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Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

325 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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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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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18%

12-18-2011 23:34:52 | More by savagepm
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a clear, dark reddish amber with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale golden head that leaves some good lacing. Strong, crisp, fruity aroma has notes of pear, banana and - is that prickly pear? I get a hint of pomegranate. Rich, fruity, malty flavor has banana, pear and butterscotch notes - and what must be prickly pear cactus. Smooth, firm-bodied, lively texture leaves a satisfying fruity and fizzy finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 20:01:31 | More by Cyberkedi
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mthomas84

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-18-2011 10:08:58 | More by mthomas84
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jdense

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bailey's PDX during HAF, 12.3.11.

Clear medium gold body with rose colored highlights, nary any head except for thin uneven broken layer of slightly off white foam, hard to judge any dissipation give full pour, decent lacing. Nose and taste mirrored, prickly pear sweetness more noticeable on taste, balanced by decent dose of coriander that's more prevalent in the nose. Mouthfeel just on light side of medium, good effervescence. An interesting Saison, but nothing I'd want to drink on a regular basis.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2011 22:26:31 | More by jdense
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GRG1313

California

2/5  rDev -41%

12-17-2011 06:42:18 | More by GRG1313
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Chaney

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -48.4%
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...

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 04:04:10 | More by Chaney
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer served in a New Belgium globe glass because I have one and I like doing this.

Beer is pink / red with almost no head, no carbonation, no lacing. Nothing.

Aroma is yeasty and sweet, interesting.

Beer is way way too sweet, a little alcoholy and there is no fruit flavors in there and I've had prickly pear fruit. Nothing, not interesting nothing.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 02:17:40 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.7/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by Sumner. Thanks man.

The beer is clear and golden orange hued with a small head that fades rapidly. The aroma offers dank hops, earth, fruit, alcohol. The flavor offers fruity hops and booze. Not too good. A few ounces of this beer is more than I need. Out of balance. Low carbonation with too much alcohol in the flavor. No thanks.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 00:02:48 | More by Huhzubendah
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beertunes

Washington

2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a clean, clear orangeish-amber/light gold color with just the thinnest ring of off-white head that had low retention and OK lacing.

The aroma wasn't particularly noticeable, the main aspects were yeasty spice over some base grains. The flavors were the same, clean grains with an OK spice flavor from the yeast. I didn't pick up any fruit or cactus flavors.

The body was on the thin side of medium for the style. Drinkability was good, you could have a couple, but I find most Saisons to be very drinkable. Overall, an OK beer, nothing wrong or bad, nothing outstanding or noticeable either. If you want to introduce someone to Saisons this would be a good one to use as a baseline. If you're already experienced with the style, you can skip this for a better example.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2011 23:53:13 | More by beertunes
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eeggles

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +18%

12-15-2011 17:31:57 | More by eeggles
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-15-2011 07:02:08 | More by twelveinches
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beersis81

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.5%

12-15-2011 03:13:20 | More by beersis81
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

Pours a clear copper with a 2 inch foamy orange white head that settles to a small cap. Random streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty much solely of yeast and fruit. Taste is of malt, yeast, spices, and a fruity flavor but not really passion fruit in nature. This beer has a crisp level of carbonation with a bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the smells and flavors seem a bit muddled.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 21:11:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

12-14-2011 10:25:00 | More by Texasfan549
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HalfFull

California

3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber poured into a large globe glass. Pours clear and a deep golden in color. Half an inch of whitish foam offers moderate retention, surrendering a bit too quickly in the end. A bit deeper in color for many of the style.

Aroma of yeast and a bit of spice. Touch sweet on the surface yet without any real distraction. Still more of a Belgian Pale aroma than what I might expect from a Saison. Bready grain notes with a touch of lemon.

Flavor is a bit rich for the style and slightly viscous given the light carbonation from the bottle. Some lemon yet trounced by a sweet (relatively that is) apricot presense. Touch of blood orange on the finish.

Feel is a tad rich and sweet and with a light carbonation for the style. Yeast notes are pleasant yet again a bit aside of expectation. Finish is a bit juice like yet not cidery in nature by any means. More of a hint of apple juice in a Tripel kind of way.

Overall worth a visit, yet this beer resides somewhere between a Tripel and a Saison, but is rather thin in body for either...In the end I think I'll take an original Belgian version next time. Interesting aromas yet not really cohesive in the delivery.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 07:07:50 | More by HalfFull
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-13-2011 21:21:27 | More by DeutschesBier
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harrymel

Washington

4/5  rDev +18%

12-13-2011 02:59:09 | More by harrymel
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beerhorn12

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-12-2011 19:47:47 | More by beerhorn12
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Heavenisbeer

Georgia

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

A: Belgian amber with a thin head and very slick lacing with little retention. Lot's of carbonation. Inviting.

S: That French yeast is front and center, and smells much like its Belgian brethren. Fruity, with pear standing out, and a little of the tropical notes from the passionfruit. Very Tripel-like.

T: As with the nose, the yeast is the standout. Some light fruits (pear, passionfruit, and banana), and a dry wine-like finish. Not too complex.

M: Medium bodied with a dry finish.

Pretty average overall. I wish that the yeast was tuned down a little, and the fruits were brought out more, but it was enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 07:32:52 | More by Heavenisbeer
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18%

12-11-2011 23:50:40 | More by jak
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emerge077

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great textural silkscreen on the bottle, a keeper design in the series. Tiny inkjet batch code printed on the lower green band: "111021031"

Poured the majority of the bottle into a tulip glass, resulting in a couple fingers of creamy eggshell foam. Frothy splashes of lace decorate the glass as it settles. Color is a deeply saturated amber orange, looks like a sunset. Bright clarity, lasting head retention.

Fresh green botanical aroma, earthy Belgian yeast, weeds. Warming up there's some phenolic yeast notes, clove and spice.

Some light bitterness, herbal, weedy, yeasty clove, coriander, husky toasted malt coarseness, dry finish. Seems like a textbook saison here, not getting much overt prickly pear, or anything tropical really. Very dry finish, not much sweetness really. Aftertaste of honey and bubblegum (there's the hint of prickly pear) though no residual sugars. Medium bodied, effervescent carbonation. Overall easy enough to drink, I wouldn't seek it out again, though I wouldn't turn it down either. Just a good saison, nothing too exotic.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 23:34:45 | More by emerge077
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

from 220z bomber

A- pours a light copper color with a white fast receding head that leaves almost no collar or lacing

S- was lemon baked bread with grass and spice

T- was semi tart lemon with a touch of earthy sourness some baked bread and a few citrus hops

M- crisp and tart with low carbonation prichly hops and lemon in the aftertaste

O- an average saison that was to tart with a lemon taste for me it needs more spice and funk, only woth 1 try for me

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 21:14:23 | More by gatornation
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - clear copper appearnce with 2 finger head that quickly disappears

Smell- fruity and very spicy

Taste - Very smooth and alcohol is well disguised. Tastes just like is smells with fruity and spice notes. Slight sour notes on the palet.

Mouthfeel - decent but slightly watery

Overall - An ok Saison and ok beer. For the high price, I doubt I have much interest to revisit though as there are better offerings out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 18:53:29 | More by bubseymour
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icehawk

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

12-11-2011 13:56:52 | More by icehawk
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a finger of fluffy white head. Solid retention and mild lacing.

Smell: A little bit sweet with lots of grain coming through. Lots of herbal notes and a bit soapy.

Taste: Herbal up front with Belgian spice from the yeast. Not particularly fruity, which is a bit disappointing. Sweet grain and a bit watery overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressively tingly carbonation and a crisp, dry finish.

Overall: The taste was alright but not nearly full enough. I wouldn't have this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2011 04:52:17 | More by oline73
Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.