mrhoppy (1184) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 18, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An impressive delicate sour. The hibiscus really stands out. Beautiful misty orange color. Aroma and flavor mirror each other. Pairs amazingly with food. Epic foodie beer. Wow as you drink this beer it really blows your mind with the flavor and complexity. Remember though it is a mild sour. A must try.
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Citrus/Floral aroma.... Crystal amber color with a nice white head with plenty of lace. Beautifully complex taste!! Well-balanced ale.... light sour taste with an impressively smooth finish. Can sure taste the hibiscus that is advertised. Medium body with a creamy texture that mixes well with the soft carbonation. I would definitely have this one again!!
j8t9o (1) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really glorious... a warm Belgian beer thatís not too sweet but wonderfully rich and enjoyable.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a steady 1/8 inch white cap. Leaves behind spotty lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, funk and must.
Taste: Funky yet muted brett notes, lemon essence, banana, orange banana juice, subtle sourdough.
Mouthfeel: Modest carbonation, creamy on the palate.
Overall: Exceeded my expectations, was a really enjoyable beer I could drink all day long. Alcohol is really well hidden in this one.
SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours slightly hazy amber-orange with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Smells fruity, floral, and sour; the hibiscus, endive, and lactobacillus can clearly be detected. Tastes acidic at first and then moves across the tongue to the middle where it is somewhat bitter and a little fruity and then in the back end it is simply just sour. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and very little mouth-carbonation, New Belgium and Allagash Lips of Faith Vrienden finishes with a nice cooling effect and a tinge of sourness.
drpimento (2040) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, fab beer! Served it a bit cold, straight out of the fridge. Poured with voluminous, foamy, billowy, frothy, thick, cream, with a bare tinge of pink colored head that settles after a bit and a little lace. Color is a clear honey amber with loads and loads of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, brett, malt, hint florall, bit fruity (canít remember the last time I ate endive, much less smelled it; so no idea if itís here). Flavor is a light blend of nose qualities, plus slight tartness from brett and carbonic tang, balanced by the hibiscus, malt (as I recall, endive was bitter) and there is also a coming and going metallic at the end. Body is excellent, soft yet sharp, mouth filling and yet light; perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, on the long side, a trifle boozy, and very drinkable. Masterful work.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy white head with sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is fruit with cherry and cereal. Thin mouthfeel with a sour fruit and citrus. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol very well. Could not get enough of this beer had it three times that night. Really enjoyed this sour ale from New Belgium.
cmc619 (353) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Into New Belgium stem glass. A big foamy head of medium sized bubbles, snowy white in contrast to the very red hue of the beer supporting it. Aroma is sour and pennies; tough to discern at first, then warms up into fresh cut flowers. Flavor is complex, but subtle. Hard to pick out individual notes. Tons of white wine character, and a pretty dry palate. Lacing at every sip. This has a very subdued tartness to it; not the pucker factor of some of the other Lips of Faith beers. Love the concept, love the name, love the beer. Great stuff, guys.
GT2 (7105) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011 Tap at Churchkey. Poured a hazy amber with a baby, white head. Aroma is very nice: funky, caramel, sweet and sour, cranberries, sharp red wine, full lacto impending sourness. Taste is slate and stony dry, dry herbals, heavy minerals, tea tannic. Sort of lacking any personality. Good idea, but the beer never quite soured to any appreciable level. 3/21/2011 8/4/7/3/14=3.6
651mL thanks to rayl101. The pour is a hazier deep pink with a towering, off-white head with a large, billowing head. Layers of big lace. Nose is excellent- fresh flowers, sweet fresh cherries, fruity pineapple, rose, tangy nectarine, cinnamon, and warming lactic complexities similar to Struise Earthmonk. Holy shit. An absolute phenomenal nose. Red wine, butter, spices, so much complexity. Taste is quenching, softly lactic, no lemon, no acid, no sourness, no sugar. Pure fatty steak, savory, and rich. Perfect palate. An incredible beer. Wow. 9/22/2011 9/4/8/5/17=4.3
jmagnus87 (2047) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber from Speakeasy poured into a snifter. Pours a clear burnt orange with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Aroma of candied sugar and floral notes. Slight hint of sour green apples. Taste is lightly sweet and medium-light sour. Taste of candied sugar, floral hops, and sour green apples. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long sour finish. Overall, very good. I would love to drink this again.