New Belgium Lips of Faith - Dunkelweiss

Serve in Stein, Weizen


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Deep amber brown with a dense off-white head, Dunkelweiss 30 rediscovers Hefeweiss beers through a Belgian brewers lens. Envisioned by our own Matty Smooth Gilliland, this beer opens with sweet clove and banana notes that give way to a chocolaty warm finish with a peppery tingle across the palate. I thought it would be fun to make a German wheat beer; weve explored the Belgian wheats pretty thoroughly, said Gilliland. Since this is Lips of Faith and part of what makes that program fun is to make beers that are really unique and different making a big, strong, dark Weiss beer sounded pretty folly-licious. Itll still showcase all of the flavors that a Hefeweiss beer would have, but add in the burly body and extra punch. Think of it as a Grand Cru dunkelweiss.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
The aroma is fantastic with strong flavors. The taste is an assortment of dark fruit with prunes. Also has a bit of smokey wood, slight toffee. A beer for the true beer drinker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
The aroma is lightly toasted malt, chocolate, and sour fruit. The appearance is brown with a medium head. The taste is somewhat like the aroma with a slight sourness. The palate is smooth. Overall this is not that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4178) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors - Fort Collins.Nose is banana, toffee, cloves, and sweetness. Clear light brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is ripe sweet bananas, cloves, and a hint of bitterness in the background.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Poured black browned with fluffy tan head. Tastes of roasted nuts and wheat. Nice malty character with the perfect amount of hops will buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Brown with a healthy, lasting ran head. Aroma is caramelized/candied banana. Flavor is more complex and features clove, apple pumpkin spice bread, banana, and a complexity we couldnt put our finger on, but was attributed to pepper by a companion. I dont actually see pepper listed in the description though. Either way, this is a masterfully brewed beer, by far the best in the style that Ive had. A delightfully chewy flavor that only gets better in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small head. Not a lot to this - very malty, but not much else to it. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
In short: A cranked-up imperialised version of a classic dunkelweisen (ripe bananas, cloves, etc;). Good beer
How: Bottle 22oz. Consume a few months after purchase. Bottle forwarded to me by oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott
The look: Clear dark ruby topped by a persistent small beige head
In long: Aroma is typical for the style with plenty of ripe bananas, medium amount of cloves, etc. Tate is again what you expect from the style. Ripe bananas, browned banana peels, cloves, lots of toasted wheat, dry green cooking herbs, inherent spiciness. Of course being a 9% brew this is not your typical thirst German dunkelweisen, however the alcohol was very well hidden and the sweetness was really not overwhelming. Not a great beer but certainly better than I thought a cranked up 9% American Dunkelweizen would be. Not only did I enjoyed this beer but they say that drinking a full bomber of strong beer every day is a healthy habit (they = people like me who drink a bomber of strong beer everyday).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle from a BA trader - thanks! Dark brown pour with a huge off-white head. Aroma has a large clove and banana presence but there is also chocolate, light spice and pepper, and some raisin with sweet malt. Taste is clove with light spice and a slightly off or perhaps artificial chocolate flavor followed by sweet malt and some trailing whispers of alcohol. Smooth and coasting mouthfeel. The chocolate is a bit jarring but otherwise I liked the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6106) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Had this one in the bottle and on tap, the rate is from Dexters. Deep opaque brown-black with a massive, creamy beige/off-white head. Pronounced sweet banana aroma. Big, luscious malt body. Creamy on the palate. A touch watery at times, I think the bottle was more lively. An interesting German-Belgian mix up, definitely leaning toward the German side. Quite a nice beer either way, but the bottle was superior.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Found this bottle for $5 in a little shop in Fort Collins. Awesome! Poured a dark brown with a frothy khaki head. Big banana smell, with other hints of clove, wheat, and spices. Taste follows suit, with big banana, some cocoa, wheat, and spices. Reminds me of a big glass of sweet liquid banana bread. Good lacing, a creamy mouthfeel, and medium carbonation. Overall, powerful smells and flavors, but still very well-balanced. Delicious.

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