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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

364 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
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 is retired; no longer brewed.

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 TMoney2591
2.58/5  rDev -25.9%
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
Photo of illini4x4
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

illini4x4, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of JonathanSuarez
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

JonathanSuarez, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Beeradelphia, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
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
Photo of AgentMunky
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allgash cervoise glass. Stamped 095 12 B-3 0952. Not sure about the classification as a saison, but okay.

A: Light head. Clear, pale gold with mild effervesce. Nothing special.

S: Initially, boring beeriness. Then, some noticeable Brettanomyces and peach nectar. Not too bad.

T: Interesting...Very interesting! I can definitely see the saison, as the funky yeast shines through. The molasses is the next to hit, blackstrap, adding an interesting layer of bitterness with the concomitant sweetness that is only complemented by the peach. However, the added fruit has two dimensions -- the sweet, which is most obvious towards the end and the tart, which pairs excellently with the yeast strain and dominates the midtaste (which I wish lasted just a tad longer).

M: A bit tart, a bit smoothish.

O: I've always sought out Lips of Faith for their curiously-constructed craft beer. They've never let me know. (Well, okay, maybe *once.) Peach Porch Lounger is no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Recommended. Would have again.

AgentMunky, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of medic25
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

medic25, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of cofeeguru
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

cofeeguru, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

BeerHunter76, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

eawolff99, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Gagnonsux, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of litheum94
2/5  rDev -42.5%

litheum94, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

2beerdogs, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of nimrod979
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a one finger, quickly dissipating white head. Small spots of lacing here and there.

Aroma: Fruity. peaches and pineapple. Slightly herbal and some funky funk going on.

Taste: Starts out sweet and fruity. Peach flavor and molasses mixing with the malts. Gets a little tart and some funk on the back end. The bretta works well. Alcohol here and there.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. A little low on the carbonation. Finish is really dry. Beer has some mild complexity but I like whats going on.

nimrod979, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter. Golden, clear appearance with a thin layer of white head. Minimal retention with some lacing. The aroma delivers some funky brett up front along with a bit of musty peach character. Belgian spices come through next along with lemon zest and a bit of tartness. The taste presents some molasses which seems to compete with the brett qualities going on. The fruit is muted, what starts as sweet becomes partially tart and spicy. No one flavor completely takes over as I'm left with a bit of sweetness and a bit of funk. Mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy with moderate carbonation. Overall, I was hoping for much better. The molasses seems to ruin what is going on here.

homebrew311, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting. Served at a good temperature with a cream-colored, foamy head that soon settled and a little lace. Color is a clear amber with a variety of bubble trails. Aroma is fruit, yeast, a hint tart. Flavor's like nose, sweet is balanced by a sharp tang and some hop/yeast bitter; peach is a good match here.Good body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor, of average lenght and kind of boozy.

drpimento, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Kegatron, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

duff247, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Hopmodium, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of MacStinson
3/5  rDev -13.8%

MacStinson, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber pours a lightly hazed gold color with a fluffy white head. Fades pretty fast and leaves some nice, spotty lace.

Nose shows lots of peach and definitely a little leathery brett. I am surprised to see this doesnt have any bacteria, I guess it is the lemon peel giving off the tart, sour aroma. Smells pretty good, alot of stuff going on...

Hmmm, interesting....not necessarily delicious though. The brett and high ABV might have been a bit too ambitious. Im positive the molasses was a bad idea. Just too many conflicting flavors, there is the sweet remants of fermented peaches, tart lemon peel and hot alcohol, all covered by a woody brett blanket that does not go so well. Pretty bad experiment, if I do say so myself...like a bad homebrew experiment. G-Love deserves better than this...he likes cold beverages, uh-huh!

twiggamortis420, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of scottiethebody
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

scottiethebody, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

JohnBender, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Mitchster, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

SHODriver, Oct 02, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.