blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - FEB 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my all time favorite beers. Wow, the taste is amazing! Sweet and tangy with an almost citrus backbone complementing the basic spices used in the brewing process. Delightful...I simply love this beer. Pours a nice dayglow orange color with an exceptionally large head. I’m still waiting for this one to hit the shelves again.
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lips of Faith Biere de Mars - bottle. Woooooowwwwww... is there a lot going on in that glass! Gorgeous orange (a true orange color) in the glass without much head. I get a bit of sour on the nose - perhaps some straw. Very very mellow ale - soft on the palate - with complex malt, some spice (but muted) and some nice wild yeast.
maltdog (617) - Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at a beer festival. Pale marmalade/apricot-hued with parchment foam. Lemony and zesty funk aromatics. Amazing brett character- leathery, peppery, goaty- marries perfectly with biscuity background malt. Pit fruits and maybe even a cherry note. Teasing hop and spice flavors. Paradoxically crisp and oily mouthfeel at the same time. Masterful... not only the finest NB offering, but the best brettanomyces-brewed beer I’ve had, period. I enjoyed several pints and they were all wonderful
SPDickerman (943) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours burnt orange with a small white head. Smells kind of caramel or toffee like with a touch of spices thrown in for good measure. Tastes of caramalts and spices. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and some mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars finishes like a sour ale but without the sourness, so... sweet.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Lightly spiced and spring-y. Tea notes. Good, bright orange color.
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Notes, 4/16/12:
Poured a 22oz bottle into Duvel Tulip. No apparent bottling or best by date.
A: Cloudy orange with 2 finger rocky white head. Sporadic lacing down the glass as the head dissipates after a few minutes.
S: A lot going on here. Lemon & orange stand out the most. Faint bitterness and lots of spiciness. Coriander, maybe?
T: Taste follows the nose. Citrus up front with some funky yeast. Spices in the middle and slightly bitter hop finish.
M: Juicy and medium-bodied. Carbonation is good for this lighter style.
O: My first Biere de garde; I really enjoyed it. Easy to drink, but has nice complexity. Like New Belgium often does, it encourages you to go seek out more of a style.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Best New Belgium beer I have had. Similar to Leinenkugel’s Northwoods or Creamy Dark. Rich malty flavor with a citrus hint to it. Very tasty.
mensch (247) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice lemony, yeasty aroma. Pleasantly dry and sour on the palate. Many light fruit flavors-apricot, citrus, peach-playing faithfully on my lips. The coriander shows more in the afterrtaste. This is a very tasty and well made beer, but I’d like it to be a little bigger and bolder. How about a Double Mars?
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of Fruit salad and spices. Pours a hazy light orange with a thick off white head with good lacing. Tastes like Fruit salad with a belgian yeast aftertaste. Mouthfeel is chewy with decent carbonation. Overall this beer is very tasty. I’ve always been a fan of the Lips of Faith series for the most part.
superspak (2575) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass; no bottle dating, but it was from the 2012 release. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy of white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, pepper, floral, grass, straw, earth, and herbal. Fantastic aromas with nice complexity and balance; there is a lot of brett presence. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, grass, straw, earth, pepper, and herbal. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, straw, grass, earth, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; nice brett flavor complexity; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is highly excellent Biere De Garde! Great balance and complexity of flavors, with nice brett complexity; very smooth and easy to drink. I enjoyed this one a lot; one of the better Biere De Gardes I have had.