Almanac Brandy Barrel Pêche

 
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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Historically, fruit-infused sour beers were a way of preserving the summer harvest. In that tradition, this blonde ale was added to brandy barrels with high-summer peaches, hand-picked by the Loewen family at Blossom Bluff Orchards in Reedley, California. We aged this liquid gold for six months until we needed a reminder that summer will come again. Pair with Prosciutto, crusty bread and fruit preserves.

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kryon (3845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
Pours hazy light golden with low white head Aromas of peach, slightly burned notes of caramel, oak Taste has tart notes of citrusy fruits, peach, hints of spices, green grapes

3.7
koleminer20 (3942) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Doug’s house for the Epic Peach and Apricot debacle of a tasting that happened on July 9. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a cloudy straw color with a thick white head that fizzles away down to a film. The aroma is peachy up front with a good bit of bready malts. There is a decent amount of brandy to this, but it really does hinder the presence of a great crisp sourness. The flavor is a lot more sour than the nose leads on. The brandy does enough to keep the peach interesting. The light funkiness to it is aided by a light woodiness, and there is more of a yeastiness that I’m not crazy about. The mouth feel is a little thicker than it should be with a light carbonation and a crisp brandy soaked peach on the finish. There is a nice sourness to the finish, but it’s just an interesting combination for sure.

3.7
ebone1988 (2122) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2016
At the epic peach/apricot sour tasting. Aroma is peach, brandy, tart, funk. Appearance is golden amber, off white head, mostly clear. Taste is peach, brandy, tart, sour, funk, great. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, crisp, brandy peach sour aftertaste. Overall, not what I expected but still good.

3.3
Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016
Säuerlicher, mild herber Fruchtantrunk. Spritzig, Holznoten, leicht steigende Säure. Mild hefig, trockener Nachhall. 10/11/9/11/12/10

3.8
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored pour with a small, brief, white head. The nose is bready with peach fruitiness and a trivial level of sweaty sock-like funkiness. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor features an enjoyable balance of juicy-sweet peaches, sharp lactic acidity and bread-like yeastiness. Tart, bready, fruity finale. I didn’t pick up the brandy barrel component here. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!

4.9
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Golden peach color and nice thin white head. Smell of dry white wine and peaches. Flavor of tart peaches and a dry cognac finish. Peaches do not kill it, they are present which adds to overall experience and dimension with the oak brandy and wine characters. Excellent.

3.8
Geokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of alcohol , peach, brandy, fruitiness, citrus and malt. Flavor is sweet and sour with some peach, brandy and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.6
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Excellent. Big peach and brandy nose. Some slight oak but only adds does not distract. Flavor of peach and very light oak. The flavors of all the tart and oak and peach are so well balanced.

3.7
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
375ml bottle. Clear golden shade. Finger of white head. Aroma is mostly the effects of the barrel, with woodiness coming to the fore. Taste only carries a hint of peach, but the tart, puckering acidity is really nice. Don’t think the idea totally came together but a very nice sour anyway.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14948) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottled shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour, peach and sweet alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet & sour flavor with a medium smooth sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. A solid fruit beer.


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