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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration | New Belgium Brewing

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3.73/5
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630 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:
#24,989
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
630
pDev:
13.4%
Bros Score:
3.23
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
99
Trade:
2
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Photo of Harrison8
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
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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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of calcnerd
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rgk3
4.54/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trentt2
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williahd
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkazemi
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours black with a tan colored head, no lacing or head retention, good amount of carbonation.

A: Lots of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, no sour aromas at all, smells like a coffee infused stout.

T: Very mellow sour notes, follows the nose with dark roasted coffee and chocolate, hint of sour dark grapes as well as some oak from the barrels, hint of sourness up front but most of the sour notes are in the finish.

M: Light/medium bodied with a very dry dark coffee like finish, finish is dry.

O: This is good but not as sour as I expected, it has more dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate than it does sour notes, the sourness is like dark grapes, overall, I enjoyed this but I wish it had more sour notes to it.

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3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: Rich, dark fruit, sour, prunes, woody, coffee, chocolate notes. same with the nose. Black with reddish hue, mostly opaque, tan head with ring lace. Medium//full body. Unique, but I feel the sour is more forward than the Stout flavors more like 50/50 than 30/70. 19 IBUs

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a pitch black color. Thin foamy off white to almost tan sort of colored head. Quick dissipation. Sticky filmy lace. The aroma sniffed at a blend of sour citrus rind, bitter ends of some pine, and then wraps into dark and milk chocolate that ends up drying out just a touch from the wood. Super light coffee bean. Took a while, but some raspberry/cherry/blackberry comes out. The flavor melds the sour of the citrus to the bitter dry wood and fluffs up a bit with some sweet from the milk chocolate. Dark chocolate kicks back a bit more in this department. Pine seems barely there. Sour to blended milk chocolate aftertaste rolling on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Good sturdy carbonation. ABV felt just a tad under than what the brewer projected. Sourness doesn’t slay my tongue too much. Overall, nicely done imperialized dark sour stout Belgian sort of thing, oh hell, I have no idea what it’s really supposed to be. Just damn good.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clutch pours a black color, with a small, lacing and long lasting head. Some sour aromas, with hints of chocolate. Taste has some chocolate notes, some earth and wood notes that finishes with a hint of sour. Light flavors. Overall, its not a bad beer at all, the sourness is out of place, and watery feel.

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4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 630 ratings
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