Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse - New Belgium Brewing
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3.4/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bottle, with 'packaged June 2013' printed on the label. A new beer to me from New Belgium, this one an imperial Berliner weisse style beer.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a pale yellow, but appears a bright juicy golden lemon color in the glass. Two fingers of frothy bubbly white head that dies down rather quickly. Looks pretty nice. Slightly cloudy; semi-clear. Looks alright.
S - Smell has that tart cheesy smell you would come to expect of a Berliner Weisse style beer. White grapey, woodsy, tart lemon / citrus fruits, slight bacterial yeast presence, and grassy / wheaty grain presence. It's an average aroma, but something appears to be missing. Not a powerful enough aroma for a beer of this caliber. There is a distinct peppery sort of aroma that jumps out at me especially.
T - Taste is semi-tart and citrusy with some peppery spicing / floral / herbal aspects to it. Orange / lemon. Dry and grassy. Tart and spritzy, woodsy, with some grapey / vinous white wine character to it. Grainy and wheaty, again.
M - Feel is smooth, creamy, clean, and dry. Mild stickiness on the palate, and subtle resinous fruitiness. Medium full-bodied with coarse sticky carbonation.
Overall, a forgettable offering in the Lips of Faith series, and in the realm of Berliner Weisse beers altogether, I'd say. I am a fan, really, but there just isn't enough here for what this beer has going on for it, being a Yuzu forward beer and all. More Yuzu next time, please.
New Belgium Lips Of Faith Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 00:08:15 | More by mfnmbvp
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