Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison | New Belgium Brewing

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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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2.77/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
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

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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
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).

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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!

Cheers!

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