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New Belgium "Lips of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale"
New Belgium Brewing Company - Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Abbey Dubbel (ABV 9.5%)

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

The pour was a clear medium brown with a slight orange hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced to a thin layer of residue that lasted throughout and had excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was strong of a moldy doughy yeast and a caramel malt with hints of dark fruit, bubble gum (candi sugar), wood and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was very yeasty and a bit sweet with a nice caramel note in the beginning and then became nice and malty and mildly bitter with a strong taste of bubble gum and a moderate woody alcohol flavor at the end. The flavor lasted for an average amount of time after the swallow letting the woody alcohol taste linger for just a short while longer.

Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body and nice and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation.

Overall a sweet strong ale with a nice mix of flavors, but mostly reminded me of a alcohol infused Bazooka Bubble Gum...

Sampled: 1/15/2012

4 comments
  • Mark
    Mark I think I need to try more of the New Belgium beers.
    January 20, 2012
  • KajII
    KajII You should, it not all Fat Tire you know...
    January 20, 2012
  • Mark
    Mark Yeah, I liked Snow Day, Ranger IPA, Hoptober, Lips of Faith Le Fleur Misseur, Lips of Faith Biere de Mars, Abbey Belgian Style Ale & Mighty Arrow Pale Ale was pretty good.
    January 20, 2012 - 1 likes this
  • KajII
    KajII Snow dog was a little to piney for me...
    January 20, 2012