New Belgium Lips of Faith Brett Beer
From New Belgium – New Belgium Brewing and The Lost Abbey brewery from San Marcos, California have a shared passion for a variety of things, not the least of which is the wild Belgian yeast brettanomyces. So they decided to join forces and collaborate. Lost Abbey Collaboration is brewed simply with pale malts accompanied by Target, Centennial and Sorachi hops for a hint of citrus. Focusing on their mutual respect for the ingredient, the spotlight shines on the brettanomyces, where a full brett fermentation offers bold pineapple overtones and funky, sour edge. The beer is a shining, golden shade and is warming and dry. Lost Abbey Collaboration is available on draft and in 22-ounce bombers.
New Belgium Brewing and Lost Abbey – New Belgium Lips of Faith Brett Beer – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 7.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a bright papaya yellow. Atop sits a thin white film of swirls.
Aroma: Very musty cobweby funk. Bbq/roasted corn.
Taste: Husky grain, honey sweet malt, very unique brett funk, light citrus and pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, modest carbonation.
Overall: I’ve been coming around on these types of beers compared to prior years of my craft beer journey. The smell on this is super unique even for a brett bomb, its very drinkable, tasty and thought provoking.