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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing

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82
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376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-23-2013)
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Photo of kmoen
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

kmoen, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
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!

ChainGangGuy, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of cdmillard
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

cdmillard, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Texasfan549, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

kjkinsey, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Kunstman, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of abex44
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

abex44, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
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!!

chugalug06, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of dapatte2
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

dapatte2, Jun 28, 2013
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
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

freemanj, Jun 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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

skholbrook1982, Jun 24, 2013
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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

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

Hellmeh, Jun 20, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.