TomTron (416) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden with little to no white head. Smells like someone just got done playing a round of golf and then tried to cover it up with some fruity cologne. The flavor is slightly tart and the fruit isn’t as overwhelming as I thought it would be, but damn if it still isn’t really sweet. My lips are losing more and more faith in NB with each one of these offerings they are producing. Just nothing that really works well in this one.
Pyrmir (3769) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Rover. Slightly hazy golden with beige head. Aroma of fruit, alcohol, raisins, sweet malt. Taste is alcoholic, fruity, raisins, ripe fruit apples, wood, booze with a finish with apples.
GarrettB (1147) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
July 19th, 2013 - New Belgium’s adding pluots to the ingredient list, roping in obscure fruits that I myself have only seen at markets a few times. But the flavor must be interesting enough for it to catch brewers’ attention. Pouring this version of the Lips of Faith yields a slightly hazy, slightly golden brew with almost no head to decorate the top, and to protect it from the harsh light of day. The smell is, at its core, a wheat bear, but decorated with the scents of ru, raisin and banana fosters. The vanilla component is noticeable too, paired as it is with banana based dessert flavors like banana pudding. The flavor is quite strong, dropping those gentler banana notes with a sickly sweet booziness, and a sugar note that tastes more like concentrated pear juice mixed with concentrated white grape juice. Each sip is a spoonful of sugar that does not go down well, leaving me enjoying the scent much more than the flavor.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Clear golden beer with a decent bubbly white head. Malty bready aroma, yeast, a fruity, probably pluot, grapes, some caramel. Malty fruity flavor, biscuits, warming alcohol, apricot, grapes. Decent beer.
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a pale golden color with no head. The aroma was of fruit like a red wine. The taste was of a red wine with a little less body and more fruit.
jhgrantjr (429) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle as a hazy yellow color. Smell is fruity and taste is sweet, with what I thought was a terrible aftertaste. I'm surprised this has been rated so highly. Maybe I got a bad one, but I would drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Orange pour with a thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some light yeast underneath. You can definitely taste the fruit in it. Sweetness from the pluot (I definitely taste more apricot than plum) with a smooth malt backbone and a fruity malty finish.
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light pale yellow with a fizzy quick head. Aromas of slight hay, sweet plumb, light alcohol, slight cherry. Flavors of slight cherry, slight hay, slight hint of alcohol, a hint of plumb. Medium to high sweetness which comes through as slightly artificial. All the flavors and aromas seem rather light for a strong beer which allows the alcohol to come through. Decent but not great.
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply yellow with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is juicy and fruity, but offers yeast-driven spiciness and light breadiness as well. Medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is fruity, mildly tart and moderately sweet with a slightly phenolic, spicy note. Finishes juicy, tangy and lightly spicy.
radagast83 (5323) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a small white head. Aroma was strange fruits, a little sweet like pitted fruits, some apricot. Flavor was strange fruits, some funky notes. Alcohol is there.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Thicker than expected with a good dose of belgian yeast. Only slightly funky and tart from the brett with ample fruity sweetness. While it may have been even better at, say, 7-8%, this was yet another LOF beer that we all enjoyed."