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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Fr0stb1te, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ebin6, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Stinger80OH, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Charlie Jewell's in Redlands, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruit, and brown sugar aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's fairly boozy and strong.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Rope
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown and red, cloudy, two fingers off white head.

Slight alcohol, then a mingling of the cherries and coffee.

Coffee surprisingly is the upfront flavor, but the alcohol flavor hits hard, a lingering of sweet cherries.

Lighter then I was expecting, but a bit thicker than Belgian.

The alcohol taste fades the more you drink, but there is still an presence no matter how much. Interesting, but definitely a one time.

Rope, Apr 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ZRT, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

baybum, Apr 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

dvmin98, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle, 22 oz. etched with some crazy stuff. Lips of Faith series. Poured into a large wine glass. Pour is a hazy brown and light mahogany in the light. A half inch of foam offers decent retention which settles to moderate lace.

Aroma of crystal malts to a degree, and a touch of cherry in the mix. Some yeast and hop notes are present yet are crushed by the added fruit. Taste follows the nose, with cherry licqueur being dominant. Lacks depth with regard to malt structure yet seems fairly well attenuated for q 10% brew.

Taste is sweet and a bit boozy. A Quad in strength but surely not in character. Even with warming and exposure this beer leaves a bit to be desired...

HalfFull, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Mitchster
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$6.99 for a 22oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Biscuit, and Black malts, as well as Belgium Amber Candy Sugar, Date Sugar, and Cascara Tea (coffee cherries). Hopped with "Hallertauer Hersbrucker-Nobel", and "Styrian-Golding-Nobel" per the website. Nobel? Noble? No-one knows:)
22 IBU, 10% ABV.

Pours out to a cloudy medium amber, forming a tall mousse-like light yellow head with excellent retention and nice lacing owed in part to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.25 carbs or so. The nose opens with brown bananas, cloves, biscuit, slight pink bubblegum, distant burnt rubber, candy sugar, and peppery alcohol. The mouthfeel is firm, almost syrupy if it weren't for the carbonation, with a big body. The taste is a recap of the aroma, with the addition of booze and some hot estery fusels. The finish is leathery. Bitterness is mild. No hop flavor to speak of. A touch oxidized in the finish, like wet newspaper. Finishes too sweet for a quad, inadequate attenuation.

I love New Belgium's stuff, but this one is a stinker. It's not awful, but it's not up to their standards, which is a compliment. The fusels kill it. It's boozy and hot and oxidized. They either under-pitched the yeast, didn't oxygenate the wort, or fermented it too hot. Either way, it definitely doesn't stand up to other respected quads typical for the style. Wouldn't bu or recommend this one, even to my Belgian Quad friends.

Mitchster, Apr 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

stereosforgeeks, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

brin611, Apr 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mychalg9, Apr 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

dksl16, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

gritz147, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

bulldog91, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

aflies, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

The beer is a hazy, murky toffee brown color. A cream colored head leaves a nice film with sheets of lacing. The aroma is very alcoholic, but dates, toffee, and a cherry-like note come in. The beer tastes boozy and syrupy at first. Malts laced with cherry tart come in, followed by a coffee grind dryness. A fruity date body hides underneath. The mouthfeel is full. This is a sipper.

Overall, I didn't know what to expect, but this is a nice interesting sipper for a Friday night. Or any night.

JuicesFlowing, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

c-rum, Apr 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

switzer, Apr 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

arshepherd, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JohnnieNepal, Apr 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

sparx1100, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of midnitesun11
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky burnt autumn orange with a one finger white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles, and the head is short lived but leaves a nice lace trail.

Smells of bread with a cherry compliment to it. A little chocolate smell and alcohol as well too.

Tastes of fermented alcohol infused cherries. I got a slight coffee, chocolate like taste also.

Pretty good mouthfeel, lots of carbonation present. The bitter finish doesn't last too long either.

Overall it's a good beer. Not one of my favorites though because I'm not too much of a cherry fan. All in all, I think New Belgium nailed it with what they were going for, although not for me you have to give it a try!

midnitesun11, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BKotch, Apr 09, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Cascara Quad from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.