Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison - New Belgium Brewing

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78
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335 Ratings
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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.22%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Doodler on 11-02-2011)
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Photo of bluejacket74
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a mostly clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly fruity, it smells like pears, passion fruit, green apples, bready malt and some Belgian yeast. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like pears, passion fruit, bready malt and some banana, and there's also a lingering earthy bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit syrupy and smooth with moderate carbonation. I think it's a nice brew, it's worth a try. $8.99 a bottle.

Photo of Tamarack22
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

Pours a clear golden orange with a dense white head. Sweet fruit dominates the nose. Sugar and mango and pear make up most of the aroma. There is a bit of bread and yeast without much yeast/ester/phenol. Sweet fruit with a bit of bread and cracker malt flavor. Quite a bit of passion fruit with a little less of an emphasis on the prickly pear. A touch of grass on the finish.

Photo of beerme626
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Reed
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of dumptruck81
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Rutager
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours a very clear, deep gold-amber with a finger of off white head.

Smell. Fruity belgian yeast and some sweet pears, green grapes, and apples.

Taste. Again the fruity belgian yeast, some light fruits and a bit of sweet grains.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice beer for a summer day. Easy drinking.

Photo of beerbrains
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Maegodfrey14
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheSarge
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a chalice, and the Saison makes a decent heady appearance of a finger and a half thick off white foam, and the body is cleanly filtered, with a nice copper color.

The aroma is fruity of course, with lots of citrus notes, pretty much lemon with a hint of orange. There is a faint metallic fragrance meshed with slight bubble gum.

The taste is a little sweeter than I thought, somewhat in the way of honey with a mild tartness of sour grapes.

Feels full in body and kind of syrupy. The sour pucker factor keeps this decently a thirst quencher for the air conditioning, but there is a warm finish to this brew.

Photo of hiphopj5
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of SourAddict
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of carrollmel7
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Zbrown2307
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of trancesk8er
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery in beautiful Ft. Collins.

I've been looking to try a fermented drink with prickly pears ever since I read Papazian's description of a prickly pear mead. This beer was good, but did not live up to my lofty expectations.

Looks like a saison. Hazy orange-gold, head of white foam. From first sip it's a bit too sweet and sticky for the style. White wine, black pepper, and clove are the big flavors. Again, the sweet body is out of place, but the flavors are nice. A solid dose of earthy hop bitters helps the beer out. But where is the prickly pear? Nowhere to be found. It's absence alone is enough to make this beer a disappointment to me.

A good saison, but there are plenty of those around these days.

Photo of Tone
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper/orange color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, hint of hops, strong floral, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, citrus, floral, slight hops, and a hint of dough. Overall, lacking in appearance, good feel, and average aroma and body.

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a hazy amber with a decent head that fades to cover the top of the beverage.

S: Fruit is present. Hints of grapes and alcohol. Not as good as other saisons.

T: Some fruit comes through but it's hard to say what it is. I'm certainly not getting a scream of prickly pear. There is a bit of sweetness that quickly gets replaced by an off putting bitter flavor that is rather dull.

M: Sits with a lightish medium body which quickly becomes too bitter on account of the carbonation.

You know, I avoided saison style beers for the longest time because the first few I had were so bad, then I tried some that were really great. This one reminds me of why I tend to avoid them. The flavor is rather dull and gross with the flavors blending into a mix that doesn't represent any of them individually.

Photo of Havion383
1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Lob
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of StaveHooks
2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz served into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a brassy amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. The head maintains well and forms a thin ceiling. Very little lacing.

S - Spicy Belgian yeast, pears, peaches, lemon, hay, green apples, banana taffy, fruit bread, caramel malt.

T - Stone fruit upfront-mainly peaches, candy sweet malt, hints of banana taffy, biscuity, peppery alcohol hits towards the end. Finishes wet for a Saison.

M - Prickly carbonation, light alcohol heat, heavy bodied.

It reminded me of peach cobbler. It was pretty sweet and didn't really finish dry enough. I wouldn't seek this one out.

Photo of Pencible
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like grassy and waxy hops, with wild yeast and fresh wheat and sweet prickly pear juice.
T: It tasted like sweet prickly pear juice and sour Belgian yeast, with grassy and waxy hops and fresh wheat. It had a sweet and sour and bitter aftertaste that was nice and clean.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Surprisingly heavy and thick.
D: This was a nice balanced and complex beer. Not really delicious, but the scent and taste and body were all enjoyable. The alcohol was well hidden too, so it was easy to drink. Probably best fresh. Interesting beer to try at least once. I liked it.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Quick, fizzy head and no residual foaming. Syrupy looking bronze color with nice bubbling.

Yeasty, passsion fruity aroma with a little toasted cracker malt and light limey citric hop aroma.

Light, syrupyness to the palate along with a slow minor heat wave on teh finish and linger. Fruity, yeasty, dry, and a little tart. You can taste the passion fruit, but not overwhelming. A nice addition to the beer. Theres also a limey flavor I'm thinking is from teh hops mixing with the passion fruit. An intersting saison. Glad I tried this fruity, tart, sipper.

Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.