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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

356 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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)
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ajzy

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -72.1%

06-01-2013 13:32:25 | More by ajzy
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

06-24-2013 06:16:38 | More by skholbrook1982
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billhelm

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -44.1%

04-18-2014 17:29:17 | More by billhelm
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

2/5  rDev -44.1%

02-03-2014 13:57:20 | More by psoriasaurus
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Skunkdrool

California

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

02-18-2014 19:08:41 | More by Skunkdrool
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

12-27-2013 06:44:10 | More by vinny21bal
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angeepangie

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

02-28-2014 00:31:00 | More by angeepangie
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

07-07-2013 03:04:15 | More by khargro2
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

07-13-2013 02:06:37 | More by mothman
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jucifer1818

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

08-27-2013 22:42:58 | More by jucifer1818
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harrymel

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -27.4%

best by MAY, 2014

This beer is a cloudy amber with a soapy and broken sheet of white foam. Smells of oak, some bitter herbs, some vanilla and a bit of must and funk. Initial impression is this is like a thick, fruited poorly constructed saison. There's a hint of funk, lemon, grain, some bits of peach and a little flour. Medium on full bodied with a low carb and an off dry finish. I would have liked this beer to be more yeast involved, a little lighter and a low more carb. Meh.

05-26-2013 07:15:30 | More by harrymel
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Garrettshu

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-09-2013 03:10:55 | More by Garrettshu
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Acuity

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-31-2013 05:19:00 | More by Acuity
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largadeer

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

11-19-2013 10:54:35 | More by largadeer
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-24-2013 13:27:36 | More by mendvicdog
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-03-2013 18:29:51 | More by WoodburyMN
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kemoarps

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

01-20-2014 04:59:38 | More by kemoarps
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psdonnelly

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

09-09-2013 00:24:10 | More by psdonnelly
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

02-16-2014 21:57:41 | More by Extrajoker00
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Hellmeh

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-20-2013 03:06:31 | More by Hellmeh
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zestar

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

09-09-2013 08:34:03 | More by zestar
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-17-2013 18:41:15 | More by JustinMatthew
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durwood64

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

02-22-2014 23:20:37 | More by durwood64
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.76/5  rDev -22.9%

Picked up while in Maryland, shared with rudzud.

Decent creamy head fades at a med pace with nice lacing, hazy golden wheat color.

Nose is poor, weird sour not wanted sour thing, light earthy funk dandelion, some fruity aromas, light grassy icky summer beer like. Light Belgian aroma.

Taste isn't too bad, light earthy funk dandelion or weird flower thing, grainy malt, doughy almost. Then light Belgian blond, fruity flavors but I wouldn't call it peach, even a bit tart, slightly metallic, and faint herbal spices. Finish is sticky sweet, syrupy, light bitterness and the grains of paradise spice flavor.

Mouth is med bodied, syrupy, decent carb.

Overall meh. Ended up drain pour.

06-06-2013 13:29:35 | More by jlindros
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vtfan77

Virginia

2.76/5  rDev -22.9%

A- Nice golden amber color. The head comes to about half an inch on the pour before dissipating into a persistent ring of lace shortly thereafter.

S- Tart; quite tart, actually, like an unripe peach. There's also an unmistakable floral element which, undoubtedly aided by the power of suggestion on the bottle, indeed smells a lot like dandelions. Interesting for sure, but I wish it were stronger; I really have to concentrate to get much more than a generic tartness.

T- Minimal tartness to begin, followed by a candy-like sweetness. Peach candy with a distinct chalky yeast and cereal grain flavor. The floral character comes through a little, but it's tough to distinguish it from everything else. Alcohol is pretty strong here; there is no doubt that this is at least a 9% ABV beer. Finishes with a mild bitterness and lingering sweetness.

M- Slick, medium-full body with minimal carbonation. The drinkability takes a hit due to this and the alcohol.

Seemed promising from the start. The smell was pretty good, and I was expecting a tart, complex fruit beer. Unfortunately it was a bit of a mess. The interesting floral notes in the aroma didn't really come through in the taste, and it was a bit heavy and cloying. I know a 9% beer is not supposed to be a quaffer, but the drinkability here is pretty low even for the style. An interesting experiment I suppose, but not one I'll likely be revisiting.

05-23-2013 22:33:59 | More by vtfan77
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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.