I haven't done one of these Broadening thangs in a while... what with us sticking to what we know best for well over a month now... so it's time. Past time, actually. So, there we were out at the Cannon Class VI Store this morning when we noticed a passel of these on the shelf:
That's a New Belgium Lips of Faith Super Cru, about which one of The Bros has this to say:
Big beer brewed with Asian pear juice. Shiny copper color; two-finger head drops to a thin ring of lace. Some vague floral fruitiness meets spiciness, with medicinal herb and alcohol in the nose. Some smoothness, slick with a big body. Mild tartness with a thick malty foundation, and a hint of sweetness up front. Toasted bread and ripe fruit soon make way for a more toasty, dry, almost broth-like flavor. Spicy, boozy alcohol, rose water and tropical fruit. Semidry finish clings to the booziness. A serious beer if strength is considered, though beyond that, it lacks a bit of depth that was expected. A tasty brew nonetheless.The general consensus is the beer rates a B- and so much for criticism... I like it, even if it IS fruity, but it's not TOO fruity. I'd give it a solid A, but you have to realize I'm predisposed to like pretty much everythang New Belgium puts out. We've paired the brew up with an old favorite... an Acid Kuba Kuba. Now it's time to adjourn to the verandah before the Smoking Police come and bust me for lighting a cigar inside the house. Whatever will I do when winter comes?