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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 3   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Experimentation doesn’t mean new. With our Gruit, the latest Lips of Faith release, it’s all about revisiting the ancient craft of bittering with herb mixtures, not hops. In here horehound, bog myrtle, yarrow, wormwood and elderflowers get together with rich malts to create a bitter, dry, velvet-like sweetness worth revering.


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cstuartj (1011) - Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, flight. Poured a cystal yellow with a small head. Very nice nose, spicy, malty. Nice light Beligan yeast attack. spicy, crisp. good finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Isit420yet (1) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
Pours light golden, slightly cloudy, thick head. Sweet citrus, lemongrass, smell. Clean, crisp,bittersweet taste. Light velvet fizz across the tongue. Great finish, with hint of the horehound lingering. Definitely drink this again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4100) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Lemongrass, pear, funk aroma, rather like a saison. Hazy golden, thick sticky head. Lemongrass and pear flavor. Tangy cola finish, almost like sarsaparilla. Medium body, soft carbonation. Hop-less farmhouse ale, neat idea, and well done

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4859) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a straw pale tint and a nice two centimetre tall microfoamed head. Aroma of grass, yeast, coriander seed and hay - without any label, you’d think it was a belgian white from the look and smell alone. Light-bodied; Sharp earthy and spicey character up front with some definite herbal and woodsy flavours showing off the unique spices and herbs. Aftertaste shows a lot of bitterness way up front that is a bit more pronounced and mellow after a few minutes then all ending in a sweet and very herbal grassy dry finish. Overall, a good take on a gruit with a lot of complexity and a way that still makes it drinkable and to be honest - enjoyable. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 07-April-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on 25-November-2014.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17620) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle @ SBWF 2014. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty weak caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Youngpretender (5) - Morganton, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
The aroma is that of a warm ferm sasion with herbal notes heavy on the yarrow and elderflower with the horehound following up with earthy licorice notes. Color is solid dark golden hue. Taste is pretty fantastic as it warms and gives way to the lingering bitterness of the wormwood. It is very well balanced for its lack of hops. Would drink again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tba53 (9) - - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
caramel, bread, floral, grass, herbs, earthy, leaves, golden, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottled@SBWF2014. Yellowish golden colour with a mediumsized fluffy slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some caramel, grains and nice earthy and herbal notes to it. Flavour is sweet and bready malts along with some grains, herbs, spices and mild earthy notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2014, TSODRBSG14.

[ As New Belgium Lips of Faith - Gruit ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, herbs - gruit, onion. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, herbs, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140830]

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Pour is clear gold. Aroma of fruit and herbs. Taste is a bit too bitter to fully enjoy the herbal nuances.


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