edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2017 bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m used to coffee stouts and porters (and am a big fan), this one was great in a totally different way. Very good balance between coffee and lemon, which I never thought would work, not as earthy or toasty as the flavors in coffee stouts or porters. So far I’ve only seen this as part of a sampler, at least you get 4 of them in it though.
12 oz bottle pours golden with a off white head. Aroma and taste of citrus and coffee. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Mahogany color with a modest taupe colored head. Coffee to light veggie scents. Full coffee flavors. Hints of light ancho chilies. While I drink coffee, I’m not a fanatic…so this doesn’t do that much form me. 1/14
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle drunk Winter 2013aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Sort of a beige, lime-golden thing, with deeper copper tints and a wispy, off-white head showing poor retention.
Crushed coffee beans and light acidity, I suppose you might call it lemony, with sparse, biscuity malts, soda water and lighter vanilla notes....
Coffee in the mouth, stale, dry and turning lightly lactic/sour in the presence of the lemony acidity. Just a pinch of sweetness from the malt, certainly not enough to build a decent body or balance. Fizzy carbonation. Pretty bad stuff, unsurprisingly.
This is a lighter beer with a bit of lemon peel and it is infused with espresso that is a real bang. ZacM612 (716) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Dark amber with off white head. Nice, strong coffee aroma. Same in the flavor. Just a touch of citrus.
dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bought this as part of a mixed pack on my hunting trip last year. I don’t really like coffee or lemon, so this score is about where you’d expect from me, maybe even a little high, as you can easily discern both flavors. Forgot the bottle opener, so I had to use the deer’s brow tine to open the bottles. Gotta find something when you’re thirsty! argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, coffee, light toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some coffee, light lemon, chocolate. Light-medium body, light stickiness. Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Have I mentioned that most of New Belgium’s beers taste like Fat Tire except for many of the Lips of Faith series? Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Wow, this is actually pretty good. Clear mahogany brown pour with very faint diminishing offwhite head. Nose smells of chestnuts and espresso beans. Big malty/nutty flavor with more toffee and caramel. I don’t find the lemon peel other than perhaps a slight bitterness of zest. The coffee is very remote, and in my opinion, the way it should be. A slight bit metallic and vegetal though. Decent job on this. EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Man, this is a pretty good beer. Dark with a nice espresso kick and a twist of lemon. There’s very little bitterness, just enough to know you’re drinking beer. This is a fine one.