New Belgium Lips of Faith Brett Beer

New Belgium Lips of Faith Brett Beer

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Brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company

Fort Collins, CO, United States

Style:  Wild Ale

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 48488 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank6738
Overall Percentile87
Style Rank128 of 1217
Style Percentile89.5
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.480
Weighted Score3.369
Standard Deviation0.487

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  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Cloudy gold, sugary sweet and earthy aroma, but not musty-- lemony or floral sour. Earthy yeast flavor, some spice, balance of bitter & sugary sweet, a wee bit boozy. Rich feel, tiny carbonation.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Sampled from bottle. Pours gold with a faint haze. Thin white head. Mild aroma is centered around the Brett. Balanced. Simple malt profile with some wild yeast. Not as funky as expected.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 2.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Aroma is a very clean funk, not very invigorating. Slightly cloudy and very pale yellow color with very white head. Flavor is incredibly mild, almost boring. Not good enough to meet my expectations.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 2.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    22 oz bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

    The aroma is sweet vegetal malts and some stinky yeast (cheesy onions).

    The flavor is sweet sugary malts and tropical fruits with a little musty brett. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

    Overall, an OK brett beer. The sweetness overpowers the brett. Since they pasteurized, it probably won't come out much more though.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Strong aroma is mainly fruity, mostly apple with subtle notes of banana and pear; balance is yeasty and a little malty. Pours a clear, bright solar yellow with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, palest gold head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Sublime, fruity flavor has a firm yeasty note and hints of butterscotch, malt, and - is that freshly-mowed hay? Overall, very tasty and lip-smacking. Texture has good body and good fizz, making for a real winner. I love beer collaborations! I wanna see more of 'em!

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Thanks to slowrunner77 for this one. Bottle pour into a chalice presents a hazy yellow/orange with a thin white head. The aroma is herbal and grassy - barnyard funk on par with what you'd get with a nice saison. The moutfeel is sharp and acidic with plenty of carbonation that makes this an easy drinking brew. The taste is a subdued replica of the aroma - hay/grass with lemon are the dominant flavors. This is a good beer, certainly not one I'd turn down and am very glad to have had the opportunity to try.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on 7/7/2012. This wild ale pours a light yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, a little bretty and dry. A medium bodied wild ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Good carbonation. The brett seems a little less defined in this version than in the Lost Abbey beer, (Mo Betta Breeta). Nice beer. The breet does get more pronounced as it warms. A touch of funk, but not a lot of tartness. Still fairly young, but I am not sure if this one will funk up with some age. Just going to have to age a few bottles and find out I guess. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some dryness.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a hazy light yellow with a nice white head that fades to a big ring/small layer and leaves some lacing on the glass. There is some funk and fruity notes, old fruit at that. Very odd aroma and not something I'd like to smell too often. The taste is slightly better but still off. The sweet malty notes are good but there is a weird over ripe fruit flavor in there as well. Almost tastes like a banana that has sat for too long. It's a bit interesting but not what I expected. This one was just weird and not exactly what I expected.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    From bomber @ Knoxville BrewFest. Medium amber yellow pour, tight white head, nice lacing throughout. Funky and Belgianesque yeast aroma, floral, very slight tart and sour fruits, honeysuckle. Taste is not nearly as tart as I expected, still some zesty and sour fruit notes, lemongrass and honeysuckle, sweet fruits, more yeasts and funk. This would probably be better aged as the Brett has not done its work yet. Still tasty just not puckeringly sour and tart, which is what I wanted.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Slightly let down by this beer as I've grown accustomed to really good sours from both NB and Lost Abbey. This was cheap for the style, but there really wasn't a whole lot going on outside of a nice farmhouse aroma. The flavor is too sweet, and not very funky or tart...though that may go away with age. I like the sorachi presence, but as a whole, this is below the standard for these brewers, and for the style.

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