Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.09%
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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Ratings: 372 | Reviews: 85
Photo of match1112
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

some how the brightness of the honey colored body shines thru the cloudy appearance it has while being poured. a fingers worth of bright white sudsy head slowly settles into a crescent moon shape on top of the beer, lacing is nill. lemon and peach are the first to assault my nose. bottle says that brett is in ther but my nose can't pick it up. Taste is really tart and sweet. along with the fruits, the molasses adds to the sweetness. mouthfeel seems a tad heavy to me for a saison, probably the molasses i'm picking up on. it's nicely carbonated and has a slight stickieness to it. once again i couldn't tell that there was brett in there at all. wish it was more mouth puckering tart and less sweet. none the less it is still very drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

RB

Picked this up tonight at the Boise COOP... Pleasantly surprised at the price... pretty sure was under $6... Poured into my HotD goblet... short lasting white head... no real lacing and little retention.. the brew is slightly hazed polished golden.. very pretty despite the head negatives.

Fruit nose seems like a bit of "cooked or canned peach"... a bit of an earthy note makes me think "brett", but it is very mild.. some light pale malt helps carry the fruit... never sweet smelling..

Honestly, the peach sorta moves in the palate.. but it seems more like apricot... Not getting too much in the "brett" area... fruity.. mild earthy notes...

Body is a bit high.... but that is expected given the ABV... I would prefer something that is fruity and funky and ready to drink NOW... I have a little doubt that this one is gonna get better in the cellar.. I will probably buy a few for later tastings.

Overall... I am banking on this one being fairly cheap and will get better with some age.

3.5/3.5/4/3.5/4

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of larryi86
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium glass

A- A slightly hazy golden copper with a small white head.

S- Tart peaches, some lemon, funk, earthy spices.

T- Very malty, mainly sweet malts, fairly peachy, some funk, some molasses, touch of alcohol but not off putting. Flavors are missing some balance.

M- Fairly smooth, medium body.

O- I am enjoying this a lot more as this warms up. Not my favorite Lips of Faith beer, but still good. Probably will pick up again.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a clever brett beer i think. pours a hazy light orange color with a one inch white head that fades pretty quickly. it smells really bretty, tart and spunky, with the peach component taking on more of a from concentrate thing, sugary and not super genuine. the flavor though the peaches come out more and dont seem so artificial. still, its quite sweet. it interacts with the brett in a peculiar way, definitely unique for me. i could see this being delicious in oak for a year or so, it needs to mature i feel like. still, the mouthfeel is light and bright, and the alcohol is tame for its strength. overall an interesteing experiment and another fun beer in the lips of faith lineup.

Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours broonze colored with a finger of ivory colored head. Great lacing & above average head retention

S: Sourness, grass, dirt & a bit of citrus some peach & apricoot as tis warms

T: Follows the nose, some tart peach & dryness too up front. Some nectarine notes as this warms, plus a bit of apricot, dryness & a touch of hay & tartness . Finishes tart, fruitty &msemi-dry with just bit of boozey peach & pears

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, nice puckery notes to this

Great drinkability with a failry interesting flavor profile

Photo of TCMike
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produced a finger, and a half of white foam. Beer color is a semi-transparent, honey/straw color.
The aroma is of farmhouse funk, peach, and a sour note of bret,
The taste is similar, but with a more sour taste, and alcohol taste pushing through. Medium mouth-feel Med-high carbonation.
Nice beer. Easy drinking for a high-ish alcohol beer.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at New Belgium itself, on to the beer:

This beer takes on an orange color, one that's burnt orange, topped with a head that's fine on top and retains decently. The nose has a pleasant sour peach note, coated with a little sugar. With a name like Peach Porcher, I anticipated that I came across a sour, not realizing that I was drinking a saison. Within a few sips, it had more in common with a Belgian blonde than a saison or sour. Sugary Belgian blonde at the base, vague spices, some some of that fruity peach which adds a tartness to the taste. The body is surprisingly big, and rather chewy. It's a solid beer, yet not one I'd like to fork out the MSRP for a bottle.

Photo of nickfl
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a lightly hazy, dark golden body. The foam settles quickly and leaves light lace.

S - Thick, wheat malt with lots of spice and fruit notes and a big dose of coriander.

T - Sweet, thick, syrupy malt up front with a bit of fruit that is, oddly, more apricot than peach. Lemon and pepper in the middle with more of the palate coating syrupy sweetness. Finishes with some odd spicy notes of coriander and musty, phenolic brett.

M - A thick, syrupy body, moderately low carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Way too thick and sweet for my taste, and while there are some interesting things going on here I can't really bring myself to say it works. The brett and fruit combine to make it taste like they just put a huge amount of coriander in it and that doesn't make for a very enjoyable beer. Like many of the Lips of Faith beers, this one is more interesting than good.

Photo of SHODriver
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a nice slightly chill hazed golden orange with a finger of white head that fades to a small pool in a duvel tulip
S: smells of peaches, lemon zest, spicy yeast and a little bit of malt aroma
T: peaches, slight spicy yeast character, barnyard funk, a bit of pale malt, some lemon zest. slightly biscuity at times. aftertaste is a bit more lemon peel and peach with some slight funk and a bit of sugary sweetness
M: medium in the mouth and fairly vigorous carbonation. a bit too thick but I think the grits and molasses might have upped the unfermentables leaving the gravity where it is
O: not bad but not great, interesting flavors but I'm having a hard time wrapping my palate around all of them to decide if this beer works or not. It's has some nice flavors and some interesting qualities but it doesn't quite fit the style. For what it is it's pretty solid. I got the last one they had on the shelf and I'm happy to have snagged it. Unfortunately it doesn't quite drink like a saison.

Photo of argock
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. No freshness date. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) a few months ago and refrigerated since purchase.

A: Hazy orange with short rapidly dissipating 1/2-finger off-white head with no real lacing.

S: Aroma is intensely fruity with a lot of overripe peach aroma. The light Brett earthiness is a nice complement to the fruity-peachy qualities. The hopping is minimal. Yeast esters are not really evident due to the level of fruit.

T: Not a bad tasting beer but not a saison in too many senses. It is enjoyable enough with a lot of intense peach cobbler type sweetness, with the peach fruitiness and brown sugary sweetness combining pretty well but borders on cloying. The Brett accents are nice and keep it from being runaway sweet by adding some earthy character. The maltiness is not really too much else and hops are a nonfactor. Yeast esters are mainly fruity but also background.

M: Pretty heavy, and I am not sure why they felt they had to go to 9.4% on this guy. More in the typical saison/fruit beer range of 6.5% would have left a less syrupy, cloying beer with a little more drinkability. As this one is, it is pretty heavy and the sweetness weighs on you after a while.

O: Not a bad beer but I would probably pass on buying more owing to the intense sweetness without a whole lot else modulating it except for a light dose of Brett earthiness. Decreasing this into a more drinkable body and ABV would be welcome and make this more in the mold of a saison.

Photo of jjanega08
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No freshness dating.

A= Pours a nice looking straw color with a tiny half finger of active bubbly head on it that holds little lacing and retention. Looks like a soda.

S= I thought I smelled a little tartness and some funk to follow but as I stick my nose in it it's more of a funk all around. There is of course peach aroma in it and a little sweetness is noticed. Smells sort of estery like your typical saison.

T= The taste is somewhat mellow. There is a lighter peach flavor and a more dominate sweetness that I assume is mollasses. The funk is again there and the tartness is almost totally gone. The finish is very funky yet still very sweet.

M= High carbonation

O= This isn't a bad beer but it's not a great beer either. It almost seems like the flavors were a little too mixed up and one to many flavors was attempted to be imparted. The flavors meld together instead of making something delicious they all sort of die out over eachother. Not bad but not really what I was hoping for.

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a golden yellow color with a flash head and no lacing at all. Medium body and carbonation levels.

Smells of peach iced tea with a light amount of dusty earthy hops. The flavor is a blend of dry peach and white wine with a lemon twist and a return of the tea-like herbal hopping with a light and funky Belgian yeast garnish on the finish which tapers off gradually. As it warms up the white wine aspects of the flavor magnifies to the point where it out-competes the peach flavor on my tongue somewhat, which is my primary criticism for this beer. (The other criticism is the lack of head formation) Dial back the dry white wine a bit and the belgian yeast would provide an intriguing counterpoint to the sweet peaches and lemon... this beer gets within spitting distance of greatness but doesn't quite seal the deal.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very pale golden with slight haze. Thin layer of white bubbles, even with an attempt at vigorous pouring in the latter stages of the pour. Nose has a tingly, perfumey peach character. On the palate, there's a mingling of sour and peach flavors that is medium thick, not quite syrupy. Perfume takes over more as it warms. Good carbonation tingle on the finish that leads to a tart, peachy aftertaste. Hard to get excited about any particular element of this beer, or the parts together as a whole. I suppose they get kudos for concealing the insanely high abv.

Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours a clear gold, topped with 1 ½ fingers of thick bright white head. This maintains a sturdy ½ finger or so in the glass, leaving back a robust cascade of sudsy lacing. The aroma smells of juicy peaches, a splash of tart lemon, soft bready notes, spice, ripe earthy character and a touch of acidic sourness on the edges. Alcohol gives this some fullness in the nose.

The taste is more peach flavor, which mingles with notes of sweet doughy sugars, earth, lemon and a touch of sourness. Spice is throughout the profile, giving this a bit of a festive feel and lingers in the finish with some dry earthy character. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a firm creaminess up front that prickles the tongue and then a bit creamier feeling along the back. This drinks on the bigger side because of the higher alcohol here but this is pretty smooth considering the overall size.

While not overly complex, I still found this to be a fairly interesting take on a Saison, with those peach and Brett flavors standing out to me the most. This drank very well too, with me splitting this bottle probably aiding in any kind of palate fatigue I might have experienced otherwise. Considering this is one of the cheaper Lips of Faith offerings, I'd say that it's probably worth checking out. Especially if you've been intrigued by other offerings in the series.

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 7/17/2012. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty foamy lacing on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, peach, pepper, clove, light banana, coriander, earth, wheat, bread, floral, grass, slight funkiness, and yeast spiciness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity; very sweet and malty. Taste of pear, peach, pepper, coriander, lemon peel, herbal, floral, earth, grass, light banana, wheat, clove, and light yeast spiciness. Light earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, coriander, lemon peel, floral, grass, earth, light banana, wheat, clove, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor complexity with decent balance; very malty with moderate spiciness; minimal cloying sweetness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, syrupy, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good imperial saison. Not as spicy as I would have hoped given the style, but there were some nice flavor complexities; and it was quite smooth to sip on. This was a pretty enjoyable offering.

Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and light yellow. Smells like a saison: out of doors like funk, and alcohol like cider-i-ness, and fruit and citrus and lemon. Taste is sour and sweet and grassy and brett-like funk and really has a pleasant, late stone fruit sustain of the fruit. The peach is somewhat artificial at first, but has a pleasant post fruit snack glow...interesting here. Mouthfeel is terrific, and fast and only moderately dry. A good saison and fun to try, but like most of these, I'd rather try than drink a lot.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap at Bridge is stl. Pours a clear honey color with thin head. Sweet fruit and brett aromas. Crisp hops. Taste is sweet sweet malt with a bitter brett up front. I taste a small amount of peach in the finishj. Its an ok lof brew I usually love this series but this didn't do it for me.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yeasty, malty aroma has a definite, if not overpowering, note of peach. Pours a lovely clear amber with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled cream head. Strongly yeasty flavor has subtle malty and peach notes with hints of citrus and - banana? Smooth, just slightly slimy texture has an OK amount of fizz. Sit back and enjoy a mouth full of the classic South!

Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1534th Review on BA
Bottle to NB Globe
22oz

2012 release

App- Almost pure orange in the glass with a good density behind it. With the noculus you can see tiny bubbles floating up all the time. It pours with a fluffy and cracky head that leaves a very good lace trail. 2nd pour is more of a dollop of whip cream.

Smell- When you first crack this open the zest comes in a wave. As it opens in the glass more of the peach juice and molasses comes in with a sweet and thicker aroma. The brett funk seems very mellow on this one as does the ABV.

Taste- Well I read NBs labels and say okay. I get what they were going for but this couldve been amazing. Firstly this is a Belgian Golden/Triple/Ipa trifecta. A myriad of flavors in the glass with bold citrus and sweet and a bit of thickness from molasses. The zest adds a nice layer of flavor but just screams this shouldve been soured.

Mouth- It was a fuller medium body with a cararmel rich body and a bit creamy from the molasses. The carbonation was a bit of a creamy lush and the residual flavors were more zest and sweet.

Drink- I quite enjoyed it. It just felt like it needed to be soured to me. I will say it was sneaky boozy and knocked me on my ass after dinner.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear golden apricot in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange highlights. The beer has a finger and a half tall slightly sudsy beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film towards the center of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light amounts of grainy malts with moderate to strong aromas of peach. There are some slight notes of grassy hops and possibly a touch of brett funkiness..

T: Upfront there is a light amount of pale and grainy malts which underlies a sweet peach (slightly artificial) flavor which is pretty strong. There are light amounts of brett funkiness and just a touch of grassy hops. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present and fade very quickly.

M: Just slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate to strong amounts of carbonation.

O: Not the best peach beer that I have had but certainly not the worst... I like the slight touch of brett funkiness but I wish the peach was not quite as sweet (and a touch artificial). Fairly easy to drink with the alcohol is fairly well hidden.

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap. Haven't been fully impressed with New Belgian Brewing Company. I would consider this one of their better beers. But there are a lot more beers out there I would rather drink.

A: clear amber orange with a short white head.

S: yeast & funk, floral, stone fruits, syrup, and citrus.

T: alcohol, lemon, peaches, and dark sugars with a dry finish.

M: full body, crisp, clean.

Photo of woosterbill
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Bomber, courtesy of my brother-in-law, poured into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Thanks Walker!

A: Clear medium amber body under a finger of white froth. Mediocre retention and lacing. Ok.

S: Peach, light tartness, and big pale maltiness. It's like peach preserves on lightly buttered toast. Interesting.

T: Fruitiness up front (peach, apricot, lemon, plum) and powerful maltiness behind. Big, bready, and boozy. A bit much.

M: Creamy, frothy, smooth medium body. Great.

O: This was strange - it was more like a thick, boozy Tripel than any Saison I've ever had, with the sweetness and maltiness really outweighing the fruit and spice. I was expecting something bright and refreshing based on the name, and instead got something that was something of a chore to drink. There were some interesting flavors, to be sure, but it didn't really cohere overall.

Cheers!

Photo of wesclaypool
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a plastic cup at Tour De Fat in San Francisco.

a.) Had a great orange/amber look to it. Not much head.

s.). Surprisingly, not much aroma on this brew. A faint peach smell present, but not overwhelming.

t.) Very flavorful, to the point that I think you'll either love it or hate it. I'm not usually one for flavored beers, but I thought this was pretty good. The peach taste pretty much mutes out any hops or grain flavor, so it's not something to have 3 of, but for something different, it works.

m.) Because the peach flavor was so strong, it almost made it difficult to focus on anything but that. The overall mouthfeel seemed pretty neutral: not so thick that it was noticeable, but not so thin that it seems washed out and unpleasant.

If flavored beers aren't your thing (they aren't really mine, either) I doubt this beer is going to be the one to convert you. But if you're tired of IPAs and pale ales and want to switch it up, this one definitely works.

Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
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