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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pour is a nice hazy peach color (how appropriate) with a nearly non existent bubbly white head. Lots of funky notes on the nose, lactic sourness, bright apple and peach notes, tart berries, some other citrus, and just a subtle hint of oak. Taste is absolutely stunning. Nice wine like lactic acid, subtle funkiness, bright citrus flavors, light oak flavor, wonderful peach flavor throughout, and insanely refreshing. My favorite Almanac yet.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4932) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1302) - 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...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2152) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle 375ml. Pours hazy blond with no head. Aroma is of old rags, peaches, fruits. Taste is of acidity, fruits, peaches, sugar. Palate: Light-medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Easily drinkable. Nothing cloying or too much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3278) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks!

Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing.

Aroma: Old rag at first, but after it breathe a little there’s peaches, brandy, cardboard and oak.

Taste: The old rag isn’t here either but less than in the note. Peaches/apricots, brandy, oak, cardboard, moderate sweetness and medium to heavy acidity.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Acidic finish. Mild gummy peach aftertaste.

Overall: One of the not so good sour from Almanac. It’s hard to get past the old rag / cardboard presence. There’s some nice fruity features well carried by acidity, but it’s borderline artificial.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1663) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with a small white rim that leave surprisingly good lacing. Nose is of light cardboard (oxidation), sweetness and brandy. Taste is really acid and carries flavors of peaches. Body is light to medium, carbonation medium and acidity is "refreshing" (but a bit much for me). Overall an OK sour, nothing to write home about though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5211) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS. Very clear and light golden with minimal foam. Not a lot to look at. Not a lot of aroma, either. Wild yeast effect is soft. Peaches, maybe. Really light malts. A hint of brandy. Subtle is the word here. This is nice if you like your sours gentle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4127) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured a cloudy orange color with aromas of peaches, peach pit, light sweet brandy and some tartness. Flavors are light tart peaches not over the top but tart just enough with some light oak and some brandy notes. The barrel aging did not dominate the beer was there just enough to make it very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2761) - 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 (7248) - 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 (37073) - 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]


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