New Belgium Lips of Faith - Brett Beer VERSUS Lost Abbey Mo Betta Bretta

New Belgium and The Lost Abbey teamed up to brew a Brett Beer. These were released at around the same time by both breweries. New Belgium released this beer under their Lips of Faith series and named it, “Brett Beer“. The Lost Abbey released it as “Mo Betta Bretta“. The biggest difference between each of these is that New Belgium (left) pasteurized their version essentially ruining the beer of improving in the bottle. The Lost Abbey version was not pasteurized. Let’s see how these compare side-by-side.

New Belgium Lips of Faith - Brett Beer VERSUS Lost Abbey Mo Betta Bretta

 

3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20

adamjackson (732) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 23, 2012

Enjoyed in an Ommegang glass at cellar temp. 

A – Poured a very hazy / cloudy dark orange with a finger head that dissipated pretty fast. 

S – Very grazzy on the nose. Hint of citrus and floral notes. Nice dry bretty scent and citrus. 

T – Sour tangerine taste. Very funky and grassy. Very crisp and sort of a lemon/lime finish but it’s very faint. Very tasty. 

M – Medium carbonation, medium body. crisp and dry finish. 

O – This is a nice drinkable beer.

New Belgium Lips of Faith - Brett Beer VERSUS Lost Abbey Mo Betta Bretta
3.2

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20

adamjackson (732) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 23, 2012

Picked this up in SF. Enjoyed in a tulip. 

A – Nice clarity. Bright orange appearance. Hints of haze but not much. 1 finger solid white head. 

S – Weird. Unexpected hop bitterness on the nose. Bitterness of amarillo and centennial. Pineapple and grass. 

T – Up front hot bitterness, lemons, pineapple and grapefruit. Finish is dry and floral 

M – Medium carbonation and body. 

O – Of the two beers from LA and NB, the LA bottled version is MUCH better.

New Belgium Lips of Faith - Brett Beer VERSUS Lost Abbey Mo Betta Bretta
Overall, the Lost Abbey version I liked a bit more. RateBeer.com scores them both closely as well. The Lost Abbey bottling rates 3.37/5. The New Belgium bottling rates 3.19/5. Both pretty close.