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Almanac Brandy Barrel Pêche

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2676) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Lots going on here and it all works together really well. Nice tartness. Nice fruit. Bit of sweetness and wood from a barrel. Aroma is tart and peachy. Finish is tart and fruity again. Mid palate you get the sweet brandy. Pretty incredible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at Andy’s for game day. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft wood and a touch of sweet peach. A touch of sweetness, musky, a bit of tartness, with some soft peach notes. Nice funkiness with a bit of acidity. Funky and musky into the finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Almanac Brandy Barrel Pêche ].
Clear medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, grape, peach. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, peach, grapes, funky, tart. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140704]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Golden-yellow colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, malt, fruit, brett, wood. Flavour is sourness, malt, peaches, fruit, hop, wood, brett, alcohol, peaches. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1718) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy gold. Halo of white. Sweet, herby, soft, peachy toffee. Lightly acetic, fusty sourness. Taste is light sweet. Touch of dryness. Right amount of sour. Finishes light bitter, and light sour. Well balanced beer. Probably deserves a 4, but the equivalent of £18 a pint? Bonkers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2241) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Pours clear golden with flat white head. Aroma of brandy, peach,mango, grapes. Taste is rich fruity sour tart with peach and tropical fruit, light sweet finish. Body is light and smooth yet crisp with soft to average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5844) - Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; an apricot that’s so hazy you can’t see through it. White head that dissipates into thin lacing pretty quickly. Smells of mellow brandy with a subtle but nice peach presence in the background along with some tartness. Tastes like it smells with a nice, tart mouthfeel. More peach than brandy on the tongue. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1833) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2014
375 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Mostly clear golden yellow with 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, light brandy, peaches and sweet stone fruit. Tastes of tart notes, lemons, tart peaches, citrus, sour and acidic notes, light brandy. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (514) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma: Big funky and peach bouquet Appearance: cloudy golden color with white head Taste: Champagne profile with a Pleasant peach flavor but not overwhelming with a sour punch on the finish Overall: Light refreshing and flavorful sour. Just wish I could pick up some of the brandy barrel

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
10/17/2014. Bottle at the Toronado in San Diego. Light golden with a white head. Barrel ageing shows well right off, but the peaches are a bit muted. Overall it’s an awesome and complex sour with a long finish.


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