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Almanac Brandy Barrel Pêche

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Historically, fruit-infused sour beers were a way of preserving the summer harvest. In that tradition, this blonde ale was added to brandy barrels with high-summer peaches, hand-picked by the Loewen family at Blossom Bluff Orchards in Reedley, California. We aged this liquid gold for six months until we needed a reminder that summer will come again. Pair with Prosciutto, crusty bread and fruit preserves.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (128) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Golden peach color and nice thin white head. Smell of dry white wine and peaches. Flavor of tart peaches and a dry cognac finish. Peaches do not kill it, they are present which adds to overall experience and dimension with the oak brandy and wine characters. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of alcohol , peach, brandy, fruitiness, citrus and malt. Flavor is sweet and sour with some peach, brandy and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Excellent. Big peach and brandy nose. Some slight oak but only adds does not distract. Flavor of peach and very light oak. The flavors of all the tart and oak and peach are so well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
375ml bottle. Clear golden shade. Finger of white head. Aroma is mostly the effects of the barrel, with woodiness coming to the fore. Taste only carries a hint of peach, but the tart, puckering acidity is really nice. Don’t think the idea totally came together but a very nice sour anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottled shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour, peach and sweet alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet & sour flavor with a medium smooth sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. A solid fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Poured from a 375ml bottle. The aroma is peaches, woody, acidic. The flavor is peachy, woody, rich grape character. This is one of the better Almanac sours that I have had. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7437) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
375 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Fifty West guys. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart peaches, some acidity, the brandy is fairly mild but does contribute some sweetness, some funk, some musty character, light wood, I like the beer but didn’t think that it was overly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2351) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Light hazy yellow with a medium sized diminishing white head. Crisp fruity nose with some funk beneath. Lime, light peach, almonds, hay, barnyard, wood. Medium body, solid sour, soft carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy very light golden with a reviving white cap offering some retention and lacing. peach wine, strawberries and red apples, spicy and buttery barrels, celery seeds and basil. lively carbonation, light body, tart, dry and grassy-spicy-citric finish. tad linear. low-fi peaches. miscellaneous orchard fruits - plainly citric. o-k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden yellow, small head that dissapears quickly. Aroma is slight peach and soft lactic yoghurt, and peach candy. Light body with a decent amount of acid freshness, nice tart peach that increases when the sediment are in the glass as well, kind of strong punchy citrus kick in the end as well, giving it a dry thirstquenching finish. Taste is light peach & apricot, yoghurt... Aftertaste is rather nice as there is some more apricot hanging around. Nice beer, but after having tasted this one and the Pluot, I don’t understand the fuzz frankly...

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