I've been anticipating this brew for months now and it's finally there.
You can get the back story on the beer below but the I'm a HUGE G. Love fan. In fact, G. and I were born on the exact same day in the same hospital! So we go WAY back.
This is a beer he thought up with New Belgium. In G.'s words, it's a perfect beer for sitting on the porch jamming with some friends.
That doesn't mean I'm not nervous to try it. The last time a favorite musician of mine and a well respected brewery teamed up, the results were mediocore at best (Pearl Jam and Dogfish Head's lackluster Faithful Ale).
But let's hope for the best and give the Peach Porch Lounger a test (see what I did there?).
Smell-Lemon on the nose. Not a whole lot of peach strangely.
Taste-Slight peaches on the lips. Very slight. It's more alcohol than anything else...and that's not a good thing.
Mouthfeel-Medium bodied. Tart in the mouth with a dry finish.
Drinkability-The dominant taste is the alcohol which is terribly disappointing. I also don't love the dry finish but that's personal preference. This beer clocks in at 9/4% ABV so it could probably be cellared which would help bring out more flavors. At least, I hope it does. As it is, I can't recommend it.
UPDATE: As the Lounger warms, it gets better. Peach much more evident. This will be much better after cellaring. Pick up a bottle, put it in a dark, cool place for 6 months and give it a whirl.
About Peach Porch Lounger:
Beers and front porch lounging with G. Love means peaches, hominy grits, molasses and lemon peel, all funked up with pale and biscuit malts in a saison for sipping. In three-part harmony enters a healthy dose of Brettanomyces to bring tropical, citrus flavors and bold, sweet nose. This foot-stomping beer pours a glowing orange under a fluffy, white head and grooves all the way to its dry finish. G. Love and New Belgium together, making sweet beer and music.