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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing

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81
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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
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)
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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Photo of harrymel
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

harrymel, May 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Garrettshu, Jun 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

psdonnelly, Sep 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.76/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

jlindros, Jun 06, 2013
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2.76/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

vtfan77, May 23, 2013
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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.