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Almanac Brandy Barrel Pêche

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1449) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
September 7, 2014. Bottled february 2013. Pours hazy golden with medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is tart, citrus, brandy, oak, peaches, grape vanilla and biscuits. Taste is light sweet biscuit, brandy and fruit, tart fruity apples and citrus. Finish is medium dry tart and light woody and notes of peaches, grapes and brandy. Light/medium bodied, light dry, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2355) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Sour peach and barrel aromas. The taste pretty much follows suit. Citrus, malt, and oak undercurrents. Not much from the brandy here. Still, with a good mouthfeel and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (907) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Very good sour, one of their best, lots of peaches but not overly sweet, really nicely balanced beer with a ton of flavor, the peaches come in beautifully and subtly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Pours a clear peach with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of funk, peach, elderflower and musky soil notes Taste is peach, funk, elderflower, farmhouse. Mouthfeel is tart and dry with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of peach, herbal, subtle barnyard, lime, and florals. Flavor of peach, oak, brett, caramel, and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
Bottled. Orange/golden coloured. Unclear. Small dense off white head. Aroma. Sourness, peaches, funk, wood. Flavour. Heavily sour, funk, citrus, grape, peaches, vague barnyard, wood and light brandy touch. Medium to full bodied. Ends sour and grapy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (986) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle pours yellow with medium white head. Aroma is tart vinegar with peach and grape notes. Taste is soft tart and light fruit, very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de Pours hazy golden with a small frothy and fizzy white head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour, fruity and tiny funky with wheat crackers, ripe peaches, lemon juice, moist hay, buttery wood, dry soil, brandy, cobwebs, unflavoured doogh, lemon zest and hints of white raisins. Taste is very sour, slightly salty, slightly fruity and tiny funky with sourdough crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, yuzu juice, unflavoured doogh, peaches, unripe apricots, moist buttery wood, moist hay, dry soil, barnyard, lime zest, lemon zest, unripe white grapes and hints of brandy. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart, mouth-puckering and light bodied. Finish is sour, tiny salty, fruity and tiny funky with sourdough crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, ripe peaches, moist hay, moist wood, white grapes, dry soil, unflavoured doogh and hints of barnyard, lemon zest and brandy. The first taste was really a citric punch in the face but as you get used to the acidity a nicely complex brandy inspired fruit sour is revealed. Delicious…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle shared with Edgar and Brian. Snifters. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange copper with a thin head. No lacing. Aroma is a mix of peaches, apricots, pears, apples, and white wine barrel. The taste is tart peaches, apricots, and pears along with fermented green grapes. Not overly tart, slightly sweet. The barrel is fairly light flavored but the overall beer is very good. The fruits were so fresh tasting. Light carb, tart finish.

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