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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

356 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 20
Gots: 27 | 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:
This beer has peach juice, molasses, hominy grits, lemon peel, pale and biscuit malts, and some Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: RuckusDu on 08-29-2012)
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Photo of notchucknorris
2.6/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a glowing peach color in the glass. A nice one finger foamy white head forms quickly and shows good retention. Leaves some patchy rings of lace.

S: Actually smells pretty good. Earthy Belgian yeast with a hint of peach smoothie. Some hints of vanilla bean, faint lemon peel and a bit of banana bread.

T: The hell??? Some faint saison flavor upfront but carried by a massive, syrupy mouthfeel that leaves nothing but a thick Belgian yeast and a bit of a metallic taste in the mouth. Clove, lemon seed and peach pit make an appearance on the finish with just the slightest bit of sweetness at the end. Way too heavy, way too bitter and way too hard to lounge with. This is a miss.

notchucknorris, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of scottfrie
2.73/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle in snifter.

A: Pours a clear apricot color with a short lived off-white head that left faint spots of lace down the glass.
S: Spicy and syrupy sweet smelling. Cinnamon, dry grains, canned peach juice, molasses, lemon zest, apricots, nutmeg, and light brett.
T: Fairly cloying and syrupy. I like the flavors but could have done without the molasses. Peach, lemon zest, and molasses dominate, with hints of earth, brett, grainy malt, and cinnamon. The finish is sweet and full of peppery spices, and the aftertaste is fruity with hints of apple juice.
M: Thick body, syrupy mouthfeel, very low carbonation. Could use a dryer mouthfeel, or more carbonation. Too syrupy and cloying.
O: Interesting flavor but fell short of the mark. Way too sweet, syrupy and synthetic. Dryer, with more peach less molasses and this would have been awesome.

scottfrie, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Oboogie
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Oboogie, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

nickhiller, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of JordanPP
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

JordanPP, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of DerrickW
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber pours a lightly hazed gold color with a fluffy white head. Fades pretty fast and leaves some nice, spotty lace.

Nose shows lots of peach and definitely a little leathery brett. I am surprised to see this doesnt have any bacteria, I guess it is the lemon peel giving off the tart, sour aroma. Smells pretty good, alot of stuff going on...

Hmmm, interesting....not necessarily delicious though. The brett and high ABV might have been a bit too ambitious. Im positive the molasses was a bad idea. Just too many conflicting flavors, there is the sweet remants of fermented peaches, tart lemon peel and hot alcohol, all covered by a woody brett blanket that does not go so well. Pretty bad experiment, if I do say so myself...like a bad homebrew experiment. G-Love deserves better than this...he likes cold beverages, uh-huh!

twiggamortis420, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Circleo12
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Circleo12, May 23, 2014
Photo of demuzik
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

demuzik, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of craft_shannie
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

craft_shannie, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

beernads, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of mattafett
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

mattafett, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Stoutlad
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Stoutlad, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of TicoCali
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

TicoCali, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of BillieWest
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

BillieWest, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Skunkdrool
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Skunkdrool, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
2.9/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Frothy white head grows fast and large, but settles quickly. Brew is clear yellow in color. Zero lacing.

I get lots of horseblaket in the nose alongside slight lemon and orange peel. I smell no peach, just an abundance of fermented sugar.

Kinda bland tasting, but for a 9.4% Saison, it's a kick in the ass. I get no real fruit flavors as claimed on the label. I get tons of candy sugars and biscuity-bread flavors. Carbonation is too high for my liking with the style...

Meh. I've had better, more memorable Saisons, but I've also had way worse. Peach Porch is very middle of the road, IMO. Take it or leave it, I won't be back for more...but I'm glad I tried it.

chugalug06, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one didn't do it for me. It reminded me of something from AB...or Leinenkugel. Something with beer.

The look is the best thing. Nice golden pour, but the head--for a farmhouse/saison--is far from ideal.

Aroma of banana, peaches, apricot, and citrus peel. Sweet, wet dough. Something is not coming together quite well.

Taste isn't bad, except for the style. I give a 2.5. (3.0 for taste, -.5 for off style). It's a mess. Peach just gets in the way here. The banana and yeasty characteristics are shoved out of the way. Apricot tries to hold on, but the sweet peach just doesn't do it.

Filmy. Carbonation can't get rid of it. While not a bad beer, it certainly isn't up to LoF standards imho. Maybe use real peaches??

Mebuzzard, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of billab914
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into my Allagash glass. Golden amber in color with a frothy white head covering the top of the beer and sticking to the edges of the glass.

The peach juice is immediately noticeable in the aroma giving it a mix of sweet and tart fruit flavors. The zesty lemon is there as well. As you get a little deeper into it the grits start to become a little more evident with some notes of sweet corn. The molasses is also in the background and makes it feel a little bigger and bolder overall. interesting mix of flavors to it.

The taste has some slightly sour and tart flavors coming out of the peach juice. The zesty lemon comes through a little in the finish. I get some yeast spice to it in the finish as well. The molasses again doesn't add a lot of flavor, but definitely gives it a big heavy feel to it.

Overall, it was a decent beer but not a great one. The lighter peach juice and grits flavors just didn't seem to go well with the big, heavy, molasses mouthfeel. It seemed like it was trying to be both a light, easy drinking beer and a heavy imperialized beer at the same time and it just didn't work for me.

billab914, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

tectactoe, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of rfbenavi80
2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an almost clear deep gold color with 2 fingers of bright white head that lingers awhile settling to a thin cap on top of the beer and some minor lacing on the glass.

S- Some funky Belgian yeast up front, faint aromas of tart, sour unripe peaches.

T- Disappointed that peach is not the dominate flavor here, there are the flavors of a typical brett beer here, but I really expected more peach. Peach flavor is present, just not as much or as spot on as I would like. It has plenty of malty, biscuity flavors, and plenty of good brett flavors of wet hay, and funk.

M- Medium body, with a moderately high amount of carbonation. I would like to see more carbonation to this one.

O- Not one that I would buy a second bottle of. This is the first LOF beer that I've disliked to the point that I would not drink it again. Just seems pretty average. I've had plenty of LOF series that were way better.

rfbenavi80, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Todd
3/5  rDev -14%

Todd, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Beezee
3/5  rDev -14%

Beezee, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of larryarms847
3/5  rDev -14%

larryarms847, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of stinadez
3/5  rDev -14%

stinadez, Jan 14, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.