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:
No notes at this time.

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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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says enjoy by May of 2014.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing on the glass.

Smell: A juicy, sweet, tart, and fairly funky Belgian tinged aroma. Very fruity and juicy upfront with a big scent of peach. Also some fruit hints of apple, white grapes, pear, and a little citrus orange. Belgian yeast with hints of funk and some clove and white pepper spicing. Floral and grassy hints from the dandelion greens. Slight hints of wood. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, cracker, and biscuit. A pretty interesting and nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy, tart, and sweet fruit driven taste with some nice notes of funky spice and flowers. Big taste of peach fruit upfront along with some fruit notes of white grapes, apple, pear, and orange. Kind of wine like. Belgian yeast provides some notes of funk. Spice notes of white pepper and clove. Noticeable floral notes which must come from the dandelion greens. Soft bready malt background with notes of grains, wheat, biscuit, and cracker. Light presence of wood. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, tart, and somewhat syrupy. Finishes fairly dry. Alcohol heat is minimal.

Overall: This came out pretty good. Sweet but far from cloying. Nice wine like fruit notes with some funky yeast and an interesting kick from the greens.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy gold, slight head, but leaves unexpected lacing. Smell is sweet, but subtle. Taste is very refreshing and surprisingly easy to drink at 9%. Mouthfeel is also nice, making for a very solid Summer brew! Overall, I'd have this again, but won't go out of my way.

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Photo of smason48
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of angelmonster
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of cvm4
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy orange in color, maybe a little copper. Has a one finger eggshell head.

S - Peachy, floral, some funk & a light aroma of wood.

T - A lot of peach juice to start off, subdued tartness. Turns a little floral & then a bit grassy. It's a bit sweet and wine cooler like, as someone mentioned earlier.

M - Medium bodied & carbonation.

O - It's interesting, but not something I'd buy again die to the sweetness of the beer.

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Photo of avschmitt
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of kingmaker
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of hiphopj5
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bismarksays
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Slighty hazy golden, fluffy white head initially, decent lacing. If the head had stayed longer, I probably would have given this a higher rating.

S/T: Tart, citrus, sour grassy (like the inside of a dandelion green), and what one could describe as "Belgian" yeast notes. Some sweet malt notes as well, more like a pils malt than a caramel note. Subtle nose overall, but complex.
Flavor follows the nose, Bright citrus notes and sour dandelion green dance. As it warms, the malt provides a remarkable balance.

M: Slightly slick, but coats the tongue. Perhaps a bit more syrupy than I would have cared for, If I am nit picking. Medium carbonation.

O: Very tough beer for me to judge. Everything was on the border of good to great. I really was unsure about what to expect and I am not sure if the exceeded expectations also played a role in what I was experiencing. An interesting beer and worth trying.

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Photo of khargro2
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of nimrod979
3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, Poured into a Flying Dog chalice.

Appearance: Pours a quite hazy orange-ish color with a thick white head. Retention seems to last forever and tons of lacing coating all sides of the glass. Good looking brew

Aroma: Odd mix of something floral, slight wood and peach juice and some funky yeast.

Taste: Wheels just keep falling off the further I get. Funky yeast with a tart peach juice up front. Dry, and herbal thing going on in the middle. Grassy and spicy, a little bitter on the backend. Kinda weird, and actually kinda boring. Reminds me of that Peach Porch Rocker... or whatever that other Lips of Faith beer was.

Mouthfeel: Medium full body. A little heavier than i expected but hides the 9% well. All in all, the dry and bitter finish is kinda weird and turns me off. It's oky but it doesn't do much for me.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of homebrewhawk
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle. Poured a hazy gold with a slight white head. Slightly sour aroma with a bit of wood. Medium bodied without much carbonation. Slight tartness. Bit of sweetness and a little fruit. Overall not really a whole lot going on here. Didn't do it for me.

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Photo of cleonile2000
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of andyfrancis
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

At the risk of being crude, it looks like a urine sample from someone who is slightly dehydrated. Cloudy, dark yellow with an off-white foamy head.

Quite a bouquet on the nose. Flowers, fruit, and wood blending together nicely. Getting some funky cheese now and then.

Interesting...first thought: too much with the peach juice. It does taste a little bit like grassy weeds along with something new I'm guessing is the grains of paradise. A little too sweet for my taste, almost a wine cooler bite.

Surprisingly full bodied given its lighter color. Leaves a waxy fruit coating.

I wanted this to be a nice summer beer, but ultimately it's too heavy in the fruitiness, mouthfeel, and booziness.

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Photo of Morockm
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BAsbill
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of kmoen
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Enjoyed By May 2014.

Appearance: Pours a moderately hazed, darkish golden-orange body with an initially tall, white head that swiftly collapses. Little wisps of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Pale, pils malts, a bit bready with a thin sweet-scented quality to it akin to a distant sniff of honey-based candy. Then, raw peach puree. Spicy accents, culminated from the rye, alcohol, spicing, and d-lions.

Taste: Pale malts, slight bready, pils accents with some muddled honey sweetness. Hint of a bellini. Very restrained hint of the Grains of Paradise, which, as it is a spice I'm not too particularly keen on, is a positive. Slight additional bite from the phenolics, the dandelion greens, the rye, and the alcohol. Mild butyric acid quality, as the sourish addition rolls in. Creamyish, lightly sour, lightly peach-laden finish with a lingering alcoholic warmth and slight spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Slight creamy, mouth-coating quality.

Overall: Horseflowers!

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Photo of cdmillard
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Lips Of Faith - Paardebloem from New Belgium Brewing
3.61 out of 5 based on 397 ratings.
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