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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Famous in Michigan for farmhouse ales, our friends at Brewery Viviant introduced us to their biere de garde ale yeast strain. From there, we imagined a slightly tart, intentionally dry beer with hints of bergamot citrus that pairs perfectly with French cheeses.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1435) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Packaged on: 10/03/12. A clear amber pour with a smallish off-white head. A crisp, musty/funky aroma that features some lemons, apricots, peaches, dough, and cream. Goes down thin and fairly crisp. There is a mildly sweet cereal graininess upfront taste-wise. A bready middle with touches of vanilla cream that become more apparent as things warm up a bit. An orangey/lemony yeastiness and some juicy peaches at the end. The alcohol is hidden quite well. Odd. Not the most enjoyable thing out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 22oz bottle. The bottle says it all! Ale with a hint of orange. Well, yep. Aroma and taste are the same. Had a medium head that dissipated quickly. Hardly any meaningful lacing. Go ahead and detect the minutiae of this beer. I swear to god I read a review on here where the kid said he smelled cobwebs. This is a beer with a solid aroma of orange zest, malts, and cilantro. It also has a hint of caramel and an overall sweet bite. Finish is a bit too caramel. For the price, and for the presentation of "New Belgium + Viviant", I kinda expected more. A very good beer, please don?t get me wrong. I?ll honestly give it high marks and I think it?s very solid and drinkable. 9% alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2341) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 28, 2012
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear amber with off-white head and amazing lacing that coats the entire glass. Aroma of orange, bread, hay, apple and caramel. Taste of hay, caramel, apple, tropical fruit and bread. Medium body and medium carbonation. Light, pleasant and refreshing. Hard to believe this is a 9% ABV beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Clear golden color. White head. Nice lacing. First taste reminds me of popcorn. Weird I know. I guess it's the yeast. It's interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle at 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a clear golden amber, slight head. Some lacing. Slight malt and citrus notes in the aroma. Mouthfeel is kind of slippery, yeast very prominent in finish. Not bad, not great. Glad to see NB pushing themselves via the Lips of Faith series. They can’t all be home runs, but if you don’t try, you can’t succeed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a slightly greenish yellow with a slight white head. The nose is slightly floral an unusual herbal and citrus component. The flavor is spicy, slight earthy, with those herbal floral notes (I was thinking chrysanthemum but that’s not right. Perhaps that bergamot they mention in the description. Slightly catty as it warms and the alcohol seems to come out a bit more than you might like. The nose is unusually malt heavy as it warms, comparable to an imperial pilsner in my mind. The alcohol helps dry out the finish, but this one seems a little heavy on the tongue for the style. Interesting but not one I would return to.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7965) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at Fountainhead. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of crisp peach and grass with a prominent grain backbone. Flavor has more of a grain and cereal note throughout with a bit of a tart peach bite in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1770) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pale amber with foamy white head and active carbonation. Aroma is moderately yeasty with wet wheat malt, light vanilla and spice, orange cream, and mild mixed citrus. Flavor is orange peel and coriander that fades to wheat malt and a lightly tangy, citrus finish. Moderate dry finish with lingering orange cream soda. Prickly, dry carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
falco242 (324) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Just a bit of thin lacy head on the light orange pour. Light citrus nose with a yeasty bready taste that ends with citrus peel and coriander. Pretty sweet/salty aftertaste too. Would be best on a hot day

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On tap. Pale golden with no head. Sweet floral orange blossom and cognac-like aroma. Tastes somewhat like grand marnier with a sweet grain finish. Not bad.


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