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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

359 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | 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 Rudy
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Rudy, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

ianjsullivan, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Cramerican, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

StonedTrippin, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of harrylee773
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

harrylee773, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

nmann08, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Lookjoesays
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Lookjoesays, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of channels321
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

channels321, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

DoubleJ, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay, been staring and decided to try this finally.

Pours a good looking golden ale with a sheet of fine whites. Smells of textbook belgian yeast, bits of lemon, some sour milk, grain and sweet hawaiian bread. Tastes like a subtle saison, with plenty of peach juice flavor (unsweetened), some metal and clay like yeast character. There is a good dose of lemon must and some slight tartness. Medium bodied with moderate, loose carb. Meh, it's an okay beer.

harrymel, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of averydylan
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

averydylan, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

vobr0002, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of hardy008
2.45/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy amber with a one finger off white head which fades to 1/4 inch and holds, leaving spotty lacing. Smells like peaches, lemon, biscuit malt and some Brett.

Tastes mostly sweet, due to the peach juice. There is also some bitter lemon flavor, biscuit malt, and a little funk from the Brett. It doesn't seem like there is enough Brett to make this truly tart. There is just enough to pick it up.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and it finishes dry.Not a very successful beer in my opinion. It may have benefited from some time in the cellar, but probably not very much. I don't think this should be classified as a Saison, but since it is in that category, I am judging it against other Saisons.

hardy008, Oct 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

NateMac13, Oct 17, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

crobinso, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

mzeld, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.23/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma of peach and biscuit. Wow -- the brettanomyces gives an excellent kick of sour, balancing out the sweet peach and bready malts. A bit cloying in the finish, but this is really tasty and really interesting.

RockyTopHeel, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

LambicKing, Oct 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

nickhiller, Oct 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

CEDAMA, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
2.58/5  rDev -26.1%
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...

TMoney2591, Oct 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

illini4x4, Oct 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

JonathanSuarez, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Beeradelphia, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Urge Gastropub
San Diego, CA

Hazy, glowing golden peach in color with a creamy off-white head. Nice retention and lined lacing down the glass. Very pretty.

Sweet peaches lead in the aroma, as I was hoping, along with some biscuit and syrup sweetness, and a tough of a dish rag aroma I don't care for, unfortunately.

The flavor is peach-forward, along with just a whisper of funk, bread and biscuit, syrup sweetness, and again a flavor of wet towel/dish rag, especially at colder temperatures. The unfortunate flavors did seem to dissipate after warming.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Simple, even boring, considering the kitchen sink of ingredients. Tasty enough, but no reason for me to revisit this one.

ehammond1, Oct 10, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.