Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration | New Belgium Brewing

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83
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610 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Lips Of Faith - Clutch CollabeerationLips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration
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
Ratings:
610
Reviews:
247
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
96
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 610 |  Reviews: 247
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akolb
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours out a dark brown that looks pitch black in the glass. The head is beige. Size nor retention is noteworthy, but a thin circle remains that leaves lacing along the glass.

S: Milk chocolate candy, a bit of roasted barley and coffee, sour cherries, and almond milk creaminess.

T: Milk chocolate candy, a roasted graininess like burnt toast, leading into a tart cherry skin light sourness, that rounds out into a milk chocolaty and almond milk, lactose-like creaminess. Very lightly roasty with that burnt grain and mild coffee, tapered by a lightly tart and lightly sweet, almost Maraschino cherry-like flavor.

F: Medium-bodied, smooth, rounded, and well-carbonated upfront, but trails off quickly into a light and almost watery finish.

O: Being a huge fan of Clutch, and of sour beers, I had high expectations for this, but I came away disappointed. The best part about this beer is how easily drinkable it is, but overall, it is disappointing. The mouthfeel is a thin, there is a lack of sourness, and there's even a lack of stout complexities. It comes across as a low-abv cherry porter.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

02/03/2017

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdoggg
4.32/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, New Belgium glass, "Best enjoyed by May 6, 2018".

Chocolate, funk, and cherry. It has a s'more and vanilla thing going on, making it smell like a hearty stout with a little something different going on.

Lots of chocolate, which quickly transitions to cherry, funk, wet dirt. The funk is enduring and has a dirty, wet character that I've never encountered.

It is certainly lighter that it's stout roots. Medium thin body and its pretty carbonated.

I'm pretty iffy about this one after tasting it. Perhaps it's me, perhaps it could develop more.

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Photo of briancathy
4.52/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz draft pour into a snifter is very deep dark brown, mostly black and opaque with virtually no head, but a slight tan edge ring.
Aroma is sour and chocolate.
Flavor is the same with a solid dark fruit backbone including grapes. There is absolutely no booze heat nor flavor. The 9.5% abv is well hidden.
Mouthfeel is a little thin and it finishes oil-y.

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Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Downtown Drafts in Gainesville GA.
Opaque and essentially black body with a rather weak head, ruby highlights at the edge, and a modicum of lacing.
Sweet and sour aroma with hints of ripe soft fruits and chocolate.
Moderately strong and sour flavor that is also mildly bitter. Some dark fruit notes with chocolate, but the tartness is more obvious.
Overall: excellent for style (allowing for a sour stout style).

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
3.69 out of 5 based on 610 ratings.
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