New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Fleur Misseur

New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Fleur Misseur

Rated 3.633 by BeerPals
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Brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company

Fort Collins, CO, United States

Style:  Belgian Ale

6.2% Alcohol by Volume

16 International Bittering Units

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Deep burnished gold with a slight haze, Le Fleur Misseur opens with pineapple, clove and honey notes. Dry-hopping produces a flower leaf aroma supported by tones of fresh bread and honey. Bottle conditioned with our special house strain of Brettanomyces (wild ale) yeast, Le Fleur finishes dry and slightly herbal. Produced for New Belgium coworkers to celebrate our 15th anniversary, Le Fleur has roots in the earliest days of our history. In 1988 founder Jeff Lebesch sat weary on the side of a Belgian road when a young lad passing by picked a delicate yellow flower and offered it to Jeff. Le Fleur, Misseur? Jeff misspelled the boy's comment in his journal as he accepted the offering. A treasured memory, a beer to treasure.

ID: 31173 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank1578
Overall Percentile96.7
Style Rank29 of 1081
Style Percentile97.3
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.844
Weighted Score3.633
Standard Deviation0.296

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  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

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

    22oz bottle -

    Aroma - huge blast of honey sweetness, grassy, spicy, with a strong citrus note.

    Appearance - cloudy gold body, creamy 2" white head

    Taste - insanely spicy, earthy, slightly horsey/funkified with some wet-leaves kinda flavor. Strange but good.

    Palate - medium carbonation, prickly on the palate and finish

    Overall - a great suprise from New Belgium. The Lips of Faith series has been pretty impressive so far.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

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

    Aroma has an interesting of mix tropical fruits and some wood notes as well, a hazy yellow body, with plenty of floaters, thin head with some lace. Flavor starts with a dry wood with yeasts, grain and some fruitiness mixed in, nice finish, good aftertaste. Overall a pretty nice beer, worth a try.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

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

    Sampled on 9/18.2009. This Belgian Ale pours a slightly hazy light orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is floral and spicy, orange peel. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of orange and floral flavors. The hops are floral and spicy. Lively carbonation. Nice balance. Nice mixture of spices, malt and hops. Lot of nice little bubbles. Nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a touch of floral hop and perhaps a touch of funk.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    house.. . pours a medium gold with some haze. has a good head, some nice lacing qualities. has something to it, a weird fun delicious bitterness, like brett on a carnival ride... i want to write good things but its just to good. fuck it. is very orval like, just a bit more user friendly.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtEZMzWS68Q .. give this to everyone on earth, and orval will beat bud light in global sales.. . hi, a shorter version of hello. .. . lacing is a medium porn producer white out.. . great light fulfilling mouthfeel.. . Franka Potente is such a fuckin hotty! .. . this is a very well made beer, it, as the label says, it is a tip of the hat to orval, but it is done in such a people friendly, refined and non pretentious way, like orval but not trying to invade on it. i hope people give this a chance, its dreamy! .. people can’t fly, but why not!!!! try this brew, its one of new belgiums best!.. i don’t give a shit if you can see the seam..

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

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

    zesty citrusy yeast in the aroma and flavor. well done enough that this could be a good summer session beer. a little musty, with a touch of brett to produce a dry finish, but still light and refreshing. enjoyable yellow pee-pee beer...yeah!!

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

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

    22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a pillowy white head that retains well and leaves a lot of lacing.

    The aroma is bretty musty yeast (horse blanket?) with some lemon.

    The flavor is sweet malts with bright lemoney fruits leading to a medium bitterness with a good amount of brett. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with great carbonation.

    Overall, a great beer. I love the balance of the sweet fruits and brett. I found it best colder, as it sat it mellowed a bit too much.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

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

    On tap at O’briens. Pours with an orange-gold body topped by a medium thick, white head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly bitter with a hint of sweetness with a very very slight hint of brett/horseblanket, but, it’s hardly noticable. Not a whole lot of flavor at all. Light to medium bodied and dry.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

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

    Sampled on draft at patton alley pub, springfield, mo. Spours hazy lemon yellow. Adequate, but thin head. Bold floral notes in the aroma - subtle spices follow (yeast phenols). The yeast spiciness dominates the flavor. Slightly sweet and tart. Very good and I'll certainly try it again!

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

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

    Sampled on tap at 1702, Tucson AZ
    Arrives quite chilled with a hazy gold color and is topped by a healthy, by draught standards, one-finger thick, pale white head. Visually it has a fair amount of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of my glass. The aroma is quite fruity up front with notes of tropical fruit, pineapple, pear and apple notes, but also has a phenolic note to it that is immediately noticed and is a mix of light Band-Aid notes that actually aren't all that bad. There are some nice, light malt aromatics here as well that contribute notes reminiscent of dusty, crushed malt and lightly toasted grain notes.

    This is also quite fruity tasting, but not quite as much as the aroma might have suggested; I get flavors of light pineapple, but this leans more towards notes of apples and pears. This has an earthy-spice finish to it with some accenting light phenolic character (clove and a hint of Band-Aid are noticeable). There is also a hint of something like earthy, lightly green, coriander. The malt comes through more as a dry grain character; touches of lightly toasted grain and even some raw grain like flavors. As the beer warms up it get much more fruity and a bit more phenolic (especially the Band-Aid note). This is nice and light, quaffable yet not overly attenuated considering the Brettanomyces influence.

    This is pretty tasty, but definitely on the young side. I would be interested in seeing how the Brettanomyces flavors mature in this beer. Strangely enough and atypical of most beers, I find this actually is better on the cold side as it gets a bit too phenolic and more unbalanced as it warms up.

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