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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

456 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 10
Gots: 38 | 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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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.

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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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Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.