New Belgium Lips of Faith – Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse

This is the last post of the backlog. Next week starts the true end of quarter, so I think my backlog will manage to increase even more. This was another beer that I picked up during my trip to Delaware. Let’s see how it went.


ABV: 8%

Style: Berliner Weisse

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Yuzu is a strange fruit- citrusy and bold. Those three words: strange, citrus and bold are the perfect beginnings for a great beer. So, our brewers paired yuzu with the sourness of a Berlinerweiss to create this beerlicious Yuzu Berlinerweiss. Brewed with pale malt and wheat this Berlinerwiess was acidified with Lactobacillus for a light, dry mouthfeel and tart refreshment. Hazy and straw-colored, the yuzu fruit brings a tropical charm to a traditional beer.”

Random: I am not looking forward to six actual work days a week. My level of tired is going to be beyond ridiculous.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, intense yellow color with generous carbonation visible despite the cloudiness. The nose was tart lemon with some sweetness that reminded me of honey and golden raisins. The taste was not all that tart given the style. It had a bit of lemon rind and then white wine grapes and golden raisins with bready yeast. The body was on the thick side with some booze warming and generous carbonation. The finish was long with the dry, white wine grapes. This beer was definitely interesting and not nearly as tart as I expected for the style. With that being said, I’m glad I tried it, but won’t be having it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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