ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color which is disappointingly devoid of haziness for the style. The head is a one finger off-white shade. It isnít particularly creamy, nor does it have great retention. It leaves behind a thin ring of lacing on the glass.
S: Peach notes are at the forefront. Iím having trouble picking up any nuanced malt qualities, though, and thatís unfortunate. Maybe a touch of caramel and some wheat. At first, I thought I picked up a cheesy scent, but thatís gone away almost entirely in the glass. The fruitiness IS pretty nice anyways.
T: Okay, I lied - the malt here is like a punch in the face. It hits the palate immediately with caramel-laden sweetness, clashing with the (nice) peach notes instead of coexisting peacefully. At least the peachy finish is pleasant - too bad I donít pick up much pecan flavor. Thereís too much in the way of clashing flavors for me to enjoy this.
M: Light, but too sweet on the palate to really inspire drinkability. Carbonation does its damnedest to help it go down, though.
O: Itís a shame about its lack of balance, because I enjoy the fruity flavors of this. Wasnít a fan of this one, frankly. On the plus side, I can see this appealing to other drinkers.
Pekk84 (1) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peaches dominate the first sip, the pecans take a couple seconds to arrive. Nice tasting beer.
Reid (2028) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can part of a six pack from Winco mega grocer in Salem.
I have no idea how this got here..but lets try it out!
Pours a very attractive darker amber with garnet hints. And a lovely smooth creamy tan head.
Can get peaches right enough in the aroma. They tend to dominate. Only later do the nuts and caramel arrive.
Taste is rather thinner than expected..but its nice enough..again getting lot of peach, some spicy peppery stuff and a bit of nuttiness. Fine.
KInda thin mouth feel but its got nice tight carbonation..that helps.
Nice fruity beer.
liquidhedonism (287) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Aroma: fruity and nutty, with hints of peaches, graham cracker, and toffee. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes slightly tart.
julesjis (251) - Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruity and holiday cheer like! Flavor is sweet, slightly syrupy, has a cranberry flavor to it. I like that it is not overspiced, but it is more of a juice spritzer. Not bad overall! Fun beer!
raphael (954) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Post holiday mark down at Belmont Station. Iíd seen in a beer mag reviews of holiday brews and this was rated highly. though the reviews here at rate beer, i say after buying a can (festive coloring) not that glowing. had my first taste after some leftover apricot cobbler and the beer blended right in. color of maple syrup with moderate khaki head. aroma of caramelized brown sugar from the broiler on top of some peach halves. flavor has a bulge of buttery sweetness, but not too sweet. a litle weight in the mouth. fun beer. syrupy finish.
berkshirejohn (4961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, Buffalo, NY. A clear reddish copper pour with a tight cream head; peachy aroma; sweet peach taste, with perhaps a hint of pecan; and then nothing much to finish. I like peach beers, so Iím OK with this, but I can see why others might dislike it.
CopterScott (177) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is overpowering peach. Flavor is canned peaches and bread.
dmac (4498) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a syrupy looking maroonish amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is sugary and fruity, dough, rust, and copper. Mouthfeel is meh with softer carbonation and an almost watery palate. Flavor of peaches, dry grains, nut shells. Meh I should probably drain pour this but Iíll finish it.
stevoj (2648) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dunkelweizen? Hmmmm....mostly sweet tree fruit, pecans barely noticeable. Decent head, light weight body and mouthfeel. Nothing memorable here, trying to place peaches in the realm of winter seasonal flavors, doesnít work...
scoth (576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber brown with a medium head, rapidly diminishing, very fine lacing. Strong peach aroma with lighter notes of pecan, caramel, biscuit. Light body, smooth and creamy. Medium sweet, a touch of citrus, and a gentle bitter finish. Like drinking dried apricots with malt. If it were much thicker it would be too sweet, but itís kind of enjoyable.