Lips Of Faith - Hof Ten Dormaal
New Belgium Brewing Company

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From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 10.03%
Ratings:
162
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 01, 2019
Added:
Jan 14, 2016
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  30
SCORE
85
Very Good
Lips Of Faith - Hof Ten DormaalLips Of Faith - Hof Ten Dormaal
Notes: A deliciously uncommon springtime beer, our Golden Ale brewed with Hof Ten Dorsal blends modern Mosaic hops and malted sunflower seeds with Old World ingredients such as Saaz hops, spelt, and wild carrot herbs. It’s New and Old Belgium together in a bottle.
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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Best by 3/12/17"; drank 5/29/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through pale yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small bright white head; a thick curtain of lace.

Banana, clove & faint lemon notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Banana & vanilla flavors up front; mild black pepper & faint lemon notes on the finish.

A nice take on traditional Belgian flavors; the vanilla added a tasty touch. I'd have another....

Apr 01, 2019
 
1.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 02, 2018
 
3.88 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon on Jun 07, 2017
 
3.75 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB) on Apr 23, 2017
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Apr 04, 2017
 
4.03 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Apr 01, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright, golden yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A decent aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, light hops, and fruit.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of spices (pepper and cloves, in particular), some light grassy hops, a healthy shot of Belgian yeast, light fruit (banana, apples), and a bit of grain. A pretty good flavor that's light and sweet and easy to drink. A little thin in spots, but that's okay.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a mostly smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: For the most part this is a solid beer, with a few flaws here and there. Drinkable nonetheless.

Feb 22, 2017
 
3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Feb 16, 2017
 
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Feb 13, 2017
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3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a 12 March 2017 BB date into a Creature Comforts glass.

Appearance: Pours a very slightly hazy amber with lots of rising carbonation bubbles. Frothy, bright white head that settles slowly to a full but thin top layer. No sediment.

Aroma: Quite spicy and lightly fruity, with most input from Belgian yeast. Hints of clove, white peppers, and biscuits.

Flavor: Complex and spicy, although not as spicy and, particularly peppery, as the aroma suggests. Nutty, bready and lightly grassy. Good balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of fairly soft carbonation.

Overall: Complex, balanced, relatively spicy and subtly distinct, this Belgian style ale is readily recommended.

Feb 12, 2017
 
3.78 by Lodisgrisen from Finland on Feb 05, 2017
 
4.09 by Heeenrik from Finland on Feb 01, 2017
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3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a golden strae colour, plenty of fizz.

The smell is very Belgian, banana, apricot and yeast dominating.

The banana and yeast are complemented by cloves and orangepeel on the tongue, with a dash of ginger on the finish.

The liquid is semi smooth, with vibrant carbonation.

Overall, a nice Belgian Golden Ale. I prefer dark Belgians, as I think the yeast is a bit too pronounced here.

Jan 28, 2017
 
3.82 by PhillyNole from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2017
Photo of outdoor7or24
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A: pours a thin wispy white foam head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the perimeter, crystal clear light golden body, carbonation
S: grain, white pepper, Belgium candy sugar, light malt
M: light body with dry finish on the tongue
T: grains of wheat taste, cracker, clove, light earthy spices, earthy hops, hints of sunflower seeds come through, white pepper, yeasty
O: fantastic mix of ingredients in this brew, an easy sipper at 7%, must try.

Dec 30, 2016
 
4 by elglueckert from Montana on Dec 28, 2016
 
3.78 by SFNC from North Carolina on Dec 22, 2016
 
4.29 by Nctide from Indiana on Dec 16, 2016
 
4 by Lucoli from New York on Dec 14, 2016
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3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by constantine_272 from Oregon

Glorious bright golden beer with excellent thin haze, but a low head. Citrus of Meyer lemon and mandarin orange on the nose with a background of damp earth and a bit of funk. The taste, safely disappointed my first impressions of sight and smell. The beer started off good with lemon, sweet malt and a touch of candy sugar accentuated by a creamy milky oat, wheat and sunflower breadiness. A hot spicy ginger flavor finished from medium to end and just didn't seem to belong though. I love ginger, I love beer, I love ginger beer, but I don't much care for beer with ginger in it. There is also more lemon drop candy on the finish. Despite that, there is an excellent tingly zesty finish the is light and playful finishing with a contrasting thick viscous sugar syrup. This beer disappointed me. Hof Ten Dormaal makes possibly my favorite saison so I had high hopes. The ginger flavor just didn't do it for me.

For the record, I want to brag and claim that I identified sunflower seed before I went and read the bottle: "ale brewed with sunflower seed and wild carrot herb". Also, I think the odd flavor I didn't like might have been the carrot.

Dec 13, 2016
 
3.92 by dcotom from Iowa on Dec 11, 2016
 
3.18 by hophugger from Virginia on Nov 18, 2016
Photo of Franziskaner
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Gold in color with a fairly heavy presence of moderate sized white sediment. There's a fingernail of bright white covering most of the top. The aroma is a delightful sweet pale malt combined with light Belgian candy sugar. I'm tasting sweet pale malt and light Belgian candy sugar. The mouth is fairly dry, clean, and crisp.

Nov 13, 2016
 
4 by KeyWestGator from Florida on Nov 06, 2016
 
3.84 by rarigney from Washington on Nov 01, 2016
 
3.96 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2016
 
4.03 by Cotton_27 from Michigan on Oct 18, 2016
 
3.46 by Keepnitrl from Washington on Oct 15, 2016
 
3.81 by ninaturner from Florida on Oct 09, 2016
 
3.49 by bnes09 from Illinois on Oct 03, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bsp77 from Minnesota

Tastes more like a Belgian Blonde than a Belgian Golden to me (and yes, there is a difference). Typical Belgian Blonde aroma of banana and clove, with some citrus and pepper from the Mosaic and Saaz hops. The taste has the same elements, but is also a little grainy, nutty and earthy. Medium bodied, somewhat creamy, mostly dry. Slight lingering aftertaste that is annoyingly common for the style. Otherwise, this is very well done.

Oct 03, 2016
 
3.25 by ConradKenney from Maryland on Sep 30, 2016
 
3.75 by mpenske from California on Sep 19, 2016
Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a tulip to a hazed gold with a finger of dense white head that fades to a small collar around the edge of the glass and leaves decent lacing.
S: Smells of orchard fruits like pears, light spice and pale malts. Maybe a hint of melon
T: Taste is pears and light apples, slight spice and a little pale malt sweetness that's just slightly bready. Swallow is more orchard fruits, a bit more spice and some light lingering sweetness
M: This beer is on the lighter side of medium with soft but adequate carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: Overall this one is pretty enjoyable. It has good flavors and some nice complexity. One to try if you like Belgian pales and probably one of the better non stouts to come out of the Lips of Faith series in a long time.

Sep 17, 2016
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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Squire from Mississippi

Light clear golden color with generous white cap and lacing.

Aroma at first is of layered spice infused ripe yellow fruit with a light touch of citrusy hops.

Taste is great. It's Belgium with a bump like the accent touch of a lemon twist in a perfectly made martini. Just enough to be present but not at all intrusive. The usual flavors of banana, clove, citrus and white pepper we often find in Belgian blonde ales are there but in a more subdued way, as if the conductor directed the choir to sing sotto. Malt serves as a foundation but seems present more in the body than the flavor. Aftertaste brings something like a mild nuttiness with just a hint of juicy rather than sharp hops.

Texture is not at all heavy which belies the 7% alcohol.

Overall this is a contemplative combination of elements that makes the complex seem simple like the shape of a perfect tea rose where all the different parts combine together into a most pleasing whole.

Sep 17, 2016
 
3.79 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Sep 15, 2016
 
3.84 by AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania on Sep 14, 2016
 
3.75 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Sep 08, 2016
 
3.55 by Latarnik from New Jersey on Sep 05, 2016
 
4 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Aug 31, 2016
Lips Of Faith - Hof Ten Dormaal from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 162 ratings