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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Paardebloem

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Using dandelion greens to bitter a Belgian-style ale blossomed from our brewers collaborating with Red Rock Brewing. This being our sixth interpretation together since 2008, expect a wonderfully complex ale fermented with wild Belgian yeast and blended with just a touch of wood-aged beer. Bitterness imparted from dandelion greens and grains of paradise will have you blowing wishes for sips.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3613) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at Babajan, Stockholm. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy, grassy, floral aroma. Hoppy, grassy floral flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1577) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Old rating. Hazy gold. Floral, herbal, a little chewy, a little bit of Belgian yeast. Remember it being nice and light for the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1220) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
July 18th, 2013 - Dandelions in beer - it has all the trappings of a hipster, super sustainable, grown-in-my-backyard kind of brew. The whole dandelion angle reminds me of a foraging phase I went through a few years ago, walking through parks and along green belts, keeping an eye out for edible plants in an urban environment. Dandelion greens were one of the easier finds, and made a nice bitter counter note in some homemade muffins. Its sensible for the stuff to appear in a beer, too, where bitter and botanical flavors are often tasty complements to sugars and alcohols. Though I think this bed isnít bringing in the greens so much as the petals, which I also find more than edible. The color of the brew is much darker and more orange than a dandelion proper, with a deep blush of red in the center of the glass. The aroma is light and sweet, with touches of tangerine and cream, as well as the cream-custard you find in Japanese shu-cream sweets, followed by a brief whiff of almonds and marzipan. The flavor is much sweeter than the aroma, and with little to no detectable alcohol. It begins with strong flavors of mango and papaya until I reach the mid-taste, where the fruit notes drop to a much lighter, airier passion fruit flavor. Itís a tropical farmerís market in a glass, and Iím impressed. Treat this as a dessert beer, though it isnít that overwhelmingly sweet. But it does bring a lot of nice fruit flavors to bear which might go well after food, or paired with a light, sweet treat at the end of the day. As for the dandelions, I canít find any to pluck in the aroma or the nose, but they must be doing their work. As the flavor is unique, so is the defining ingredient.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
Golden beer with a white head. Some fruit and grain on the nose. A bit of wood and leafy or vegetal smell as well. Taste was nice. Some nice bitterness from the dandelion. Alcohol is well hidden.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (18121) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
5th October 2014
Hazy gold beer, decent off white head. Smooth palate, slightly dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild and sweet generic tinned fruit juice. Floral sweetness. Super mild spice. Light semi dry finish. A nice idea but itís borderline stodgy, really wants something to give it zip. Hides the abv well though!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2881) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2014
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- enjoy by May 2014. Cloudy medium amber with a full head cover, broken curtain of lace. Taste is caramel malt doused with light spice and yeasty biscuit, moving to a bitter grass finish that is light and proper for this brew. A solid light Belgian - doesnít earn the 9%abv with taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (827) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste belgian yeast, floral, sweet. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Cloudy bright yellow, sweet aroma and flavor, and a good body letting you know itís a hefty beer. Floral and slightly sugary, with a little grassy bite from the greens, and a touch of tart. Really different, good brew."

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BarefootMaiden (2) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
At first pour, Paardebloem is a beautiful, dark, almost creamy looking orange, with an extremely frothy head that lingers. It is floral/grassy and citrusy, even a little woodsy. It says íbest enjoyed by May 2014,í and I believe this is why the beer appears to be so flat to me. Itís a fairly light beer, the more I drink the more flavors I seem to notice. Overall, this isnít my type of beer, I donít think I would purchase it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Babajan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Hops, floral, grass, citrus, grapefruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, floral, grass, citrus.


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