Lips Of Faith - Jonny's Voodoo Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BradLikesBrew on 02-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of ArrogantB
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 pint on tap at the Falling Rock. The color was a clear golden yellow with a small white head. very nice smell of spices and pepper. The taste had a slightly Belgian yeasty, funk (not sour) at first but was actually very easy to drink and I did not notice the 8% at all. It felt much more like a 6% beer. I prefer this over the regular New Blgium tripel because it didn't seem as carbonated.

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Photo of Oxymoron
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler from NB. Poured a very clear, crystal-esk golden color. No other hints of any shade. Nice light head but limited lacing.

The nose is rich with a nice malt backing and a touch of some lighter residual sugar undertones. Some complexity in the malt with a touch of grainy and honey notes. Lighter yeasty characteristics with some bubblegum and touch of banana. A touch of spice almost a nutmeg going on there.

The taste is rich and complex. A bigger malty flavor which is out of style for a tripple but hey this is NB after all! What is style to them? Some grainy flavors mix well with a more biscuit and bready finish. There is some stronger notes of honey with some sweet residuals. The yeast notes drop back with some lighter peppery and some dates and apricot flavors. Very nice.

The body is big for style but overall a mid feel. Carbonation a touch light and very smooth and creamy for a finish. Again I say what style? Overall I think NB is doing well with their Lips of Faith series. Good job Johnny, just wondered what beers you guessed to be able to brew this?

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend called me from the New Belgium brewery and talked of the new Lips of Faith beer. I had him snag me a growler.

A: Bright golden beer, frothy white head about two fingers thick. Looks tasty.

S: A few different sour smells, roses is about the best i can think of. There is a definite bready/malt smell with a slight alcoholic tinge

T: Right up front there is a malty sweetness, reminds me of a sweet tea, definitely a lingering alcohol taste, but in no way is it overwhelming. Interesting faint fruit taste in the middle, somewhat of a tart red apple taste. Interesting and complex. Not much on the hops, they are present but not terribly noticeable.

M: Very crisp and bubbly (i was nervous with the growler). Very dry finish, begs for another drink.

D&C: At 8.6% (what my friend told me) it is very drinkable, and quite refreshing. I think this is due to the yerba mate. An interesting use of an herb to flavor and add the rejuvenating qualities of the mate. Pretty good beer, I'd like to see them bottle this.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the Lips of Faith employee brew series.
On tap at the NB Brewery.

Described as a strong tripel brewed using Yerba Mate tea.

Yellow/gold body, thin white head. The flavor was buttery, with apple and herbal notes as well as the typical belgian yeast spiciness found in tripels. A very interesting take. If they were selling 6-packs I wouldn't have hesitated to buy one. Wish I could have had a larger quantity to get a better feel for its complex flavor.

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Lips Of Faith - Jonny's Voodoo Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.98 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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