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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

405 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | 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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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +18.3%

The Yuzu poured a very cloudy golden hay color and had minimal head with big, full bubbles. The smell of the Yuzu peel was strong and acidic, but not in an offensive way.

It was very light and smooth in the mouth with a really even taste throughout the tongue. The blending done on this beer was superb. Nothing stood out over anything else. It was just very well balanced. You got that bright lemon-grapefruit pop of the Yuzu right away, and then it mellowed out into a very familiar orange zest flavor.

I believe that since this beer was brewed with Lactobacillus and Breattanomyces this lets it live in the world of sour beers. New Belgium has qualified it as a Berliner Weisse – and it has all the classic beer qualities of a good Weisse as well.

I would certainly buy this one again and keep it around for those long Minnesota winters when I need a reminder of summer.

10-16-2013 17:05:02 | More by pourmeadrink
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-16-2013 15:21:49 | More by DrIPA
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.8%

10-15-2013 05:39:25 | More by mportnoy
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tswater

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

10-14-2013 19:31:03 | More by tswater
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MattBreight

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-14-2013 01:58:23 | More by MattBreight
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rc51sport

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.2%

10-13-2013 22:32:48 | More by rc51sport
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-13-2013 03:48:46 | More by Cramerican
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev +18.3%

10-13-2013 01:30:32 | More by DerwinWentworth
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dark-brewer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

10-11-2013 18:48:25 | More by dark-brewer
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev +3.3%

Appearance:
The beer is a clear pale straw with white creamy head. The head dissipates quickly but leaves a little around the edge of the beer.

Smell:
The beer is slightly tart with a strong wheat smell. In addition, there a fruity smells such as yuzu, lemon as well as others.

Taste:
Sour and tarty with a wheat taste as well. Other flavors include yuzu and orange but the wheat flavor seems to dominate.

Mouthfeel:
Dry, crisp and medium bodied. Smooth feel.

Overall:
A decent Berliner and worth drinking at least once.

10-11-2013 00:46:11 | More by HattedClassic
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

10-10-2013 05:30:26 | More by BUNZILLA
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-09-2013 22:53:01 | More by vermilcj
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-09-2013 16:30:52 | More by ste5venla
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -26%

10-09-2013 02:40:32 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Erice78

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

10-08-2013 17:46:19 | More by Erice78
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TrojanRB

California

4/5  rDev +18.3%

10-08-2013 02:56:45 | More by TrojanRB
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -0.9%

Was looking forward to this as a good Berliner Weisse is a good thing and an Imperial BW should be a very good thing.
Started out good with a pale yellow slightly cloudy look and a bright white head.
Smell is also very nice with a tart aroma dominating.
The taste just doesn't have the sour that is expected. It is actually on the bland but sweet side.
Overall not a bad beer but not a great Berliner weisse.

10-08-2013 00:51:48 | More by confer
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Argion

New York

2/5  rDev -40.8%

10-08-2013 00:19:35 | More by Argion
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Ysgard

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-07-2013 17:50:19 | More by Ysgard
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-07-2013 03:21:02 | More by TXhomebrewer
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ajmitch4

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-06-2013 04:52:08 | More by ajmitch4
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

10-05-2013 23:41:04 | More by jgunther71
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.3%

10-05-2013 21:03:40 | More by krome
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.65/5  rDev -21.6%

22 ounce bottle - $8.49 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a light, pale yellow body, lightly hazed, with a slim, white head.

Smell: Lightly sweet-scented, lemony nose with a vein of savory spice, it's a bit perfumy like a scented bar of soap. Lacks the lactic, that much is certain.

Taste: Citrusy, lemony with a smooth tone of wheat malt. Mild sweetness. Savory, herbal quality throughout. Nil hop character, bitterness. A little tangy, acidic, but the anticipated, hoped for lactic element is absent.

Mouthfeel: Falls about medium-plus body, though barely. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It totally forgoes all of the best attributes of a Berliner Weisse. Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.

10-05-2013 19:27:33 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Benish

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11.2%

10-05-2013 02:46:36 | More by Benish
Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.