Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by chickenflea:
3.95/5 rDev +13.2%
Bomber. Apricot colored and hazy with a short white head. With even a vigorous pore, the fizzy head disappears within seconds.
Aroma is over-ripe fruit, funky yeast notes, soft earthiness, wet dog and light spice. OK, that does not sound very appetizing.
But the taste is much better. The funky yeast is still there, as is the earthy notes and the peppery spice. But a healthy tartness is also there from the beginning mitigating the sweetness. The other notes add complexity, but the finish is rather clean. Have been cellaring this beer almost a year, and the result is very smooth.
Body is medium heavy with a light, prickly carbonation. A very fine beer.
08-11-2013 17:58:37 | More by chickenflea
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2.95/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
12-17-2012 12:46:42 | More by tectactoe
4/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
09-11-2012 04:57:04 | More by Beaver13
3.35/5 rDev -4%
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.
10-10-2012 15:06:03 | More by ehammond1
4/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
09-22-2012 06:13:24 | More by MattyG85
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
10-20-2012 00:46:14 | More by ianjsullivan
3.28/5 rDev -6%
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.
09-19-2012 19:58:39 | More by mdaschaf
4/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
08-30-2012 23:32:02 | More by GilGarp
4.23/5 rDev +21.2%
Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma of peach and biscuit. Wow -- the brettanomyces gives an excellent kick of sour, balancing out the sweet peach and bready malts. A bit cloying in the finish, but this is really tasty and really interesting.
10-13-2012 23:41:27 | More by RockyTopHeel
3.98/5 rDev +14%
A - copper with a thin white head that has little retention; carbonation bubbles rising to the top
S - some yeast, a hint of peach, fruity, some warming alcohol, maybe some white grapes
T - funky, yeast, some peach, faint white grapes, alcohol, molasses is there adding some earthiness
M - warm, medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit crisp
I like this. The alcohol is bit heavy but the peaches are a bit sweet. The Belgian yeast adds some funk and some additional fruit. This is a nice twist on a Saison. It's worth a try.
09-01-2012 16:49:55 | More by tdm168
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
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