oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2016 Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally reviewed: 11/27/12. As soon as I heard this one was at my local bottle shop, I stopped by to pick some up. This same shop never got the Blackberry version, so I didn’t want to miss out on this one. Poured this into a chalice.
Pours a deep dark caramel-orange with a small cap of white froth. Light lace left behind after each sip. The aroma is interesting to say the least. It definitely wasn’t what I expected. I anticipated a little more spice and maybe some funky tartness, but instead, this is sweet with vanilla, wine, peaches, with hints of musty wood.
The body is uber-creamy and smooth. Moderate carbonation that seems even lacking at times. Decent finish with a slightly syrupy feel. This is really sweet! Not sure this has any "Wit" at all, even at the base level. The Chardonnay barreling comes out with a force as vanilla, oak, bourbon-y flavors take precedent. A little dryness noted from the oak. Mild peach flavor, more like peach candy. No tartness noted at all, to my chagrin. I kept waiting for the tart smack on the back end, as described on the bottle, to no avail.
This was a fine beer, but it just wasn’t what I had hoped it would be. Anticipated a little more tartness, and much less vanilla candy-like sweetness.
Pours a bright hazy orangish amber color. Aromas of peaches, malts, and bread. Flavor is wheat bread with preserves on it. jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle purchased during RBWG in Asheville. Pours peach gold with white head. Nose and taste of chardonnay, oak, canned peaches and light earthy malt. Pretty straightforward. Medium body. deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle shared by Jim, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with peach and underlying dry wine. Flavor has more peach with sweet grains and a dry wine finish. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle... Seemed intriguing, but sort of mundane. Poured hazy, amber/orange with a mild head. Notes of peaches and yeast on the nose. Sort of all that was going for it. Not very complex and could of benefitted from a higher attenuation maybe. Peach notes, and sweetness. Thick mouthfeel, sweet, mildly cloying too. BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle at Churchkey. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is peaches, biscuit and cookie malt, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, peaches, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
bubbleflubber (2244) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours hazy orange into the glass with a fully diminished head that leaves trace lacing. The nose is of peaches, hay and tangerines. Flavors are citric, of oranges and peaches, some light hay and grains, subtle and effervescent, finishing somewhat grassy. The body is medium-light with a semi-active palate. Fruit brew? Yes. Ultimately complex? Not necessarily, but maybe that’s not what they’re trying for. A high gravity "just ok" fruit beer. alexsdad06 (11242) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a hazy golden with peach highlights and a small off white head. The aroma has mild peach notes, white grape, wood, herbal hints. The flavor has more malt than the nose indicated, subtlepeach, white grapes, herbal notes, some wood with a smooth presentation. I think I wanted this to be better than it was. chinchill (5396) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Served in a nonic from a 750 ML bottle; October 2012 bottling date.
A - Poured with a very good off-white head over a lightly hazy, amber/orange (peach) liquid.
Aroma: Fruity and woody, with a substantial impact from being "aged in chardonnay barrels".
Taste - fortunately not nearly as woody as the smell but both the wood and the wine have a clear impact on this wheat beer. Peaches are more subtle, probably being overpowered by the barrel aging.
Mouthfeel: 8.2% ABV is well hidden in this smooth beer. Medium carbonation. Medium body.
O: nicely complex, but peach/chardonnay barrel aging did not work as well as I expected. The Fig & Raisin from the same ME series is definitely better. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Draft at busy bee. Vey nice. The barrels give off a much better taste than anticipated. I was expecting a sweet wine beer but its more alcoholic which is excellent.
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