Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark brown-red color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of brown sugar, bread, bubblegum, earth, soft berries, hint of spice. The taste is cinnamon, spice, caramel malt, bubblegum, mild earth and a lightly tart fruit finish. Medium bodied, lingering spice, low carbonation. Nice beer.
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Central Market, 1/24/14
Aroma: The nose is Belgian yeast, some spice (pepper, clove, etc.), and some dark fruit
Appearance: Pours a dark orange-brown color, mostly clear, small beige head, spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is more malty and fruity up-front, the spice and yeast flavors come through later
Palate: The body is medium, it has a soft feel on the mouth, and a dry, yeasty finish
There is a lot going on here, but I’m not sure that it completely works as a combination. Still, it is a nice experiment and something worth trying at least once.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear nutty amber with a thin off-white head, foamy and laceful. Nose is estery and earthy at the same time, makes me think of the first hostel I stayed in, in Scotland. A bit earthy, mild astringency, lots of yeast ester, plums, and a touch of red grape skin. Flavor is swell, and very belgianesque with notes of raisin and red grapes mixed with dark earthy esters, sweet mild maltiness, and a nice little fruity undertone I can’t describe.
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting but not all that memorable. Sweet, lightly fruity, lightly funky, lightly spicy.
kayres (366) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown and hazy thin brown head. Sweet raisin aroma. Sweet prune raisin flavors. Clean malty finish
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commonmac (163) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at MacKenzie’s in a flute glass (not sure why). A deep red hue with little head. First word to spring to mind is sugar. A definite early sweetness like brown sugar that yields to a slightly sour Belgian finish. Aroma has a little spice to it...maybe cinnamon. Almost a Christmas ale finish that wasn’t expected. A rather thin beer from a body perspective. Overall one of the better options from Lips of Faith lately. I think the square root of this is...solid.
BadAprilia1000 (192) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is very sweet and tons of clove. Appearance is a dark ruby red. The flavor of the beer is completely different from the aroma. Very spicy beer, some cinnamon and a lot of nutmeg. Clove comes through on the taste. One of my least favorite Lips of Faith sadly, was looking forward to this and it fell through. The black pepper that it says you will get does not come through at all, a true lack of shisandra berries.
jeremyh70 (559) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear garnet brown with a big tan head with good lacing. Aroma is sweet with bubblegum and malt and spicy with cinnamon. Taste is sweet at first with caramel, some fruit and toastiness. Bubblegum flavor, spicy cinnamon and pepper mid taste. Finishes semi dry. Mouthfeel is crisp with a medium body and moderate high carbonation. Good dubbel with a spicy kick.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a translucent dark amberish brown with foamy off-white head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, clove, and mild dark fruit. Tastes like it smells, but with more spices. What almost seems like a bit of cinnamon too. Average on the palate. A solid example of the style.
Gachupines (786) - USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a thin lacing of white head. Aroma is a little sweet with just a slight touch of funk. Flavor is a little sweet and bready with just a touch of dark fruit. A little pepper in the finish, but a bit thin in body.