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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to BBB63: Pours a transparent bright copper orange with a thin, stringy-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of fresh peaches and tart funky brett with a nice vinous oaky character. Starts with good fullness and fresh fruity notes with a touch of sweet peaches and tart funkiness. Finishes with good fullness and fruity flavor, a nice peach beer that hides its alcohol incredibly well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2009
A. Peaches, Sour, brett, light malt App. Clear amber color. .No head F. Peaches, sour, Belgian yeast. Light vinuous Merlot flavor light oak. Sour predominates P. Light body.. Smmoth MF. Flat. Deceptively light alcohol. O. Peach flavor has faded and sour iis dominate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
Objectively speaking: Peach Schnaps disguised as beer.
I like: As experimental as it gets. Not overly warming for a 14% ale. Not too thick, it sure has a syrupy side, but it’s not its only trait. Peaches feel juicy, very well extracted, ripe and concentrated. Unexagerated bourbon presence despite the apparent 3 different sojourns in different barrels over a year.
I dislike: Strong fusel alcohol presence goes straight to your head. We border rubber flavours at regular times. Very, very sweet, though not so much as I anticipated. Hard to finish, one I don’t want to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of peach, caramel, light vinous, and subtle oak. Flavor of sour peach with a dry oaky finish. The alcohol is nicely hidden for this big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9148) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
On tap at the brewery. This is a reddish gold ale with a strong fruit and alcohol nose. There is an intense sour peach flavor that is very agreeable and some nice oak flavors at the finish. This is a top-notch fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Draft @ the Livery. Pours a clear, bright orange color; mostly headless with a slight viscosity by the time I got to trying it. An enormous amount of peach juice and sweet fresh peaches in the aroma; very reserved sweetness with tons of character; like fruit cocktail minus the syrup. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of sweet, dense genuine peach character; lightly tart, slightly heavy and viscous in the mouth, with just loads of dense, heavy peach notes; you can most certainly taste the generous fruitiness in this beer; relaxed carbonation, and somewhat heavy, but just a generous, juicy, fresh peach beer. Very light tartness present. Lengthy finish: lasting peach juice, fruit cocktail, and a slight citrus tartness; sweet end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2008
GTMW! murky orange with a small off white head. Heavy butterscotch and sweet fruit aroma. Flaor is similar, lots of peach and booze with some bourbon. Finishes mildly sour, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5864) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2008
GTMW 08 - Pours brown / orange with a minor head. The aroma has sour peach that is very juicy and nectar-ish, almost like canned syrup ~ very sweet. Thick body with a bit of harshness. The flavor starts with a mix of alcoholic peaches and bourbon and finishes with a heavy emphasis on the alcohol. This was not as complex as I’d hoped. It was a bit too much on the sweet side with a lot of alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
on tap at GTMW ’08. pours slightly hazy copper light reddish tones, no head. aroma is oaky, vinous, peach, a bit earthy rotted fruit character. flavor is slightly sour peachy, vinous, oaky. alcohol is very well hidden. body is slightly heavy but this is pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
On tap @ GTMW 2008. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma of peaches, oak, and malt. Taste is tart and semi sour. Has a nice funky complex flavor with a pleasent dry character.One of my favorites from the GTMW.

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