New Belgium Lips of Faith - Biere de Garde

 
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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Famous in Michigan for farmhouse ales, our friends at Brewery Viviant introduced us to their biere de garde ale yeast strain. From there, we imagined a slightly tart, intentionally dry beer with hints of bergamot citrus that pairs perfectly with French cheeses.

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chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Drank from a bomber. Pours a bright, slightly-cloudy gold. A small white head. Very aromatic. Papaya, honeydew, bread dough and phenol. A touch of lemon grass. A hint of funkiness. The taste is sweet with a little pancake batter and orange soda. Some paper napkin dries out the finish. Medium-bodied, with a mildly biting mouthfeel. Love it. I want to make a beer like this someday!

4
nuplastikk (6456) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Tap at FFF. Hazy orange-tan. Thin, oily off-white head. Funky sour aroma, touch of malty sweetness. Wow, they nailed it with this one. Big tropical hop tones and an almost white wine dryness. Very complex but merges together well. Saison meets Biere de Garde. World Class. The dry, funky sourness is sublime, not test tubey at all. Clean caramel toffee tinged golden malt backbone. Well done.

4
Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours clear golden with a subtle orange hue and white head. Aroma is farmhouse funk from the yeast and soft sweet oranges. Flavor brings some orange tang with a drier ending maintaining the orange flavor.

3.9
Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2013
22 oz bottle- Pours hazy light golden with a one finger head that slowly reduces. Aroma is spicy peppercorns, orange, some other type of citrus that is hard to identify, there is a bit of funk there. The taste is fruity, oranges and tropical fruits, sweetarts, yeasty and finishes moderately dry. Body is medium and carbonation is soft. Good, much better than the LOF Brett Beer just before this.

3.9
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a mostly clear dark gold with minimal head. Spicy and earthy with a little citrus and funk. Taste is light sweet. Lemon citrus with funk, spicy, earthy and floral notes. Light bodied with a thin texture. Soft carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, very good. The alcohol is very well hidden.

4
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Floral. Very nice beer. Better than the ratings. Pours golden with a nice head. Some citrus and very floral. Slightly sweet but with a spicy dry finish. Very nice.

3.5
DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Overall pretty decent brew on tap at the daily pint, gold pour, white head, nice tart finish

3.3
BigHoss (172) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Poured from a large bottle, the color is a golden yellow with a small white head that dissipates quickly. I smell citrus, yeast and honey. I taste some spice, hay, honey and malt. It has a nice tart clean finish. Nice....

3.7
DiarmaidBHK (5921) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottled from Wegmans sterling. Pouts golden with an inch if white foam. Kind of sweet and perfumed on the tongue. Rates like earl grey tea on the tongue. Very dry on the finish. Nice!

3.6
magsinva (1433) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - pours hazy gold with yeast floaters. Aroma remind me of earl grey tea with some citrus and wheat. Taste is sweet with some dryness in the mid palate. Nice!


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