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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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361 Ratings

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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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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

garybrownnc, Aug 08, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

KVNBGRY, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

jayhoppin, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

dcloeren, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

ADTaber, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of argock
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. No freshness date. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) a few months ago and refrigerated since purchase.

A: Hazy orange with short rapidly dissipating 1/2-finger off-white head with no real lacing.

S: Aroma is intensely fruity with a lot of overripe peach aroma. The light Brett earthiness is a nice complement to the fruity-peachy qualities. The hopping is minimal. Yeast esters are not really evident due to the level of fruit.

T: Not a bad tasting beer but not a saison in too many senses. It is enjoyable enough with a lot of intense peach cobbler type sweetness, with the peach fruitiness and brown sugary sweetness combining pretty well but borders on cloying. The Brett accents are nice and keep it from being runaway sweet by adding some earthy character. The maltiness is not really too much else and hops are a nonfactor. Yeast esters are mainly fruity but also background.

M: Pretty heavy, and I am not sure why they felt they had to go to 9.4% on this guy. More in the typical saison/fruit beer range of 6.5% would have left a less syrupy, cloying beer with a little more drinkability. As this one is, it is pretty heavy and the sweetness weighs on you after a while.

O: Not a bad beer but I would probably pass on buying more owing to the intense sweetness without a whole lot else modulating it except for a light dose of Brett earthiness. Decreasing this into a more drinkable body and ABV would be welcome and make this more in the mold of a saison.

argock, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

YalovaIA, Jul 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

herman77, Jul 01, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -57%

McAndrew, Jun 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.7%

bird22, Jun 28, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -57%

illidurit, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

Geuzedad, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

shangwang, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

DrTSimon, Jun 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.7%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

savagepm, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Camjmorton, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Jas45678, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Brewsed, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Sokool, May 30, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of peaches are present in the nose.
T: The taste has some flavors of peaches but these aren't that prominent and are somewhat obscured by notes of malts.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer would be a lot better if it had more peach flavors.

metter98, May 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

smithj4, May 29, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Bomber, courtesy of my brother-in-law, poured into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Thanks Walker!

A: Clear medium amber body under a finger of white froth. Mediocre retention and lacing. Ok.

S: Peach, light tartness, and big pale maltiness. It's like peach preserves on lightly buttered toast. Interesting.

T: Fruitiness up front (peach, apricot, lemon, plum) and powerful maltiness behind. Big, bready, and boozy. A bit much.

M: Creamy, frothy, smooth medium body. Great.

O: This was strange - it was more like a thick, boozy Tripel than any Saison I've ever had, with the sweetness and maltiness really outweighing the fruit and spice. I was expecting something bright and refreshing based on the name, and instead got something that was something of a chore to drink. There were some interesting flavors, to be sure, but it didn't really cohere overall.


woosterbill, May 27, 2013
Photo of PieOhMy
4.26/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter.

A Orangish/amber. Thick white head. Lacing remains to the end.

S Very aromatic. Cider. Cloves. Apples. Peach. Cinnamon. Big hit of pepper and citrus fruit peel.

T Tangy. Cidery. Not so much peachy as it is citrusy and zesty. I'm getting more sweet apple than I am peach. But there is some hint of peach. Big boozy finish.

M Foamy (halfway down and there is still head). Finishes with a hard alcohol kick.

O Wow! I was not expecting to like this as much as I do. Good complex flavor. Tart and sweet. Boozy but nor overwhelming. Aroma is awesome. This is a really good beer in the series.

PieOhMy, May 24, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.