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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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Reviews: 85
Hads: 372
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 6.57%
Wants: 19
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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Reviews: 85 | Hads: 372
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (503 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
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. (505 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.22/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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. (570 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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. (684 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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. (508 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (480 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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? (1,084 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.67/5  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. (922 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
2.65/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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... (853 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (1,409 characters)

Photo of mactrail
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
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. (673 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev +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 (540 characters)

Photo of duceswild
2.47/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass. Picked this one up for about $9.

Pours a darken golden color with a redish tint. Head is small maybe, half a finger and an off-white in color. Initial smell was of peaches but as I drank it I got more Belgian yeast and less fruit. Taste was very little peach, I actually get some banana. Also, I feel that it is some normal saison flavors mixed with an off bitterness, that doesn't go well. Mouthfeel is nothing special if anything the aftertaste is not pleasant and the carbonation feels odd in the mouth.

This tasted very off from the other reviews. Not sure if the bottle I had was bad, but it sure tasted that way to me. This one was very close to a drain pour.

Overall, this has been my least favorite of the lip of faith series and I would not bother trying this one if you haven't already. (837 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (1,388 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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. (385 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
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. (1,148 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours an orange body with slight golden tints to it with a small off-white head that has decent retention. A small cap forms on top and random bits of lacing cling to the glass.

S: Some light peach upfront with a malty sweetness on the back, presumably from the molasses. Slight funk mixed in.

T: More peach in the beginning mixed with a bit of citrus. This is followed up by a pretty heavy malt sweetness. There is a bit of straw/mustiness mixed in as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer, but was hoping for a bit more in terms of the peaches. The entire time I drank it, I wanted the beer to be much tarter as well. (678 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - copper with a thin white head that has little retention; carbonation bubbles rising to the top

S - some yeast, a hint of peach, fruity, some warming alcohol, maybe some white grapes

T - funky, yeast, some peach, faint white grapes, alcohol, molasses is there adding some earthiness

M - warm, medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit crisp

I like this. The alcohol is bit heavy but the peaches are a bit sweet. The Belgian yeast adds some funk and some additional fruit. This is a nice twist on a Saison. It's worth a try. (526 characters)

Photo of billab914
2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
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. (1,135 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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. (915 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
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?? (727 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (678 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
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 (1,015 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy medium golden amber. Half finger fine off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spicing, light bready malt and a hint of lemon. Flavor is mild malt, lemon, light fruit (but not identifiable as peach), saison spicing. Finishes semi-dry with light wild yeast. This starts off slightly sweet, but finishes straight to saison style. Light bodied, but very active carbonation gives a pleasant sharpness and mouth feel. An interesting take on the saison style. (540 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.16/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 9.6.12.

A - Pours a clear reddish-medium orange with a small white fizzy head. Solid retention.

S - Fruity, lots of lemon and peach.

T - Very sweet, fruity, peaches, lemon, and roses.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body, with a sweet fruity body.

O - Sweet a fruity, just as it is advertised. (319 characters)

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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
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