Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger
New Belgium Brewing

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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
 
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 mynie:
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3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Halcyondays
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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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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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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Photo of spoony
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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Photo of DoubleJ
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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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 373 ratings