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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
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370 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 20
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

Photo of mactrail
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Photo of ddfromdc
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KDawg
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

Photo of RickS95
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +14.9%
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 +14.9%
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.

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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.