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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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Reviews: 85
Hads: 373
Avg: 3.49
pDev: 33.81%
Wants: 19
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RuckusDu on 08-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This beer has peach juice, molasses, hominy grits, lemon peel, pale and biscuit malts, and some Brettanomyces.
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Reviews: 85 | Hads: 373
Reviews by WestCoastLibations:
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting for some time now to try out this Musical Molasses! Bought in California, but drank in Korea, chillin' for quite a while in my 'fridge, it just struck me one Sunday afternoon that the time had come!

Poured from a deuce-deuce into an IPA-style glass, with any regards to fuckin' around left behind on the trans-Pacific flight. The beer itself came out a light hue, with minimal head, which in other realms, is unacceptable, but here, fit the bill perfectly. Settled nicely into the the transitory glass, before it was transferred to my mind, body, and soul.

The smell segued into the taste, with odes to flora adequately compensated for, the whole process through. There were hints of olfactory from the brewery in Colorado, touches of taste from the streets of Philadelphia, and of course a combination of the two, from where all things worthwhile converge, in California.

The 9.4% certainly didn't go unnoticed, although it was beautifully masked behind the scents and tastes associated with this fine brew. Likewise, it paired well with the 1995 album, "Coast To Coast Motel", which was in turn, the perfect accompanying soundtrack to this ale.

Overall, as expected, a journey through musical time and taste, showcasing the genius in this wonderful series put out by New Belgium...

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Photo of tectactoe
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Oak Cafe. Pours a cloudy golden-orange color, kind of pale, no real head to speak of other than a thin white film that hugs the edge of the glass; minimal lacing. Aroma was, of course, heavy with peaches, but it was balanced out cleanly with a heavy dose of yeast. Some booze comes through on the nose as well, but not harshly so. Taste was kind of weird for me - at first, I wasn't a big fan of it. Peach hits a little too abrasively and is almost a little too sweet, kind of distracting to the rest of the beer. As it warmed up a bit, it got much better. Some alcohol came out and really helped to balance the peach. Also tasted some apricot and pear. Very slight clove and bubblegum were detectable, mostly likely due to the Belgian strain of yeast used. The mouth is left with fading notes of sweetness and yeast. Thin-medium in body, medium-heavy carbonation.

This one is still weird for me. The latter half of it wasn't too bad, but I didn't like it at first. Not completely awful, and perhaps I could evolve to enjoy this one over time, but at this moment, I'm not really digging this one. At all.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Todd
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours yellow orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is peaches, musty yeast and brett.

The flavor is sweet citric peaches, champagne-like alcohol and some musty peppery brett. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with bubbly carbonation.

Overall, a very nice balance of peaches and brett. I like it.

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Photo of Torey
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1. From tasting notes – had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Hazy gold with a thin white foam collar. A touch of funk on the nose with peach and other fruit. Palate is peachy and funky. Medium body with a wild yeast texture. Decent but not their best work.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Urge Gastropub
San Diego, CA

Hazy, glowing golden peach in color with a creamy off-white head. Nice retention and lined lacing down the glass. Very pretty.

Sweet peaches lead in the aroma, as I was hoping, along with some biscuit and syrup sweetness, and a tough of a dish rag aroma I don't care for, unfortunately.

The flavor is peach-forward, along with just a whisper of funk, bread and biscuit, syrup sweetness, and again a flavor of wet towel/dish rag, especially at colder temperatures. The unfortunate flavors did seem to dissipate after warming.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Simple, even boring, considering the kitchen sink of ingredients. Tasty enough, but no reason for me to revisit this one.

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Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that quickly recede into a few thin patches. Lacing is fairly light.

Smell: A sweet and fairly tart aroma. Big scent of peaches upfront with some citrus lemon and orange. Some funky Belgian yeast, Brett, and earthy grass. Sweet molasses, candied sugars, and bready malts. Definitely has that typical Saison scent with that earthy farmhouse element. A pretty sweet smell, but not cloying. Pretty interesting.

Taste: Like the smell leads, a peach forward Saison with lots of grassy funk. Belgian yeast and tart peaches upfront are followed by good notes of citrus orange and lemon zest. Brett along with some molasses and Belgian candied sugars. Lots of earthy grass and barnyard funk. A little bit of pepper. Some bready malts add some sweetness in the background with some notes of caramel and biscuit. Sweet but actually nicely balanced by the funky spice. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Slightly syurpy but very smooth. Can't really notice the high alcohol content.

Overall: A pretty good Saison. I was fearful that this would be sickly sweet, but its far from that. Its sweet but fairly balanced. The peach and Brett add a nice and interesting twist.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Bizoneill
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JohnLynch
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mocktm
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tlacott1
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ST: 22oz poured into a wineglass

A: Dark orange, hazy, a hint of bellini, with a half-a-fingernail white fluffy head, Peach leaves a little lacing.

S: Very interesting. Herbaceous with strong lemon peel, earth, peach, and a hint of sweetness (most likely from the molasses).

T: It starts out malty and bitter from lemon peel, but some peach enters the flavor shortly after. There is a bit of a sour flavor from the peach and lemon. The molasses is not very sweet, more of the stale sweet flavor mixes with slightly refreshing peach in the finish.

M: Medium and lingering.

O: An interesting mix of flavors. The aroma works better than the taste. The molasses confuses the finish, and the beer might be better without it.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours an orange body with slight golden tints to it with a small off-white head that has decent retention. A small cap forms on top and random bits of lacing cling to the glass.

S: Some light peach upfront with a malty sweetness on the back, presumably from the molasses. Slight funk mixed in.

T: More peach in the beginning mixed with a bit of citrus. This is followed up by a pretty heavy malt sweetness. There is a bit of straw/mustiness mixed in as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer, but was hoping for a bit more in terms of the peaches. The entire time I drank it, I wanted the beer to be much tarter as well.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a goblet. Served at around 50 degrees.

Peach Porch Lounger is a pale golden yellow color with good clarity. It has thick head at first but settles somewhat quickly leaving some nice lacing behind.

Aroma is pleasantly peachy with hints of lemon and wild yeast.

Flavor is more mild and balanced than expected, especially given it is over 9% ABV. Sweet up front which leads to a lemon tartness towards the middle. It finishes slightly sour with a dryness from the alcohol. It hides it's strength well but it doesn't shout about it's attributes either.

Mouthfeel is balanced and drinkable. Deceptively smooth and fairly refreshing on a hot August day.

Overall a very solid beer but one that really doesn't fall into a category. I wouldn't call it a saison/farmhouse as it says here. Somewhere between a fruit/veg beer and a wild ale.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
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