GeoDoc (34) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pours translucent orange with a thick head, which leaves nice lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and bread. Slides over the tounge with full body and a hoppy bite. Lingering aftertaste (with this beer, its a good thing). One of my favorites!!! blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2007
One of my all time favorite beers. Wow, the taste is amazing! Sweet and tangy with an almost citrus backbone complementing the basic spices used in the brewing process. Delightful...I simply love this beer. Pours a nice dayglow orange color with an exceptionally large head. I’m still waiting for this one to hit the shelves again. randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Lips of Faith Biere de Mars - bottle. Woooooowwwwww... is there a lot going on in that glass! Gorgeous orange (a true orange color) in the glass without much head. I get a bit of sour on the nose - perhaps some straw. Very very mellow ale - soft on the palate - with complex malt, some spice (but muted) and some nice wild yeast. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Draught at a beer festival. Pale marmalade/apricot-hued with parchment foam. Lemony and zesty funk aromatics. Amazing brett character- leathery, peppery, goaty- marries perfectly with biscuity background malt. Pit fruits and maybe even a cherry note. Teasing hop and spice flavors. Paradoxically crisp and oily mouthfeel at the same time. Masterful... not only the finest NB offering, but the best brettanomyces-brewed beer I’ve had, period. I enjoyed several pints and they were all wonderful SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours burnt orange with a small white head. Smells kind of caramel or toffee like with a touch of spices thrown in for good measure. Tastes of caramalts and spices. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and some mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars finishes like a sour ale but without the sourness, so... sweet.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Lightly spiced and spring-y. Tea notes. Good, bright orange color. videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
From Notes, 4/16/12:
Poured a 22oz bottle into Duvel Tulip. No apparent bottling or best by date.
A: Cloudy orange with 2 finger rocky white head. Sporadic lacing down the glass as the head dissipates after a few minutes.
S: A lot going on here. Lemon & orange stand out the most. Faint bitterness and lots of spiciness. Coriander, maybe?
T: Taste follows the nose. Citrus up front with some funky yeast. Spices in the middle and slightly bitter hop finish.
M: Juicy and medium-bodied. Carbonation is good for this lighter style.
O: My first Biere de garde; I really enjoyed it. Easy to drink, but has nice complexity. Like New Belgium often does, it encourages you to go seek out more of a style. Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Looks like an Iraqi sandstorm ... awesome orange/gold color. Some really unusual fruit flavor undoubtedly brought about by the oats and lemon, makes for a damned tastey brew. New Belgium does it again! Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Bottle. Best New Belgium beer I have had. Similar to Leinenkugel’s Northwoods or Creamy Dark. Rich malty flavor with a citrus hint to it. Very tasty. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Nice lemony, yeasty aroma. Pleasantly dry and sour on the palate. Many light fruit flavors-apricot, citrus, peach-playing faithfully on my lips. The coriander shows more in the afterrtaste. This is a very tasty and well made beer, but I’d like it to be a little bigger and bolder. How about a Double Mars?