wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 12/28/13 from a capped 12oz bottle. Pours clear, but very dark auburn/mahogany with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to thin lace with an average collar. The nose on this one is all about the peaches, with dark, nutty bread malt and a touch of roast taking a back seat. The flavor is lightly sweet with candied peach, caramel, and lightly nutty dark bread malt. The body is light with very lively carbonation and a medium peach and nutty finish.
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
Fredis23 (478) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear Dark Mahogany Reddish Brown, Huge Head Did Not Last Too Long, Light Spotty Lacing. Faint Sweet Peach Aroma. Sweet Peach, Wheat, Bitter Finish. Bitter Is Slightly Weird and a bit Unpleasant. Drinkable. Just OK. Pass It...
tillmac62 (119) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark ruby amber with a well formed head that laces well. Said lacing lasts only a few minutes, however. Nose is of peach over a slight caramel. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel. Slightly above normal carbonation level. The flavor profile is not complex. Like the nose, it is peach predominating over a light caramel. The beginning is a nice peach which effervesces into an ending that has pecan, but you have to really search for it. The finish is a lingering taste of peach that is OK, at best.
Churchkey (14) - - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle
Appearance/ 2 full fingers of tannish foam that dissipates to a thin froth. Dark amber but clear. Nice carbonation.
Smell / Big peaches out in front. Pears. Really fruity.
Taste/ The first and biggest thing you get is peaches but they tell you on the bottle they use Texas peaches in the recipe. There is some hop bitterness at the end but to me the fruitiness kind of overpowers anything else that may be there.
Mouth Feel / Medium bodied and creamy smooth.
Overall / I gave it a 11 on this as I am not a big fan of fruit flavored beer not because it is a bad brew. I am sure that the brewer achieved what he was going after. Overall I think it fits into itís style but I would rather have a beer that has more beer flavors than fruits. That is just my preference.
Hopswagger (177) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
P: Dazzling ruby body with slight bubbles and a big top of micro bubble khaki head. Thin and short lived head leaving wet slippery lacing.
S: Sweet fruity tea, peach, juniper berries, cranberries, raspberries, tangerines, prunes dusted with powder sugar and honeydew melon. Subtle notes of cinnamon and other spices I canít quite make out. Smells like a natural fruit roll up.
T/M: Fruity like the nose but tastes oxidized and dulled down by unpleasant bitterness and a chalky after math. Light and prickly carbonation. Not really feeling this one. Taste is like diluted fruit flavored seltzer water.
O: What a let down. The nose was good but lacked in taste completely. All that comes to mind is a cheap replica of a great beer style. I wonít be cheering next year.
kramer (4568) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is very peachy with just a little dark wheat and earthy yeastiness. The flavor is pretty unusual, some dark earthy wheat, but a heavy peach candy like note that really dominates over the Dunkelweizen base beer. Canít say that I get a whole lot of pecan flavor from this, but they may be contributing to the sweetness some. Medium bodied, a little clingy, soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, donít really care for this one too much. The fruited Dunkelweizen might be an idea best left on the drawing table.
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is very sweet with lots of peach. Taste is very smooth and peachy with more sweetness. Some spices. Very refreshing and easy to drink, the peach is not overdone. Overall it is pretty good!
scooterbub (773) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a thin beige head that lasts. Taste is of peach, pecan, wheat, roasted malt and caramel. Nice peach and wheat aroma. Has a decent body. Easy tor drink, refreshing and unique.
redtechnj (183) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-Clear dark amber with an off white head, above average head with good lacing
Aroma-Sweet peaches,apricots, spicy
Flavor-Sweet fruity, peaches,apricots,caramel malts, slightly bready
egreener (9) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep garnet color with a quickly fading head. Smells of sweet peaches. The taste of pecan is hard to pin down with the heavy peach and fruity flavors layering overtop.