Monday, September 27, 2010
New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars
I grabbed a bottle of New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars from a bottle shop in Denver. The beer pours a golden color with a bubbly white head. The aroma consists of spices including nutmeg and cinnamon with a malty undertone. The taste is yeasty but big on nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. The spices in this beer remind me a lot of a pumpkin beer or a winter ale, but without the pumpkin or big alcohol content, which is 6.2% ABV. I thought that the Biere de Mars from New Belgium was great on the spice accents and a light malt accent. While the flavor profile did not fit into exactly what I was expecting, I really enjoyed the beer, and it was quite refreshing.