Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration | New Belgium Brewing

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83
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621 Ratings
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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:
621
Reviews:
251
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
98
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 251
Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of charlzm
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed November 16th, 2011 at Boho, Hollywood, Ca.

Beer is opaque and a shade between brown and black. One finger medium brown head becomes sticky lacing in the tulip.

Aroma is subtly sweet with notes of cranberry and milk chocolate.

Flavor lhas light chocolate malt character that is covered by a tart, citric funk. Low bitterness.

Slightly thicker than water and the slightest bit chewy.

This keg has been on for a while and has mellowed some, which is for the better.

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Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of allouez86
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of horrorspecialty
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of mwilbur
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a nice--nearly opaque--dark brown with moderate carbonation producing a 2 inch dark tan head. Decent retention.
S: Pleasant mildly sweet caramel malt and sour notes hit from a couple feet away. Some fig, molasses, and dark dry chocolate.
T: Dark chocolate, sweet roasted caramel malts, raisins, and a hint of sour (quite a bit in the background). Definitely a step down in intensity from the aroma.
M: Light-medium body. Smooth and oily feel. Sweet throughout with a hint of sour tartness.
D: Turn up the sour on this one and it could end up being very nice. As it is, it's an interesting brew, but not great.

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Photo of tms2929
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Schrobblehead
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of nanobrew
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of jmhart
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours nearly stout dark, with a medium brown head. Definitely darker than anticipated.

Roasted aroma, chocolate, coffee, toffee, and a buttery diacytol aroma...in this occurrence, it works for me. There is a touch of sour on the back end. Taste was nicely mirrored, with again, the tart coming on the finish. Nice almost full body, with a pleasant creaminess.

Not much for sours, but the sour parts were minimal and blended in nicely. I'd drink it again!

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter at Plainfield's Tap House.

The Accidental Highway to Hell Tour continues on, and at a new venue no less! This stop pours a very dark black-brown topped by a finger of sandy dark tan foam. The nose comprises light roasted malts, very light pineapple, light red apple skin, dark chocolate, and light pumpkin seeds. The taste holds notes of red apple skin, very light roasted malts, chocolate, light pineapple, figs, and few beans' worth of coffee. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, though I applaud the originality and all that, I cannot say that I am a fan of this beer. The flavors don't quite meld together properly, and things end up too thin and whatnot. Just not my thing, really.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate, cocoa and roasted malt, with a little bit of sourness. It smells fairly stout like, with only a slight amount of tartness present.

The flavor is similar. The two dominant flavors are chocolate and roasted malt, but there is also a little bit of tart cherries and a little bit of smoke. The tartness/sourness is well hidden but does add something to the overall flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of JayAre46
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the flying saucer in san antonio. Pours a deep brown with some rusty colored edges and with a thin tan ring on top. Chocolate malt backbone in the nose, with some cocoa. Not a big tart aroma but some fruity characteristics. the taste begins with a nice chocolate, light woodiness, roasted malt with some coffee bean. Tart chocolate covered cherries have a light presence in the finish but are not enough to create a "wow" factor. Medium bodied at best not very smooth and or creamy but slightly thin and watery the moderate carbonation is still too much for my liking in the style. In the end I enjoyed the beer and liked what was being sought after. The body feel and lack of tart characters could be dramatically improved but this still solid. Kick is more Clutch than this one...

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Lips Of Faith - Clutch Collabeeration from New Belgium Brewing
3.69 out of 5 based on 621 ratings.
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