Lips Of Faith - Blackberry Barley Wine | New Belgium Brewing

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3.69/5
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Lips Of Faith - Blackberry Barley WineLips Of Faith - Blackberry Barley Wine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,884
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
244
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
66
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a slightly muddy raspberry blackberry red, with a small white head and a very bits of lacing on the glass.

S: Strong notes of blackberry, caramel and molasses, mixed with some other stone fruits. Fairly typical smelling barley wine.

T: Strong notes of blackberry and dark stone fruits, mixed with caramel and molasses, fairly standard barley wine.

F: Fuller body with a higher carbonation.

O: Fairly typical barley wine.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pegasus
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear, reddish copper in color, with a small, but persistent, coarse white head, and modest, slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Very pronounced note of blackberries and sweet, vinous alcohol. There is a note of molasses, also. overall, the bouquet is very sweet, with no hints of hops.

Taste: Opens with profound flavors of blackberry and caramel, soon after, molasses and sweet alcohol present. Malt is present in the bready notes early in the taste. The alcohol is mildly warming, Finishes with a long, lingering note of blackberry.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, rich, and quite full, very soft to the touch.

Drinkability/notes: Overall, somewhat like a blackberry cordial, very pleasing.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce enameled brown glass bomber, sealed with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of chinchill
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap the brewery taproom in Asheville.
Clear orange-copper colored body with a semi-durable off-white head that's rather bubbly.
Inviting aroma with suggestions of berry jam and candied fruit.
Lovely flavor with good dynamics. I?t starts sweet but finished lightly bitter and mildly tart. Fine, lingering flavor of blackberries and toasted grains.
Medium body; Fairly well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of SeymourDunn
4.64/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.72/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
4.77/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours a cloudy amber

Smell: Deceivingly light on the nose without any great hints of particular notes. I consider this a plus since it's a 10.% barleywine and I can't even notice the alcohol on the nose

Taste: The purely delectable, slightly sour blackberries pop through with a fresh molasses and nectar. Caramel smooths out the finish to mask all hints of the high alcohol content

Feel: This airy brew is finely and deceptively drinkable

Overall: The balance and the hidden alcohol make this one of the best barleywines I have ever had. Plus, I'm partial to blackberries.

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Photo of neurobot01
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Teku at cellar temp. Didn't try fresh, either because I intuited it would be cloying or read reviews to that effect, I no longer recall.

Look: distinctly burgundy-tinged brown, with a tiny ring of white foam.

Smell: tart/jammy fruit notes, with some slightly sickly-sweet molasses in the background.

Taste: unsurprisingly, very fruity. Fairly sweet, but not intolerably so. A bit of a chemical/artificial taste lingers. The requisite toffee, caramel, etc are there, but well in the background.

Feel: medium bodied yet somehow a bit syrupy.

Overall: this reminds me a bit of BCBBW, which I also found to be a very fruit-forward barleywine (granted, that was barrel aged and not brewed with fruit). Tasty for maybe 4oz, but a bit of a chore to get through the remaining 18.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sat on this one for a year. Pours with very little head. Nose has blackberry on it. Taste has less sweetness than fresh. Actually getting the barleywine backbone now that sweetness has subsided. Anyone else who is sitting on one, I would suggest trying now. Definitely better with age.

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Photo of TylerJ
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Treyscottthomas
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wrigfen
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mltobin
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Todd
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Imperialjake
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Lips Of Faith - Blackberry Barley Wine from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 244 ratings