berkshirejohn (3966) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my all time favourite summer ale - but it’s great at other times of the year too. A bright deep golden colour with a creamy cream head which lasts to the end; the aroma and flavour are dominated by peach, but the malt and hops do make an appearance. Crisp and refreshing, proof that fruit and beer is a winning combination.
oldPeculiarHen (14) - East Yorkshire Coast, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botter, 0.5l. Aroma- slightly peachy. Initial taste is quite bitter, with slightly intrusive carbonation. Aftertaste was a gorgeous peach flavour. Perfect for a summers evening/barbeque!
jmgreenuk (2613) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Tesco :-). This one of my favourite summer beers. The label says its refreshingly peachy and they are not wrong! Some might consider it overpowering, but for me it works well with the bitterness of the hops. Everyone who I have served it to really enjoyed it. Don't over chill it or you won't enjoy the full flavours of this excellent and very much underrated beer.
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olliejobbins (608) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is extremely peachy and floral. Taste is hoppy but also strongly of peaches. Very sweet and a bit watery aftertaste.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle bought in a four pack selection called Badgers
Sett comprising Tanglefoot,Golden Champion, Blandford Fly and the above which I drank first.Srong peach/apricot aroma which remained after the glass was drained.Same peach in the flavour and some hops. Amber colour with good head and lacing. I enjoyed this refreshing beer.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, as part of 4-pack "Badger’s Sett". Very enjoyable beer, really peachy which is unusual but by no means cloying. Amber-tan body, thin diminishing head, reasonable lacing. Rough rasp on the palate of peach/melon with still a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Wouldn’t want more than one at a time but still refreshing.
DanielBrown (3481) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious peach and melon aroma. Tropical fruit and ice cream in the mouth, suddenly morphing into a very bitter melange - possible hopped. Not session material - I feel like I’ve been through the mill with this one!
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 Clear amber pour. Shockingly peachy snout if you’ve not read the blurb. Head and lace persist a good hour after the pour. Should they get the chance. An aromatic peachiness pairing up perfectly naturally with the house yeast’s natural fruitiness. Crisp hop finish with lingeringly bready afters. English fruit beer to take on the Belgians?? Tasty and well-balanced stuff indeed.
wheresthepath (1384) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 [31/1/2008 - 500ml bottle from Asda, High Wycombe] Opening the bottle reveals the overwhelming smell of peach blossom room freshener - nearly poured it on the pot pourri! Taste initially dominated by sweet peach - far closer to an alcopop than a beer. At this point I was distinctly unsure whether to continue to drink it. However, soon the hops and a dry bitterness comes through, and by the end of the pint you realise how well balanced it is. It definitely needs to be served cold. I ended up loving this beer and would certainly have it again. However, I also believe it’s one of those love it or hate it beers. [Re-rate 11/7/2010: Dad shared with me, cheers!] Yup, peach, dry bitterness etc as before, but found it rather thin in body this time, have reduced my mark slightly. Still surprisingly good though!
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 2009: 500ml Brown bottle, drank very close to its best by date. Poured into a vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen’ pint glass.
Good looking beer, fine amber colour with an off-white foaming head. The body was bright and clear.
Incredible peach aroma, they claim to add extract of peach blossom to the brew, well you can certainly smell it.
The beer is far from sweet, but that peach blossom does come through in the flavours too. A good ’bite’ to the beer, tangy and hoppy too.
I am not a big fruit beer or sweet beer sort of guy, but this beer realy impressed me. Had I read the label more carefully I doubt I’d have bought it, but glad I did. The 4.5% alcohol holds up well and although I have reviewed plenty of beers from this brewery, this is one of the best in my opinion.