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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

361 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 361
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 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 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
Photo of Travisnin
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of duceswild
2.4/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

duceswild, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of a_sh0pping_cart
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

a_sh0pping_cart, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Beaver13, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

zeff80, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Lob
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Lob, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Revenant
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Revenant, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

lvoutlawjlh, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of yemenmocha
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very pale golden with slight haze. Thin layer of white bubbles, even with an attempt at vigorous pouring in the latter stages of the pour. Nose has a tingly, perfumey peach character. On the palate, there's a mingling of sour and peach flavors that is medium thick, not quite syrupy. Perfume takes over more as it warms. Good carbonation tingle on the finish that leads to a tart, peachy aftertaste. Hard to get excited about any particular element of this beer, or the parts together as a whole. I suppose they get kudos for concealing the insanely high abv.

yemenmocha, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of wceaton
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

wceaton, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I hesitated to purchase this since it was $9 and I wish I had listened to my instincts. This was not bad its just overpriced, should have been $5.99. Orange color, short head. The smell was interesting syrupy, yeasty, and then a real blast of brett, hoggy. I found the smell to be the best part just because I was trying to figure out what all was going on with it Flavor was sort of syrupy, hint of fruit, not a strong peach component, sort of average. Lips of Faith beers are very hit or miss for me, I've had some real disappointments (transatlantique kriek, imperial berliner weisse,) and some really fantastic beers (super IPA, fresh hop IPA, cocoa mole, eric's ale, le terroir, tart lychee).

ArrogantB, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
9.4% ABV, date code printed in screened label.

I've read G.Love is a huge fan of craft beer. Another cool beer/music collab from New Belgium!

A - Finely hazed, this bright golden orange beer shimmers with color. Hey, it even looks like a peach! The densely packed bubbles which rest on the beer, fed by constant carbonation streaming from the glass' nucleation point, leave thin wispy lace trickling down the glass as it recedes.

S - Peach Porch Lounger opens with a bold dry aroma that's reminiscent of a Belgian farmhouse ale and almost whisks you away to the backwoods-y, beat up porch depicted on the label. White pepper and fine clove spice notes follow with a squeezed peach juice undertone. A touch of toast emerges, but aside from a pale base, the maltiness coming through has a pilsner-like sweetness which fades into the musty, dry finish nicely. As the beer warms, a subtle English-hopped earthy aroma opens up, really adding to the already natural, earthy nose.

T - Quite similar to the aroma, only unexpectedly more pronounced, Peach Porch Lounger takes a sudden twist. Foreshadowed by mild musty funk in the aroma, Brett comes in to play in a big way in flavor, opening with a bolder musty, dry funk that's akin to that dingy corner of the basement everyone has ignored. Take that as you will. White pepper, grey clay, wet rocks, and clove find their way in from a more subtle Belgian yeast strain which, along with earthy English hops, dries out the palate tremendously. While absent in aroma, there's a gently nod to molasses in flavor with just a drop adding complexity to the finish. Despite the name, I find peach is tertiary in flavor, finishing out with a light squeeze of leftover juice. With all that's going on here, it becomes quite easy to ignore the sweet malt base which adds plenty of complexity all it's own.

M - At almost 9.5% ABV, the alcohol hides surprisingly well in this beer; phenols and heat totally absent. What does show from the big, and somewhat unnecessary, alcohol level is the sticky sweetness and fuller body. I get that it's a "lounging" beer, but all ingredients under consideration, I'd personally have enjoyed this as a somewhat thinner, lighter bodied beer allowing the peach juice to emerge more. The feel is still quite good, however, keeping the beer's complexity alive with a very dry balance and light citric acidity from the lemon peel. Gentle, prickly carbonation dances on the tongue; the last defense in keeping this beer from total cloying sticky sweetness.

O - At it's core, Peach Porch Lounger is a superbly crafted beer, expertly brewed to balance layers of deep complexity from the malt base to the yeast esters and beyond. But that complexity is lost when you're looking for a thoughtless lounging beer you can kick back with and enjoy more than one glass of. It's unnecessarily high alcohol content distracts from the peach nuances which are emphasized in both the name and on the label as well as the additional adjunct ingredients. Not to say this needs to be a light lager robust with sugary peach flavor, just something a little more approachable; something that won't knock you on your ass. When all is said and done, New Belgium's second collaboration with a musician, G.Love this time around, is a fine experimental beer that suggests many different styles, blended into one for a rather enjoyable outcome but certainly not something I would want to kick back and relax with if given the choice, as one glass becomes taxing enough towards the finish.

BeerFMAndy, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
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.

pmarlowe, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Jmick28
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Jmick28, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Tech_Savy
3/5  rDev -14%

Tech_Savy, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of NStLincoln
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.

NStLincoln, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of KHM
4/5  rDev +14.6%

KHM, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

jaminjohnson, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Oboogie
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Oboogie, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
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??

Mebuzzard, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

RB

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

JohnGalt1, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of travishardy929
3/5  rDev -14%

travishardy929, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of 6demonbag
4/5  rDev +14.6%

6demonbag, Sep 05, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.