Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration | New Belgium Brewing

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3.74/5
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641 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This pleasing, two-part, potion was brewed with chocolate and black malts for a rich and roasty overtone, then fused with a dry, substratum of sour for a bold and audacious flavor. Black as night, this beer is blended at 80% stout, 20% dark sour wood beer for a collaboration that begins with a sour edge and finishes with a big, dark malt character, lingering, sweet on your palate.

Added by chumba526 on 08-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,035
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
641
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
3.23
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
102
Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of animal69
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12/30/17...pours pitch black in color, light tan foam layer. Chocolate and coffee nose. Woodsy. Slightly sour taste, heavy wood and spills into a creamy stout. Then tart again. Really damn good.

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4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours espresso colored with a huge beige head that billows; good retention and lacing action

Smell: Vinous tones dominate, with red wine grape, blackberry and plum; underneath, there are chocolate, caramel and coffee elements; oaky and sour, as well

Taste: Lactic and woody, with vinous red wine grape, blackberry and plum building; through the middle. the chocolate and coffee emerge and, after the swallow, the caramel joins the profile; ultimately, what is past is prologue, with the sour fruit tones lingering into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One thing I have noticed, over the years, is that I like Belgian style stouts more than the average BA and, when there is a sour element involved, I like them even more; this beer confirms that impression

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3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black as night with a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering half of the top. The aroma is primarily dark malt with notes of chocolate and oak. There's also an undercurrent of sourness. I'm tasting chocolate, oak, and Brettanomyces that tastes more like a chocolate covered cherry due to the other flavors. The mouth is moderately carbonated, but the oak gives it a nice smoothness. I think this beer looks like it will be heavy, but the flavors and aromas are actually pretty subtle and it drinks more like it is 5%. Appearances are deceiving here. I think this one is a bit underrated.

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3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with two fingers of khaki colored head. Head retention is fair, with a few swirls of lacing left behind. Aroma is lactose, toasted, nutted, and biscuit malts. Nice carrying any sour notes in the aroma. Flavor profile is toasted, nutted, and biscuit malts. Light note of lactose, with oak, and a twinge of lactic sour bite. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with a medium thickness. Overall, very tasty showing more of its imperial dark side than sourness. Sour notes linger on the tongue after a sip.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 641 ratings