HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well this one is a bit tricky to describe.
I bought it at the Marin Brewing pub in a bottle mainly for my wife, since she likes the Pyramid Apricot Ale. The peach flavor is definitely noticeable without being overpowering. The apperance is straw color with a little cloudiness. It pours with a nice head. Except the peach notes, there is really not much else, it is fairly bland otherwise. It is however refreshing and probably better suited for hot days.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22 oz bottle: $3.39 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Stinson Beach Peach is a true girlie beer, but Iím not ashamed to admit I rather like this tasty peach treat. Itís very light on malt, thereís not even a hint of sweetness, and hops is non-existent, and this allows the tart, authentic peach flavor to dominate the beer. Thankfully, the peach flavor is isnít artificial or perfumy tasting. Thereís a slightly dusty-tasting finish, but otherwise, this is all about the peach. A very peachy aroma burst out of the bottle the second I popped the cap, and continues to do so as I drink this beer. This thin bodied beer is chalky, effervescent, lively and very refreshing on the palate. Pale straw in color with a solid cloudiness. Fizzy snow white head sounds like soda as it dissipates quickly down to a ring. Pretty easy to drink, no sweet, cloying aftertaste, and lower in alcohol, so Iíve had no problem draining this bomber.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy, antique gold color--pretty unique color--and with a cool effect when turning the glass. Small white head turns into a ring and tries to lace, but just wonít stick. Aroma is vibrantly peach with a touch of honey. Body is medium, carbonation is soft and fizzy, finish lightly dry. Beer seems kind of flat. Flavor is peach up front with a touch of honey and non-descript hops; lightly bitter, lightly peachy, a touch sour finish. Lots of generic beer flavor (itís really a blonde ale!..shhh), yet VERY drinkable (22oz gone rather quickly). Their blueberry is better. Thirst quenching and refreshing on another hot day...
IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - JUL 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight peach aroma with a bubbly crisp looking head. The flavor has very little of the peach flavor. It has a refreshing after taste but has a very one dimensional watery flavor.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a light pink-yellow color, perfectly transparent, lots of bubbles rising in the glass, thin white head, no lacing. Aroma is very peachy, thatís about it. Flavor is a very sweet, peach flavor, just a touch of a sour finish. Palate is very thin and watery, light mouthfeel, well carbonated. Iíve had a number of fruit beers that are very much like this, where the fruit is all that you can taste, and they just arenít worth drinking: beer is made with barley, yeast, and hops too, where are those in this brew? In any event, I like peaches which enticed me to pick up a bottle of this, but the more bland, overly sweet fruit beers that I have, the less likely Iíll be to try fruit beers on a whim.
hopdog (9382) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle acquired in trace with DarkElf (thanks!). Pured a light a slightly cloudy yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Strong peach aroma. Less peach in the taste. Lightly sour with a light sweet finish. Body was thin and watery. May be a good beer to slam on a very hot day if peach tasting water is your thing.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clouded yellowy appearance, modest head formation. Perfumey peach on the nose, grainy malt. Sweet but subtle peach intro, tastes like an average blode ale underneath that. Slight sugary sweet aftertaste. Peach is well defined but does not over power, pretty well balanced, albeit a bit girly.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong peachy nose giving way to a good yet in no way remarkable beer.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For a fruit beer it is pretty typical. Killer nose with lots of peach but the taste is flat and nothing really to it. Thanks be to edward (brooklyboy) for sharing this beer with us.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a small white head. The aroma is definitely peaches.. On the sweet side. Light bodied with some nice carbonation. The flavor was peach but not with the sweetness that the aroma held. This was a pleasant, refreshing drink. Great summer cooler.