Lips Of Faith - Jared's Smoked Peach Porter
New Belgium Brewing Company

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Smoke Porter
3.68 | pDev: 16.03%
New Belgium Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Photo of jsanford
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark mahogany with a slight ivory colored head. Definitely getting the "smoke" and the "Porter", but very little in the way of any peach. Dark roasted malt, cocoa, roasted nuts, blah, blah, blah. All that Porter stuff. Smoke is pleasant, but fairly mild. Mild waft of peaches. Taste is similar to the nose, more smoke, malt, and chocolate. Peaches come out a bit more as the beer warms, but still not getting a ton. Mouthfeel is fairly creamy, with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Not the best Lips of Faith offering, but something different I suppose.

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Photo of Klugh
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was not expecting to enjoy this beer but was pleasantly surprised. For the complexion and head it was not too heavy. Very delicate peach flavor but a smoky almost tobacco finish. A new favorite has been found. Should be served with smoked meats. I left with a growler but it does not keep very well. Needs to be fresh from tap.
I was served this at the Growler Haus in Anderson, SC

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very interesting idea for a beer, but one that doesn't quite work out. I had this on tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a cola brown with a slight head. The problem with this beer is rather than exhibiting layered notes, you get a muddle of flavors. On the nose you get a cola and frenetic note, while th taste is more hamburgers with ketchup. The sweet fruity and smoky notes don't play well together here, although you'd think they would. Regardless, I applaud the experimentation here.

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Photo of Bung
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Macs Steele Creek. Just a dark brown, nearly 2 fingers of cream head. Laces a little bit.

Aroma, kind of mild, chocolate, peat, peach. Didn't get much smoke really.

Taste, chocolate, caramel, lighter peach. The peach is more like if you just ate the skin, though the beer is still pretty sweet without much roast malt or the afore mentioned smoke. There is a slight attempt at roast in the finish, but it mostly comes off as cocoa.

It's about mid bodied, maybe a little thinner as it seems a tad watery. Nearly creamy carbonation, well hidden abv, drinks easy. Maybe kind of a warm weather porter.

Worth trying once.

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Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery. Quite honestly, I didn't have high hopes for this one because it sounded like it just had too much going on, but I was pleasantly surprised. The peach and smoke were both mild and subtle, and when combined, gave the impression of peach wood smoked bbq. The porter base was flavorful and well balanced between chocolate, caramel, and earthy bitter hops. A touch of sweetness on the finish accentuates the peach flavor. Really nice. It begs to be paired with some authentic Southern BBQ or a peach cobbler.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Taco Mac Decatur April 19, 2012. Reviewed from notes.

(Appearance) Color is a dark brown but highly translucent. Light tan ring of lacing and a light swirl of surface cover is all that remains. Appearance is decent, aside from the lackluster head quality. 3

(Smell) Musty chocolate malt and a hint of black malt, very low (if it even is in here) smoke or peach presence. Potency is also low. Nothing exciting at this point. 2.5

(Taste) Taste consists of a hint of smoke, a touch of chocolate and an even lesser peach presence. Overall flavor is heavy on the smoke but a touch tart as well. Pretty nice but a one time kind of drink. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Smooth but prickly texture to this beer not really the best pairing for the flavors. Could tone down a bit. Alcohol presence is a low. Body is a medium. 2.5

(Overall) An interesting porter concept but one that could be much better carried out. The smoked flavor needs to be toned down to allow for the more subtle peach flavors and a less busy mouthfeel could see some benefit too. Not my ideal choice for the future but still manages to be a decent representative of the porter. 3

New Belgium Brewing's
Lips of Faith Jared's Smoked Peach Porter

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Dark brown-garnet body, decent clarity, with a smallish, creamy-looking, off-white head.

Smell: Basic chocolate, cola, and coffee -- in that order and not overly fragrant, really. Maltiness is overlayed with notes of old, soggy wood, cherries, and plucked peaches.

Taste: Chocolate, though light with a little sip of cola. Low roastiness. A pinch of table sugar precedes ripe peach and scantly tart juiced cherries. Underlying earthy woodiness, discreet and subtle. Sorry, I'm just never getting any apparent smokiness. The light tartness and fruitiness holds midway and well into the lightly spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's good, I liked it, I even almost ordered a second one.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into NB snifter at closed4business Charleston, SC.
Pours a deep amber brown with a thick tan head. Looks nice. Smell is of smoky malts, not much else; just slightly above average. Taste is of smoky roasted malts and a small bit of coffe maybe. Sweet aftertaste - maybe of peach, but just tastes like sweet agave or simple sugar with a slight fruity note.
Its a little dry in the mouth.
Overall, nice porter. Its different and outside the box. The lof series is usually pretty good, but this wasn't lof worthy. Still good though.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a rich dark-chocolate brown with a creamy, almost Guinness-like light tan head. Malty, chocolaty aroma has smoky and, yes, peach notes and a nutty hint. Flavor has a malty core plus tones of peach, wood and smoke, as well as nutty and molasses hints. Creamy-smooth, firm-bodied texture has a decent amount of fizz and leaves a tingly, woody, slightly fruity finish. Pick this peach whilst you can!

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Photo of TheBigE5
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Coloring that is expected of a porter, very dark with a shimmer of red when held up to the light

S - Very smokey and roasty with a hint of cocoa

T - Taste matches the smell exactly, do not get much of the peach though. If anything, i get a slight sweetness at the front that could be attributed to fruit.

M - Slight carbonation at first but finishes very creamy and smooth

O - I really enjoyed this porter, but with peach in the name i expected more fruit out of it.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark brown, fairly light for a porter, certainly darker than a brown ale. A finger and a half of large bubble head.

S: Odd. A mix of smoke, roast, and a slightly sour fruit aroma. I wouldn't guess peach, but I can see it.

T: Much better than smell. A great mix of roast, milk chocolate, a little toffee, and light smoke. I get the fruit in the aftertaste, but it's not strong.

M: Silky smooth - a bit thick with creamy body and good carbonation.

O: I'm not sold on the addition of peaches. It distracts from the aroma for sure, but it's interesting in the flavor. The mouthfeel of this is very good and the taste is complex and interesting.

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Lips Of Faith - Jared's Smoked Peach Porter from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 24 ratings