Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem | New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - PaardebloemLips Of Faith - Paardebloem
BA SCORE
45.1%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 397 ratings
Lips Of Faith - PaardebloemLips Of Faith - Paardebloem
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 05-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
397
Liked:
179
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
12.85%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Paardebloem - Belgian Strong Pale Ale (9%) - New Belgium Brewing Co. (Colorado)

App: Beautiful apricot orange. This brew is very cloudy and opaque. Slight greenish hue at the edges. Thin, one finger head that settles quickly but leaves a ton of lacing.

Smell: Warm peach cobbler like aroma, hints of spice and very delicate and almost tea like. Has a certain creaminess on the back of the throat that's very appealing. Grains of paradise notes subtle with peach pulp and a slight vinous tweak.

Taste: Spicy, sweet, complex, boozy, warm. Tons of different flavors bombard the palate in a kamikaze assault, but finishes amazingly clean and balanced despite the fray. Foretaste is sweet and peachy, transitioning to a slight sourness that balances the significant malt profile. True taste is slightly leafy (amazed that I can actually taste the dandelion) with a distinct alcohol warmth. Love that it's sweet but not cloying, and overall finishes pretty dry. A lot like some other belgian strongs but way more drinkable. All the flavors are pretty subtle, but combine very well.

Mouth: Pretty light bodied, flavors pass over the palate without adhering. Carbonation is light, could maybe be a little more carbonated, but overall very pleasant.

Home tasting, 22oz bottle into Snifter. 1/6/14.

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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 45.1% out of 100 with 397 ratings
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