bth122 (1456) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at HOTB. Dark Amber brown color. Aroma of candy sugar and dark fruit. Medium bodied. Creamy texture. Dark fruit peels and Belgium candy suger. Average carbonation. Slight warming alcohol. This is good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6485) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too much a sour not enough of a Dubbel. +++ Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a small foamy off white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was toasty, tart and dry with chalk and perfume notes. The flavor was tart and sour with moderate chalk, perfume and a bit of toasty malts and caramel underneath. Long finish. with lingering chalk and perfume. Medium body. Meh.
Douberd (4539) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(New Belgium Lips of Faith - Wild² Dubbel) Tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. 250 ml into a shaker.
Dark brown colour on the body with some red hues, almost two fingers of thick, beige head on top.Fruity aroma with berries, red grapescandy sugar.
Taste of red grapes, light caramel, vinous notes.
Medium thin body, soft carbonation.
adamnowek (1577) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep and dark mahogany brown with a dense head. Aroma is a bit farmy. Taste leads with some tartness and smoothed out in the end.
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. This one pours a dark brown color with a reddish hue and crowned by a small head of tan colored foam that slowly settles to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of dark fruits with raisins and plums coming through followed by clove, spices, and a Belgian yeast character. Some black pepper spice and cinnamon meld in with the dark caramel malt base. The flavor follows with the dark fruits, raisins, and plum up front followed by cinnamon, clove, and and black pepper spice. The dark caramel malts seem to tie everything together. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a slight sweet and spicy finish. Not bad and definitely a different take on the style with the addition of the berries.
Andrew196 (1334) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s just okay. Color of iced tea, beige head. Friendly on the nose, some spice, biscuity. Taste left me disappointed... Some sweet malts, plum, a bit boozy in the finish. Somewhat dry too.
GarrettB (1393) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 26th, 2013 - New Belgium goes wild in their LoF Wild Dubbel, a dark, dark brown beer with a great, thick soupy head. It’s like a smooth tan bubble bath, before I poke my nose in there. Piercing the outer crust, I get a spicy scent, like a strange, exotic spice shop, with glue, stone, and floral tones, with lots of scented soap. In a nutshell (though not smelling of one), it smells nothing like your usual dubbel, typically rich in those wood and cheese notes. And the taste is similarly deviant. I blame these mysterious sounding berries. There’s dubbel notes way, way underneath, especially with traces of fig, dark berries and such. But all of that is eclipsed by a peppery zest that runs through the whole of the flavor. The end features touches of bubble gum - possibly a product of the schisandta, with a sharp, floral note on the end. Not the traditional stuff, but I knew that when I saw the Lips of Faith circle rise high up on the bottle.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, alcoholic, roasty dark.
mnurda (1235) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample from happy harrys. Great dubbel and the addition of the berries are a nice touch. Loved the burgundy colour...what a treat
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled February 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich red-stained, amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma has lots of fruit character to it that is accentuated by clove like yeast spiciness; notes of ripe, concentrated plums, touches of watermelon, perhaps a hint of sweet vegetable like note, some touches of berry leaning prickly pear. Once you start to really dissect the nose you also get a bit of plastic leaning phenolic character in the finish.
Soft and creamy, but light enough still, there is soft, prickly carbonation here as well, but the texture really lingers on in the finish with a creamy heft to it. Lightly sweet, which is amplified by the ample fruit character; floral plum notes, 5-spice scented fig jam (without the sweetness), date butter, as well as caramelized, brown bread character, and sweet, red-grain crackers. There is a touch of savory quality here, even perhaps a bit of smokiness, both of these might be contributed by a bit of a phenolic character in this beer. A touch of plastic like character lingers through to the finish.
Not bad, quite drinkable actually, and I like the texture that this has. Though the light, phenolic plastic note in the finish throws things off just a bit.