Lips Of Faith Vrienden (Allagash Collaboration)

22 oz bottle in the usual Lips of Faith presentation.
Pour is a good looking, light, bright copper hue with some sticky, complex lace. Head is small and leaves just a ring around the extremities of the beer. Clarity is excellent, carbonation medium.
Essentially, if you’ve ever had an English, west country cider you will have had an experience mightily similar to this.
Nose and tastes reveal some fairly straightforward and simple light apple and cherry acidity that offer a pretty gentle introduction to a touch of light Brett and funk. the nose suggest a little more acidity than the taste ultimately delivers. Acidity is low, but present enough to let you know that you are drinking something that is a bit different. The apple and cherry notes become more fruity s the beer warms and the drinkability is high.
The beer has a very refreshing, light touch and in that respect reminds me a little of a cider like Strongbow. Slightly less aggressive than that drink, and perhaps lower carbonation and hence a bit smoother.
Simple and that’s its beauty. A great way to introduce a new, but LIGHT acid/sour/brett/funk experience to those with little or no knowledge of such things that will break them in gently without too much aggression.

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12/20/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.1
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