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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Biere de Mars

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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Biere De Mars is New Belgium’s exploration of the classic French and Belgian brews celebrating the half-winter, half-spring month of March. Our bottle-conditioned version, however, goes where no BIERE DE MARS has gone before. After gazing at its cloudy, yet glowing orange hue, prepare yourself for a celestial collaboration of oats, wheat, barley malt and lemon verbena, all of which is set into orbit by unidentified flying yeast strains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2166) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Deep golden orange with thin white head. Light malt aroma, slight tanginess, slight sourness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose with a little citrus; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little yeast note.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (547) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange, cloudy color. Thick rocky head. Nose is floral, citrus and spices. Flavor is sweet with some spices. Refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EamonTheGreat (144) - USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours golden orange with a huge frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is citrusy with a definite Brett funk as well as slightly spicy. Taste is consistent with traditional Belgian ales. Orange and lemon zest flavors shine through with the slight Brett funk creeping up on you. Very refreshing, another Lips of Faith success. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1946) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Tasted on 2/25/14 from a capped 650mL bottle sent to me as an extra quite some time ago (probably mid-2010). Pours hazy, but very bright beautiful orange with a massive, billowing off-white head that slowly recedes to very thick, rocky lace. The nose is dominated by super dry bandaid brett funk, with some lemon balm and orange peel. and a touch of light, bready malt. The flavor is perhaps even more dry and funky with the caramelized orange peel and dry lemon balm on the back of the palate. The body is medium with massively huge carbonation and a long very dry bandaid funky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (544) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at the Town Pump. Appearance: finger of white head, light cloudy, yellow-orange color, head diminishes quickly. Aroma: Belgian yeast, grapes and wine. Palate: dry finish, light body, soft carbonation. Taste: Light sweet to medium tartness. Overall, not my favorite beer, but also not my style; definitely memorable and unique though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (753) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Pours bright golden with full very fluffed head. Nose is light to medium notes of Brett and light funk with pleasant citrus. Flavor is similar, smooth citrus with notes of light funk and sour. Really nic and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (687) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Despite my notes, I barely remember trying this beer. Pours a barely hazy pear color. Flavor is bretty and earthy. Lasting white head. Fizzy fun liveliness. Bottle - Brought to tasting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle: Pours clear amber-orange with a thick, light beige head. Aroma is slightly musty/barnyard lemon, yeast, pineapple. Taste is old apples, yeast, creamy malt.... Very fruity....tingly carbonation. Really nice, although lacking a bit of the funkiness of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 12oz bottle, best before 3/4/05, drunk 12/31/13.
Well, 8 years later, here we are...As will become repetitive in some of my forthcoming ratings, why the hell did I age this beer this long (at all??)? Oh well, certainly won’t fault the beer for any overly oxidative notes in this review.
Pours a very frothy, thick, white foam atop a deep, brassy-golden colored body. About an inch of sludge on the bottom of the bottle from its, ahem, extended lagering stage. Very encouraging appearance.
Aroma is enticing, with lemon zest, vanilla soaked, honey-like maltiness and a nice tartness on the end. Oxidation is shockingly minimal. Fingers crossed for the flavor, then.
A zap of sourness greets the palate initially, which then gives way to...not much. Haha, seems the yeast has been hungry over the years, eating away any semblance of sugar. The palate is soft and pillowy, with a light, but firm carbonation. Some light straw-like maltiness and a touch of grassiness are all thats left of the beer, other than the (quite delicious) tart acids that have overdeveloped. Still, no flaws and very little oxidation. Clean, no fusels or ethanol detected, extremely low on esters/phenols. Really just some straw and grassiness and the tartness. This must have been dynamite when fresh. Probably shouldnt rate this, but I have a fresh bottle, so I will revisit soon.

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