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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

357 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
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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Geuzedad

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-23-2013 13:44:16 | More by Geuzedad
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

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
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-22-2013 17:46:03 | More by ADTaber
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-22-2013 16:00:48 | More by dookiebrown
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-22-2013 01:48:46 | More by bsuedekum
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Hellmeh

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-20-2013 03:06:31 | More by Hellmeh
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2013 02:28:11 | More by Eric908
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Chaney

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
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-18-2013 12:17:25 | More by Mattyb79
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2013 17:48:28 | More by AngusOg
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

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
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-15-2013 20:12:11 | More by TonyTalon
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katan

Colorado

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
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-15-2013 02:55:38 | More by AlexChillton
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avisong

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-15-2013 02:07:01 | More by avisong
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-14-2013 22:16:48 | More by brauseboof
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-14-2013 14:16:05 | More by CDCNAM
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-14-2013 03:39:47 | More by CowsandBeer
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stumac

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-11-2013 21:56:16 | More by stumac
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TerryB

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-10-2013 23:05:18 | More by TerryB
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2013 21:55:59 | More by Daniellobo
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Garrettshu

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-09-2013 03:10:55 | More by Garrettshu
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-08-2013 21:37:40 | More by AlexFields
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-06-2013 12:30:42 | More by RedneckBeerz
Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
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