Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison | New Belgium Brewing

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78
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341 Ratings
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Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion SaisonLips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Doodler on 11-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
341
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.88%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 341 |  Reviews: 127
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of beertunes
2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of StaveHooks
2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

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2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours clear copper orange with a 2 finger head that left some spotted lacing

smells banana yeast not very complex at all

taste brings the same flavors with some sweet malt and a little mustiness

mouthfeel - a medium body with little carbonation slightly sticky

overall a boring beer that did not live up to the name or idea

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2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle.
A - clear filtered light golden brown with a one half finger head and a constant trail of bubbles.
S - lightly fruity with not much else happening.
T - the taste follows the smell in that it is lightly fruity. Definitely pear and I do detect a bit of passion fruit. There is an underlying and very weak saison earthy taste but it is quite weak.
M - not as carbonated as I expect a saison to be and it's a bit syrupy with an alcohol bite.
O - I'm let down by this one and I regret having bought two bottles before a tasting.

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2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Copper color pour, good clarity, 1/2" off white head. Aroma of juice and toasted grains of paradise.

Taste, I dunno, alcohol way to high, not dry enough, sweet where it should be dry in the mouth feel. Pear and sweet grape. Like when you buy what you hoped would be a dry white wine, and you get moscato or some shit like that. That is the let down nature going on here. Too much sweetness and not enough yeast impact of a saison. Too viscous. Too syrupy. Too sweet. The spice rack aspect is convoluted.

Just not a fan really in any way.

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2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

220z bottle into my Mad Fox glass. Dark amber in color with a thin white head barely covering the top of the beer. Nice lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma shows a lot of the Saison yeast to it in the form of an earthy, herbal like spice. I get a bready, toasty and caramel flavors coming out of the malts as well. Just a little bit of the juicy, pear flavors are there in the aroma.

The taste shows more of the malty, toasty, caramel flavors to it at first. The finish is where the saison yeast meets the juicy pear and passion fruit flavors. I get a good amount of tartness to the fruits that linger into the finish. The flavors just didn't work well together for me.

The mouthfeel is a little heavy for the style and carbonation is average. Overall it was a decent beer, but not a great one. The flavors just didn't come together all that well for me in it. It was something that was cool to try the first few ounces of, but the rest of the glass wasn't very easy drinking.

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2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

32 ounce growler - $6.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a near clear, copper-amber body with a finger of pearl foam. Small flecklets of lace on the way down.

Smell: Sweet-scented, tropical fruitiness (but also some overly ripe apricot) with a noticeable candy-like angle to it laid onto bready malts and a muddled medicinal hint. I'm not liking where this is headed.

Taste: Treacle doused bready pale malts with a full, forward sweetness. Tropical fruitiness, but also some less-than-tropical apricot puree. Low medicinal hint, faintly spicy. Warming alcohol presence on the thankfully expedient finish. I didn't like where this ended up.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Near sticky on the tongue and totally lacking some much appreciated, much needed crispness.

Overall: A bit heavy on the palate, a bit too warming, and too sweet for me, making it a rather unbalanced, unrefreshing saison.

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Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison from New Belgium Brewing
3.4 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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