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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Ericís Ale

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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Ericís Ale, named for long time New Belgium brewer Eric Salazar, combines a dry, sour beer aged up to three years in oak foeders with a semi sweet, higher alcohol base beer. The resulting blend is re-fermented with peach juice, creating a smooth ale with subtle peach tones and a warm, spicy finish. The aroma has pleasant hints of vanilla and tropical fruit, the wood characteristics are present but nicely muted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1231) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Wifeís draft at Victoriaís Gastropub in Columbia, MD served in a tulip glass; tad hazy, slightly orange hued golden color with thin white lacing. Aroma notes of peach fruit, citrus, sour tart and tad oak. Taste adds more fruitiness, light vanilla, earthy yeast and faint spices. Medium body, low carbonation, dry, tannic with tart fruit finish. Tastes lighter than itís ABV, somewhat subtle but still an excellent sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bomber. Peach/fruit juice flavors really pop with this midly tart brew. Barrel is noticeable and adds a bit of depth. A bit costly, but nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. Moderately tart with a lot of sweet peach fruitness. Oaky and reasonably complex. Not amazing, but not far off either. Solid mildly sour offering that Iíd imagine would appeal to many drinkers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (941) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Lactic sour aroma and flavor with an almost funky peachy taste in there too. Peach is a nice authentic peach but it almost adds a funk with the sour. Not too sour, maybe 4 or 5 of 10 sour. Some woody flavors. Nice moderate sour. Not too full bodied and sour but not too light of a sour either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2655) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Aroma: Bright Peach, Mild Apricot Appearance: Hazy Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Peach, Mild Apricot, Mild Dry Hopping Finish Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5885) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Hazy golden with a wee white ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Really pleasant nose of peach and sour yeast and a wee kiss of barrel. Strong flavor of peach and apricot and tart sourness, a touch of wood on the dry tart fruity finish. More complex than I thought it would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy light orange color with an off white head. Aroma is mildly tart, dry. Flavor has a nice tartness to it, but well balanced with a tropical fruity sweetness. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (816) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Drinking Ericís Ale caused me to ask a crucial question. How did New Belgium manage to liquefy Sweet Tarts? Ericís Ale has that perfect mix of sweet/sour dynamics. Even the texture is similar. Ericís Ale is bone dry from the alcohol yet spritzy from the carbonation. While Iíd love to taste this again to pick up on more of the complexities, I totally enjoyed the candy-like flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (631) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
I do not care for sours at all....that being said of the handful of this style that i have tried this is by far the most enjoyable....not to sour and flavor was decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2693) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours hazy golden with low white head. Aroma is of citrus, acidity, sour raspberries. Taste is of acidity, citrus, sour raspberries. Palate: Light-medium body. Warming alcohol. Medium carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Sourness is reasonnable.

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