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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Vrienden

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Get a Belgian Brewmaster and a master of Belgian brewing together and theres sure to be spontaneous imagination that leads to micro-organisms mingling in fermentation.

Allagash and New Belgium are pleased to offer you our collabeeration brewed with the slightly fruity hibiscus flower, the aromatic Brettanomyces, and the flavor-boosting Lactobacillus.

We recommend pairing it with creamy, soft cheeses and charming Vrienden- that’s ‘friends’ in Flemish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Hazy golden colored pour. Big white head, closer to off white. Plenty of lacing. Funky aroma with some citrusy notes. Taste is a tart funky mix of Brett and fruity flowery-ness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2014
Rated on 5-11-2011. This bottled beer pours a medium sized fizzy off-white head that mostly diminishes, mostly transparent/slightly hazy orange body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is brett, floral, sweet, and hints of fruit. The taste is sweet, sour, fruity, and floral. It has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not overly sour tasting and worth trying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Alright, let’s see what two years did here... Pours a bubbly clear copper with a vigorous initial tow fingers of thick, meringue style foam that falls to a solid quilt of the same. Smells pretty simple: some peppercorn, light malts, some hints of brett (sweet, milky and funky) with just a slight floral note. Nice fruity flavor up front lends some lemon and pineapple juice with woody malt and a hint of tartness in the finish. Medium on light syrup with liberal, but quick dissipating carb and an off dry finish. Tasty beer, but nothing special. Serving type: bottle 12-26-2012 08:25:49

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2254) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Clear yellow/orange pour with white head. Floral and vinegar aromas. Sweet with big malt, lactose, and mild floral notes. Tangy and somewhat effervescent. I’m just not a big fan of hibiscus. Decent body and mouthfeel..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5425) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99 (Sept. 2011). Pours a murky reddish amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor had a big herbal/floral character, the hibiscus is noticeable, tart citrus, dry Brett notes, some malt character with a moderate acidic lacto quality. I would drink it again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to mora2000. .Pour is golden with a thick white head..Nose is nose is floral, light, caramel..Taste is light fruits, floral, honey, light sweetness, fruits

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Poured a golden honey color and was topped with a small formation of foam patches for its head. The aroma was subtle with a moderate scent of zesty Belgian yeast and a distant background of banana and hibiscus plant. As for the flavor, there was a blended spiciness that mimicked a Belgian farmhouse wild ale with a slight hint towards hibiscus and dried fruit perhaps apricot or banana. Certainly interesting how they incorporated endive into this recipe, but I’ve only had the vegetable a few times I cant really say the flavor has been embedded into my palate yet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2013
A - Pours a clear amber with a fizzy looking white head. S - Tart fruit - green apples, pears, grapes, hints of soft grain. T - Apple and grape skins, tart berries, pears, candy sweetness mineral like character, soft citrus, cherries, and some light funkiness behind all the fruit. Aftertaste is tart floral. M - Creamy medium body. Subdued but balanced. The sourness and funk is light but it’s still a tasty brew. Serving type: bottle 07-17-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at the Funky 7 - Brooklyn, NYC. Decent stuff overall. Fairly hazy gold. Good sour bite, moderate funk, some fruity notes. Bit of sweetness. Punchy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 22 oz, au Mondial de la Bière 2012 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de cerises avec une pointe de citron. Apparence: La couleur est orange voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de brett avec une pointe de citron et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #4387)


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