New Belgium Lips of Faith Vrienden

New Belgium Lips of Faith Vrienden

Rated 3.442 by BeerPals
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Brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company

Fort Collins, CO, United States

Style:  Wild Ale

8.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Get a Belgian Brewmaster and a master of Belgian brewing together and theres sure to be spontaneous imagination that leads to micro-organisms mingling in fermentation. Allagash and New Belgium are pleased to offer you our collabeeration brewed with the slightly fruity hibiscus flower, the aromatic Brettanomyces, and the flavor-boosting Lactobacillus. We recommend pairing it with creamy, soft cheeses and charming Vrienden - thats friends in Flemish.

ID: 40544 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank4380
Overall Percentile91.5
Style Rank88 of 1219
Style Percentile92.8
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.589
Weighted Score3.442
Standard Deviation0.183

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  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A good example of a Wild Ale. Enough funk and tartness to keep you puckered up for a good while. A nice rust coloured pour with a thin head, emitting notes of yeast, funk, and tart fruit. Flavour has a definite yeastiness to it. Very enjoyable in my opinion.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

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

    surprisingly low funk level given that it has both brett and lacto, and has been sitting letting those bad boys do their thing for quite some. but, it wasn;t too funky, and not sour at all. medium bodied amber in color. smells floral and sweet pear. similar flavor with a touch of dry funk in the finish. refreshing, but not quite ehat i'm looking for in a wild ale.

  • HEEMER77 1009 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

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

    Bomber. A dark amber body that approaches copper with a thin off white head. The nose is sweet with pears and a floral quality. There is also some hint of apple cider vinegar. The taste is sweet like ginger bread with some slight funk coming through in the finish. There is also some spice with that ginger type quality. The body is highly carbonated. This is funky, but not tart. Nicely done and not over the top.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

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

    A unique beer to say the least. Pleasent, floral, herbally- all the kinds of things you would expect from this interesting beer. Aroma slightly tart, fizzy and just a touch of tang again in the finish. Otherwise smooth, crisp tasting and very fresh.

  • JKBPILL 201 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

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

    Pours golden orange with a thick white head that sticks around and provides nice lacing. The aroma and taste are similar in that there is the sweet fruitiness, along with some sweet but the lack of funkiness or brett was a little disappointing, not a bad beer but I wanted more sour and funkiness.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

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

    Sampled on 1/1/2011. This sour ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity, tart and slightly funky. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity, tart and slightly funky. The hops are herbal. There are some herbal notes from the endive and floral notes from the hibiscus as well. Good carbonation. There is a touch of funky and tartness and the brett is mostly evident in the finish. I wonder if some bottle aging will increase the tart/funk. I think I will put some away and find out… A very drinkable wild ale. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly tart with a touch of endive at the finish.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

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

    Aroma is strong, malty and crisp with a firm overtone of apple, rather like a cider. It pours a clear orange amber with a frothy, fine-bubbled off-white head. Sour apple dominates the flavor, which has a firm tone of malt and hints of pear and honey. Flavor is smooth and just a little fizzy, leaving behind a cider-like apple finish and a subtle tingle.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

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

    Had at Flying Saucer, for Tap Nite: .. Pours a dark amber .. . great foam, some strong lacing .. . very light funk with some flowers and very light spice .. . refreshing and subtle .. . enjoyable.. Is that what she said? She's a rascal.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

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

    22oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

    The aroma is some sweet doughy malt and floral spices with a bit of brett.

    The flavor is sweet fruity malts followed by some brett some spices and a little tart tangy fruits and a medium bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth slightly sharp carbonation.

    Overall, it's pretty similar to NB Imperial Berliner Weisse. Not too complex and lightly sour. I think it has a bit more Brett and some different spices (hibiscus?) that I wasn't sure I cared for as much.

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