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New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars


This is a style called Biere de Garde, and it may very well be the first that I’ve ever had. Obviously, it’s not a terribly popular style. The malts are Pale, C-80, Wheat, and Carapils with oats. The hop selection is Target, Willamette, and Cascades with some lemon peel and lemon verbena added. It looks like there’s some Brett in here as well, so I’m expecting a big dose of citrus on this one.

Biere de Garde. 6.2% ABV. 22 IBUs. Colorado. Limited Release.

It’s got this lovely bright orange color with a fantastic head.

The nose has some earthy-spicyness with a bit of lemon zest. Doesn’t seem sour at all, but has a hint of a yeast character. Reminds me a bit of a saison, but not quite as pronounced.

The first thing that comes to mind on this beer is just how light it is in flavor. It’s got a bit of citrus, a bit of earthy-ness. Hint of vanilla follows with a low bitterness on the back.

I really liked the idea of this beer. I love citrusy beers and I love Brett, but I’m not getting much of anything on here. It’s shockingly light on flavor. 82 points.

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