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Mercs Own Peach Ale

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Mercs Own Peach Ale
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Mercs Own Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Holgate Brewhouse

Style: Fruit Beer
Hampton, Vic, Australia
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 1.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.99   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for Mercs Own Brewing Company, http://www.mercsown.com.au Bottle conditioned Boutique Ale. Peach juice is added to the low hopped ale to contribute a fruity, refreshing and invitingly clean finish.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle. Hmmm, an odd one. Odd infected sourness and cardboardy malt characters. It does have a peachy fruit character, but it also has some apricoty flavours. Sweetish also, with a very short finish. I really didn’t know what to make of this. Pretty interesting to have a beer made by Paul Mecurio though.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Bottle at the London Gathering, November 2005. Hazy amber colour. Slight fruit aroma, with a touch of sweet toffee. Some tart fruit on the palate, but I would have identified it as peach. Soft mouthfeel. Not particularly exciting maybe, but I didn’t think it was too bad.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1404) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2006
Spicy hop malt aroma. Murky yellow amber colour with poor head and lacing. Sweet malt spice hop flavour. Fizzy palate.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vanvenlo (1236) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2006
22 Jan 06 - Sweet peach fruit aroma. Cloudy yellow-amber colour with a low head and ordinary lacing. Light sweetness and light fruit. Dry fruity finish with a tang. Overall - this beer lacks something.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2005
Bottle at London Gathering, Nov 05. Just detectable peach . Lots of tart fruity spice which doesnt complement the bizarre muddle of flavours.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2005
Bottled at the Chris_O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. A very hazy muddy ugly sick coloured beer with a big white head. The aroma is fruity and fizzy. The taste is not nice at all. Very fizzy and this carbonation completly dominates and spoils the beer. No fruit to my reckoning.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 05. Dirty pale gold colour. Slightly sour on nose with some funky aroma. Some stale malt. Not a nice amount of peach. Sour lemon and then sourness on end

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
Nov, 2005. Kilburn Palace Bottle Fest. Chalky & dry. Mouse carbonation. Not sure what is happening here.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2005
Yellow in colour with a large long lasting white head. Pleasant light hoppy grassy nose with a faint fruit note. Mildly citric almost out of place fruity astringent flavour combined with a nice hoppy pale ale. Ditch the peaches and leave the base beer!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
Agree with the 6 other "real" reviewers thus far, and am still chuckling at the brewers own review that starts this whole page off! Thanks for explaining your "brewing alchemy" Paul, but I must say that beyond a faint wiff of peaches given off immediately after pouring, you would never know they were present. This ale is nice to look at-- light orange-amber with a faint haze and a fine head. Unfortunately the quick dissipation of the head marks the beginning of this beers overall rating decline. Overcarbonated and underflavoured, it comes out as average at best. If I’d brewed this myself at home I’d probably be pretty happy, but I’m not happy paying money for it.


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