Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger
New Belgium Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 15.86%
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
373
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  19
Gots
  31
SCORE
80
Good
Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch LoungerLips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger
Notes: This beer has peach juice, molasses, hominy grits, lemon peel, pale and biscuit malts, and some Brettanomyces.
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Reviews: 86 | Ratings: 373
Reviews by Jadjunk:
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3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"An afternoon on the stoop, foot stomps a loop. Southern style poured in 2 glasses, time becomes molasses. Harmony with hominy grits, peel the peaches and throw out the pits, get some action in the bottle with Brettanomyces. G Love in a brew. Peach porch lounger sings just for you. No bottle date, one time release collaboration between New Belgium & G Love. Brewed in the style of a Saison with Molasses, lemon peel and peach juice added.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a New Belgium Globe glass. Served above 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foamed golden-white head over a heavily carbonated golden amber body tone with mild haziness and sediment in tow. Retention is about average- it isn't as presentable as it could be but there is a consistent curtain of lacing around the glass which makes for a decent appearance. 3.25

(Smell) Generally clean spiced pale malt blend, slightly wet bread with a faint sweetness, moderate sourness from the Brett and a mild waft of fruit notes. Not a lot of citrus character notable as well as an understated peach character, but I'm glad that the molasses is also well-controlled as not to dominate or mislead the aroma. This brings me back to a small handful of New Belgium's sour projects, but may be notable for it's approachability and simplicity. Potency is medium/high. Nice aroma despite suppressed expectations. 3.5

(Taste) A definite sweetness up front continues through to the finish for a forward molasses character. More notable is a sweet fruit syrup blend, slightly peach-forward character. It's a touch more sweet than is necessary, even the tart character manages to be overshadowed by the sweetness at times and is too underdeveloped to balance out. A lighter body and slightly lower alcohol could make for a much better-balanced beer with a higher drinkability. In terms of a "lounger beer", this one might do you in shortly after one bottle. It's not a distracting beer but it certainly doesn't hold up to New Belgium's more sought-after sours. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Mild breadiness with a mild slick sweetness, mildly syrupy finish. Slightly dry cracker malt finish with a touch of sour funk. Mild carbonation presence. Medium alcohol presence, medium/heavy body for the style, a touch heavier than anticipated for a Saison. Overall it doesn't fault much in the carbonation but the texture and body is suggestive of an unnecessarily heavier beer, and this beer deserves a much lighter character to properly represent the style it falls under. 3

(Overall) With New Belgium constantly pumping out new side projects under the Lips of Faith series, some of these come awfully close in similarity. Peach Porch Lounger is curious in that it tries for a Saison but comes off too heavy so, focusing too much on the molasses and too little on the peach fruit character and sourness. The balance is not ideal as a result and the drinkability is hindered as a result. As a "lounger" style beer, I hoped for something a bit lighter, crisper and less boozy in flavor. Hopefully the other bottle that I have of this will remedy the issue of imbalance through time in the near future. 3.25

New Belgium Brewing's
Lips Of Faith Peach Porch Lounger
3.28/5.00

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22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a pretty bright orange with a fizzy light white head. OK head retention, which leaves some small spots of lace.

S: Sweet fermented stone fruit, some light lemon notes, smells like it'll be a bit cloying.

T: Clear peach flavour upfront. Sweet orange and Lemonhead candy midway through. Grassy, lightly hoppy finish still with a bunch of fruit and syrup.

M: Medium to full-bodied, with a frothy yet crisp at times carbonation. Some minor ethanol throughout. A tad cloying with a bit of acridity in the aftertaste which wasn't fun.

O: New Belgium calls it 'Lounger', but this isn't really easy drinking as the name would suggest. This is quite a big beer, it is 9.4% after all. An interesting beer, I like the peach and the kitchen sink of ingredients, nevertheless, it doesn't make for the most tasty or enjoyable brew. I'd say worth a try, but the bomber price is too much, maybe on-tap.

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Poured from tap at Bridge is stl. Pours a clear honey color with thin head. Sweet fruit and brett aromas. Crisp hops. Taste is sweet sweet malt with a bitter brett up front. I taste a small amount of peach in the finishj. Its an ok lof brew I usually love this series but this didn't do it for me.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a 22 oz bottle into a tulip.

A-The color is golden honey with just a slight haze to the liquid. The head is a decent one-finger-plus plume of off-white foam. Unfortunately, the head goes away pretty quickly and doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. Very little (if any) carbonation to be seen.

S-You certainly get peaches...and a little sweet yeast...but the peaches are off just a bit. I also detect hints of dry straw and funk. Quite sweet.

T-The taste mostly follows the nose, but in a bad way. The peaches are very present, but they have an almost rotten character to them; like sour milk. The alcohol is also there, but (again) not in a good way. It contributes to the sour/rotten character.

M-The beer I had was pretty flat. Medium body. This beer lacked that typical saison effervescence.

O-I was pretty disappointed with this. I'm not sure where NB went wrong, but I'll take a pass on this one. Surprisingly, my wife seems to enjoy it...at least it was not a total waste.

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This beer takes on an orange color, one that's burnt orange, topped with a head that's fine on top and retains decently. The nose has a pleasant sour peach note, coated with a little sugar. With a name like Peach Porcher, I anticipated that I came across a sour, not realizing that I was drinking a saison. Within a few sips, it had more in common with a Belgian blonde than a saison or sour. Sugary Belgian blonde at the base, vague spices, some some of that fruity peach which adds a tartness to the taste. The body is surprisingly big, and rather chewy. It's a solid beer, yet not one I'd like to fork out the MSRP for a bottle.

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A: Pours a clear golden apricot in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange highlights. The beer has a finger and a half tall slightly sudsy beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film towards the center of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light amounts of grainy malts with moderate to strong aromas of peach. There are some slight notes of grassy hops and possibly a touch of brett funkiness..

T: Upfront there is a light amount of pale and grainy malts which underlies a sweet peach (slightly artificial) flavor which is pretty strong. There are light amounts of brett funkiness and just a touch of grassy hops. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present and fade very quickly.

M: Just slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate to strong amounts of carbonation.

O: Not the best peach beer that I have had but certainly not the worst... I like the slight touch of brett funkiness but I wish the peach was not quite as sweet (and a touch artificial). Fairly easy to drink with the alcohol is fairly well hidden.

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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 373 ratings