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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger - New Belgium Brewing

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324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.67%


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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WestCoastLibations

California

4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting for some time now to try out this Musical Molasses! Bought in California, but drank in Korea, chillin' for quite a while in my 'fridge, it just struck me one Sunday afternoon that the time had come!

Poured from a deuce-deuce into an IPA-style glass, with any regards to fuckin' around left behind on the trans-Pacific flight. The beer itself came out a light hue, with minimal head, which in other realms, is unacceptable, but here, fit the bill perfectly. Settled nicely into the the transitory glass, before it was transferred to my mind, body, and soul.

The smell segued into the taste, with odes to flora adequately compensated for, the whole process through. There were hints of olfactory from the brewery in Colorado, touches of taste from the streets of Philadelphia, and of course a combination of the two, from where all things worthwhile converge, in California.

The 9.4% certainly didn't go unnoticed, although it was beautifully masked behind the scents and tastes associated with this fine brew. Likewise, it paired well with the 1995 album, "Coast To Coast Motel", which was in turn, the perfect accompanying soundtrack to this ale.

Overall, as expected, a journey through musical time and taste, showcasing the genius in this wonderful series put out by New Belgium...

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 09:00:36 | More by WestCoastLibations
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mastodonj

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is a light but very clear amber with a goog sized head but lots of lacing
Great saison smell, some citrus along with Brett (?)
Good taste but nothing special
Mouthfeel is also solid, plenty of bubbly feel followed by warming

Overall, decent but would not seek it out

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 02:49:53 | More by mastodonj
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superspak

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 7/17/2012. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty foamy lacing on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, peach, pepper, clove, light banana, coriander, earth, wheat, bread, floral, grass, slight funkiness, and yeast spiciness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity; very sweet and malty. Taste of pear, peach, pepper, coriander, lemon peel, herbal, floral, earth, grass, light banana, wheat, clove, and light yeast spiciness. Light earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, coriander, lemon peel, floral, grass, earth, light banana, wheat, clove, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor complexity with decent balance; very malty with moderate spiciness; minimal cloying sweetness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, syrupy, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good imperial saison. Not as spicy as I would have hoped given the style, but there were some nice flavor complexities; and it was quite smooth to sip on. This was a pretty enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 04:03:43 | More by superspak
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and light yellow. Smells like a saison: out of doors like funk, and alcohol like cider-i-ness, and fruit and citrus and lemon. Taste is sour and sweet and grassy and brett-like funk and really has a pleasant, late stone fruit sustain of the fruit. The peach is somewhat artificial at first, but has a pleasant post fruit snack glow...interesting here. Mouthfeel is terrific, and fast and only moderately dry. A good saison and fun to try, but like most of these, I'd rather try than drink a lot.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 21:47:02 | More by Bitter_Echo
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mynie

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a little dark for the style, sparkling gold with a nice white head. Smells of alcohol, mildly spicy saison yeast, and just a little hint of peach schnapps that I probably would have overlooked if I hadn't been prompted by the bottle to seek it out.

Tastes like it smells: a run of the mill American saison with a tiny little kiss of alcohol peaches at the back end. It's an interesting experience, after several sips, because you realize that it's simultaneously a nursin' brew and a session brew. The peachy back end in refreshing and makes you want to drink more, and quickly. But the alcohol spice beginning and middle signal the high ABV and tempt us season drinkers towards slower, more contemplative imbibing. The effect is at first a little disconcerting but it actually gets quite pleasant after a while.

Overall, this is a strange, bold beer that's pulled off pretty nicely.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 23:26:04 | More by mynie
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scottfrie

California

2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle in snifter.

A: Pours a clear apricot color with a short lived off-white head that left faint spots of lace down the glass.
S: Spicy and syrupy sweet smelling. Cinnamon, dry grains, canned peach juice, molasses, lemon zest, apricots, nutmeg, and light brett.
T: Fairly cloying and syrupy. I like the flavors but could have done without the molasses. Peach, lemon zest, and molasses dominate, with hints of earth, brett, grainy malt, and cinnamon. The finish is sweet and full of peppery spices, and the aftertaste is fruity with hints of apple juice.
M: Thick body, syrupy mouthfeel, very low carbonation. Could use a dryer mouthfeel, or more carbonation. Too syrupy and cloying.
O: Interesting flavor but fell short of the mark. Way too sweet, syrupy and synthetic. Dryer, with more peach less molasses and this would have been awesome.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 01:04:24 | More by scottfrie
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bomber into a New Belgium globe glass. Yep, again. Beer is yellow / orange and really hazy, big white head, stiff, looks good.

Aroma is grainy with peach, a little sweet.

Beer is mild in body, thin, with a nice fruitiness and a strong finish on the backend. It is good throughout and I enjoy it. I can see this being a nice sipper on a hot afternoon. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 18:28:55 | More by drabmuh
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours broonze colored with a finger of ivory colored head. Great lacing & above average head retention

S: Sourness, grass, dirt & a bit of citrus some peach & apricoot as tis warms

T: Follows the nose, some tart peach & dryness too up front. Some nectarine notes as this warms, plus a bit of apricot, dryness & a touch of hay & tartness . Finishes tart, fruitty &msemi-dry with just bit of boozey peach & pears

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, nice puckery notes to this

Great drinkability with a failry interesting flavor profile

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 00:05:20 | More by russpowell
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured as a very nice clean and clear looking yellowish orange color. There is a nice white head on top. Some retention and lacing. The smell of this beer had a slight sour note but also fruity, with a light funk to it. The taste is a little tart, it's got peach and lemon in terr for sure. The molasses is a mystery, not sure where that is. The mouthfeel is light, it's nicely carbonated and drinkable. Overall I enjoyed this beer. It's not a bad brew, it's something I would probably drink again.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 20:15:40 | More by Knapp85
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TCMike

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produced a finger, and a half of white foam. Beer color is a semi-transparent, honey/straw color.
The aroma is of farmhouse funk, peach, and a sour note of bret,
The taste is similar, but with a more sour taste, and alcohol taste pushing through. Medium mouth-feel Med-high carbonation.
Nice beer. Easy drinking for a high-ish alcohol beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 22:35:57 | More by TCMike
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mactrail

California

4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite handsome in the delicate Crooked Line tulip. Golden amber with a decent head and plenty of lacing. Very well carbonated and prickly on the tongue. Nose of fruit cocktail with a whiff of the barnyard.

Great savory, umame taste. The dry finish emerges from the yeasty Belgian flavor. A good example of a contemporary Saison, with the fruit playing against the scratchy yeast flavors. The peach tastes like real fruit, with a slight sweetness to start. Even a hint of peach skins. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

Really mellow and drinkable, but with an edge to it. One of my favorites in the Lips series. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 03:23:30 | More by mactrail
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a golden yellow color with a flash head and no lacing at all. Medium body and carbonation levels.

Smells of peach iced tea with a light amount of dusty earthy hops. The flavor is a blend of dry peach and white wine with a lemon twist and a return of the tea-like herbal hopping with a light and funky Belgian yeast garnish on the finish which tapers off gradually. As it warms up the white wine aspects of the flavor magnifies to the point where it out-competes the peach flavor on my tongue somewhat, which is my primary criticism for this beer. (The other criticism is the lack of head formation) Dial back the dry white wine a bit and the belgian yeast would provide an intriguing counterpoint to the sweet peaches and lemon... this beer gets within spitting distance of greatness but doesn't quite seal the deal.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 23:33:16 | More by WastingFreetime
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ST: 22oz poured into a wineglass

A: Dark orange, hazy, a hint of bellini, with a half-a-fingernail white fluffy head, Peach leaves a little lacing.

S: Very interesting. Herbaceous with strong lemon peel, earth, peach, and a hint of sweetness (most likely from the molasses).

T: It starts out malty and bitter from lemon peel, but some peach enters the flavor shortly after. There is a bit of a sour flavor from the peach and lemon. The molasses is not very sweet, more of the stale sweet flavor mixes with slightly refreshing peach in the finish.

M: Medium and lingering.

O: An interesting mix of flavors. The aroma works better than the taste. The molasses confuses the finish, and the beer might be better without it.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 00:46:14 | More by ianjsullivan
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a clever brett beer i think. pours a hazy light orange color with a one inch white head that fades pretty quickly. it smells really bretty, tart and spunky, with the peach component taking on more of a from concentrate thing, sugary and not super genuine. the flavor though the peaches come out more and dont seem so artificial. still, its quite sweet. it interacts with the brett in a peculiar way, definitely unique for me. i could see this being delicious in oak for a year or so, it needs to mature i feel like. still, the mouthfeel is light and bright, and the alcohol is tame for its strength. overall an interesteing experiment and another fun beer in the lips of faith lineup.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 16:35:31 | More by StonedTrippin
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harrymel

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay, been staring and decided to try this finally.

Pours a good looking golden ale with a sheet of fine whites. Smells of textbook belgian yeast, bits of lemon, some sour milk, grain and sweet hawaiian bread. Tastes like a subtle saison, with plenty of peach juice flavor (unsweetened), some metal and clay like yeast character. There is a good dose of lemon must and some slight tartness. Medium bodied with moderate, loose carb. Meh, it's an okay beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 04:44:50 | More by harrymel
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hardy008

Minnesota

2.45/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy amber with a one finger off white head which fades to 1/4 inch and holds, leaving spotty lacing. Smells like peaches, lemon, biscuit malt and some Brett.

Tastes mostly sweet, due to the peach juice. There is also some bitter lemon flavor, biscuit malt, and a little funk from the Brett. It doesn't seem like there is enough Brett to make this truly tart. There is just enough to pick it up.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and it finishes dry.Not a very successful beer in my opinion. It may have benefited from some time in the cellar, but probably not very much. I don't think this should be classified as a Saison, but since it is in that category, I am judging it against other Saisons.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 01:37:29 | More by hardy008
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma of peach and biscuit. Wow -- the brettanomyces gives an excellent kick of sour, balancing out the sweet peach and bready malts. A bit cloying in the finish, but this is really tasty and really interesting.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 23:41:27 | More by RockyTopHeel
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a tumbler.

Gotta love the hot fire being spat from the side of the bottle! This stuff pours a mostly clear sunset gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises peach syrup, toasted wheat, light lemon rind, and a hint of Brett-y funk. The taste holds notes of stale caramel, dried maple syrup, plastic-lined peaches, dirty cobwebs, and a kiss of Indian corn. Wow, did things go downhill in a hurry! The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, things were just carried out poorly here. While the mix sounded like a good one, the reality that presented itself on my tongue (and those of a few friends as well) was radically different, a world in which a violent clusterfuck of a party just wouldn't stop, no matter how early the neighbors had to get up the next morning...

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 15:29:18 | More by TMoney2591
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AgentMunky

California

3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allgash cervoise glass. Stamped 095 12 B-3 0952. Not sure about the classification as a saison, but okay.

A: Light head. Clear, pale gold with mild effervesce. Nothing special.

S: Initially, boring beeriness. Then, some noticeable Brettanomyces and peach nectar. Not too bad.

T: Interesting...Very interesting! I can definitely see the saison, as the funky yeast shines through. The molasses is the next to hit, blackstrap, adding an interesting layer of bitterness with the concomitant sweetness that is only complemented by the peach. However, the added fruit has two dimensions -- the sweet, which is most obvious towards the end and the tart, which pairs excellently with the yeast strain and dominates the midtaste (which I wish lasted just a tad longer).

M: A bit tart, a bit smoothish.

O: I've always sought out Lips of Faith for their curiously-constructed craft beer. They've never let me know. (Well, okay, maybe *once.) Peach Porch Lounger is no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Recommended. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 03:46:11 | More by AgentMunky
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a one finger, quickly dissipating white head. Small spots of lacing here and there.

Aroma: Fruity. peaches and pineapple. Slightly herbal and some funky funk going on.

Taste: Starts out sweet and fruity. Peach flavor and molasses mixing with the malts. Gets a little tart and some funk on the back end. The bretta works well. Alcohol here and there.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. A little low on the carbonation. Finish is really dry. Beer has some mild complexity but I like whats going on.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 01:42:50 | More by nimrod979
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter. Golden, clear appearance with a thin layer of white head. Minimal retention with some lacing. The aroma delivers some funky brett up front along with a bit of musty peach character. Belgian spices come through next along with lemon zest and a bit of tartness. The taste presents some molasses which seems to compete with the brett qualities going on. The fruit is muted, what starts as sweet becomes partially tart and spicy. No one flavor completely takes over as I'm left with a bit of sweetness and a bit of funk. Mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy with moderate carbonation. Overall, I was hoping for much better. The molasses seems to ruin what is going on here.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 00:08:12 | More by homebrew311
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours a clear gold, topped with 1 ½ fingers of thick bright white head. This maintains a sturdy ½ finger or so in the glass, leaving back a robust cascade of sudsy lacing. The aroma smells of juicy peaches, a splash of tart lemon, soft bready notes, spice, ripe earthy character and a touch of acidic sourness on the edges. Alcohol gives this some fullness in the nose.

The taste is more peach flavor, which mingles with notes of sweet doughy sugars, earth, lemon and a touch of sourness. Spice is throughout the profile, giving this a bit of a festive feel and lingers in the finish with some dry earthy character. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a firm creaminess up front that prickles the tongue and then a bit creamier feeling along the back. This drinks on the bigger side because of the higher alcohol here but this is pretty smooth considering the overall size.

While not overly complex, I still found this to be a fairly interesting take on a Saison, with those peach and Brett flavors standing out to me the most. This drank very well too, with me splitting this bottle probably aiding in any kind of palate fatigue I might have experienced otherwise. Considering this is one of the cheaper Lips of Faith offerings, I'd say that it's probably worth checking out. Especially if you've been intrigued by other offerings in the series.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 19:25:55 | More by Kegatron
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber pours a lightly hazed gold color with a fluffy white head. Fades pretty fast and leaves some nice, spotty lace.

Nose shows lots of peach and definitely a little leathery brett. I am surprised to see this doesnt have any bacteria, I guess it is the lemon peel giving off the tart, sour aroma. Smells pretty good, alot of stuff going on...

Hmmm, interesting....not necessarily delicious though. The brett and high ABV might have been a bit too ambitious. Im positive the molasses was a bad idea. Just too many conflicting flavors, there is the sweet remants of fermented peaches, tart lemon peel and hot alcohol, all covered by a woody brett blanket that does not go so well. Pretty bad experiment, if I do say so myself...like a bad homebrew experiment. G-Love deserves better than this...he likes cold beverages, uh-huh!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 00:26:55 | More by twiggamortis420
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$8.59 for a 22oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with Pale malt, biscuit malt, peach juice, molasses, and lemon peel. Hopped with Goldings. Fermented with Brett. 9.4% ABV, 252kcal/12oz.

Pours out to a clear medium peach color, forming a tightly beaded off-white head with excellent retention and very nice lacing. Moderately carbonated, ~2.5 carbs, not too spritzy which is nice and my preference in a saison. The aroma is outstanding...boatloads of tropical fruits. I get peach, pineapple, and mango with a nice mild Brett nose filling it in. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, medium-full bodied, slightly effervescent, with a crisp acidity and, unfortunately, a very metallic finish. The taste is a recap of the aroma, however there is a mild bitterness, a peculiar metallic note and some moderate sourness. Slight suggestion of oxidation with some faint cardboardy notes in the aftertaste.

An interesting beer. I wish it tasted as good as it smells, Still, this is a good beer, but New Belgium has a stellar reputation and I expected something a little better from them. The faults aren't overwhelming, but just throw it off enough that I'm not inclined to buy it again. Still, it's worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 21:59:27 | More by Mitchster
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SHODriver

California

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a nice slightly chill hazed golden orange with a finger of white head that fades to a small pool in a duvel tulip
S: smells of peaches, lemon zest, spicy yeast and a little bit of malt aroma
T: peaches, slight spicy yeast character, barnyard funk, a bit of pale malt, some lemon zest. slightly biscuity at times. aftertaste is a bit more lemon peel and peach with some slight funk and a bit of sugary sweetness
M: medium in the mouth and fairly vigorous carbonation. a bit too thick but I think the grits and molasses might have upped the unfermentables leaving the gravity where it is
O: not bad but not great, interesting flavors but I'm having a hard time wrapping my palate around all of them to decide if this beer works or not. It's has some nice flavors and some interesting qualities but it doesn't quite fit the style. For what it is it's pretty solid. I got the last one they had on the shelf and I'm happy to have snagged it. Unfortunately it doesn't quite drink like a saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 02:53:53 | More by SHODriver
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
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