Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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Reviews: 85
Hads: 372
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 6.57%
Wants: 20
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of Hatzilla
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear golden pour with minimal head and lacing

S: Peaches, honey, mango and some barnyard funk. Sweet but not overdone.

T: Fuzzy and fizzy peach and honey. Brett is present but not overdone. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Smooth, prickly mouthfeel. Medium carbonation, dry finish with a slight alcohol bite.

O: A nice change of pace for this IPA hound.. I will definitely try more of the style and more of this guy...very drinkable and tasty. Cheers! (453 characters)

Photo of PieOhMy
4.27/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter.

A Orangish/amber. Thick white head. Lacing remains to the end.

S Very aromatic. Cider. Cloves. Apples. Peach. Cinnamon. Big hit of pepper and citrus fruit peel.

T Tangy. Cidery. Not so much peachy as it is citrusy and zesty. I'm getting more sweet apple than I am peach. But there is some hint of peach. Big boozy finish.

M Foamy (halfway down and there is still head). Finishes with a hard alcohol kick.

O Wow! I was not expecting to like this as much as I do. Good complex flavor. Tart and sweet. Boozy but nor overwhelming. Aroma is awesome. This is a really good beer in the series. (612 characters)

Photo of WestCoastLibations
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
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... (1,300 characters)

Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (255 characters)

Photo of mactrail
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite handsome in the delicate Crooked Line tulip. Golden amber with a decent head and plenty of lacing. Very well carbonated and prickly on the tongue. Nose of fruit cocktail with a whiff of the barnyard.

Great savory, umame taste. The dry finish emerges from the yeasty Belgian flavor. A good example of a contemporary Saison, with the fruit playing against the scratchy yeast flavors. The peach tastes like real fruit, with a slight sweetness to start. Even a hint of peach skins. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

Really mellow and drinkable, but with an edge to it. One of my favorites in the Lips series. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach. (673 characters)

Photo of KDawg
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a hazy orange color with a nice head.

Very nice and balanced aromas of hops, peaches, pears, florals and citrus tones as well.

really good and smooth feel. Balanced with fuller body to it and flavors of peaches, hops, pears and citrus notes.

This was really enjoyable. The peach was there, but it wasn't overwhelming. I thought it held the alcohol well as well. (403 characters)

Photo of RickS95
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not surprisingly, it pours a peachy color. It's got a slight haze so it's predominantly opaque, though barely. The head is barely mentionable and lacks any sort of retention.

The smell confused me until I saw this was a saison and I read about the Brett. It then made sense. Funky is the only way to describe it. Has a fruity, cinnamony smell. Very pleasant.

Cinnamon and alcohol with only a smatter of peach. You'd guess the citrus aspect, but may not choose peach. Really, too many flavors going on to pick them all out.

There are layers of feel to this beer. Starts off with an acidy citrus feel. Spices start to kick in mid-sip, along with the funky yeast. In the finish, some spicy bitterness along with some ABV heat.

I didn't know what to think of this. I like peach flavor, high ABV and saisons, but didn't know how they'd all work together. As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about. It's a strange-ish beer, but it all works out. (948 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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. (367 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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. (1,381 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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. (853 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
9.4% ABV, date code printed in screened label.

I've read G.Love is a huge fan of craft beer. Another cool beer/music collab from New Belgium!

A - Finely hazed, this bright golden orange beer shimmers with color. Hey, it even looks like a peach! The densely packed bubbles which rest on the beer, fed by constant carbonation streaming from the glass' nucleation point, leave thin wispy lace trickling down the glass as it recedes.

S - Peach Porch Lounger opens with a bold dry aroma that's reminiscent of a Belgian farmhouse ale and almost whisks you away to the backwoods-y, beat up porch depicted on the label. White pepper and fine clove spice notes follow with a squeezed peach juice undertone. A touch of toast emerges, but aside from a pale base, the maltiness coming through has a pilsner-like sweetness which fades into the musty, dry finish nicely. As the beer warms, a subtle English-hopped earthy aroma opens up, really adding to the already natural, earthy nose.

T - Quite similar to the aroma, only unexpectedly more pronounced, Peach Porch Lounger takes a sudden twist. Foreshadowed by mild musty funk in the aroma, Brett comes in to play in a big way in flavor, opening with a bolder musty, dry funk that's akin to that dingy corner of the basement everyone has ignored. Take that as you will. White pepper, grey clay, wet rocks, and clove find their way in from a more subtle Belgian yeast strain which, along with earthy English hops, dries out the palate tremendously. While absent in aroma, there's a gently nod to molasses in flavor with just a drop adding complexity to the finish. Despite the name, I find peach is tertiary in flavor, finishing out with a light squeeze of leftover juice. With all that's going on here, it becomes quite easy to ignore the sweet malt base which adds plenty of complexity all it's own.

M - At almost 9.5% ABV, the alcohol hides surprisingly well in this beer; phenols and heat totally absent. What does show from the big, and somewhat unnecessary, alcohol level is the sticky sweetness and fuller body. I get that it's a "lounging" beer, but all ingredients under consideration, I'd personally have enjoyed this as a somewhat thinner, lighter bodied beer allowing the peach juice to emerge more. The feel is still quite good, however, keeping the beer's complexity alive with a very dry balance and light citric acidity from the lemon peel. Gentle, prickly carbonation dances on the tongue; the last defense in keeping this beer from total cloying sticky sweetness.

O - At it's core, Peach Porch Lounger is a superbly crafted beer, expertly brewed to balance layers of deep complexity from the malt base to the yeast esters and beyond. But that complexity is lost when you're looking for a thoughtless lounging beer you can kick back with and enjoy more than one glass of. It's unnecessarily high alcohol content distracts from the peach nuances which are emphasized in both the name and on the label as well as the additional adjunct ingredients. Not to say this needs to be a light lager robust with sugary peach flavor, just something a little more approachable; something that won't knock you on your ass. When all is said and done, New Belgium's second collaboration with a musician, G.Love this time around, is a fine experimental beer that suggests many different styles, blended into one for a rather enjoyable outcome but certainly not something I would want to kick back and relax with if given the choice, as one glass becomes taxing enough towards the finish. (3,576 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bomber into a New Belgium globe glass. Yep, again. Beer is yellow / orange and really hazy, big white head, stiff, looks good.

Aroma is grainy with peach, a little sweet.

Beer is mild in body, thin, with a nice fruitiness and a strong finish on the backend. It is good throughout and I enjoy it. I can see this being a nice sipper on a hot afternoon. I'd have it again. (385 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a bit of lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet wheat and grains with some peach, lemon peel, molasses, Belgian yeast, and coriander.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet grains and wheat with some tart peach and lemon peel and some coriander. Through the middle, some molasses comes through with some Belgian yeast, some more spices, and a bit more tart fruit. The finish is a mix of sweet grains and wheat with some peach, lemon zest, and Belgian yeast.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good complexity and overall balance with the addition of the molasses and peach. (771 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting. Served at a good temperature with a cream-colored, foamy head that soon settled and a little lace. Color is a clear amber with a variety of bubble trails. Aroma is fruit, yeast, a hint tart. Flavor's like nose, sweet is balanced by a sharp tang and some hop/yeast bitter; peach is a good match here.Good body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor, of average lenght and kind of boozy. (398 characters)

Photo of dbossman
3.99/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Apricot hue with a large head that quickly fades to a steady thin film: lacing is okay

S: Definitely some peach a long with some slight funk: hay, grass, grains, mustiness also, and plenty of lemon and lemon rind with a subtle brown sugary undertone

T: Very dry on the front; not the funk I thought might be here from the aroma: still some though--especially in the finish--wet hay, grass; I like how the peach and lemon are subtle and really play of the brett nicely; some slight alcohol burn on the finish but not too hot--considering it's almost 10%

F: Dry and crisp up front with a lingering stickiness in the finish; somewhat creamy in between

O: A really nice wild from a brewery that has done a lot of nice wilds; like I said earlier I love how the fruit flavors mingle with the brett; this is a really refreshing beer and great for the summer to fall transition

(from notes) (891 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (526 characters)

Photo of nimrod979
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a one finger, quickly dissipating white head. Small spots of lacing here and there.

Aroma: Fruity. peaches and pineapple. Slightly herbal and some funky funk going on.

Taste: Starts out sweet and fruity. Peach flavor and molasses mixing with the malts. Gets a little tart and some funk on the back end. The bretta works well. Alcohol here and there.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. A little low on the carbonation. Finish is really dry. Beer has some mild complexity but I like whats going on. (572 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Better Weather Fest at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, yeast, peaches, and some Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild funky finish on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink. (503 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allgash cervoise glass. Stamped 095 12 B-3 0952. Not sure about the classification as a saison, but okay.

A: Light head. Clear, pale gold with mild effervesce. Nothing special.

S: Initially, boring beeriness. Then, some noticeable Brettanomyces and peach nectar. Not too bad.

T: Interesting...Very interesting! I can definitely see the saison, as the funky yeast shines through. The molasses is the next to hit, blackstrap, adding an interesting layer of bitterness with the concomitant sweetness that is only complemented by the peach. However, the added fruit has two dimensions -- the sweet, which is most obvious towards the end and the tart, which pairs excellently with the yeast strain and dominates the midtaste (which I wish lasted just a tad longer).

M: A bit tart, a bit smoothish.

O: I've always sought out Lips of Faith for their curiously-constructed craft beer. They've never let me know. (Well, okay, maybe *once.) Peach Porch Lounger is no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Recommended. Would have again. (1,067 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$8.59 for a 22oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with Pale malt, biscuit malt, peach juice, molasses, and lemon peel. Hopped with Goldings. Fermented with Brett. 9.4% ABV, 252kcal/12oz.

Pours out to a clear medium peach color, forming a tightly beaded off-white head with excellent retention and very nice lacing. Moderately carbonated, ~2.5 carbs, not too spritzy which is nice and my preference in a saison. The aroma is outstanding...boatloads of tropical fruits. I get peach, pineapple, and mango with a nice mild Brett nose filling it in. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, medium-full bodied, slightly effervescent, with a crisp acidity and, unfortunately, a very metallic finish. The taste is a recap of the aroma, however there is a mild bitterness, a peculiar metallic note and some moderate sourness. Slight suggestion of oxidation with some faint cardboardy notes in the aftertaste.

An interesting beer. I wish it tasted as good as it smells, Still, this is a good beer, but New Belgium has a stellar reputation and I expected something a little better from them. The faults aren't overwhelming, but just throw it off enough that I'm not inclined to buy it again. Still, it's worth trying. (1,185 characters)

Photo of chickenflea
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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. (661 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of fresh, ripe peaches with some yeastiness. A sweet aroma, overall.

T - Good fresh peach flavor with a spicy, yeasty bite. There is some sweet caramel and grains.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a slight alcohol warmth and a dry finish.

O - This is an interesting beer. I like the peach flavors. (480 characters)

Photo of mynie
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a little dark for the style, sparkling gold with a nice white head. Smells of alcohol, mildly spicy saison yeast, and just a little hint of peach schnapps that I probably would have overlooked if I hadn't been prompted by the bottle to seek it out.

Tastes like it smells: a run of the mill American saison with a tiny little kiss of alcohol peaches at the back end. It's an interesting experience, after several sips, because you realize that it's simultaneously a nursin' brew and a session brew. The peachy back end in refreshing and makes you want to drink more, and quickly. But the alcohol spice beginning and middle signal the high ABV and tempt us season drinkers towards slower, more contemplative imbibing. The effect is at first a little disconcerting but it actually gets quite pleasant after a while.

Overall, this is a strange, bold beer that's pulled off pretty nicely. (892 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy medium golden amber. Half finger fine off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spicing, light bready malt and a hint of lemon. Flavor is mild malt, lemon, light fruit (but not identifiable as peach), saison spicing. Finishes semi-dry with light wild yeast. This starts off slightly sweet, but finishes straight to saison style. Light bodied, but very active carbonation gives a pleasant sharpness and mouth feel. An interesting take on the saison style. (540 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured as a very nice clean and clear looking yellowish orange color. There is a nice white head on top. Some retention and lacing. The smell of this beer had a slight sour note but also fruity, with a light funk to it. The taste is a little tart, it's got peach and lemon in terr for sure. The molasses is a mystery, not sure where that is. The mouthfeel is light, it's nicely carbonated and drinkable. Overall I enjoyed this beer. It's not a bad brew, it's something I would probably drink again. (508 characters)

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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.