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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing

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389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 389 | Reviews: 66
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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bismarksays
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Slighty hazy golden, fluffy white head initially, decent lacing. If the head had stayed longer, I probably would have given this a higher rating.

S/T: Tart, citrus, sour grassy (like the inside of a dandelion green), and what one could describe as "Belgian" yeast notes. Some sweet malt notes as well, more like a pils malt than a caramel note. Subtle nose overall, but complex.
Flavor follows the nose, Bright citrus notes and sour dandelion green dance. As it warms, the malt provides a remarkable balance.

M: Slightly slick, but coats the tongue. Perhaps a bit more syrupy than I would have cared for, If I am nit picking. Medium carbonation.

O: Very tough beer for me to judge. Everything was on the border of good to great. I really was unsure about what to expect and I am not sure if the exceeded expectations also played a role in what I was experiencing. An interesting beer and worth trying.

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of nimrod979
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, Poured into a Flying Dog chalice.

Appearance: Pours a quite hazy orange-ish color with a thick white head. Retention seems to last forever and tons of lacing coating all sides of the glass. Good looking brew

Aroma: Odd mix of something floral, slight wood and peach juice and some funky yeast.

Taste: Wheels just keep falling off the further I get. Funky yeast with a tart peach juice up front. Dry, and herbal thing going on in the middle. Grassy and spicy, a little bitter on the backend. Kinda weird, and actually kinda boring. Reminds me of that Peach Porch Rocker... or whatever that other Lips of Faith beer was.

Mouthfeel: Medium full body. A little heavier than i expected but hides the 9% well. All in all, the dry and bitter finish is kinda weird and turns me off. It's oky but it doesn't do much for me.

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of homebrewhawk
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle. Poured a hazy gold with a slight white head. Slightly sour aroma with a bit of wood. Medium bodied without much carbonation. Slight tartness. Bit of sweetness and a little fruit. Overall not really a whole lot going on here. Didn't do it for me.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of andyfrancis
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

At the risk of being crude, it looks like a urine sample from someone who is slightly dehydrated. Cloudy, dark yellow with an off-white foamy head.

Quite a bouquet on the nose. Flowers, fruit, and wood blending together nicely. Getting some funky cheese now and then.

Interesting...first thought: too much with the peach juice. It does taste a little bit like grassy weeds along with something new I'm guessing is the grains of paradise. A little too sweet for my taste, almost a wine cooler bite.

Surprisingly full bodied given its lighter color. Leaves a waxy fruit coating.

I wanted this to be a nice summer beer, but ultimately it's too heavy in the fruitiness, mouthfeel, and booziness.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Overall: Horseflowers!

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of chugalug06
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange with elegant white fluffy head. Moderate lacing...

Pepper, spice, vanilla, earthy, grassy.. Smells bugged, but in a good way.

Crisp, spongy, refreshing, medium carbonation, creamy, earthy, wet with decent dryness, fruity and well rounded. Nice depth. No tart, or sour like the label may lead you to believe... Delightful sweetness and sharpness.

A solid brew, much better than other LoF brews... The Peach kicks this brew in the teeth. Highly recommended for a hot day!!

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
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!

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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
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