New Belgium Lips of Faith - Belgian Style Blond Ale

 
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
While light in color, body and texture, this blond isn’t timid. Belgian yeast gets it on with saaz and Styrian golding hops for appreciated complexity and crisp finish. Get introduced at newbelgium.com .

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: LoF Belgian Style Blonde
Date: June 15, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear gold, robust white head, lots of scattered lace
Aroma: sweet cereal aroma, touch of spicyness, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet spicy flavor, cereal sweetness, nice spicyness, light balancing hops, slightly floral, light bitterness
Overall: not very Belgian, not worthy of the Lips of Faith name
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4


4.1
bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2017
Rating #2672 - 2016.06.30 - Bottle from @HorizonKyle. Clear golden pour with a hint of cloudiness. Aroma is yeast, caramel malts, and spices, earthy hops. Taste is brown sugar, malts, grains, mild spice, and an absolutely superb hoppy delicate bitterness Finish is smooth, Delicious.

3.6
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
From notes verbatim on 10/21/10 A: light straw, white foam over the surface, thick meringue about 1/16" which is persistent. S: Pears, gardenia, bananas. Not bad. T: Good blonde ale. Crisp, floral. Surprised by this one. M: Sharp on palate then loses it’s intensity quickly and slides down gullet. Light body. D: Good beer. If I’m in the mood for a blonde, this would be good, only prefer lower bottle size. Serving type: bottle 03-07-2011

3.1
shigadeyo (3767) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

7/27/2010: New Belgium Lips of Faith Blonde... Aroma: Where’s the aroma?! MAYBE hints of light fruitiness and berry? Appearance: Bright pale straw color; frothy white crown; nice lacing. Flavor: Oddly sweet; ripe, fresh fruits; a bit of alcohol. Palate: Light to medium-light body; soft texture. Overall: This is an interesting blonde that is extremely drinkable; the sweetness makes you want more!

Draught at Piece in Chicago. Rating #122 for this beer.

3.5
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Golden color with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of grain, yeast, straw and light grass. Taste is heavy in yeast with citrus, and grassy hops.

4.4
Lemke10 (993) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a clear yellowish color with lots of carbonation and fluffy white head. It reminds me a lot of how Miller Lite commercials are made to look haha. Good strong scents of wheat and malts to this 8.5% abv one time only beer. The taste is so smooth. Lots of taste to it, among them are sweet malts, complex wheat and a slight bit of bitterness. A rather well made beer, a little on the expensive side for 1 beer but well worth it!

3.8
GarrettB (1639) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
April 17th, 2010 - The Lips of Faith series as flourished in recent years, acting as New Belgium’s bold and avante garde laboratory experiment while Fat Tire & Co. work on defecating hundred dollar bills for the company. Their latest effort eschews funky ingredients and wonky brewing instructions for a classically Belgian style done New Belgian Style. And like it’s cousins across the sea, this beer pours with a massive iceberg of a head, with a clear golden body somewhere under it’s titanic, morphing geometry. The scent is springy, sharp and clean (whether that’s a product of this particular hops profile I do not know), and a splash of white grape juice. More white grapes, freshly crushed and sugars pouring into the beer, appears in the taste, with a finer hops balance, giving it a dry, luxurious and almost champagne-like quality. While not as exciting as some of the other Lips of Faith series (Eric’s Ale, I’m looking at you!), this is a refined drink, and demonstrates New Belgium’s aptitude for the brewing styles that sired it’s founder’s motivation to brew commercially.

2.2
Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Pours a hazy white gold with a thick white head. Aroma is a bit sour and alcohol. Flavor is very full, but of.what? This is probably the best blonde ale I’ve had.

3.2
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a Trappist Glass. Pours a clear dark gold with about 3 fingers of frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast with some light citrus hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Citrus hops with some light fruits, pear and apple. Light bodied with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, it’s ok. Not really anything special here.

2.8
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Pours pale golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, yeast, light earthy hop. Flavor is very sweet, overripe apple, light spice, and hoppy bitterness.


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