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

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Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra)Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra)

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.34/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"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

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 316 ratings