Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra)
New Belgium Brewing Company

Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra)Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra)
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From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Dubbel
ABV:
8%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 13.5%
Ratings:
317
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 26, 2019
Added:
Oct 25, 2013
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  40
SCORE
82
Good
Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra)Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra)
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3.5 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 26, 2019
 
2.75 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2016
 
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Apr 28, 2016
 
3.75 by ucsbmullet from Colorado on Jan 23, 2016
 
3.65 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Jan 05, 2016
 
4.25 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Nov 22, 2015
 
2.65 by KensWorld from Florida on Nov 14, 2015
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3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by GarrettB from Colorado

December 26th, 2013 - New Belgium goes wild in their LoF Wild Dubbel, a dark, dark brown beer with a great, thick soupy head. It's like a smooth tan bubble bath, before I poke my nose in there. Piercing the outer crust, I get a spicy scent, like a strange, exotic spice shop, with glue, stone, and floral tones, with lots of scented soap. In a nutshell (though not smelling of one), it smells nothing like your usual dubbel, typically rich in those wood and cheese notes. And the taste is similarly deviant. I blame these mysterious sounding berries. There's dubbel notes way, way underneath, especially with traces of fig, dark berries and such. But all of that is eclipsed by a peppery zest that runs through the whole of the flavor. The end features touches of bubble gum - possibly a product of the schisandta, with a sharp, floral note on the end. Not the traditional stuff, but I knew that when I saw the Lips of Faith circle rise high up on the bottle.

Nov 01, 2015
 
3.81 by gobuccos from Ohio on Oct 26, 2015
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3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by stevoj from Idaho

Slightly sweeter take on the traditional dubbel, a little bit lighter weight as well. Still has the fruity character of the old country style, but toned down for the American palate., which is not a bad thing.

Oct 14, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by AgentMunky from New York

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Becher glass.
4.5/4.25/4/4/4
A: Voluminous head tops the mulberry-red, clear beer.
S: It's tart. Tart, but fruity and deep. Lactic and delicious. Potent.
T/M: Hm. There are a lot of conflicting flavours going on...Initially malty (with a gingerbread spice), then fruit, ever-so-light bitterness, then spice again. The aftertaste is dryish, but not quite enjoyable. Robust.
O: It smelled so sour, but it tasted nothing like that. Weird, and confusing, but not unpleasant.

Aug 30, 2015
 
4 by galuskan from Texas on Aug 26, 2015
 
3.75 by Kahlerbock from Kansas on Aug 13, 2015
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3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are good. Aroma of Belgian yeast with dark fruits and slight funky edge. Taste is very similar to aroma. Belgian yeasts with dark fruits but with a very slight funky edge. I was expected a little more sourness with it called "Wild 2", but I guess that doesn't mean a wild ale. Very good nonetheless. Smooth aftertaste, kind of creamy. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Jul 29, 2015
 
4 by tvoss99 from Arizona on Jul 15, 2015
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pat61 from Minnesota

Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl (from notes): It arrives dark amber with a slight haze and a thin foam collar. Fruit, malt and banana aromas. Banana, bread and fruit flavors with some pepper and herbs. Medium to medium full body, medium carbonation.

Jun 26, 2015
 
3.46 by anvilx from Texas on Jun 24, 2015
 
4 by delgotit99 from Indiana on Jun 07, 2015
 
4.25 by onlymurderers from Illinois on Jun 06, 2015
 
3 by GStone899 from Minnesota on May 24, 2015
 
3.53 by jlkasper from Wisconsin on May 05, 2015
 
4.3 by Graetzj from Wisconsin on May 03, 2015
 
3.06 by helios7 from Oregon on Apr 26, 2015
 
3.63 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Mar 14, 2015
 
3.5 by nathanmiller from New York on Mar 11, 2015
 
3.5 by Beerhemoth from Illinois on Feb 12, 2015
 
4.34 by JustinPStewart from Texas on Feb 03, 2015
 
3.6 by capnamerica from Arkansas on Jan 26, 2015
 
3.58 by thegodfather2701 from North Carolina on Jan 23, 2015
 
3.54 by AleHunter805 from California on Jan 18, 2015
 
3.35 by TonyLema1 from South Carolina on Jan 18, 2015
 
3.43 by kristougher from North Carolina on Jan 13, 2015
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4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i was a little bummed to miss this one in a bottle when it came out, but given some really lackluster beers in this series, i sort of avoided it, so it was nice to see it reappear on draft this weekend. its either really underrated, or has evolved really well since its release, because i thought it was delicious. looks the part, minus the head, it has a nice dark amber red glowing color, without much head, the part that makes it less appealing visually. smells and tastes funky and belgian at the same time, but not like a saison or anything, i think the wild comes first, bretty and a little acidic at this point, with a lot of dark fruit in the malt profile and bubbles that tickle my nose. there is a cool spice to the flavor that goes really well with the dark sweet malt, but again, not like a saison at all, and has a ton of funk to the finish. dries out quick after a sweet start, with some molasses and berry flavors, but totally yeast driven still. something special here, and something totally unique, which makes it one of a kind. i prefer that, being challenged and exposed to something new like this. as good as this series has been, but i can see it being a lot better now than it was, might not be so good without all this weird yeast. very well done, i want to find a bottle now to hang on to. potentially influential stuff, ive seen some posers already.

Jan 13, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jadjunk from Georgia

"This wild Colorado version of the Belgian dubbel ropes you in with clove and dark fruit aromas. Deeply rich and malty, every sip has a creamy texture true to Belgian tradition before it rides off with hints of black pepper and cinnamon from the addition of Shisandra berries." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Dubbel ale with Schisandra added. Available as a one-off release in the Lips of Faith series line in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a New Belgium Globe glass. Served above 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of a toasted white color over a caramel cola body with ample lively carbonation and high clarity. Retention is very good with light spotty lacing. 3.5

(Smell) The aroma is forward with peppery spiced caramel loaf malt, tart fruit juice and soft brown candied sugar. The aroma of Schisandra doesn't necessarily contribute much to the overall aroma, potentially some additional fruit qualities and additional spice, yet the tartness and spices are a little more uncommon for a Dubbel. Compared to the traditionally malt-heavy Dubbel, this beer comes off as fairly light and effervescent. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor hits nearly all the same notes as the aroma, with the slightest bit of increased malt flavor. Forward spices and moderately tart fruit juices alongside a soft caramel bread body with light Belgian candy sugar sweetness. Very mild and clean, finishing with a lingering drag of tart stone fruit juice and spice. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick, lightly chewy and mildly dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a moderate frothiness and light crispness. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is equally tart to sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no notable off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Wild2 explores spice and funk on the fruit notes which sets it a good distance apart from the traditional Dubbel. However, I find I enjoy it all the more for its depth and balance of flavors and high drinkability. Perhaps the biggest disappointment was the challenge of locating the Schisandra berry, which was either the key culprit in the tart fruit flavor or far too similar to traditional fruit juices to set itself apart from the crowd. Regardless, Wild2 shares some similarities with the funkier side of Belgian Ales while pairing them with some of the more traditional flavors of the Dubbel. This was one of the more solid Lips of Faith releases. 3.75

New Belgium Brewing's
Wild 2 Dubbel
3.69/5.00

Jan 12, 2015
 
3.5 by Axnjxn from North Carolina on Jan 02, 2015
 
3.5 by Agentveba from North Carolina on Dec 14, 2014
 
3.76 by taospowder from New Mexico on Dec 12, 2014
 
3.75 by brwnchrstpher from Pennsylvania on Dec 03, 2014
 
4 by ShaneSmith from Minnesota on Nov 26, 2014
 
3.25 by cletusdog from California on Nov 23, 2014
Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 317 ratings