hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown. Hints of toffee and almonds. Also full of dry fruits, spices and malts along with nut flavors. Creamy and rich.
SPDickerman (833) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
nuplastikk (3834) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, non Lips of Faith version, shared by Butters at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spice, banana, bread, herbal hops. The taste is spice, bread, banana, toffee. Medium bodied.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dexters. Pours a deep brown with hints of amber. Sweetnees and dark fruits come through in the flavor. No surprise it continues to improve as it warms. Solid brew.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had been looking forward to trying this one but found it to be fairly disappointing for the style. From the 4/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a medium sized soapy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was ripe dark fruits though a bit muddled with a caramel presence and a slightly medicinal element. The flavor was nutty with notes of caramel, bread and a touch of honey. The beer then turned dryish and chalky with undertones of banana and a hint of vague dry spices. The finish was medium length banana, bread and nut. Medium body. Ok.
cfrancis (2024) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dirty brown with a off white top. Aroma is almonds, grains and slight hop. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel even with the malts, hop flavouring is present and tastes big with the alcohol.
kdm1984 (566) - Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 Much better than their regular abbey, which I found a bit too mild for the style, this one is excellent. Tremendous complexity of flavor with fruits and malts balancing each other wonderfully. Wish it wasn’t so hard to find - blew me away more than most at a festival and took special notes on it.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a sweet caramel malt with treacle, fruity ester and smooth light funkyness. In mouth, a nice sweet maple malt with fruity esters, molasses, fudge, very smooth alcohol, quite nice. Tasted with the Bartowel crew at Pushkinwow’s, March 23, 2012.