Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely color of purest peach, adorned with a standard white, 1/4" head. Aroma is sweetness itself, loaded with fruit and a hint of honey. Complexities abound, flavor is rich and suggestive of candies, liqeuers. Body is medium, texture is dazzling, yet delicate. Peach flavor resounds and reverberates, remaining on the palate at length. Ends a bit dryly, witha crisp and appropriate snap. Each returning sip rewards, a flash of fruit, a tart pucker, followed by a dry, rounding out that mellows and relieves. All is well and good in the world until I'm looking through an empty glass, and..."Barman, another "Spontaneous Aviator", please!"
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Suspicious in concept, only slightly better in practice. I think peach is too soft of a fruit flavor to work here. Aroma has an effervescence like cider, the peach is definitely noticeable in the flavor, slightly sour, but at least the peach in is control. Hazy, soft colors (dark in pub, but I think it was pink/grapefruit in color). I was told they brewed this a year ago and have been maturing it in casks.