Great Lakes Brewery Peach and Pepper Ale

Formerly brewed at Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Fruit Beer
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
Cask sample at Volo Cask Days 2008. Dark golden-amber with no head. Powerful aroma of sweet peach and pepper. Flavour has some peach off the top, but with a strong a building heat that eventually sets the back of my throat on fire. Oddly, I kind of enjoyed it, although more than a small glass would’ve been too much.

garthicus (2939) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2009
On cask at Volo. Appearance: Orange with a small head. Aroma: Over ripe peaches, some definite pepper sauce like aroma. Flavour: Lots of pepper, nice throat warming sensation, some peach as an afterthought. I really enjoyed this.

mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2009
[1808-20081020] Cask. Super sugary peach (like peach rings) and sweet caramel aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a quick bubbly white head. Sweet peach and hot pepper flakes flavour, not much else noticeable. Medium body. Very interesting but could not finish for the pepper.
Overheard:"It gets hotter with more sips..." "It tastes like sore throat--" "It tastes like burning!"
(Post Cask Days 2008 @ Volo; Toronto, ON)

HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2008
Cask. At Volo Cask Days 2008. Where’s the love? This wasn’t bad at all - buncha wimps; ooooh, it was SPICY ... at least it didn’t taste like rancid dirt (I’m looking at you Cave Creek and El Lapino ...). Slightly hazy light amber pour, pretty much no head - hey, it’s cask. Aroma of caramel malt and solid black pepper. Taste - hot! - black pepper and extra zing, the peach is there for about 1/2 a second, then eventually emerges after the heat dies down, all cloying and fruity-sweet. Slick, thick, hot mouthfeel, not much carbonation, but I dug it just fine - not something I would likely have again, but I think this would pair awesomely with spicy/sweet Thai food.

Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 1, 2008
cask at Volo
Appearance: Fine haze on sunny amber , fizzy fine top noted. 3-
Nose: Aroma of hot and green peppers, vegetable mix bottom.
Flavor/Palate : Very hot , spicy character. Chili pepper with some malt noted. Harsh , bold and rough. One to try once.

blankboy (7780) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2008
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2008’. Pours a hazy orange-copper with no head. Aroma’s very peppery (and I love pepper!) along with some malt and subtle peach. Flavour: Oh, I love this! Fruity along with sweet malt and lots of pepper in the finish. Average to medium bodied. I quite liked this, I’d happily drink a pint of it.

jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
2008-10-20. Orange-copper body, headless. Aroma is like sweet peach syrup saturated with hot peppers. Flavour shows just a brief touch of sweet peach before completely succumbing to peppers. It tastes like burning! Average plus palate. Jeebus. Over the top, not super enjoyable unless you really like pepper and heat. Interesting, but rough. Cask at Volo

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2008
sample from Rudolf @ Volo Cask days 2008. Pours a golden color. Peppery aroma. Lots of black pepper. Taste is spicy pepper burn. Black pepper, jalapeno?. Tough one to have alot of. Burn stays with you for quite a while. Interesting

Sammy (12590) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2008
Volo Cask Days 2008. Very pungent aroma. Very much like a chile beer in overall context. Pepper, even red pepper on the way down. If there was peach, it was well back in the sweet finish. Yellow colour. I liked the pepper effect but you must like spicey food and particularly red peppers, or chiles.

barncatmatt (2287) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2008
on cask at volo for cask days 2008. golden with no head and minimal carbonation. aromas are of sweet peach with pepper in the background. the sweetness from the fruit and malts is abundant but then the pepper kicks in. the finish is all black pepper and although the first sip wasnt to encouraing this one grew on me as i sipped. interesting but not something i would ever have more then one sample of in a day.

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