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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Clutch

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49
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pure rock fury meets Belgian-style brewed folly in this collaboration with Maryland hard-rockers, Clutch. A pronounced bass line of dark chocolate, coffee and black malts bridge the sourness of our dark wood ale for a fluid riff.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2016
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is sour pit fruit some roast malts and a chocolate touch. Taste is more of the tart pit fruit a nice little sour tart funk along with the roast malts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2016
Draught at Bottleworks, Seattle; 9.5% ABV
Very dark color, with beige compact head. Lean, but very rich in dry dark chocolate, the aroma has vinous characteristics, lightly oxidized, like a Madeira, with very moderate acidity, and some wood component.
Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/28/16] Draught at Almanac & Friends Sourfest at MaSo at Park Central Hotel in San Francisco. Black. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, roast, wine. Sour and slightly sweet flavor with roast, dark fruits, oak, wine. Medium-bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at Bottleworks, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out intense tart dark fruits (figs and dates), brown sugar and a touch of vinegar. Flavour is lightly tart, with loads of dried dark fruits, chocolate and a little woodiness. Complex and wonderfully balanced. This is really like lightly tart chocolate covered dried fruits. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (265) - Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bomber from Tacoma boys. Pours very dark. Tan head. Scent is a little boozy. Taste is somewhat sour, dark fruits, a little alcohol. Smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewMstr (189) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft at falling rock in Denver. Very nice balance of the stout base and sour blend. Not really a sour, though if you like sours, definitely worth a taste. Black, mild aroma, notes of chocolate and malt with the slight sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"had Kick first, then clutch. surprised to learn after the fact that this is indeed only 20% sour ale, and 80% stout, which is pretty much what it tastes like. they do the dark roasty goodness well, especially in the aroma, but i will admit i was hoping for a more sour & funky brew. kick advertised on the bottle that only 25% was wood aged, but this only said dark sour, and the sour definitely was taking the back seat. just hints of fruit, oak, and wild yeast in the arom and a touch more on the back end of the flavor. a good beer, not quite as advertised, and a tad expensive for a "good" kida sour stout."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2860) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2014
22 oz bottle pour split. Pours super dark with a cocoa, dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit flavor, a little raisin, and some plum. Slightly sour, with a mild dark chocolate background. Not as sour as I was expecting, but doesn’t change the fact that this is a good beer. The bottle calls this a "sour ale", but I don’t think I would classify it as that. Again, good beer though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1268) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Cocoa aroma with Belgian yeast as well. Some dark fruit aromas and flavors. Very mild sourness but overall a full flavored stout with some fruit backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Clear dark reddish brown with a frothy tan head that lasts on the sides and laces. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, raisins, dark fruit, and roasted malt. Flavor is tart fruit, chocolate, coffee, raisins, caramel, and roasted malt. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.


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