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Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer has peach juice, molasses, hominy grits, lemon peel, pale and biscuit malts, and some Brettanomyces.

Added by RuckusDu on 08-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
372
pDev:
16.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
31
Trade:
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Ratings: 372 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MacStinson
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
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!

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Photo of scottiethebody
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Mitchster
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a bit of lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet wheat and grains with some peach, lemon peel, molasses, Belgian yeast, and coriander.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet grains and wheat with some tart peach and lemon peel and some coriander. Through the middle, some molasses comes through with some Belgian yeast, some more spices, and a bit more tart fruit. The finish is a mix of sweet grains and wheat with some peach, lemon zest, and Belgian yeast.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good complexity and overall balance with the addition of the molasses and peach.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1534th Review on BA
Bottle to NB Globe
22oz

2012 release

App- Almost pure orange in the glass with a good density behind it. With the noculus you can see tiny bubbles floating up all the time. It pours with a fluffy and cracky head that leaves a very good lace trail. 2nd pour is more of a dollop of whip cream.

Smell- When you first crack this open the zest comes in a wave. As it opens in the glass more of the peach juice and molasses comes in with a sweet and thicker aroma. The brett funk seems very mellow on this one as does the ABV.

Taste- Well I read NBs labels and say okay. I get what they were going for but this couldve been amazing. Firstly this is a Belgian Golden/Triple/Ipa trifecta. A myriad of flavors in the glass with bold citrus and sweet and a bit of thickness from molasses. The zest adds a nice layer of flavor but just screams this shouldve been soured.

Mouth- It was a fuller medium body with a cararmel rich body and a bit creamy from the molasses. The carbonation was a bit of a creamy lush and the residual flavors were more zest and sweet.

Drink- I quite enjoyed it. It just felt like it needed to be soured to me. I will say it was sneaky boozy and knocked me on my ass after dinner.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of billab914
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into my Allagash glass. Golden amber in color with a frothy white head covering the top of the beer and sticking to the edges of the glass.

The peach juice is immediately noticeable in the aroma giving it a mix of sweet and tart fruit flavors. The zesty lemon is there as well. As you get a little deeper into it the grits start to become a little more evident with some notes of sweet corn. The molasses is also in the background and makes it feel a little bigger and bolder overall. interesting mix of flavors to it.

The taste has some slightly sour and tart flavors coming out of the peach juice. The zesty lemon comes through a little in the finish. I get some yeast spice to it in the finish as well. The molasses again doesn't add a lot of flavor, but definitely gives it a big heavy feel to it.

Overall, it was a decent beer but not a great one. The lighter peach juice and grits flavors just didn't seem to go well with the big, heavy, molasses mouthfeel. It seemed like it was trying to be both a light, easy drinking beer and a heavy imperialized beer at the same time and it just didn't work for me.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of chugalug06
2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Frothy white head grows fast and large, but settles quickly. Brew is clear yellow in color. Zero lacing.

I get lots of horseblaket in the nose alongside slight lemon and orange peel. I smell no peach, just an abundance of fermented sugar.

Kinda bland tasting, but for a 9.4% Saison, it's a kick in the ass. I get no real fruit flavors as claimed on the label. I get tons of candy sugars and biscuity-bread flavors. Carbonation is too high for my liking with the style...

Meh. I've had better, more memorable Saisons, but I've also had way worse. Peach Porch is very middle of the road, IMO. Take it or leave it, I won't be back for more...but I'm glad I tried it.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +43.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 9.6.12.

A - Pours a clear reddish-medium orange with a small white fizzy head. Solid retention.

S - Fruity, lots of lemon and peach.

T - Very sweet, fruity, peaches, lemon, and roses.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body, with a sweet fruity body.

O - Sweet a fruity, just as it is advertised.

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Photo of beer2day
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Triangle Wine in west Cary.

Golden pour, clear, with some hints of peachy orange. No head. No lace.

Nose is brett funk with a good bit of tropical fruit. Peach is there, but that's not what stands out. Mango, papaya, maybe even a bit of coconut all come in stronger than the hint of peach.

Hits with a mild tropical fruit flavor, then the brett kicks in and finishes with a decent sour flavor. Some tart peach from the syrup, but not as much as I hoped for. Mango and papaya carry over from the nose. Definitely feel the abv.

Feel is a bit on the thick side. Syrup and a bit of oiliness. Guess that has to be there to support the abv.

I'm a big fan of the series, but I'd probably pass on this one again.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hatzilla
4.3/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear golden pour with minimal head and lacing

S: Peaches, honey, mango and some barnyard funk. Sweet but not overdone.

T: Fuzzy and fizzy peach and honey. Brett is present but not overdone. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Smooth, prickly mouthfeel. Medium carbonation, dry finish with a slight alcohol bite.

O: A nice change of pace for this IPA hound.. I will definitely try more of the style and more of this guy...very drinkable and tasty. Cheers!

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Lips Of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 372 ratings
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