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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2.1
illidurit (2458) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bomber into tulip. Pours a straw color with a lasting white head. Slight pineapple/grapefruit on the nose but at the forefront of the aroma here is puke. Like actual vomit. Luckily there’s none of that in the flavor. However, there isn’t much of anything in the flavor. It’s kind of vaguely saison-ish, with dusty grains and mild esters and a sort of soft tart body. Mineral water and dust in the finish, maybe a rubbery phenolic tinge. Tastes and feels dirty in the mouth.

1.4
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle, shared by Greg. Thanks? This was uniformly described as some variation on "pineapple and grapefruit left out in a garbage can on a hot summer day. Incidentally, the following day when I dropped my son off at daycare, I noted that the daycare diaper-change area instantly reminded me of this beer the next day. Truly awful.

2.8
blackflag321 (701) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Draft in shaker. Ugly, yeasty, translucent. Sour, fruity nose; lemony sour milk taste. Okay, but not interesting after the first few sips.

3.4
Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2013
22 oz bottle, aged for approximately a year and a half- Pours slightly hazy golden with a thin white head and loads of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is white wine grapes, vinegar, floral and fruity. The taste is like a sauv blanc grape, very floral and somewhat fruity, dry finish. What is really disappointing is not getting much if any brett, no basement flavors or dusty old books or barnyard funk. Very disappointed.

3.2
bnielsen13 (265) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours a golden color, looks like apple juice. Aroma is citrus, sweet, funk. Flavor is funky, sweet, tart, citrus. Not bad.

3.4
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of Belgian yeast, citrus, and light lemon peel. It’s a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with some Belgian yeast and some sweet honey notes. The finish has light-moderate citrus, light lemon peel, and a touch of lemon. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a little too much on the sweet side for my preferences.

3.3
TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruit et d’agrume. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de citron et d’orange. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût sucré. (Rating #5089)

3.3
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at Brewdown. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of bready citrus, lemon candy and light wild yeast. Lighter medium body.

3.1
dfearnley (2318) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle to stange glass Brett, of course, pineapple, wheat, grape. Yellow with loads off small and medium particulates and a long lasting creamy white head. Mango, grape, and Brett.

3
Ferris (16524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle - Passion fruit, dried pineapple and citrus. Cloudy yellow with a thin head. Dried fruits, citrus, Sorachi hops and little else except a bit of yeast. A very mellow understated beer, maybe to much. I expect bold flavors and great sourness from a Brett Beer.


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