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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

347 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 347
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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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mason jar.

A: Pours a gold tinted straw, a finger of nice beige head. Pretty good retention but no lacing.

S: Smells like a very fruity (stone fruit) wheat beer, sweet straight up white molasses. Overall artificial and jammy.

T: Kind of a jammy, sloppy peach, unbalanced mild to moderate sweetness which imparts a flabby-ness, with a touch of spice on the back end.

M: Medium body and carbonation, slight bite.

O: Not offensive, but very far from well crafted. Tastes like they went overboard on the additions.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 03:53:59 | More by pmarlowe
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-08-2012 02:42:15 | More by Jmick28
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Tech_Savy


3/5  rDev -14%

09-08-2012 02:30:37 | More by Tech_Savy
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NStLincoln

Nebraska

3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light straw color that's a little cloudy. Foamy white head.

Has that Lips of Faith sour smell to it along with a lot of molasses. Not much peach.

Sour with Belgian candy sugar and molasses. Grtting the tartness of the peaches but not the flavor. Gets weird and plasticy in the mid but finishes sour and fierce.

A tiny bit thin, but the sourness keeps it refreshing and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 22:57:16 | More by NStLincoln
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KHM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-07-2012 02:51:30 | More by KHM
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-06-2012 08:50:09 | More by jaminjohnson
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Oboogie

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

09-06-2012 02:29:47 | More by Oboogie
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one didn't do it for me. It reminded me of something from AB...or Leinenkugel. Something with beer.

The look is the best thing. Nice golden pour, but the head--for a farmhouse/saison--is far from ideal.

Aroma of banana, peaches, apricot, and citrus peel. Sweet, wet dough. Something is not coming together quite well.

Taste isn't bad, except for the style. I give a 2.5. (3.0 for taste, -.5 for off style). It's a mess. Peach just gets in the way here. The banana and yeasty characteristics are shoved out of the way. Apricot tries to hold on, but the sweet peach just doesn't do it.

Filmy. Carbonation can't get rid of it. While not a bad beer, it certainly isn't up to LoF standards imho. Maybe use real peaches??

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 19:48:45 | More by Mebuzzard
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up tonight at the Boise COOP... Pleasantly surprised at the price... pretty sure was under $6... Poured into my HotD goblet... short lasting white head... no real lacing and little retention.. the brew is slightly hazed polished golden.. very pretty despite the head negatives.

Fruit nose seems like a bit of "cooked or canned peach"... a bit of an earthy note makes me think "brett", but it is very mild.. some light pale malt helps carry the fruit... never sweet smelling..

Honestly, the peach sorta moves in the palate.. but it seems more like apricot... Not getting too much in the "brett" area... fruity.. mild earthy notes...

Body is a bit high.... but that is expected given the ABV... I would prefer something that is fruity and funky and ready to drink NOW... I have a little doubt that this one is gonna get better in the cellar.. I will probably buy a few for later tastings.

Overall... I am banking on this one being fairly cheap and will get better with some age.

3.5/3.5/4/3.5/4

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 05:07:42 | More by JohnGalt1
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travishardy929

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

09-05-2012 04:18:55 | More by travishardy929
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6demonbag

Missouri

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-05-2012 02:09:23 | More by 6demonbag
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clearloops

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-04-2012 06:59:11 | More by clearloops
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mattafett

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

09-03-2012 20:48:36 | More by mattafett
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-03-2012 19:28:53 | More by strongaf
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-02-2012 05:16:37 | More by Kopfschuss
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JohnLynch


3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-02-2012 02:56:37 | More by JohnLynch
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - copper with a thin white head that has little retention; carbonation bubbles rising to the top

S - some yeast, a hint of peach, fruity, some warming alcohol, maybe some white grapes

T - funky, yeast, some peach, faint white grapes, alcohol, molasses is there adding some earthiness

M - warm, medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit crisp

I like this. The alcohol is bit heavy but the peaches are a bit sweet. The Belgian yeast adds some funk and some additional fruit. This is a nice twist on a Saison. It's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 16:49:55 | More by tdm168
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy medium golden amber. Half finger fine off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spicing, light bready malt and a hint of lemon. Flavor is mild malt, lemon, light fruit (but not identifiable as peach), saison spicing. Finishes semi-dry with light wild yeast. This starts off slightly sweet, but finishes straight to saison style. Light bodied, but very active carbonation gives a pleasant sharpness and mouth feel. An interesting take on the saison style.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 03:20:58 | More by LiquidAmber
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GTB

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

09-01-2012 02:46:41 | More by GTB
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Rconn006

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-01-2012 00:20:30 | More by Rconn006
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GilGarp

Colorado

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

Bomber poured into a goblet. Served at around 50 degrees.

Peach Porch Lounger is a pale golden yellow color with good clarity. It has thick head at first but settles somewhat quickly leaving some nice lacing behind.

Aroma is pleasantly peachy with hints of lemon and wild yeast.

Flavor is more mild and balanced than expected, especially given it is over 9% ABV. Sweet up front which leads to a lemon tartness towards the middle. It finishes slightly sour with a dryness from the alcohol. It hides it's strength well but it doesn't shout about it's attributes either.

Mouthfeel is balanced and drinkable. Deceptively smooth and fairly refreshing on a hot August day.

Overall a very solid beer but one that really doesn't fall into a category. I wouldn't call it a saison/farmhouse as it says here. Somewhere between a fruit/veg beer and a wild ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 23:32:02 | More by GilGarp
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - a finger of slightly dirty white head which falls quickly. Body is light and clear. Orange wheat in color. Only some lacing.

S - I get an immediate Belgian yeast (banana and clove) but then there is some darker fruits in there. I wouldn't call it peach, but more of a plume. A little artificial sugar.

T - This is a tough beer to rate. Not really saison like, some tripel in there. Very Belgian. Cloves, unripe peach, a little lemon. Some pepper or tobacco.

M - Pretty average. Nice carbonation and medium body. Something funky on the finish.

O - Definitely refreshing. Would like to see some more ripe peach flavors (ever heard of Palisade?). Some off aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 00:44:54 | More by RuckusDu
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