Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing

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379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-23-2013)
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Reviews by 1000lbgrizzly:
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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy burnt orange, only a weak carbonation stream present at the center. Not much head lingers, but it has some applause-worthily sticky dotted lacing.

S: Tangerine at the forefront, peach and other fragrant fruits behind it. Background of yeast and earthy herbaciousness.

T: Awesome fruit combinations again, with that herbacious note, probably courtesy of the dandelion greens, coming in somewhere in the finish. Semi-dry. Very pleasant.

M: Superb fluidity, maybe a high sugar content giving it a light syrup feel, seemingly hidden carbonation. Somewhat mouth-drying, taking away from the refreshment.

O: Easy drinker despite the 9% ABV. Good balance between easy-to-enjoy fruit and appreciable herbs. Personally, I prefer the fruit to have more influence, but they went for the balanced, mature beer, which I have to credit them for. Also, kudos for integrating dandelion greens well- not sure if it'll be a trend, but the creativity is impressive!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of joemetric
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of andyfrancis
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

At the risk of being crude, it looks like a urine sample from someone who is slightly dehydrated. Cloudy, dark yellow with an off-white foamy head.

Quite a bouquet on the nose. Flowers, fruit, and wood blending together nicely. Getting some funky cheese now and then.

Interesting...first thought: too much with the peach juice. It does taste a little bit like grassy weeds along with something new I'm guessing is the grains of paradise. A little too sweet for my taste, almost a wine cooler bite.

Surprisingly full bodied given its lighter color. Leaves a waxy fruit coating.

I wanted this to be a nice summer beer, but ultimately it's too heavy in the fruitiness, mouthfeel, and booziness.

Photo of dieBlume
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet tart fruits, some bready malt and a bit of funk.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some tart tropical fruits, some funk, vinous notes and herbal notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting fruity funky belgian.

Photo of Guden
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Beerswag
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says enjoy by May of 2014.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing on the glass.

Smell: A juicy, sweet, tart, and fairly funky Belgian tinged aroma. Very fruity and juicy upfront with a big scent of peach. Also some fruit hints of apple, white grapes, pear, and a little citrus orange. Belgian yeast with hints of funk and some clove and white pepper spicing. Floral and grassy hints from the dandelion greens. Slight hints of wood. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, cracker, and biscuit. A pretty interesting and nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy, tart, and sweet fruit driven taste with some nice notes of funky spice and flowers. Big taste of peach fruit upfront along with some fruit notes of white grapes, apple, pear, and orange. Kind of wine like. Belgian yeast provides some notes of funk. Spice notes of white pepper and clove. Noticeable floral notes which must come from the dandelion greens. Soft bready malt background with notes of grains, wheat, biscuit, and cracker. Light presence of wood. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, tart, and somewhat syrupy. Finishes fairly dry. Alcohol heat is minimal.

Overall: This came out pretty good. Sweet but far from cloying. Nice wine like fruit notes with some funky yeast and an interesting kick from the greens.

Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of kwkdmk
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of timontheroad
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of richkrull
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Garrettshu
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of eklie
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, thanks once again to doktorzee for the cross-border souvenir from his tour of Colorado breweries this past month. Slick, tactile label. Paardebloem means 'dandelion' in Dutch, which I suppose pays heed to the style's origins, and one of the guest ingredients.

This beer pours a cloudy, bright golden amber hue, with one finger of briefly apparent, thinly foamy, bone-white head, which leaves a vast array of tree stump lace around the glass as it quickly fades away.

It smells of mild grainy pale malt, a decent apple and pear fruitiness, mild Belgian yeast, a soft citric tartness, and weedy, grassy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, somewhat alcohol-tinged pale malt, a Belgian candi sugar character affecting it to a certain degree, more diluted drupe fruitiness, soft earthy, peppery yeast, mild weedy greens, and a hint of astringent woodiness.

The bubbles are average, and decently supportive, the body an adequate medium-heavy weight for the style, and more or less smooth. It finishes definitely on the sweet side, as the pale malt kicks it up a notch, the guest fruit sugars stick in, and the yeast and hop notes fade into the ether.

An agreeable enough BSPA, especially the 'strong' part of the equation, seeing as the alcohol presence is so understated here. An asset to focus on, to be sure, as I'm not specifically enamoured with anything else going on here.

Photo of AlexChillton
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of skholbrook1982
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
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