Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing
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3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grass, floral, sour fruit, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit, wood, and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting ingredients but the result comes out a bit muddled in my opinion.
08-19-2013 21:53:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.59/5 rDev +0.3%
On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC
A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a large collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of Belgian yeast and sweet malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer has a nice balance between malts and yeast but seems a little too sweet.
05-30-2013 14:20:19 | More by metter98
3.84/5 rDev +7.3%
22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Best Enjoyed By May 2014.
Appearance: Pours a moderately hazed, darkish golden-orange body with an initially tall, white head that swiftly collapses. Little wisps of lacing on the way down.
Smell: Pale, pils malts, a bit bready with a thin sweet-scented quality to it akin to a distant sniff of honey-based candy. Then, raw peach puree. Spicy accents, culminated from the rye, alcohol, spicing, and d-lions.
Taste: Pale malts, slight bready, pils accents with some muddled honey sweetness. Hint of a bellini. Very restrained hint of the Grains of Paradise, which, as it is a spice I'm not too particularly keen on, is a positive. Slight additional bite from the phenolics, the dandelion greens, the rye, and the alcohol. Mild butyric acid quality, as the sourish addition rolls in. Creamyish, lightly sour, lightly peach-laden finish with a lingering alcoholic warmth and slight spiciness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Slight creamy, mouth-coating quality.
06-30-2013 23:22:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.45/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
08-10-2014 02:07:01 | More by TMoney2591
3.76/5 rDev +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.
05-31-2013 05:16:16 | More by biboergosum
3.35/5 rDev -6.4%
A small white head on a a hazy, golden body. Aromas of fruit juice and spice with a bit of malt. Sweet, thick malt up front with floral notes and some tart, peach like notes. More of the same through the finish. Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish. Much like other lips of faith, this seems to be an overly sweet triple with a random assortment of crap thrown in.
07-26-2013 02:46:48 | More by nickfl
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
3.51/5 rDev -2%
Bottle from some shop.
Poured into a New Belgium / USA Pro Challenge goblet. Cloudy and opaque, orange-amber color, with a thin white head that receded to a tiny ringlet; a few dabs of lacing on the glass and perky carbonation rising from the bottom. Very little in the aroma, woody, with notes of Belgian yeast, overripe stone fruit. Pretty tasty actually, flavors of peach right up front, mingled with yeast and herbs, light pale malt sweetness, finishing off with a peppery spice, and a reprise of subtle, fresh peach. This beer sat in my fridge for quite a while, but I must say, it held up pretty well. Medium body, moderate carbonation, mouthfeel moving from fresh at the start to dry in the finish. Good brew.
01-30-2014 22:51:24 | More by Rifugium
3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
On tap at Church Key in Washington, DC. Brewer says it's made with peach juice, dandelion greens, grains of paradise, and brewed with brettanomyces and blended with wood-aged beer. Collaboration with Red Rock in Salt Lake.
Golden amber in the snifter. Attractive foam and lively spritzy mouthfeel. A lighter body. Quite fruity with just an slash of tartness. The peach comes through as a nice sweet flavor with that acidic edge, plus some aromatics in the nose. Fortunately I don't taste the dandelion specifically, but this does have a bitter tang. It's just not hoppy. Nor do I taste any brett, and this would have benefited from some more Belgian yeast flavor in any case. Still, it's a tasty and drinkable oddity.
08-02-2013 21:31:26 | More by mactrail
Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
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