Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing
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2.58/5 rDev -26.1%
From a 22 oz bottle into a tulip.
A-The color is golden honey with just a slight haze to the liquid. The head is a decent one-finger-plus plume of off-white foam. Unfortunately, the head goes away pretty quickly and doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. Very little (if any) carbonation to be seen.
S-You certainly get peaches...and a little sweet yeast...but the peaches are off just a bit. I also detect hints of dry straw and funk. Quite sweet.
T-The taste mostly follows the nose, but in a bad way. The peaches are very present, but they have an almost rotten character to them; like sour milk. The alcohol is also there, but (again) not in a good way. It contributes to the sour/rotten character.
M-The beer I had was pretty flat. Medium body. This beer lacked that typical saison effervescence.
O-I was pretty disappointed with this. I'm not sure where NB went wrong, but I'll take a pass on this one. Surprisingly, my wife seems to enjoy it...at least it was not a total waste.
09-18-2012 02:39:57 | More by spoony
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
3.6/5 rDev +3.2%
No freshness dating.
A= Pours a nice looking straw color with a tiny half finger of active bubbly head on it that holds little lacing and retention. Looks like a soda.
S= I thought I smelled a little tartness and some funk to follow but as I stick my nose in it it's more of a funk all around. There is of course peach aroma in it and a little sweetness is noticed. Smells sort of estery like your typical saison.
T= The taste is somewhat mellow. There is a lighter peach flavor and a more dominate sweetness that I assume is mollasses. The funk is again there and the tartness is almost totally gone. The finish is very funky yet still very sweet.
M= High carbonation
O= This isn't a bad beer but it's not a great beer either. It almost seems like the flavors were a little too mixed up and one to many flavors was attempted to be imparted. The flavors meld together instead of making something delicious they all sort of die out over eachother. Not bad but not really what I was hoping for.
09-15-2012 03:07:45 | More by jjanega08
1.68/5 rDev -51.9%
A- hazed golden color with a white head.
S- medicinal peach aromas with a metallic note. Earthy sweaty gym sock like brett in the middle. Some cake like malt sweetness with the citrus and spice on the finish.
T- tastes like an infected home brew from a novice brewer. Metallic medicinal with a sweaty gym sock Brett. Cloying sweet malt character with astringent lemon cleaner like flavor. Spice on the finish with a band-aid aftertaste.
MF- slick oily mouthfeel with a medium body. Average carbonation.
D- terrible drinkability.
09-13-2012 22:54:14 | More by Viciousknishs
2.6/5 rDev -25.5%
A: Pours a glowing peach color in the glass. A nice one finger foamy white head forms quickly and shows good retention. Leaves some patchy rings of lace.
S: Actually smells pretty good. Earthy Belgian yeast with a hint of peach smoothie. Some hints of vanilla bean, faint lemon peel and a bit of banana bread.
T: The hell??? Some faint saison flavor upfront but carried by a massive, syrupy mouthfeel that leaves nothing but a thick Belgian yeast and a bit of a metallic taste in the mouth. Clove, lemon seed and peach pit make an appearance on the finish with just the slightest bit of sweetness at the end. Way too heavy, way too bitter and way too hard to lounge with. This is a miss.
09-13-2012 22:16:27 | More by notchucknorris
2.4/5 rDev -31.2%
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.
09-13-2012 00:02:36 | More by duceswild
4/5 rDev +14.6%
22 oz bottle. Pours yellow orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is peaches, musty yeast and brett.
The flavor is sweet citric peaches, champagne-like alcohol and some musty peppery brett. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with bubbly carbonation.
Overall, a very nice balance of peaches and brett. I like it.
09-11-2012 04:57:04 | More by Beaver13
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
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
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