Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem | New Belgium Brewing

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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:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 05-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
397
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grass, floral, sour fruit, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit, wood, and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting ingredients but the result comes out a bit muddled in my opinion.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a large collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of Belgian yeast and sweet malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer has a nice balance between malts and yeast but seems a little too sweet.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, thanks once again to doktorzee for the cross-border souvenir from his tour of Colorado breweries this past month. Slick, tactile label. Paardebloem means 'dandelion' in Dutch, which I suppose pays heed to the style's origins, and one of the guest ingredients.

This beer pours a cloudy, bright golden amber hue, with one finger of briefly apparent, thinly foamy, bone-white head, which leaves a vast array of tree stump lace around the glass as it quickly fades away.

It smells of mild grainy pale malt, a decent apple and pear fruitiness, mild Belgian yeast, a soft citric tartness, and weedy, grassy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, somewhat alcohol-tinged pale malt, a Belgian candi sugar character affecting it to a certain degree, more diluted drupe fruitiness, soft earthy, peppery yeast, mild weedy greens, and a hint of astringent woodiness.

The bubbles are average, and decently supportive, the body an adequate medium-heavy weight for the style, and more or less smooth. It finishes definitely on the sweet side, as the pale malt kicks it up a notch, the guest fruit sugars stick in, and the yeast and hop notes fade into the ether.

An agreeable enough BSPA, especially the 'strong' part of the equation, seeing as the alcohol presence is so understated here. An asset to focus on, to be sure, as I'm not specifically enamoured with anything else going on here.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 3/27/2013. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, apricot, pear, apple, orange, floral, herbal, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, white wine, light oak, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of peach, spice, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of peach, apricot, pear, orange, apple, wheat, bread, clove, pepper, floral, herbal, white wine, light oak, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, peach, citrus, light fruits, floral, herbal, wheat, bread, clove, white wine, light oak, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of peach juice, malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian strong pale ale. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, spice, peach, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A small white head on a a hazy, golden body. Aromas of fruit juice and spice with a bit of malt. Sweet, thick malt up front with floral notes and some tart, peach like notes. More of the same through the finish. Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish. Much like other lips of faith, this seems to be an overly sweet triple with a random assortment of crap thrown in.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up while in Maryland, shared with rudzud.

Decent creamy head fades at a med pace with nice lacing, hazy golden wheat color.

Nose is poor, weird sour not wanted sour thing, light earthy funk dandelion, some fruity aromas, light grassy icky summer beer like. Light Belgian aroma.

Taste isn't too bad, light earthy funk dandelion or weird flower thing, grainy malt, doughy almost. Then light Belgian blond, fruity flavors but I wouldn't call it peach, even a bit tart, slightly metallic, and faint herbal spices. Finish is sticky sweet, syrupy, light bitterness and the grains of paradise spice flavor.

Mouth is med bodied, syrupy, decent carb.

Overall meh. Ended up drain pour.

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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
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