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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem | New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.58/5
Good
397 Ratings
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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:
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
pDev:
12.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 69
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

The appearance is that of a wit almost with a very cloudy pour. The beer looks a lot like grapefruit juice, but it's got little floaties in it. Milky golden orange color with a bright pilsner like white head up top. Not too thick and it doesn't retain well, but it's got a thin spotty lacing.

Complex scent with a combination of bitter dandelion with a funky nose of Belgian yeast. Floral.

Same goes for the taste. Strange fruit taste mixed with a splash of dandelion. Complex.

Mouthfeel is all over the place. Tart and funky wrestling with floral and bitter. The battle never ends. There's no transition from one to the other, it's ongoing. Medium bodied. There's plenty of ABV, but you'd never know it.

Overall, it's much better than I expected. I'm not a fan of dandelion in beer, but in this it provides a great balance to the sweet, fruity tartness. Good beer.

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Slightly tart but not sour. Very smooth.

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Poured on tap into a snifter at the thirsty monk Asheville nc.

A-pours pale straw with some haze big sticky globs of lace and stellar head.

Ar- smells grassy and tart with lemon zest and sour apple

T-sweet floral and lemon grass with zesty citrus notes green apple and wheat? Very clean and vibrant.

M-full carbonation with the feeling of microbubbles and extremely smoothie.

Overall a wonderful complex sour that allows the base beer to shine and offers waves of complexity.

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3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a cervoise at Tap House - Des Plaines.

Well, if it's there, why not get another LoF beer? This one pours a partly-hazy amber-brass topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises light greens, mild sweet malts, sweet flowers, and a melange of herbaceous scents that I just can't quite parse. The taste generally brings in more of the same, basically coming across as a vague take on a Belgian pale ale or Belgian IPA or even a weak saison with a heavy emphasis on flowers, herbs, and a mild sweetness. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was a decent brew, nothing really negative to say about it, per se, but it's nothing close to special, nothing I'm gonna remember for very long. Meh, I guess I'm trying to say.

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Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 397 ratings
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