head with nice lacing.
S: Odd light cherry (herbal anyway, possibly rose) dark fruit (plum) spice.
T: A bit of date, raisin, and almost coffee in the finish, but very, very green.
O: Interesting flavor, not very sweet. The finish is very herbaceous. There is some spice as well, but the green flavor controls the finish.
05-16-2013 19:55:30 | More by ianjsullivan
Lips Of Faith - Cascara Quad from New Belgium Brewing
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