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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Ericís Ale

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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Ericís Ale, named for long time New Belgium brewer Eric Salazar, combines a dry, sour beer aged up to three years in oak foeders with a semi sweet, higher alcohol base beer. The resulting blend is re-fermented with peach juice, creating a smooth ale with subtle peach tones and a warm, spicy finish. The aroma has pleasant hints of vanilla and tropical fruit, the wood characteristics are present but nicely muted.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3467) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours a medium amber, some haze in mine. Slutfest! Aroma of funk sour, faint peach, horseblanket. Flavor more subdued, surprising peach sweetness, some tartness on the finish. Nice, wish it had gone a bit more sour. Touch watery on the finish, probably showing its age.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Butters (3946) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Tasted at Slutfest 5. Bottle must be damn near 5 years old. Held up fantastic. Clear golden pour with decent white head. Still has a wonderful dry sour tart peach flavor. Notes of tangerine as well. Perfect balance of sweet and dry. Absolutely wonderful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6738) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"sampled at Sac Brewing Co. iíve yet to have a current La Folie (the base for this beer), the three iíve had were at least several months to 2 1/2 years old...the older, the more sour. That being said, this beer had none of the woody aspects the 2008 La Folie had. Great complex nose, though. Sour, a little, but the peach was a nice addition here. Same body, maybe even a little tamer (ie-less carbonated). Flavor was good too, but lacking the sour kick all 3 La Folies had. So overall, a hair less than LF in the flavor, mellower for sure, but still a very good beer with a wonderful aroma."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1550) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Thanks for this one in a trade with a77cj7, cheers Chris! A: pours a nice apple juice color with the same degree of clarity. Less than single finger soap sud head which dissipates within the minute leaving a thin, broken sheet of the same on the surface. No lacing. S: Up front sour beer. Nicely soured with sweetness from the peaches coming through and offering a nice complement. Not overbearing, but good acuity. Nice. T: Tart, but again, somewhat sweet. Not as sweet as say Duchess de Bourg, which is good. The beer offers lower peach tones than I had anticipated, but the hue still exists. Finish has a slight funk to it. Again, nice. A few minutes into this and the peaches are more evident. This is also good. M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Makes mouth water with the tartness. D: Very drinkable. Actually a sour I wouldnít be reserved to serve with food. Very good. Serving type: bottle 03-17-2011

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1184) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
One of my first sours on tap at HopLeaf, great tart and sweet with peaches and oak, awesome beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1944) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to mora2000. Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is peach,wood, sweetness, light tartness, Taste is peach, tartness, Wood,

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3190) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

12/20/2010: New Belgium Ericís Sour Peach Ale (Wood-Aged Ale with Peach Juice)... Aroma: Mostly just vinegar. Appearance: Shiny orange color with an off-white crown. Flavor: Sour and puckering at first with a very faint tangy fruitiness coming through; no distinct peach. Palate: Medium-light body; smooth and calm. Overall: Just okay; I was hoping for more peach...

22 fl. oz. bottle (Alc 7% by Vol) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #417 for this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap a Brouwers Cafe sour fest. Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a medium white head that leaves really good lacing. Smells of peach, oak, vanilla and tropical. Tastes of the same things in the smell but was very tart. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and a dry finish. It was great to finally try this sour. New Belgium definitely knows how to make great sours. The sour, peach, and oak combo worked really well together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2800) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours clearer amber with an orange hue and decent brighter white head. The aroma brings clean sweeter peaches, not a big presence of tart yeast as expected. The flavor brings lightly sweetened and tart peaches that are soft on the tongue, not puckering at all with a light tangy ending that goes down smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
22oz bottle: pours a clear deep golden with a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Has a tart vinous oaky nose with good floral peach accents. Starts with good fullness and effervescence with some light malty sweetness and complex puckering vinous oak with some light fruitiness before a drier crisp finish. Well-balanced and true to style.


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