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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cross pollinate your tastebuds with Belgian imagination and youíll be sipping this ale while visions of pluots dance in your head. Pluots? A hybrid of apricots and plums that impart a subtle sweetness. Ferment that with a wild Belgian yeast strain and you have a fruity yet spicy nature with a body reminiscent of red wine. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2931) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
651 ml. bottle. BBD. May 2014. Pours a thin fizzy, short lived white head, over a clear dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose is peach, mango, light citrus, hints of pple......taste is sweet, with peach, plum, hints of apricot, finishing with hints of bitterness.....mouth feel light, sticky, moderate alcohol burn, slightly astringent, carbonation adds a soda quality. The net of this is a bit of soda pop, a bit of cider, a dash of Saison, and some tropical fruits thrown in. It really does not come together very well and is a mishmash of fruity aromas and flavors with minimal balancing malts and hops. This is another failed experiment. BJCP 7/2/9/4/5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1353) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2013
The appearance of this beer isnít terribly impressive due to its clear golden color and small white head that fades quickly, but the aroma is very attention-grabbing with its currents of hay, sweet fruit (plums specifically), and barnyard scented yeast. Initially, the beer is weird and intense in the mouth, but soon all the wild elements of this brew settle into themselves a little bit; the taste is quite sweet and slightly sour, and the palate combines a medium body, thin and very slick texture, soft carbonation, and an astringent finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Yellow with a white head. The aroma has a lot of plum and apricot notes, as you would expect. The flavor is heavy on the plums with some sugar and biscuit malt notes. The alcohol is noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Draft - pours clear gold with white head. Flavor is boozy, berries, and unripe berries. Sour and sweet. Champagne qualities, prolly the yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (806) - Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours gold with almost no head. Aroma very much like other New Belgium Lips of Faith experimentals - vaguely phenolic, some sourness and fruit and funk. Taste is some sour apricot with an apple-like finish. Alcohol burn hits in the end also. Tart. I think I might place this as a tripel if blind taste-tested. Not bad, but NBís fruit and Belgian experimental beers tend to run together after awhile, and this is no exception. Iíd probably be able to tell this apart from, say, Paardebloem - the sourness is more prominent - but it could be a challenge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12296) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is musty/dusty. Med body. Flavor is vaguely tart/sour with some very light fruit. Itís quite subtle. So subtle one must wonder whether the accountant restricted use of ingredients. Yet it has 10% ABV, so there were ingredients. With time it gets a bit tart/sour. Must be one of those beers thatís too subtle for us hop/sour heads. So it does finish fruity/tart/sour, but too lightly. Iím very conflicted on this ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4531) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Aroma is musty fruit, bread and a hint of nuttiness. The flavor is fruit, juice notes, apricot/pineapple, malts and tangy/tart wine-like finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle shared with Aaron at capitol beer. Aroma stinks. The color is of apple juice. Taste is sweet fruit with a little funk

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, barnyard funk and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light fruittiness and light barnyard funk with a smooth dry lingering funky fruity finish. I think New Belgium is becoming the Dogfish of Colorado, just because you can put it in a beer doesínt mean you should!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7440) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from BevMo, Sacramento. Pours clear honey with a purple tint and a thin off-white head. There is a dark fruit aroma and a slightly sour plum and toffee flavor. Kind of a strange combination of tastes.

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