Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse | New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner WeisseLips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse
BA SCORE
29.8%
Liked This Beer
3.41 w/ 493 ratings
Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner WeisseLips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beaver13 on 08-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
493
Liked:
147
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
15.54%
Alströms:
3.32
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

November 19, 2014

22 oz. bomber, pilsner glass

A – Medium straw to light yellow/gold, slightly hazy. Thin white head with low retention, leaving milky lace behind.

S – Lactic acid, sweet doughy malt, some strong fruit that I assume is the titular yuzu (nectarine?). Perhaps some green/white grapes. I get some pineapple and banana as well. The tart acidity is very up front though.

T – The lactobacillus is prominent but not particularly assertive, relatively mild for the style. Slightly puckering on the finish / in the aftertaste. Lemon-lime, banana, uncooked sourdough bread.

M – Slightly tart, a creamy, lightly milky feel to the body, presumably from the lactic acid. Enough carbonation to help clear the palate, with a lightly dry, barely puckery finish.

O – An Americanized version of Berliner weisse, so a relatively easy drinker. Interesting build, but in the end a bit unremarkable.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.6/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.65/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.52/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.72/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

as a berliner this is terrible, it has very little tartness, and where it is tart, its more from the yuzu fruit than it is from any sort of lacto mashing or fermenting, it just doesnt fit the bill. the imperial part is also out of place, sort of goes against what the style stands for, at least in my head, limiting drinkability to the bare minimum, although that doesnt bother me because it doesnt really taste all that good. the yuzu fruit is nice, fits in a berliner, and is zesty and well dosed. the base beer just doesnt stack up for me though. i know this came out awhile ago in bottles, but i am only now seeing it around town on tap. they either believed in it enough to brew it again, which is a mistake i think, or saved some kegs hoping it would pucker up a bit, which it must not have. overall a great idea but i just didnt work out this time. not a bad beer, not weird or gross, just not what it says it is.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.04/5  rDev +18.5%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.6/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Lips Of Faith - Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 29.8% out of 100 with 493 ratings
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