The Livery Impeche
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Inspired from a conversation with good friend and editor of the Great Lakes Brewing News, Bill Metzger, Brewmaster Steve blended a Belgian Amber Ale with 120# of Michigan Harmony peaches from Husteds Farm Market in a merlot cask. 4 wild yeast fermentations later and yet another cask aging results in an exquisite sour peach ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Very nice peach character neutralized by a smidge too much acidity. Good beer but falls short of awesome because of the tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggsbowler (600) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle Thanks Maltzilla - Pour amber w/ white head. Peaches, lemons, and tartness in the nose. Very acidic with peaches and a little vinegar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Enjoyed at GTMW 2012. Pours an amber gold with a thick cream head. Smells of oranges and spice. Sour orange cream flavor with a citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at GTMW, described by the dude pouring as a "flavor bomb" - Pours amber with small tan bubbles. Tons of peach on the nose--light and fruity--though a little plastic works its way into the funk. Taste is dry and light fruit with a bit of brett. Sweet finish, with fruit juice and real light citrus funk. Smooth and slick. Not my favorite, but it was interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2011
old notes from hopcat. orangish pour, dark amber almost. small white head. this is full of sour funk, tart peach, and massive oak. very tannic, sour, and wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Clear orange-red with a small, creamy, white head. Aroma has marzipan, a vanilla touch, light cellar, lots of peach, mild tartness. Medium carbonation, dry and light creamy palate. Good tart flavour, light fruity, apples, some pear sweetness, light marzipan, a hint of apricot and a good dose of peach. Light oakiness. Really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2010
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Fiery orange-red body, thin ring of off-white carbonation. Tart, sour nose, fruity and woody, tannic, with vinaigrette notes. Tart, funky, tannic body with peach and wood, finishing wheaty with some biscuit notes. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a thin off-white/khaki head. The growler leaked a bit on the way, so the carbonation is a bit less than optimal. S: Lots of peaches on the nose, certainly living up to the name of the beer. A slight lactic tartness to it as well as some metallic notes, caramel malts, and a hint of oak. T: A mild spice character to the beer that I didn’t really pick up on the nose. The acidity is more noticeable on the palate than it was on the nose as well, and a huge amount of peach flavor. Some other fruit notes such as cherries. Fairly sweet, too, despite the -bal aging, sourness, and fruit. M: The body is medium with a low to medium carbonation, leaning on the low side. D: You definitely have to like peaches to enjoy this one. A bit sweeter than I was expecting, but certainly as advertised...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Tap in snifter. Poured a clear reddish brown color with a minimal to average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour peach and fruit oil aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
tap at livery 5th anniversary party. pours a clear orange amber. first of all, i can’t believe this beer is 14% abv, seems like 7. merlot barrel gives a medicinal cherry fruit character to the light peachy undertones. some light balsamic tartness. lot of wood, oak, some light funky plastic. peach character seems a bit muddled by the big wood presence. good nonetheless. interesting beer.

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