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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 Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Zach136, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Texasfan549, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +14.6%

kjkinsey, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.28/5  rDev -6%
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.

mdaschaf, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of BoRaeCho
4/5  rDev +14.6%

BoRaeCho, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of match1112
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

some how the brightness of the honey colored body shines thru the cloudy appearance it has while being poured. a fingers worth of bright white sudsy head slowly settles into a crescent moon shape on top of the beer, lacing is nill. lemon and peach are the first to assault my nose. bottle says that brett is in ther but my nose can't pick it up. Taste is really tart and sweet. along with the fruits, the molasses adds to the sweetness. mouthfeel seems a tad heavy to me for a saison, probably the molasses i'm picking up on. it's nicely carbonated and has a slight stickieness to it. once again i couldn't tell that there was brett in there at all. wish it was more mouth puckering tart and less sweet. none the less it is still very drinkable and refreshing.

match1112, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of bradcochran1234
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

bradcochran1234, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

doucmehu, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of MikeRMII
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

MikeRMII, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of spoony
2.58/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

spoony, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of ChadC12
4/5  rDev +14.6%

ChadC12, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of mocktm
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

mocktm, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of AlexChillton
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

AlexChillton, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

iKrystin, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of cfh64
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

cfh64, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of twowheelssoar
4/5  rDev +14.6%

twowheelssoar, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
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?

ChainGangGuy, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

bkrbdan, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of jjanega08
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jjanega08, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

SquidVicious, Sep 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

MarkyMOD, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3/5  rDev -14%

Hanzo, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Viciousknishs
1.68/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Viciousknishs, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of notchucknorris
2.6/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

notchucknorris, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of rmaste6282
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

rmaste6282, Sep 13, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.