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

RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
dfearnley (2071) - 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.

3.5
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. yeast and caramel aroma with light toffee. Yeast and spice flavor with caramel and dark fruit. Medium bodied. yeast and caramel lingers with spice and dark fruit.

3.6
ajnepple (6438) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2017
On tap at Colorado Plus. Amber to brown and clear in appearance with a lingering tan head. Aroma of nutty malts, light pine, mild caramel/toffee, light chocolate, a touch of toasted oak and a hint of spices. Similar flavor, adding mild to moderate malt sweetness, light bitterness and a light peppery spice. Medium body with soft carbonation, a creamy feel and smooth finish. Nice.

3.4
anders37 (26245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

3.5
hman43 (1541) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Dark amber in appearance with a off white head. Fruity aromas, orange, citrus, spruce, figs.

3.2
tightslice (1278) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is strange dark fruits (hard to pin down) mixed with some vegetal hops, maybe some spicy / fragrant woods and caramel. Taste is creamy, some medicinal hops, maybe some vanilla mixed with fragrant potpourri bits. Some Belgian qualities and unique but a bit muddled and no real identity.

3.6
ansalon (3797) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2017
Pours dark reddish brown with a large frothy off white head. Aromas of cherries, almond, spices, bread, caramel, butterscotch. Taste is caramel and toffee with spice notes and slight bready tones. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.6
Vighals (3916) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Ravfarget klar med høyt beige skum. Lukter lett brent karamell, pepper, syltetøy og tørket frukt. Middels fylde. Søtlig maltig smak, karamell, brunt sukker, noe trevirke, vanilje og noe kaffebitterhet. Middels lang.

1.5
Cool_Bond (2649) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2017
Overripe fruit, sweetness, hops and bitter in both taste and smell. Not so good bitterness that fills the upper mouth a decent hour. This beer was really hard to drink. Not at all good. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

2.6
BillKismet (4041) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Dark ruby-amber colored body with a lush, beige cream cover. Aroma is unexpectedly ashy, with cigarette tray puffs, and perhaps some overdone medicinal phenols, mixed with green, vegetal tannins. The body is herbal, vegetal, and tannic. That ashy smokeyness swirls about in the background, but does not overwhelm. Viscous, phenolic medicinals weigh in on the palate toward the end and linger. This one just does not mesh for me.


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