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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Eric’s Ale, named for long time New Belgium brewer Eric Salazar, combines a dry, sour beer aged up to three years in oak foeders with a semi sweet, higher alcohol base beer. The resulting blend is re-fermented with peach juice, creating a smooth ale with subtle peach tones and a warm, spicy finish. The aroma has pleasant hints of vanilla and tropical fruit, the wood characteristics are present but nicely muted.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap a Brouwers Cafe sour fest. Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a medium white head that leaves really good lacing. Smells of peach, oak, vanilla and tropical. Tastes of the same things in the smell but was very tart. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and a dry finish. It was great to finally try this sour. New Belgium definitely knows how to make great sours. The sour, peach, and oak combo worked really well together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2870) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours clearer amber with an orange hue and decent brighter white head. The aroma brings clean sweeter peaches, not a big presence of tart yeast as expected. The flavor brings lightly sweetened and tart peaches that are soft on the tongue, not puckering at all with a light tangy ending that goes down smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
22oz bottle: pours a clear deep golden with a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Has a tart vinous oaky nose with good floral peach accents. Starts with good fullness and effervescence with some light malty sweetness and complex puckering vinous oak with some light fruitiness before a drier crisp finish. Well-balanced and true to style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3304) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle at home in celebration of the ending of busy season, courtesy of Todd......Huge thanks for this one man!!!! Pour is hazy orange with a fluffy cream head and decent lacing. Big sour peaches, tangerines, orange peel, biscuit, straw, light grass, lemon peel, a touch of funk, and green apples in the aroma. Taste is big fruit skin, peaches, tart fruits, biscuit, pears, apples, light pepper, hay, a touch of funk, and lacto with a lightly tart finish. Medium body with high carbonation. This one held up well and had great sourness, although, I am sure the fruit flavors would have been much more apparent when fresh - still a great beer and held up well over time. I am glad I got a chance to rate this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2099) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2013
Catching up with an old 2010 rating - thanks to Jwale73! Pours a deep gold with a mild head that goes to a ring. Smell is malt sweetness, sour, peach, some fruitiness. Taste is a nice play between fruit and tart sour with a slightly dry ending. Light body with nice carbonation - finely structured.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. A: Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head forming on the pour. Some sticky lace is left behind. S: Light sourness on the nose. Some sweet peach flesh with a pale malt backing. Slightly yeasty. T: Mild pucker upon the initial sip with some peach pit and light peach juice. Pale malts with a sour lemon grass as well. The flavors are all very light. M: Light bodied and dry with a medium carbonation level. O: This has definitely faded. Still dry and easy drinking however. Worth a tick. Serving type: bottle

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2389) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at fruit in the room 2011. Pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, orange zest slight funk. Taste is tart peaches and citrus. Light and refreshing for a sour. I really like this one. This was a great beer for a intro sour drinker at the time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle @ Belgian Beer Fest Boston. I normally lie sour ales but the peach flavor was not my taste. That being said if you like sour fruit beers this is a decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting. Gold with a nice white head. Yeasty and tart fruits are present with some definite peach elements. A fine beer!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks! The beer is very clear and is a light yellow hue. The aroma is of wild yeast and tart fruits. Very enticing so far. The peaches come through in the flavor profile. The beer isn’t as sour as the taste would indicate. The peaches add an element of sweetness that balances the tartness and wild yeast funk. Alcohol is hidden pretty well throughout. A decent offering and worth a try, especially if you like peaches. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-12-2010


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