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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Eric’s Ale, named for long time New Belgium brewer Eric Salazar, combines a dry, sour beer aged up to three years in oak foeders with a semi sweet, higher alcohol base beer. The resulting blend is re-fermented with peach juice, creating a smooth ale with subtle peach tones and a warm, spicy finish. The aroma has pleasant hints of vanilla and tropical fruit, the wood characteristics are present but nicely muted.

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3.9
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
On tap at Luka’s in Oakland. Pours a chill hazed yellow with a small, off-white head. Aroma is tart with a bit of peach. Taste is a bit of bitter white peach and tart sourness. Mouthfeel and even taste has a lot of champagne like qualities. Light lively bubbles.

3.9
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Aroma was the traditional sour brettanyces aroma with a very, very low hoppiness. Appearance was a moderately clear deep golden with a pure white head. Flavor was a moderately sour taste with light tones of peach. The sour was quite dominant in the beginning but then wanned in favor of the peach. palate was of course, very sour and "puckery." Overall, ok. Not as full-boddied and in-your-face sour as I as hoped but still good. Relatively light; good for a light, refreshing sour ale.

4
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
On tap at Beachwood BBQ. What a pleasant peach beer. It wasn’t sweet, it wasn’t overly tart, and it wasn’t super funky. It was just sour and fruity with a hint of crisp beer. Balance has certainly been achieved with this one.

4
3fourths (9341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Draft at Falling Rock. Dark ruby/orange in color, mostly clear with a very light amount of haze. The prickliness on the tongue and medium acidity upon first sip is very inviting, and the dried fruit/peach skin/fuzzy funk of the natural fruit meat and pulp is downright amazing. Full, frothy body, rich and prickly and acidic on the tongue, the La Folie is clearly evident, and integrates very well with the natural sourness of the peaches. Quiet, pure, real, and true throughout. Truly impressive.

3.6
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Draft at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Pours a hazy peach with a small ring of foam floating on top. Nice lacing. Aroma is sour and fruity with a touch of peach/apricot twang. Flavor is more of the same, with the sourness taking center stage and the peach adding a nice fruit character but not taking over. Alcohol is not noticeable. Interesting take on a fruit beer; it almost takes a step into lambic territory.

3.7
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2008
I was not as blown away as I thought I would be.....not as much acidity as I though was necessary for balance....decent peach flavor.......on tap at Hamilton’s in sd

3.9
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Tap @ O’Brien’s San Diego. A clear glowing orange pour.....no head. Lots of sour peach on the aroma, flavor was very sour and tangy.

4.1
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
Bottled special. Bright coppery gold. Gorgeous sourness everywhere, not very peachy: the rind and its intensity comes through with a dry oaky finish that is long and gorgeously astringent.

4.1
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Draft at Liar’s Club. Sour peach aromas. I had good feelings about this one. I was not disappointed. Flavor was sweet and tart peach and acidic sour. Very very tasty.

3.6
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2008
ON tap at Liar’s club. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sour apricot aroma. Good tart sour fruit taste.


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