New Belgium Lips of Faith - Brett Beer

 
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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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New Belgium Brewing and The Lost Abbey brewery from San Marcos, California have a shared passion for a variety of things, not the least of which is the wild Belgian yeast brettanomyces. So they decided to join forces and collaborate. Lost Abbey Collaboration is brewed simply with pale malts accompanied by Target, Centennial and Sorachi hops for a hint of citrus. Focusing on their mutual respect for the ingredient, the spotlight shines on the brettanomyces, where a full brett fermentation offers bold pineapple overtones and funky, sour edge. The beer is a shining, golden shade and is warming and dry. Lost Abbey Collaboration is available on draft and in 22-ounce bombers.

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3.6
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Musty sweet citrusy pineapple aroma, and something that reminds me .. I know... it sounds strange... but of hotdogs. Golden yellow with a large white head, nice lacing. Sweet musty/funky wheat malt flavor with a light spicy grassy edge. Creamy medium body.

3.5
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours gold aroma is spicy, pepper, pinneapple, and alcohol. Flavor is much the same. Clean finisjing taste a nice brett beer i enjoyed

3.4
GhostFace (477) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2012
pours a hazy straw yellow. head is large and white right after pouring but settles very thin with some soapy lacing around the edge of the glass. aroma is earthy with some hints of citrus and pineapple. funky taste of hay, along with some lemon zest on the finish. dry and slightly tart. creamy mouth feel.

3.4
crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Citrus and fruity in the nose. Little light and flat body. Some sour on the back end just a slight funk on the side.

3.7
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
on tap at ChurchKey. First off this is not supposed to be a Sour beer - it is a 100% Brett fermentation using B. Anomalus (which is a more subtle strain of Brettanomyces yeast which puts off pineapple notes and is light in aroma). Don’t expect the normal funky barnyard Brett notes you may be used to in other wild ales using other strains of Brett (bruxellensis, lambicus). I believe the low ratings on here are reflecting the mis-interpretation of what this beer is and how it is supposed to taste. Thus, it arrived to the table a nice golden / orange color with a 1 finger white head. Light pineapple / citrus nose. Med body - semi-dry - with clean citrus notes (including lemon & orange). Finishes semi-dry with a light funky presence overshadowed by citrus notes. When used as a primary fermentation yeast, Brett produces very clean and dry beers. Interesting and very drinkable beer - I’ll have another!

3.1
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Started out promising enough- was nice to behold in the glass with a lively head and nose, but fell flat on the palate and tasted very ordinary- nothing stuck out at me.

3.4
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Hazy yellow with thin white head. Tart aroma. Creamy full mouthfeel with slight tastes of peaches and citrus.

0.5
ekeane (1) - - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Pours straw/light golden. Very light bretts on the nose with slight metallic vegetation...bizarre. taste is much lighter on the bretts than i was expecting. Crisp and dry with no lingering yeast. I sip again out of curiosity rather than pleasure. There’s that metallic acidity...my less forgiving tasting friend says what we are all thinking- garbage. I remind him that poor execution often accompanies innovation. Sorry, new belgium.

3.3
jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Tap at Alchemy. Hazy gold, soapy white head. Nose is funky brett sourness, bit of pineapple and hint of cherry. Smooth mouthfeel, but comparatively mild. I was hoping for a little more puckering of mouth. Still decent.

3.5
deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very hazy yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of Brett with a bit of a tart lemon note backed by earthy grains and grass. Flavor has a good amount of Brett with earthy grains snd grass with a hint of tart citrus in the finish.


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