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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Dandelion Ale

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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The newest offering in New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Program, Dandelion Ale, was inspired by the great hop shortage of 2008. Dandelion greens have a natural bittering effect much like hops. Reveling in the freedom of the Belgian brewing tradition, we thought this ubiquitous weed would make an interesting addition to a traditionally hopped beer. The result is a strong blond ale brewed with toasted pilsener malt, flavored with fresh picked dandelion greens and grains of paradise. Dandelion Ale is hazy and light gold in color with peachy aroma and a Belgian yeast strain. It has a unique bitterness, subtle maltiness and a creamy mouthfeel.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap. Nice floral and citrus aroma. Medium/light mouthfeel, with floral, vegetative, and peach-like flavors. Quite tasty, and has only a slight amount of bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4028) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured hazy golden/orange with a thin, white head. Sweetness up front and then morphed into a botanical and stone fruit concoction. Well attenuated and dry in the finish. Herbal and earthy with a nice yeast spice too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vandint (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer was pretty sweet and you could taste the Belgian yeast. The first sips were quite enjoyable, though with a bit of a candy "sweet tart" taste. The favor faded a bit by the end of the pint - but still an enjoyable drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnstone (2112) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Sweet golden ale like aroma. Pale golden in color and hazy. Strong banana flavor and sweetness. Notes: Brewery visit during ’09 GABF

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a golden color with a bit of haze. The nose brings some flowers with a bit of spice. There are some definite citrus notes in there as well. The taste is spicy with a bit of lemon and citrus. Flowers and a bit of light bread. Good carbonation and decent body, although in the end everything seems divergent and really didn’t come together for me. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-29-2010

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4094) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Draft at Toronado. Hazy golden pour, white head. Sweet bready malt, fruit, floral and herbs, stone fruit. Interesting beer, that is fairly light and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Pale gold and hazy. Quite sweet. A little strange. I was surprised but it works pretty well. Serving: Tap

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
On tap @ Toronado. Vaguely saisonish with a touch of spicy yeast and some hops on the nose. The bitterness comes in towards the finish. A touch fruity with a little mustiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Tap at Trinity Brewing. Pours hazy gold with a frothy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair to good lacing. Aroma is cookie malt, grain, straw, fruity yeast, pear, peach, low hops, and a nice floral bouquet. Flavor is sweet malt, low hop flavor and bitterness, floral notes with fruity esters. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and spicy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - JUL 22, 2010
Dark golden amber color with a stark white head. Sweet malt notes in the aroma. A little flowery with light fruit notes. A little spicy in the aftertaste. A green veggie flavor on the palate.


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