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Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

337 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 16
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Doodler on 11-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 337 | Reviews: 126
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1.78/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I poured this into my cracked DuClaw snifter... once again.

A: This poured out much, much dark than I expected. It looked like a fairly clear amber ale, through and through. The head was a mere white sawdust.

S: Wow, talk about differing from expectations! I expected this to be sort of tropical paradise, farmhouse, floral drink, but what I got was dank, spicy, low-grade Belgian one.

T: One would have to have a microscope to detect any farmhouse saison quality in this one. I'm not sure how to describe this mess, but I'll try: Diluted Belgian ale, with melted cherry "Jolly Rancher", with peach and coriander. None of this worked, by the way.

M: This was completely devoid of any sort of spritzy, bubbly carbonation, and the sweet grossness just lingered and lingered to no end.

O: This has my vote as one of the worst brews of the year. I tried and tried but I could not finish. Drain pour...

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1.97/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a medium amber color w/ a thin off white color in my CBS snifter.. Completely clear in appearance, with very little carbonation and very little lacing. The nose is yeast, coriander, some slight funk, and somewhat sweet. The taste is a trainwreck. Super, overly sweet- with yeast and spices coming through w/ a little fruit. Awful. Feel is thin, syrupy, and no carbonation... Overall, this is a horribly out of whack brew that I drainpoured 80% of. I can't imagine anybody voluntarily drinking this. Avoid at all cost.

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1.98/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bomber shared with friends and poured in a tulip. The brew appears a clear bright orange with a finger of white froth and lots of webby lace sticks to the glass.

The smell is wet dog and canned peas. Honestly was not ready for that. More sniffs bring out a light melon character mixed with veggies. A tinge of fruit and yeast emerge as the brew warms up.

The tastes includes notes of dirty melon like cantelouoe mated with canned peas. It is earthy and yeasty but not in the expected saison way. The fruit inclusion is more vegetative than anything. Faint yeast imparts some clove and spice. Some herbal hops emerge as it warms with almost a buttery caramel, toffee and awkwad sweetness.

This is a medium to fuller bodied offering for the style. It has a modest amount of carbonation and really just a horrible arrangement of character. I did not care for this at all despite the alcohol being well intgrated. Everything about this is off including the thick feel. I man'd up and consumed my portion. The others opted for the drainpour.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served on tap at Kudu Charleston, SC

A-Pours a dark amber with a nice finger of clean white foam, that dissipates rather quickly. A darker saison with a pretty nice body.

S-Plenty of pear in the nose. It does mix very well with the farm house yeasts though which hides the fruit in a nice manor. Maybe a bit of apple here as well, and definitely a hit of sweetness to round it out.

M-pretty bland, carbonated enough to keep in refreshing but nothing to really bring to the beer.

T-Pretty nasty. The beer starts off with a nice hit of fresh pear which is very much appreciated and surprisingly not too sweet or tart as I had feared. From then on out though this thing is gross. The pear combusted into a horrifically bitter and flavorless mix that tastes damn near identical to a macrobrew. The aftertaste leaves you sucking your cheeks for any saliva to get it off your palate.

O-Deceiving looks lead to a disappointing and pretty tough to consume brew.

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2.32/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served on tap in a New Belgium globe at Martin City Brewing Company.

This beer pours a rather pinkish copper with almost zero head and very little lacing. Starting off as a bit of a disappointment. The aroma is very fruity. Notes of nectarines, peach and star fruit. I really don't know what a Passion fruit smells like but I would assume its fairly close. Very boozy notes as it warms. The taste just falls flat. Overly boozy, fruity with a spicy yeast undertone. It really just doesn't play well together. The mouthfeel is the biggest disappointment for me. It finishes sweet and full. No dryness. I love saisons but this is another in a line of larger craft brewers making mediocre to sub par saisons. If your going to make the style, at least put out a decent product.

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2.32/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Prickly Passion Saison pours a bit of a hazy golden color, with very small head. The smell unfortinuly was one of the worst things i ever smelled, it was sour baby vomit smell, mixed in with some flowers. The taste is very complex. There are some fruits, pears and plums mixed in there, with some flower like flavors, very complex, I cant pick out everything that is going on here. I found it left a strange taste on the tongue, and its just too complex and everything mashes together in a way that conflicts. Overall iam pretty confused about this one, some parts of the taste are good, while others are bad, not sure I would recommend this one.

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2.48/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Sams. The only interesting thing they had for once.

Pour is a little dark for a Saison, more toward orange. Nice white head.

Smell is loaded with Belgian yeast. Smells like it has a bite to it. Uh oh.

Taste is loaded with spicy, peppery yeast. Kind of feels like a Over-yeasty Belgian Pale. I dont get much fruit, its all taken over by the yeast. so disappointing.

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Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison from New Belgium Brewing
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