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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

446 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 08-04-2013)
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3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

November 19, 2014

22 oz. bomber, pilsner glass

A – Medium straw to light yellow/gold, slightly hazy. Thin white head with low retention, leaving milky lace behind.

S – Lactic acid, sweet doughy malt, some strong fruit that I assume is the titular yuzu (nectarine?). Perhaps some green/white grapes. I get some pineapple and banana as well. The tart acidity is very up front though.

T – The lactobacillus is prominent but not particularly assertive, relatively mild for the style. Slightly puckering on the finish / in the aftertaste. Lemon-lime, banana, uncooked sourdough bread.

M – Slightly tart, a creamy, lightly milky feel to the body, presumably from the lactic acid. Enough carbonation to help clear the palate, with a lightly dry, barely puckery finish.

O – An Americanized version of Berliner weisse, so a relatively easy drinker. Interesting build, but in the end a bit unremarkable.

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

as a berliner this is terrible, it has very little tartness, and where it is tart, its more from the yuzu fruit than it is from any sort of lacto mashing or fermenting, it just doesnt fit the bill. the imperial part is also out of place, sort of goes against what the style stands for, at least in my head, limiting drinkability to the bare minimum, although that doesnt bother me because it doesnt really taste all that good. the yuzu fruit is nice, fits in a berliner, and is zesty and well dosed. the base beer just doesnt stack up for me though. i know this came out awhile ago in bottles, but i am only now seeing it around town on tap. they either believed in it enough to brew it again, which is a mistake i think, or saved some kegs hoping it would pucker up a bit, which it must not have. overall a great idea but i just didnt work out this time. not a bad beer, not weird or gross, just not what it says it is.

StonedTrippin, Oct 02, 2014
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Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.