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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

343 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 20
Gots: 26 | 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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scottiethebody

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-03-2012 06:21:51 | More by scottiethebody
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-02-2012 23:58:23 | More by JohnBender
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$8.59 for a 22oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with Pale malt, biscuit malt, peach juice, molasses, and lemon peel. Hopped with Goldings. Fermented with Brett. 9.4% ABV, 252kcal/12oz.

Pours out to a clear medium peach color, forming a tightly beaded off-white head with excellent retention and very nice lacing. Moderately carbonated, ~2.5 carbs, not too spritzy which is nice and my preference in a saison. The aroma is outstanding...boatloads of tropical fruits. I get peach, pineapple, and mango with a nice mild Brett nose filling it in. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, medium-full bodied, slightly effervescent, with a crisp acidity and, unfortunately, a very metallic finish. The taste is a recap of the aroma, however there is a mild bitterness, a peculiar metallic note and some moderate sourness. Slight suggestion of oxidation with some faint cardboardy notes in the aftertaste.

An interesting beer. I wish it tasted as good as it smells, Still, this is a good beer, but New Belgium has a stellar reputation and I expected something a little better from them. The faults aren't overwhelming, but just throw it off enough that I'm not inclined to buy it again. Still, it's worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 21:59:27 | More by Mitchster
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a nice slightly chill hazed golden orange with a finger of white head that fades to a small pool in a duvel tulip
S: smells of peaches, lemon zest, spicy yeast and a little bit of malt aroma
T: peaches, slight spicy yeast character, barnyard funk, a bit of pale malt, some lemon zest. slightly biscuity at times. aftertaste is a bit more lemon peel and peach with some slight funk and a bit of sugary sweetness
M: medium in the mouth and fairly vigorous carbonation. a bit too thick but I think the grits and molasses might have upped the unfermentables leaving the gravity where it is
O: not bad but not great, interesting flavors but I'm having a hard time wrapping my palate around all of them to decide if this beer works or not. It's has some nice flavors and some interesting qualities but it doesn't quite fit the style. For what it is it's pretty solid. I got the last one they had on the shelf and I'm happy to have snagged it. Unfortunately it doesn't quite drink like a saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 02:53:53 | More by SHODriver
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SpecialN32

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

10-01-2012 02:28:46 | More by SpecialN32
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a bit of lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet wheat and grains with some peach, lemon peel, molasses, Belgian yeast, and coriander.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet grains and wheat with some tart peach and lemon peel and some coriander. Through the middle, some molasses comes through with some Belgian yeast, some more spices, and a bit more tart fruit. The finish is a mix of sweet grains and wheat with some peach, lemon zest, and Belgian yeast.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good complexity and overall balance with the addition of the molasses and peach.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 02:19:41 | More by ngeunit1
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FosterJM

California

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1534th Review on BA
Bottle to NB Globe
22oz

2012 release

App- Almost pure orange in the glass with a good density behind it. With the noculus you can see tiny bubbles floating up all the time. It pours with a fluffy and cracky head that leaves a very good lace trail. 2nd pour is more of a dollop of whip cream.

Smell- When you first crack this open the zest comes in a wave. As it opens in the glass more of the peach juice and molasses comes in with a sweet and thicker aroma. The brett funk seems very mellow on this one as does the ABV.

Taste- Well I read NBs labels and say okay. I get what they were going for but this couldve been amazing. Firstly this is a Belgian Golden/Triple/Ipa trifecta. A myriad of flavors in the glass with bold citrus and sweet and a bit of thickness from molasses. The zest adds a nice layer of flavor but just screams this shouldve been soured.

Mouth- It was a fuller medium body with a cararmel rich body and a bit creamy from the molasses. The carbonation was a bit of a creamy lush and the residual flavors were more zest and sweet.

Drink- I quite enjoyed it. It just felt like it needed to be soured to me. I will say it was sneaky boozy and knocked me on my ass after dinner.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 01:55:08 | More by FosterJM
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DeezGunz14

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-01-2012 00:28:40 | More by DeezGunz14
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billab914

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 23:47:47 | More by billab914
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Halcyondays

California

3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 21:51:25 | More by Halcyondays
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Cougar990

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-29-2012 14:12:26 | More by Cougar990
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chugalug06

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 05:25:06 | More by chugalug06
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TicoCali

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

09-28-2012 15:32:33 | More by TicoCali
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-28-2012 01:36:41 | More by drewone
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LeapintoBeer


5/5  rDev +43.3%

09-26-2012 21:11:52 | More by LeapintoBeer
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twelveinches

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-25-2012 05:46:05 | More by twelveinches
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.15/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 05:25:43 | More by HuskyinPDX
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Triangle Wine in west Cary.

Golden pour, clear, with some hints of peachy orange. No head. No lace.

Nose is brett funk with a good bit of tropical fruit. Peach is there, but that's not what stands out. Mango, papaya, maybe even a bit of coconut all come in stronger than the hint of peach.

Hits with a mild tropical fruit flavor, then the brett kicks in and finishes with a decent sour flavor. Some tart peach from the syrup, but not as much as I hoped for. Mango and papaya carry over from the nose. Definitely feel the abv.

Feel is a bit on the thick side. Syrup and a bit of oiliness. Guess that has to be there to support the abv.

I'm a big fan of the series, but I'd probably pass on this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 01:41:49 | More by beer2day
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-24-2012 20:22:47 | More by jheezee
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Hatzilla

California

4.33/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear golden pour with minimal head and lacing

S: Peaches, honey, mango and some barnyard funk. Sweet but not overdone.

T: Fuzzy and fizzy peach and honey. Brett is present but not overdone. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Smooth, prickly mouthfeel. Medium carbonation, dry finish with a slight alcohol bite.

O: A nice change of pace for this IPA hound.. I will definitely try more of the style and more of this guy...very drinkable and tasty. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 07:22:30 | More by Hatzilla
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-24-2012 02:00:44 | More by GRG1313
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 23:50:12 | More by rfbenavi80
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2012 05:12:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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wesclaypool

California

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a plastic cup at Tour De Fat in San Francisco.

a.) Had a great orange/amber look to it. Not much head.

s.). Surprisingly, not much aroma on this brew. A faint peach smell present, but not overwhelming.

t.) Very flavorful, to the point that I think you'll either love it or hate it. I'm not usually one for flavored beers, but I thought this was pretty good. The peach taste pretty much mutes out any hops or grain flavor, so it's not something to have 3 of, but for something different, it works.

m.) Because the peach flavor was so strong, it almost made it difficult to focus on anything but that. The overall mouthfeel seemed pretty neutral: not so thick that it was noticeable, but not so thin that it seems washed out and unpleasant.

If flavored beers aren't your thing (they aren't really mine, either) I doubt this beer is going to be the one to convert you. But if you're tired of IPAs and pale ales and want to switch it up, this one definitely works.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2012 00:28:15 | More by wesclaypool
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HipHopinHooligan13

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-22-2012 23:43:41 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.