New Belgium / Orval Lips of Faith Anne-Françoise Spiced Imperial Dark Ale

RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Spiced imperial dark ale. Our brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert and Belgian brewmaster, Anne-Franciose Pypaert found inspiration in the forest for this bright, dry-hopped ale brewed with spruce tips and Grains of Paradise and aged on white oak spirals.

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Malin_aiisa (1268) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget Clear brown towards red. Heavy white head Aroma of grains, dried fruit and wet horse food Taste quite sweet, matured fruits. Notes of grains raisins. Caramel. A bit too thin

finol (3525) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours red brown with a white head. Aroma of dark fruits and spices. Roasted malts, sweet, spicy, a bit thin bodied.

TimE (6275) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2017
Mahogany russet color. Big spicy nose with tons of spruce, oak, milk chocolate and caramel. Big full malty mouth, not overly complex but pleasent winter warmer that would be good for Christmas

rollinsr (835) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 13, 2017
Pours gold with a film of white head. Wheaty aroma with light ginger citrus and spices. Flavor is light and sweet with sweet and tart lemongrass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

chucklemation (1798) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Pours a brown color with an off-white foam head. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel, toffee, and spice. Flavor is sweet spices, brown sugar, dark fruits, and toffee. Has some carbonation with a medium body. Very good.

omhper (25958) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2017
Bottled. Clear copper colour, coarse head. Interesting herbal aroma. Mid sweet with full body and dense, rounded moutfeel, Caramel, grains and lots of herbal spices. Some honey. Mid bitter finish. Interesting.

Vignale (4124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2017
Flaska från SB. Lite karaktär av mjuk kaka, rejäl maltsötma, ek, lite kryddig åt anis och man kan ana tallskotten. Saknar lite djup i smakerna och känns inte riktigt mogen. Helt ok nu men borde nog stå ett par år.

Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2017
Light red-brown. On the nose, minty, odd herbaceous nose, thin body, similar palate...honestly this isn’t hitting...needs more sugars.

mcberko (19880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2017
On tap at Apex, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out earthy notes, medium spiciness from the spruce and a bit of bready malt. Flavour is intense, with loads of spruce, earthy notes and spiciness. Rich and abrasive, with light sweetness and high sweetness on the finish. Decent bizarre beer.

dfearnley (2405) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2017
A party beer...bottoms up. Aroma of plum, brown sugar, nuts and pine. Taste is caramel, oak, malt, booze with a bitter end. Reddish amber with a thin creamy and frothy dark tan head. Quite good, but the alcohol is prevalent.

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