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Beartown Peach Melbear

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Brewed by Beartown
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Congleton, England

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask. Originally a special for JD Wetherspoon Spring Festival 2010 but has reappeared since.
This unusual and distinctive beer has a sweet aroma of peaches and elderflower, perfectly balanced by a hoppy bitterness in both the flavour and finish.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016. Clear golden. Synthetic peach aroma dominates. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GusCannon (1) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
Very much lives up to the description, peaches and elderflowers, perhaps a little too well. I fear a less traditional use of extracts, though it still makes for a fantastic summer pint. Very light in colour and body. Perfect condition in Horse and Jockey Chorlton.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask at the Kidbrooke Beer Festival, 2014. Gold pour with a white head. Heavy peach aroma, tropical fruit, some floral notes. Apricot, peach and citrus flavour. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear golden amber, lively white head, strong floral fruity aroma, sporadic lacing, elderflower and peaches comes through on the flavour, along with pale malt and a dryness, unusual combination of flavours, easy to drink

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask at Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 22/1/14. Pours a golden colour, taste is light with a peachy taste. Would be perfect in the summer

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
On cask at Cheshire Ring, Hyde. Pours golden with white head, cloudy at first. Overriding taste is peach syrup, there’s probably a decent golden ale behind it, but the sticky peach is overpowering. Shame, I was looking forward to this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1019) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
Gateshead beer fest. I was quite prepared to be curmudgeonly about this, but it succeeds by a judicious balance between sweet fruitiness, and hop sharpness. The novelty works. Refreshing, and easily the best beer I’ve had from this brewery

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Light and still this golden summer ale has whipped egg white foam. The aroma is of beautiful bittersweet fresh peaches, they pack a tang. Pulpy peach and a delightful hop bitterness both of which linger long into the finish. Remarkably delicious and drinkable. Lives long past the novelty factor.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
JDW Spring Fest 2010, Rochester. Pale soft malt with a touch of sweetness. Fragrant flowery hops. Peach & apricot & cream. very girly! Very pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
16th April 2010. Slightly hazy pale gold beer. Very moderate carbonation. Peachy nose! The peach carries over to the taste. Light semi dry palate, sweet peach and a little bitter orange underneath. Finishes fruity and dry. Unusual and pretty drinkable.


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