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Lips Of Faith - Cascara Quad - New Belgium Brewing

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478 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-11-2013)
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

bcerv-ca, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

AndyEdgar, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Bunny_Shawe, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jgunther71, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

krome, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

TheSleepyMonkey, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ortie, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ltltony, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy red rust color with 1 inch of off-white head that settles to a ring on top and leaves thick strands of lace.

Smell is of funky yeast, tart cherry and an unpleasant hint of ash aroma.

Taste is dominated by bready malt with hints of cherry and other assorted dark fruits.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This effort falls far short of the template set by the classic Belgian quads. In fact, there are many examples of American quadrupels that are more worthy of any quad drinker's attention. Mediocre and forgettable.

Furlinator, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

alelover, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JamesStreet, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

RollCast, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ajdemma, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of aa911911
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

too much alcohol flavor not enough any other flavor. The coffee didn't make an appearance and the cherry was not in the forefront. The only thing that sold me was .... did i mention $2 14 oz drafts left over from tap take over at that price Im going to sample it all night long.... could be much tasiter!

aa911911, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

amstokesdb9, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

ToddGingerich, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light reddish brown color with an off white head . Aroma of cherries, malt and alcohol. In the taste, much like a big quad with brown sugar, sherry, roast, alcohol and fruit. There is a very slight acidity. This reminds me of an aged Belgian quad. Full bodied mouthfeel and wel carbonated. Overall, this is a good example of the style with a few tweaks.

Stinkypuss, Dec 17, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the stenciled, 22oz bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass. Emerges a caramel amber color with a nice sized, white fluffy head. There is generous lacing and the head retention is quite nice.

Aroma is filled with alcohol, cherries, figs, and alcohol. This one is quite boozy. Not quite to the cherry cordial stage, but close. I get NO coffee, so I detracted slightly from the score. I was really hoping for some coffee in this one. Some black pepper and coriander spice but very minimal.

Sweet cherries up front followed by alcohol and more dark fruits. I wouldn't say this one is overly complex, but there is nothing obtusely wrong with it. Again, no coffee at all. Not even one of those chocolate covered alcohol cherry candies that are popular around the holidays. Kind of a quad with cherries. There is some spiciness from the yeast I assume with more black pepper.

Definitely an alcohol warmth to this one. After the first sip i was afflicted with the "red ear" syndrome. Nice this time of year I suppose (although here in FL I can achieve the same by lounging outside with no sunscreen on the ole buds).

Not a great beer but not just a booze bomb. Kind of complex with the cherries and spiciness, but I would noT revisit this one.

SaCkErZ9, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Wobbly, Dec 10, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Cascara Quad from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.