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Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

419 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 08-04-2013)
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A: Hazy, light golden-amber, with a 2 finger head of nearly white foam that quickly descipated to leave just a few wisps of lace.

S: Fruity notes dominate, including Chardonnay grapes, apple, apricot, and maybe some grapefruit. There's a bit of yeast aroma as well.

T: Mildly bready malt is there, followed by tart fruit (again I taste white wine grapes) but not the level of sour I was expecting for the advertised style. Yeasty notes are there, but hops bitterness is minimal.

M: Crisp and well carbonated. Booziness is present, but not distracting. Fairly dry finish.

O: When I think Berliner Weissbier, I'm expecting a sour beer, which this is not. I'm not saying it was bad - it was very drinkable in its own right - but more aggressive use of souring Lactobacilli and some more time to develop in the cask would have helped it be true to the advertised style.

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Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy light gold. Forms just over a finger's worth of white head over medium visible carbonation. 4/5

S: Some fruity tartness, lactic sour, cracker malts. Reminiscent of a saison yeastiness as well. 13/20

T: Fruit (yuzu), somewhat tart but less than the aroma suggested. Pilsner and light cracker malts, some yeast breadiness and a hint of dishwater soapiness. Saison pepperiness and a touch of barnyard funk near the swallow. A bit acidic and residual fruit in the finish. 29/45

M: A light body overall, but a little heavier than typical for a berliner-weisse. Low alcohol presence, carbonation sensation somewhat low for style as well. 6/10

O: Not a standout berliner by any stretch. I don't suspect the base beer was great, and the yuzu fruit just didn't play as nicely as I might have expected. Not anything to recommend, but not offensive. 14/20

Estimated final score: 3.47
Calculated final score: 66/100
Old BA score: 3.30

macrosmatic, Aug 17, 2014
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Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.