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 (1315) - 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 (429) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Lightly spiced and spring-y. Tea notes. Good, bright orange color. videofrog (244) - 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? trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Smells of Fruit salad and spices. Pours a hazy light orange with a thick off white head with good lacing. Tastes like Fruit salad with a belgian yeast aftertaste. Mouthfeel is chewy with decent carbonation. Overall this beer is very tasty. I’ve always been a fan of the Lips of Faith series for the most part. superspak (6212) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2012
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass; no bottle dating, but it was from the 2012 release. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy of white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, pepper, floral, grass, straw, earth, and herbal. Fantastic aromas with nice complexity and balance; there is a lot of brett presence. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, grass, straw, earth, pepper, and herbal. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, straw, grass, earth, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; nice brett flavor complexity; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is highly excellent Biere De Garde! Great balance and complexity of flavors, with nice brett complexity; very smooth and easy to drink. I enjoyed this one a lot; one of the better Biere De Gardes I have had. Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 I really like the funk brett character in this brew. It adds a twist to the citrusy, spice notes. The other good thing about this brew is the light body...easy summer drinking for those who want a little something different. Seriously, try this one it’s worth it...and who knows...maybe you’ll see a UFO...