Beer Profile: Lips of Faith Puolt

Profiled by Ken Carman for

Beer-Profile1-258x300ploutA cross between and apricot and a plum, in case you’re curious.

BA rates it at 74. Rate Beer: 46.

What a stink! Lemony, plum-y, apricot and, oh, God… I can’t put it any other way: ass. Seriously, if you had diarrhea after eating a LOT of fruit fruit: this would be it.

This could also be identified as “green apple,” or acetaldeyhyde. But that’s not it. i’m going with a case of the plum/apricot runs.

All this covers malt, any hops (Guessing little: no bitter or floral that seems related. Fruity, citrusy hops might, obviously, be lost due to plout.)

Bud yellow, maybe srm 4 with great clarity. Pinpoint bubble head. Head fades fast but presentation is great.

Mouthfeel is plum with lots of carbonation. Nice full pilsner malt feel. The fruit provides most of that: sweet. 10%? More like 8% in feel, but I think they’re spot on. The sweet is apricot-like.

Taste: once I get it past my nose I noticed the fruit provides a nice, almost Cascade-ish, sense. If it weren’t for the nose, this could be quite pleasing. There’s a great sweet fruit sense. The carbonation fades fast, but the flavor lingers.,And, to be honest, the plout wore quickly into annoying. Still bubbly in an almost champagne way.

In some ways a fruit, somewhat cloying, version of a malt liquor without higher alcohol sense.

Wear your nose plugs.

I’d love to give it a 2, but 3 for the attempt.

Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “prefecto.”

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