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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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Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

buckyp, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best enjoyed by May 2014 on the label.

A- it pours a hazy to cloudy orange, usual well dones with the foam and lacing.

S- it smells earthy, with light notes of fruit..not much going on with the nose, really.

T- my this starts of very fruity sweet, turns kind of neutral, then I get some peach that's a balance of sweet and sour in the finish. There's an odd flavour in it. Must be the grains of paradise and or dandelion greens. Weird tasting, and what's weirder is that the further I get into the session, the more the tastes seem to drop off.

M- lightish carbonation works with the medium body.

O- I'm not a fan. If the abv was much lower, it would be more drinkable but it still wouldn't be a beer that I'd seek out again.

Bitterbill, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Another unique and intriguing sounds beer from the Lips of Faith series. After experiencing the catastrophe that was Pluot, I am hoping for better things. Here we go...

Pours hazy orange color with a thin layer of white head that doesn't retain very well. The nose features waves of peach juice and vegetal character which I suspect comes from the dandelion greens. Not getting much oak from the nose, just a syrupy, sweet, fruity, and somewhat herbal brew. The taste starts off with a neutral flavor that quickly becomes quite peachy. The peach is strong and sweet before it gives way to the vegetal qualities in the middle. I was expecting sosme waves of tartness, but I get none here. The finish tastes like artificial sweetener. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with tingly carbonation. Well another dissappoint from the Lips of Faith series. This..Pluot...Heavenly Fejoia...Cascara quad.. they all seem to be the same beer with minor differences and none of them are particularly enjoyable. Where is the Eric's Ale and the Le Terroir? Or even the coffee Chocolate Imperial Stout? All I have to say is that I am losing faith (no puns here) in this once solid series of beers. Let's hope for better things next time around!

homebrew311, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of powerss13
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

ST: Poured from bottle to glass

A: Cloudy golden hue; poured with nice head and laces down nice.

S: Settle hints of peach with grassy notes. Thought the aroma was quite faint. As it warms up the aroma becomes much more noticeable.

T: Had high hopes for this beer and kind of fell short. Not saying its a bad beer, just fell short of MY expectations. It has good sweet notes and definitely get the "wood aged beer" taste, but was hoping to get more flavors of the other ingredients.

MF: Has some heavy notes to it, but not overbearing. Very settle to the tongue and finishes nicely.

O: Putting my own feelings aside from my expectations....This is a above average beer, but definitely needs to be drank at room temperature to give it its full flavors. If you come across and are interested....grab one.

powerss13, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of socon67
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

socon67, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of freemanj
3/5  rDev -16.2%

freemanj, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

mendvicdog, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of skholbrook1982
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

skholbrook1982, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
4/5  rDev +11.7%

tuckerlikesbeer, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

dmorgan310, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Geuzedad
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Geuzedad, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

brewcrew76, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ADTaber, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of dookiebrown
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

dookiebrown, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -16.2%

bsuedekum, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Hellmeh
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Hellmeh, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Eric908, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Chaney, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Mattyb79, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

AngusOg, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

BeerFMAndy, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

TonyTalon, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of katan
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

katan, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of AlexChillton
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

AlexChillton, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

avisong, Jun 15, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.