radagast83 (5377) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle brought to Churchkey by GT2. Thanks GT! Poured a slightly hazy orange color with a large white head. Aroma is wet leather notes, though when it warmed up a bit it lost some of that character. Flavor is very sugary, with some light peach notes - other fruit notes.
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle brought to Churchkey by GT2. Thanks jerk. Pours a hazy, dark orange with some cloudy white head. Nose of wood pulp, nail polish, a little fusel alcohol, some white grape, tons of syrupy candy. Flavor is sweet, lightly malty, fruity, apples, some tropical fruit, more cheap candy. Full, sticky finish. Cloying. I wanted more peach.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thank you sir! This one smells like shoe leather at first, or boots that have been rode hard and put up wet. Fornutaely the peaches appear as it warms, plus a little vanilla. Taste is similar to peach slices in white wine, which I used to drink as a kid on the farm near Naples, Italy. Interesting.
GT2 (9167) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL c&c thanks to secret santa! Shared with the RB crew and the ChurchKey folks. Pours a clear, deeper orange. Weaker to no head. Nose is very sweet, overripe, estery, musty, thick sugar, thick candies, orange gummies. Intense sugar. Taste is candy, harsh acid, cardboard, butter, a bit rancid tasting. Too bad- thought this was a sour. No peaches, no funk, no barrel :(
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay, $18 was probably a stupid amount to pay for this beer, but I like this local brewery and it sounded good. Pours a nice hazy orange with a soft white head and tenacious lacing. Nose shows oak barrel and chardonnay, canned peaches, some vanilla, and hops. Definitely smells like it’s going to be sweet, and although all the elements just mentioned are present in the taste, it’s dominated by the sweetness of overripe peaches. Not horrible, but certainly not worth the price.
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, from Triangle Wine. Ok aroma, sweet. peach, oak, vanilla. Tad hazed brownish orange color, good initial head that faded quick. spotty lace. Sweet flavor. light body, thin mouthfeel, kind of flat, sweet finish. well, doesn’t come together for me, chardony, barrel, peach not mixing to well IMO
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate head. This is much more of a barley-wine style than a fruit beer, but it does have the fruit taste to it. Nose and taste both have strong alcohol notes to it, which make for a harsh brew. Not the sort of thing I like.