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 beagle75:
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3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a small snifter.

A: Slightly hazy, pale orange-amber color with a peripheral ring of soapy white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Bright stone fruit, aromatic malt, and restrained brettanomyces are all detectable in balanced proportions. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with underattenuated biscuit malt, ambiguous mixed fruit, and expanding yeast esters. Grain appears extremely refined, simplistic, for the most part in the middle although a phantom whiff of toastiness comes and goes. Flavors retreat and dry out into the finish where a residual fruit quality channels some recognizable peach. A fine thread of transient moist earth is also detected. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, syrupy on the palate until the finish where late acidity is revealed, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer appears to be an experiment using ingredients gathered from American Southern culture. While the name suggests a fruit beer, the actual product attempts to straddle a few different camps. At a distance its sensory qualities generate appeal, although its taste is unfortunately similar to a generic strong golden ale in the form of so many of Dogfish Head's high gravity beers. Considering what this beer is able to accomplish, it seems to be stronger than necessary. While the name suggests something accessible and refreshing, in actuality it becomes a bit cloying before long.

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3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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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3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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2.65/5  rDev -24.9%
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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3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at New Belgium itself, on to the beer:

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