Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing
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3.45/5 rDev -3.6%
A - Apricot, copper with a big frothy head.
S - Tart and powdery (almost reminds me of when my grandma used to crush some medicine pills), grassy with light peach notes. The dandelion greens are noticeable but not sure how to describe them.
T - Earthy and herbal, dandelion greens quite noticeable, good amount of bitterness from the greens but not the same as hop bitterness. Light spice with peach notes. Grainy tasting.
M - Medium body with moderate to lively carbonation. Almost a chalky feel at times. Must be the bitterness from the dandelion.
D - Interesting but fairly disappointing. Became much more interesting when paired with a fresh salad from the garden.
06-22-2013 22:51:25 | More by brewcrew76
District of Columbia
3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
Enjoy by May 2014.
Served in a Stone tulip.
A: Poured a very cloudy apricot color, with a big sticky, icky head that stuck around for a while.
S: Definitely a fruit component, with some stomach acid. I didn't get any wood.
T: Really peachy, and it you like peaches, you'll like this beer. The dandelion greens gave this one a bit of earthiness and I could actually sense their presence here. I'm thinking the wood aging kept this from being overly cloying.
M: Not syrupy at all, and lots of lacing left on the glass. Quite a bit of booze, but it was of the candy-coated variety.
O: I liked this better than most. Go ahead... sue me.
06-18-2013 23:48:18 | More by Chaney
4/5 rDev +11.7%
22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
9% ABV, Best enjoyed by May 2014
A - Paardebloem pours a hazy light peach orange color that's topped by a loose and frothy white head. The bubbles reduce to sticky lace and a chunky floating pile.
S - Tart lactic acid is reminiscent of a Berliner Weisse right off the bat but Paardebloem has deep and delicate nuances of spice, wood, and cut grass. Between the yeasty aroma and additional earthy characteristics lies a faint trace of fresh peaches. Paardebloem has a certain heft to the aroma but remains refreshing and summer-like nonetheless.
T - Surprisingly lighter in flavor that the aroma suggests, Paardebloem also has a dramatic shift in the actual taste as well. Peach juice is forwards quite a bit while the rest of the beer coming together quite nicely; spiciness mingles well with the wood-aged beer that introduces earthy notes as well as the faint herbal qualities of the dandelion.
M - Moderate carbonation dances on the tongue giving the medium-bodied beer a somewhat lighter feel on the back end. Mildly sweet fruit juice works well to balance the inherent tartness within, drying out with a touch of alcohol and spice for a great finish!
O - Paardebloem is a unique beer that carries nuances of quite a few styles blended together for a well-rounded and surprisingly drinkable early summer beer. All of the additions; peach juice, grains of paradise, and dandelion greens, work well together though quite nuanced. The blend is nice but seems to come off cautious. Certainly another Lips of Faith series beer worth a try though!
06-16-2013 17:34:45 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.94/5 rDev +10.1%
22oz into a pint
A - Pours a hazy golden color. Lots of pearly white head, hangs around for quite a while. Lots of lacing.
S - Certainly comes off Belgian, I get a strong combination of some citrus and estery notes as well as some yeast spiciness. Perhaps just a bit of a dandelion.
T - Starts off smooth and sweet. I notice lots of yeast spiciness in the mid-stream,. In the finish I get quite a bit of fruitiness, citrus, maybe even more sour notes of a pear. Has a dry finish, a little bit of white pepper.
M - A moderate to heavy bodied beer with a carbonation that is a little bit light. Some stickiness and sweetness on the tongue, but in the aftertaste it grows dry. Some alcohol warmth.
O/D - A good and interesting beer. Heavy, a sipper. ABV is up there. A bit filling. A really interesting beer overall.
06-15-2013 04:53:41 | More by katan
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
Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
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