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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Paardebloem



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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015

Draught @ Craft & Draft, Overtoom 417, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1054 JR.

[ As New Belgium Lips of Faith - Paardebloem ].
Clear medium golden orange yellow color with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, moderate to heavy yeasty, tart berry, sweet berry, belgium yeast. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, flowery bitter, belgium yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150922]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/23/15] Draught at Craft & Draft in Amsterdam. Hazy golden. Spicy aroma with flowers, citrus. Sourish flavor, spicy and floral, with a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (1133) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2015
Slightly hazy orange in colour. Weird mixture of funk, wet grass, with a sweet/bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bomber. Pours a copper orange with a beige head and aroma of spices and yeast. Taste is of spices as well, with yeast, floral and fruity notes along with light wood into the spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
With Z , pours a rusty dark orange color with an ephemeral beige head. Nose is fruity and sweet, with a hasty aroma as well . Taste is sweet and fruity with a confluence of spice , tartness and yeast. Finishes on the same tasting notes, with a moderately long tart pleasant finish ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001 (474) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Poured light amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet, spicy fruit and soft malt. Light body, flavour is similar to the aroma, lightly spicy mild burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (531) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Aroma is floral, herbal and a little fruity. Some peach. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet with almost no bitterness. Flavors of herbs and floral notes, fruit, caramel, spices. Overall pretty tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4207) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at Babajan, Stockholm. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy, grassy, floral aroma. Hoppy, grassy floral flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1787) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1312) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2015 December 7th, 2013 - Served at Livewire, I sat down with the collaboration Paardebloem, where even amongst the busy scents of the bar, I catch heavy whiffs of sweet cereal, Captain Crunch, and sweet carrots. The palate is on the lighter side, and brings some floral touches and an herbal finish. The sugars are more roasted carrot and ham in nature, and the overall effect of the flavor is sweet and sticky, maybe too much so. But it fits the bill for a bar filled with dim colored lights and loud music, itself sweet and loud. July 18th, 2013 (3.8) - 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.

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