New Belgium Lips of Faith Series – Brett Beer

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The core of this beer is the yeast, according to the collaborators for this beer: New Belgium and The Lost Abbey.  The yeast strain is brettanomyces, which gives the beer both its name and its tropical fruit flavors    The nose is floral and yeasty, and the middle is sweet with pineapple and peach flavors, fading into a sour, mildly malty finish that has some notes of orange.  The spotlight here is strictly the yeast.  This is like a wheat beer that has a very neutral base in order to highlight specific flavors.  It’s thoroughly enjoyable, but it doesn’t stand out in any particular way.

I give it a 3.7 out of 5.

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