Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild beer with brettanomyces.

Added by mcallister on 08-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
280
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.35%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Alright, let's see what two years did here...

Pours a bubbly clear copper with a vigorous initial tow fingers of thick, meringue style foam that falls to a solid quilt of the same. Smells pretty simple: some peppercorn, light malts, some hints of brett (sweet, milky and funky) with just a slight floral note. Nice fruity flavor up front lends some lemon and pineapple juice with woody malt and a hint of tartness in the finish. Medium on light syrup with liberal, but quick dissipating carb and an off dry finish. Tasty beer, but nothing special.

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The nose on this is positively bland. It just smells like a really weak Belgian ale, if anything at all. The flavor at first seemed mundane, but grew on me over time. (Though a lot later than I would have preferred, honestly.) Decent over-ripe fruit tones are touched by a dirty funky kind of thing. It's decent, I guess. But I would expect more from New Belgium really.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thin copper color. You can see the carbonation in the drink. Rich-looking with some floaties in it. The head is immense and slightly annoying because it seemingly doesn't dissipate, instead just growing and growing.

The smell is killer. Sweet, tangy Brett yeast with a side of cinnamon. Very close to a 5 in the nose.

Gonna be a while before I can taste it because the head has simply not dropped. The yeast is evident, along with the hops. Pepper spice and the aforementioned cinnamon in the finish.

Kind of a mish mash of feelings. Very dry and carbonated. Tangy, sweet, very tart. Spicy. Medium bodied. Hoppy bitterness in the swallow with a long, dry finish.

It's a good beer, with lots of good flavors and feelings. The alcohol is very well hidden. It's a little more tart than sweet making it slightly less drinkable than I care for, but a good collabation.

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Lips Of Faith - Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 280 ratings.
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