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Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison - New Belgium Brewing

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325 Ratings

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 15
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Doodler on 11-02-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-28-2012 23:41:03 | More by Pinche_Oso
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3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had purchased this bottle during my most recent visit to my aunt & uncle in DC and put it aside awaiting a slow moment. I just returned from Christmas dinner and things could not be slower at Abbaye de Chandler aka Chez Woody.

From the bottle: "Peter picked a prickly pear and paired it with a passion fruit. 'Perfect! Pitch it in!' he proclaimed. Now we have this pleasing Prickly Passion Saison brewed with fruit juices and French Saison yeast to our brewmaster's picking."

I was interested while watching the cascading action of my pour eventually result in two-plus fingers of fizzy, tawny head with surprisingly good retention. The nose had the unmistakable mustiness of Saison yeast, but it also included a sweet fruitiness not wholly unlike bubble gum. Color was a hazy deep-amber. Mouthfeel was kind of on the effervescent/fizzy side and the taste was quite sweet, very fruity which cut some of the mustiness of the yeast. Finish was likewise sweet, but not cloying. The fruit juice(s) commingled nicely with the yeast to produce a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 20:32:27 | More by woodychandler
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

12-21-2012 23:42:35 | More by jco3rd
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-17-2012 23:20:30 | More by Brewsed
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3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright coppery color in the big tulip glass. Pleasant foam and spritzy mouthfeel. Nose of fermenting fruit.

What a classic Saison taste. It starts out sweet and fruity, then morphs into a dry, stony sensation. Amazing transformation with every sip. Through it all is a tangy taste with plenty of fruit. Tangerine peel and cornbread come to mind. Very light body, but alcohol seems to be completely hidden. Malty with that Belgian yeasty bitterness that goes well with the rich aromatics.

This is a tasty beer with a strongly flavored mouthful. Unfortunately it goes down very fast. Another one for the education in the Saison style but it's a very agreeable drink. On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2012 07:06:12 | More by mactrail
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-14-2012 14:28:14 | More by ReeseMax3
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3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden Caramel color with a white head and okay retention.

S- Some saison yeast flavor to sour out the sweetness of all sorts of fruit and a little bubblegum.

T- Follows the nose to some extent, but the funky flavor is brought even more extremely than I expected. Big banana and some overripe peach.

M- Good amount of carbonation. The aftertaste is of course sour and leaves me satisfied rather than reaching for my next sip, as is the case too often with sweet fruity beers.

O- The is somewhat of a one-trick pony, but it is very good at that one trick!Worth a try if you get the chance

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2012 15:27:05 | More by sam_bliss
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-11-2012 00:13:00 | More by ChrisMason
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4/5  rDev +18%

12-07-2012 04:02:52 | More by Glibber
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

12-03-2012 20:36:03 | More by sendbeer
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

11-22-2012 23:48:28 | More by t0rin0
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-15-2012 07:40:52 | More by Whiskeydeez
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-08-2012 17:27:58 | More by roblund
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

11-04-2012 04:16:39 | More by aubrey
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4/5  rDev +18%

11-01-2012 00:17:31 | More by swgwilt
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-31-2012 19:42:39 | More by ste5venla
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-29-2012 14:30:11 | More by ROGUE16
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2.7/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out an orangish-amber with a flash head and minimal lacing. There are some medium sized sediment floaters in the glass, as well. Heavier side of medium body and carbonation levels.

Smells and tastes of sweet pineapple and passionfruit with a caramel malt and lemon verbena herbal accents. The flavor has an additional emphasis on green appleskins and musty malts that wasn't apparent from the nose. There is also a significant cooked vegetable off-flavor that I would have expected from a macro, not from New Belgium. It could have been a good brew if not for that off-flavor, and sadly I cannot recommend this one because of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 21:17:31 | More by WastingFreetime
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-24-2012 15:34:44 | More by AleApostle
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-23-2012 04:48:30 | More by silentdonkey
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3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chill hazed amber with a finger of cream colored head. Never clears, average lacing & traces of head retention

S: Appleskins, wet cereal, & some pineapple

T: Follows the nose, some pear notes, slight pineapple flavor along with passion fruit up front. Golden delicious apples & white grape as this warms, some dryness & lemon peel as well, some phenolic notes too. Finishes with grapefruit bitterness, juicy fruit & with smatteering of tropical & orchard fruit & slight sourness/tartness

MF: Medium bodied, slght carbonation

Drinks fine, the ABV is fairly well hidden, a passable saison, but a one & done for me. Glad I tried it, but not memorable by any stretch of the imagination

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:37:45 | More by russpowell
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South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from a 22 oz bottle of Prickly Passion Saison

Clear golden beer with a white head. The aroma is very fruity,with a clear note of apple cider and hints of pears and apricots

A very fruity saison, with plenty of yeast too. Lightly funky. Lingering aftertaste. Only slight presence of alcohol.

Medium body and medium-light carbonation.

Unique and interesting brew, but not tempted to return (unless/until I acquire a taste for funk).

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 03:27:36 | More by chinchill
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-08-2012 20:49:41 | More by bkrbdan
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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours a golden-amber color with a well-retained, off-white head that prov
ides tons of lace. A light malty sweetness weaves in and out of aromas of earthy saison yeast and tropical fruit notes. The tropical fruit from the nose is prominent on the pallet, and a sweet and sticky malt character meets spicy and earthy yeast tones. Medium in body, this Lips of Faith brew is also moderately-high in carbonation. Great for a sipping on a beach!


Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 00:32:54 | More by phishsihq
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-07-2012 03:37:31 | More by cleonile2000
Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison from New Belgium Brewing
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