Tmoney99 (9956) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured a hazy orange color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy peach and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate peach sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a really murky almost butterscotch hue, almost vomit-ish. Reminds me of that Demetrius Sour IPA from MiBG Summerfest ’10. Really dense whitish head sits atop and cakes, laces pretty well. Stays fairly potent and large. Aromas are bready malts, touches of gentle peach and citrus, a touch of sun tan lotion, coriander, the cardamom is gentle (and it’s a spice I think can be overdone quite easily). Fruity and bready with touches of gentle coriander. Nothing overstated, exactly what you wouldn’t want in a summer sessioner. Initial is mellow sweet breads, touch of dryness, nice peachy fruit flavor that gets a touch tart. The coriander is gentle, without anything overbearing on the palate. Man, this is nice at first taste. Easily drinkable with a key fruity tartness, the dry spice grows in the background. Faint hopping is slightly bitter, touches of lemons and grass. Backend shows a fairly clean finish, lingering tart peaches and light touches of flaked wheat, dry wheat malts with a touch of sweetness. Coriander stays out of the way, cardamom dissappears. This isn’t bad. I rather liked it. Overall, a good trip to Haymarket. Aroma fell flat, beer was an ugly color but had a ridiculous and globby lacing head, with a good flavor and palate feel. Pretty solid Wheat/Fruit beer.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, pours very cloudy and dull grain-yellowy color with foamy head. Ugly beer. Nose is heavy on coriander and cardamom, yeasty under tones. Flavors are a tad more appealing as the slight peach juice adds some tartness that balances the heavy coriander usage, spicy yeast profile compliments well too. Finishes dry and a bit tangy on the tongue, seems highly carbonated. Oddly enough the beer works.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a very turbid yellow with a hint of orange at the edges. Nose is super fruity, some citrusy spicing and peach really dominate. Some bready malts as well. On taste, lots of juicy peach notes and then bready wheat. Slightly tart and very fresh and fruity. The peach melds very well with witbier base. Pretty tasty beer overall and I think I prefer this to the other mash made in heaven beers.