chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK, first, I love this series. Very creative collaborations. This is one of the better ones. Let this age in the bottle for almost a year. It was a good decision. High ABV is unnoticeable except for a slight warming in the stomach. Nose is Belgian yeast, plum and candi sugar. A slight farmhouse funkiness is present as well. Pour was a beautiful light golden color. Small fizzy head. Lots of tiny bubbles in a slightly hazy body. Taste is perfect. Lightly sour with candi sweetness. A little grape seed bitterness on the finish. Medium heavy body is mitigated by effervescent mouthfeel. A very nice beer. One I would drink again in a heartbeat.
olio (8067) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Churchill’s Pub & Grille, San Marcos.
Pours golden color with a small head. Honey and syrup on the nose, caramel notes and fruits, quite sweet. Sweet honey flavor, alcohol, ripe fruits with sour notes and earth. Weird.
lusikka (7595) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Churchill?s Pub & Grille, San Marcos, CA. Pours a golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of sweet apricot, caramel and plums. Flavour of sweet apricot jam, pancakes, mild wooden notes and sugar. Alcohol warms. Medium bodied. Sweet and straightforward without complexity.
laiti (7704) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Churchill’s Pub & Grille, San Marcos. Flavour has apricot and fruit candy. Flavour has sour cream, apricot and some peaches. Also some raw-ish apples. Weird, not my thing.
SVD (998) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glas at craft and draft. Yellow beer, small head, aroma is somewhat weird with some fruit, Taste is fruity, somewhat sweet,
tricksta_p (2254) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Aroma of rotten peachy fruits, sweet fruits, plum, alcohol. Flavour is cloying sweetness, boozy. Though the aroma has some redeeming features, this beer is just a mess. Totally out of balance and far too sweet and alcoholic. Unpleasant.
TaktikMTL (6483) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur fruité avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût fruité avec une pointe d’alcool et de caramel. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruité. (Rating #6299)
Patrik (418) - - APR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fat Göötet kl 15.11. Luktar lite unken jos ha å som naturlig fransk Cider. Smakar mjukt krämigt av Cider å Farmhouse Ale. Hög syra. Udda ok dryck testa. Syns så jävla mycket alkohol. Pluspoäng för Bra lågt kolsyrad.
Pyrmir (4353) - 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 (1255) - 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 (14695) - 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.