Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing
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3.93/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
09-23-2012 05:12:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.21/5 rDev -8%
On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC
A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of peaches are present in the nose.
T: The taste has some flavors of peaches but these aren't that prominent and are somewhat obscured by notes of malts.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer would be a lot better if it had more peach flavors.
05-29-2013 12:43:35 | More by metter98
3.31/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
01-18-2013 01:21:08 | More by kylehay2004
3.38/5 rDev -3.2%
22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Lucky's in Woodstock, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazy, pale golden body with a small, quickly receding, white head.
Smell: Slender malts enveloped in fragrant peach juices and noted alcoholic waftiness, with light notes of sweat, citrus, and, to my surprise, even a bit of the molasses with some dedicated sniffing.
Taste: Pale malts with a touch of baguette, dried straw particles. Slight honeyish sweetness alongside the bold peach juice taste. Citrus burst midway. You've got a bit of tartness here, but it seems more a product of the peach juice than any brett action. A little molasses, a little spiciness that's aided by the ramped alcohol heat which gives a clear hint of schnapps on the crispish, drying finish. Subtle acidity with the continued alcoholic heat in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: A fair brew that's interesting enough, though I would've preferred it with less alcohol, as there's a little hotness present. Don't feel particularly like a saison, how about just Belgian Hodgepodge?
09-16-2012 22:06:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.88/5 rDev +11.2%
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.
11-04-2012 20:15:40 | More by Knapp85
2.58/5 rDev -26.1%
Served in a tumbler.
Gotta love the hot fire being spat from the side of the bottle! This stuff pours a mostly clear sunset gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises peach syrup, toasted wheat, light lemon rind, and a hint of Brett-y funk. The taste holds notes of stale caramel, dried maple syrup, plastic-lined peaches, dirty cobwebs, and a kiss of Indian corn. Wow, did things go downhill in a hurry! The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, things were just carried out poorly here. While the mix sounded like a good one, the reality that presented itself on my tongue (and those of a few friends as well) was radically different, a world in which a violent clusterfuck of a party just wouldn't stop, no matter how early the neighbors had to get up the next morning...
10-11-2012 15:29:18 | More by TMoney2591
3.9/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
09-11-2012 01:44:48 | More by zeff80
3.65/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
01-18-2013 01:22:27 | More by nickfl
3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
10-05-2012 19:25:55 | More by Kegatron
3.7/5 rDev +6%
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
11-05-2012 00:05:20 | More by russpowell
4/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
11-06-2012 18:28:55 | More by drabmuh
3.78/5 rDev +8.3%
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.
10-19-2012 16:35:31 | More by StonedTrippin
4.1/5 rDev +17.5%
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.
11-03-2012 03:23:30 | More by mactrail
3.1/5 rDev -11.2%
22 oz. bomber,
A: Pours a pretty bright orange with a fizzy light white head. OK head retention, which leaves some small spots of lace.
S: Sweet fermented stone fruit, some light lemon notes, smells like it'll be a bit cloying.
T: Clear peach flavour upfront. Sweet orange and Lemonhead candy midway through. Grassy, lightly hoppy finish still with a bunch of fruit and syrup.
M: Medium to full-bodied, with a frothy yet crisp at times carbonation. Some minor ethanol throughout. A tad cloying with a bit of acridity in the aftertaste which wasn't fun.
O: New Belgium calls it 'Lounger', but this isn't really easy drinking as the name would suggest. This is quite a big beer, it is 9.4% after all. An interesting beer, I like the peach and the kitchen sink of ingredients, nevertheless, it doesn't make for the most tasty or enjoyable brew. I'd say worth a try, but the bomber price is too much, maybe on-tap.
09-30-2012 21:51:25 | More by Halcyondays
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
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