1164. Lips Of Faith Biere De Mars

1164. Lips Of Faith Biere De Mars

This was another beer that I picked up at Spec's, but I didn't have a chance to drink it until Tuesday at my parent's house.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: New Belgium Brewing
Alcohol: 6.20%
Serving: Bottle, 22 oz.
Style: American Wild Ale

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.5 | Taste: 4.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.5

Overall: 4.35

New Belgium's Biere de Mars pours a cloudy, peach color, and is topped by a thick, off-white head that fades to a film, leaving good lace. The aroma is dominated by Brettanomyces. There's the characteristic "hopsack" aroma along with banana, citrus, and toasty malts. Swirling brings out spicy alcoholic aromas.

The first sip suggests that this is a well attenuated beer. There are toasty and bready malts, but they're only mildly sweet. However, towards the center the sweetness comes out a bit with notes of banana and orange peel. The malts are balanced in the finish by a moderate bitterness, and an earthy Brett contribution. This beer is light-to-medium-bodied, and has a moderate amount of carbonation.

I really liked this beer a lot. It's balanced, and has a nice Brett flavor.