mikem409 (2022) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
bottle. pours apricot with thin head. slight dry peach wine aroma. taste reminds me of peach sour patch kids Cybercat (5741) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Comes out of the bottle a clear, almost peach amber with a thick and rather persistent ivory head. Malty aroma has a strong overtone of peach brandy. Flavor has a malty core and a firm peach note, as well as oak and subtle wine tones - doubtless from the barrel aging - for a well-rounded and enjoyable taste. Subtle fruity sweetness nicely balances the sharp alcohol nip and the hoppy hint. Smooth, lively texture leaves an interesting wood and fruity finish. I hope that I get the opportunity to harvest the others in this series. scooter520 (185) - - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle 2012. Appearance: slightly hazy golden orange with small white head. Aroma: peaches, white wine, touch of oak, mustiness. Taste: sweet peaches up front, white wine and honey in middle ending with tart peach juice, dust and some oak. Mouthfeel: thin to medium texture with medium carbonation. Overall: very complex and refreshing but toeing the too sweet line and that "dustiness" is slightly off putting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Poured from tap. Pours a nice hazy copper color. A light oak and peach aroma with an undertone of wheat. Flavor is Italy tastes of oaked wine but is fruity and finishes with a clean bitterness with notes of peaches and wheat. Mouthfeel is full and carbonation is average overall a delicious beer. Suttree (6359) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Not as peachy as I was expecting. The winey, oaky characteristics actually take front and center, and the peach is more in the background. It gets a little more prominent as it warms. More subtle than I thought it would be.
chinchill (4937) - 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. BeerandBlues2 (13210) - 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. deyholla (11503) - 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. jtclockwork (16443) - , 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. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2012 vintage 750ml bottle, shared by b3shine. Mostly clear orange / peach color. Thin white head. Maybe a couple dots of lace. Sort of an oaky chardonnay nose, some peach skin. Nice fruity flavor. Light tangy sweetness, some alcohol, no bite, no cloy. Bigger body, smooth light carbonation, good longer peachy aftertaste. Nice, interesting fruit beer.