Dandelion Ale

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Dandelion Ale

Brewed in collaboration with our talented friends at Red Rock Brewing in Salt Lake, Dandelion Ale is another unique offering in New Belgium's Lips of Faith Series. Inspired by the great hop shortage of 2008, dandelion greens were used as they have a natural bittering effect much like hops. Reveling in the freedom of the Belgian brewing tradition, we thought this ubiquitous weed would make an interesting addition to a traditionally hopped beer. The result is a blond ale brewed with toasted pilsener malt, flavored with fresh picked dandelion greens and grains of paradise. Dandelion Ale is hazy and light gold in color with peachy aroma and a Belgian yeast strain. It has a unique bitterness, subtle maltiness and a creamy mouthfeel.

Alcohol is 7.8% by volume.

Visual

 Hazy light golden color

Aroma

Peachy, floral, spicy, sweet malt and honey. Bubblegum and fruitiness from Belgian esters. No hop aroma.

Flavor

Sweet honey and glazed cantaloupe. Gentle sweet toasty malt character with subtle grassy, juicy vegetal flavor and pleasant bitterness from dandelion greens.

Mouthfeel/Body

Rounded and creamy. Slight warmth from higher alcohol. Medium - Full

ABV

7.8%

IBU

14

Yeast

Belgian Abbey Yeast

Calories

245

Hops

Nugget

Malts

Pale, Rye, Munich, Dark Wheat, Wheat, Pilsner

Fruits/Spices

Dandelion Greens, Fruit of Paradise