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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.67%


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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chickenflea

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 17:58:37 | More by chickenflea
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argock

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 03:39:40 | More by argock
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev 0%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 00:54:50 | More by woosterbill
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beagle75

Iowa

3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a small snifter.

A: Slightly hazy, pale orange-amber color with a peripheral ring of soapy white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Bright stone fruit, aromatic malt, and restrained brettanomyces are all detectable in balanced proportions. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with underattenuated biscuit malt, ambiguous mixed fruit, and expanding yeast esters. Grain appears extremely refined, simplistic, for the most part in the middle although a phantom whiff of toastiness comes and goes. Flavors retreat and dry out into the finish where a residual fruit quality channels some recognizable peach. A fine thread of transient moist earth is also detected. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, syrupy on the palate until the finish where late acidity is revealed, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer appears to be an experiment using ingredients gathered from American Southern culture. While the name suggests a fruit beer, the actual product attempts to straddle a few different camps. At a distance its sensory qualities generate appeal, although its taste is unfortunately similar to a generic strong golden ale in the form of so many of Dogfish Head's high gravity beers. Considering what this beer is able to accomplish, it seems to be stronger than necessary. While the name suggests something accessible and refreshing, in actuality it becomes a bit cloying before long.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 20:20:10 | More by beagle75
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"An afternoon on the stoop, foot stomps a loop. Southern style poured in 2 glasses, time becomes molasses. Harmony with hominy grits, peel the peaches and throw out the pits, get some action in the bottle with Brettanomyces. G Love in a brew. Peach porch lounger sings just for you. No bottle date, one time release collaboration between New Belgium & G Love. Brewed in the style of a Saison with Molasses, lemon peel and peach juice added.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a New Belgium Globe glass. Served above 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foamed golden-white head over a heavily carbonated golden amber body tone with mild haziness and sediment in tow. Retention is about average- it isn't as presentable as it could be but there is a consistent curtain of lacing around the glass which makes for a decent appearance. 3.25

(Smell) Generally clean spiced pale malt blend, slightly wet bread with a faint sweetness, moderate sourness from the Brett and a mild waft of fruit notes. Not a lot of citrus character notable as well as an understated peach character, but I'm glad that the molasses is also well-controlled as not to dominate or mislead the aroma. This brings me back to a small handful of New Belgium's sour projects, but may be notable for it's approachability and simplicity. Potency is medium/high. Nice aroma despite suppressed expectations. 3.5

(Taste) A definite sweetness up front continues through to the finish for a forward molasses character. More notable is a sweet fruit syrup blend, slightly peach-forward character. It's a touch more sweet than is necessary, even the tart character manages to be overshadowed by the sweetness at times and is too underdeveloped to balance out. A lighter body and slightly lower alcohol could make for a much better-balanced beer with a higher drinkability. In terms of a "lounger beer", this one might do you in shortly after one bottle. It's not a distracting beer but it certainly doesn't hold up to New Belgium's more sought-after sours. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Mild breadiness with a mild slick sweetness, mildly syrupy finish. Slightly dry cracker malt finish with a touch of sour funk. Mild carbonation presence. Medium alcohol presence, medium/heavy body for the style, a touch heavier than anticipated for a Saison. Overall it doesn't fault much in the carbonation but the texture and body is suggestive of an unnecessarily heavier beer, and this beer deserves a much lighter character to properly represent the style it falls under. 3

(Overall) With New Belgium constantly pumping out new side projects under the Lips of Faith series, some of these come awfully close in similarity. Peach Porch Lounger is curious in that it tries for a Saison but comes off too heavy so, focusing too much on the molasses and too little on the peach fruit character and sourness. The balance is not ideal as a result and the drinkability is hindered as a result. As a "lounger" style beer, I hoped for something a bit lighter, crisper and less boozy in flavor. Hopefully the other bottle that I have of this will remedy the issue of imbalance through time in the near future. 3.25

New Belgium Brewing's
Lips Of Faith Peach Porch Lounger
3.28/5.00

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 18:21:46 | More by Jadjunk
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
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)

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 01:50:26 | More by dbossman
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rawfish

California

3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy opaque apricot hue, thin two finger head with practically no retention. Surprisingly forms a ton of lacing that slathers the glass. How unexpected for a fruit beer.

Pale cereal grains, wheat, lemon zest, lots of coriander spice and Brett funk. Thin fresh peach and fruit aroma, can be sensed but very faint. A touch of vinegar and sharp alcohol really releases from the glass.

Pale malt steps out of the way quickly as the palate has to rough it with fruit, spices and alcohol hitting the palate simultaneously. Nuances of peach, lemon zest, sour apples and a slight vinegar finish. Coriander, Brett funk and clove spice notes and really noticable alcohol. Finishes with a metallic tang before it fades and releases a slight fruity sweetness. While the sweetness from the fruit and the molasses has been held well in check the booze is running rampant and harsh in this one. I enjoy puzzles but this is a complex mess to be sure.

Adequate carbonation, fruit tones it down and makes it rather smooth on the palate before the alcohol really shows its teeth.

New Belgium is really falling to about 50/50 on its LoF series,while staying true to its creative roots. This one is a miss. The complexity of this beer is done well enough and the sweetness is really held back which is contrary to my expectations. I think I would have preferred a thick cloying version of this beer to what it is now, thin malt and juice trying to hold back a wave of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 05:11:09 | More by rawfish
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 00:12:01 | More by dbrauneis
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nickfl

Florida

3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 01:22:27 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: almost no head really on a clear orange with golden hues body.

S: peach, resin, heavy coriander, sharpie marker, lemon and yeast

T: peach, Brett yeast, coriander, pine, herbal hops. The alcohol content is very obvious in this one.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation, crisp

Overall: this one is pretty funky and although not necessarily hard to drink just not very enjoyable. The peach comes across as too artificial and not so much as fresh fruit. Also has a sense of being too boozy.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 01:21:08 | More by kylehay2004
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RickS95

Indiana

4.01/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 04:34:02 | More by RickS95
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WestCoastLibations

California

4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
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...

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 09:00:36 | More by WestCoastLibations
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mastodonj

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is a light but very clear amber with a goog sized head but lots of lacing
Great saison smell, some citrus along with Brett (?)
Good taste but nothing special
Mouthfeel is also solid, plenty of bubbly feel followed by warming

Overall, decent but would not seek it out

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 02:49:53 | More by mastodonj
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superspak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 04:03:43 | More by superspak
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 21:47:02 | More by Bitter_Echo
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mynie

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 23:26:04 | More by mynie
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scottfrie

California

2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 01:04:24 | More by scottfrie
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 18:28:55 | More by drabmuh
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 00:05:20 | More by russpowell
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 20:15:40 | More by Knapp85
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TCMike

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 22:35:57 | More by TCMike
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mactrail

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 03:23:30 | More by mactrail
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 23:33:16 | More by WastingFreetime
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 00:46:14 | More by ianjsullivan
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.