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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jduco (1) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012 does not count
I looooove this beer! The flavors are like nothing I’ve had before! Plus the big bottle? Get outta here!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MacBoost (1478) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2012
More garbage juice from pepsiedcan. Pours a clear amber with a generous sized off white head. Aromas of banana, esters, clove, yeast. Taste is your standard abbey dubbel... Some dark fruit, yeasty, spicy, cloves. Average at best. Man, I hope this wasn’t real expensive because i wouldn’t pay more than $5 for a bomber of it. Would not seek out again. I think Abbey Dubbel is my least favorite style, followed closely by Abbey Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2763) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Lips of faith you have finally come through with a well constructed, rich, nutty, lightly sweet, classic dubbel that renews my faith in this brewery a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3270) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle on my balcony with Eddie, John, and Ryan. Poured a deep mahogany with a small off-white head that quickly dissipated. Smell is fruity, light banana, spice, clove, bready malts, and anise. Taste is spicy yeast, banana, clove, dark fruits, roast, licorice, and rye. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. Really a nice American interpretation of a Belgian dubbel. I thoroughly enjoyed this one; well-done NB, well-done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (970) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bomber purchased a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($9.99). Pours a nice clear mahogany hue with two fingers of light beige foam. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, yeast, dark bread-y malts, and some spice. Flavor of dark fruit (cherry stands out), rich dark caramel, banana, and some tangy spice. Spritzy carbonation. Actually quite similar to NB’s very good regular Abbey Ale, but with higher alcohol (though the 9.5% is hardly noticeable at all here). Very nice dubbel. (307, 708)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12129) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, yeast, caramel, alcohol. Flavour is hop, yeast, roasted malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours reddish brown. Hints of toffee and almonds. Also full of dry fruits, spices and malts along with nut flavors. Creamy and rich.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1038) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours muddy red-brown (chestnut) with a small off-white head. Smells mild, fruity and somewhat of bread made with fruits. Taste is fruity, bready, and has a bit of candy sweetness. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale finishes with a mild sweetness that is not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle cellar aged for 6ish months pours a brilliantly clear copper with a quickly fading head, leaving only a ring of bubbles. Aroma is heavy candy caramel, plums, figs, cinnamon, some abv, very mild yeast character. Taste is browned biscuit, plum, caramel candy, some notes that border on chocolate but never become apparent as such, and a long fruity spicy finish. Body is light to medium, assertively carbonated, long dry complex finish. Overall. a very delicious brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4971) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2012
In full Lips of Faith mode at Dexters. Kinda filtered amber-ruby red. Patchy beige head. Bigtime rugged raisin prune aroma, intense. Delicate, creamy mellowed carbonation. This beer is awesome! Approaching Trappist level of quality. Take the NB Abbey and Trappify it. Creamy and drinkable, not sure if it would be quite as mellow from the bottle, A touch watery, but very true to style.

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