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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing

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81
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371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-23-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 371 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

spycow, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ConradKenney, Oct 04, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -17.3%

pBRale, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

bnes09, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

todesengel135, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of DrBobPierce
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%

DrBobPierce, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of RickS95
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

The appearance is that of a wit almost with a very cloudy pour. The beer looks a lot like grapefruit juice, but it's got little floaties in it. Milky golden orange color with a bright pilsner like white head up top. Not too thick and it doesn't retain well, but it's got a thin spotty lacing.

Complex scent with a combination of bitter dandelion with a funky nose of Belgian yeast. Floral.

Same goes for the taste. Strange fruit taste mixed with a splash of dandelion. Complex.

Mouthfeel is all over the place. Tart and funky wrestling with floral and bitter. The battle never ends. There's no transition from one to the other, it's ongoing. Medium bodied. There's plenty of ABV, but you'd never know it.

Overall, it's much better than I expected. I'm not a fan of dandelion in beer, but in this it provides a great balance to the sweet, fruity tartness. Good beer.

RickS95, Sep 13, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +27.4%

kevbie, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Slightly tart but not sour. Very smooth.

BeccaH, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Joey1566, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MonkeyBread, Sep 07, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -3.9%

schwemjw, Sep 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

Guden, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Irrationalist, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Fieldzy27
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Poured on tap into a snifter at the thirsty monk Asheville nc.

A-pours pale straw with some haze big sticky globs of lace and stellar head.

Ar- smells grassy and tart with lemon zest and sour apple

T-sweet floral and lemon grass with zesty citrus notes green apple and wheat? Very clean and vibrant.

M-full carbonation with the feeling of microbubbles and extremely smoothie.

Overall a wonderful complex sour that allows the base beer to shine and offers waves of complexity.

Fieldzy27, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

jrein0254, Aug 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

thufflife, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a cervoise at Tap House - Des Plaines.

Well, if it's there, why not get another LoF beer? This one pours a partly-hazy amber-brass topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises light greens, mild sweet malts, sweet flowers, and a melange of herbaceous scents that I just can't quite parse. The taste generally brings in more of the same, basically coming across as a vague take on a Belgian pale ale or Belgian IPA or even a weak saison with a heavy emphasis on flowers, herbs, and a mild sweetness. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was a decent brew, nothing really negative to say about it, per se, but it's nothing close to special, nothing I'm gonna remember for very long. Meh, I guess I'm trying to say.

TMoney2591, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Arch578, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Williaar, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

leinie13, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

GreyGhost4, Jul 26, 2014
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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.