onceblind (9662) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Clear nutty amber with a thin off-white head, foamy and laceful. Nose is estery and earthy at the same time, makes me think of the first hostel I stayed in, in Scotland. A bit earthy, mild astringency, lots of yeast ester, plums, and a touch of red grape skin. Flavor is swell, and very belgianesque with notes of raisin and red grapes mixed with dark earthy esters, sweet mild maltiness, and a nice little fruity undertone I can’t describe. dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Interesting but not all that memorable. Sweet, lightly fruity, lightly funky, lightly spicy. kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Dark brown and hazy thin brown head. Sweet raisin aroma. Sweet prune raisin flavors. Clean malty finish
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Tap at MacKenzie’s in a flute glass (not sure why). A deep red hue with little head. First word to spring to mind is sugar. A definite early sweetness like brown sugar that yields to a slightly sour Belgian finish. Aroma has a little spice to it...maybe cinnamon. Almost a Christmas ale finish that wasn’t expected. A rather thin beer from a body perspective. Overall one of the better options from Lips of Faith lately. I think the square root of this is...solid. BadAprilia1000 (433) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Aroma is very sweet and tons of clove. Appearance is a dark ruby red. The flavor of the beer is completely different from the aroma. Very spicy beer, some cinnamon and a lot of nutmeg. Clove comes through on the taste. One of my least favorite Lips of Faith sadly, was looking forward to this and it fell through. The black pepper that it says you will get does not come through at all, a true lack of shisandra berries.
jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a clear garnet brown with a big tan head with good lacing. Aroma is sweet with bubblegum and malt and spicy with cinnamon. Taste is sweet at first with caramel, some fruit and toastiness. Bubblegum flavor, spicy cinnamon and pepper mid taste. Finishes semi dry. Mouthfeel is crisp with a medium body and moderate high carbonation. Good dubbel with a spicy kick. b3shine (8872) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a translucent dark amberish brown with foamy off-white head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, clove, and mild dark fruit. Tastes like it smells, but with more spices. What almost seems like a bit of cinnamon too. Average on the palate. A solid example of the style. Gachupines (1252) - USA - JAN 5, 2014
Brown with a thin lacing of white head. Aroma is a little sweet with just a slight touch of funk. Flavor is a little sweet and bready with just a touch of dark fruit. A little pepper in the finish, but a bit thin in body.
Wife: 4.25 arminjewell (9646) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of nuts, caramel, toffee, some slight funky and earthy notes, hints of slight vinegar in there. Taste is a mix of nuts, earth, spice, some vinegar, touch of caramel, toffee, slight oak, funk, finishing slightly bitter. drjay44 (3709) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained, light beige head, over a clear ruby brown (SRM 24) body....nose is sweet malts, with light dried fruits including fig, date, cinnamon, hints of funk.....taste is slightly sweet, cola tones, leading to barnyard funk, light cinnamon, light pepper tingle, finishing semi sweet.....mouth feel light of medium, quite sticky, alcohol hidden, carbonation low. This is really not a Dubbel. The simple malt back bone is not forward enough and lacks complexity in both aroma and flavor. It has a very light mouth feel, and the exotic ingredient adds little. Another unsuccessful experiment from New Belgium. BJCP 6/2/12/4/5