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Lips Of Faith - Imperial Berliner Style Weisse by New Belgium Brewing Inc.
Berliner Weissbier
7.00 % ABV

Review by Tip Top on 07/28/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 9 16 4 7 2010
A very small, slightly off white head formed when I poured the beer, as you can see from the picture. What is now left is just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The body is a light, clean, golden color.

Smelling the brew brings back what I love about the style. Nice wheat base that just seems to intensify the tartness laying underneath. Some lactic aromas underneath. Sour apple.

Flavor echoes what I got on the nose. Light wheat base rings through the entire time this is on my tongue, intensifying a bit towards the end. Tartness comes in right from up front, lasting for a couple seconds, before giving way to a bit of sweetness. Green apple is there, but very light.

This one does drink much easier than you would expect from a 7% beer, but not quite as easily as a typical Berliner Weiss. I guess that's pretty much what I would expect, though it might drink easier than I expected.

Very drinkable and pleasant beer. Being a lover of sour beers, and knowing what New Belgium can do with sours, I was hoping there might be a little more tartness here. It's on for the style, but the higher base seems to have made it a little more muted. That said, I'm enjoying this thoroughly and will be happily polishing off the bottle.

Served In: Tulip

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