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Dark Horse Lambeak Wants Peachy - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ktrillionaire on 03-11-2011)
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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.63/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Huge chunks glugging into the glass. Murky orange with a small white head. Huge chunks of peach. It looks gross.

Smell - Harsh oak. Some vanilla. Peach. Some caramel malt.

Taste - Peach and harsh astringent malts. Oak is really strong. Really tough to drink.

Mouthfeel - Very astringent. Oaky. Sour. Medium high carbonation.

Overall - This is rough and downright gross looking.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of liamt07
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Sammy, 750ml into a tulip.

Hazy orange, offwhite bubbles for a head with mild retention. Nose is quite oaky, sharp acidity, mild peachy-white fleshed fruit character. Taste is oaky, vanilla, butyric with similar fruit character to the nose. Sweetish finish. Medium heavy palate, low carbonation with a gentle fizziness. Oak is almost overwhelming - this is one the right track to being something I'd really dig, but the lack of balance IMO makes it harder to take more than a few oz of.

Photo of Sammy
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

My bottle from an IP with Steve in Warren. Surprisingly good. Creamy head. Big oaky vanilla flavour that finishes with some peach and enzymes. Lacey. Towards the end of the bottle, The sour takes over the palate and the other flavours are overwhelmed, but it is a good satisfying sour.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting courtesy of mrbubbler himself.

Pours a clear orange with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with a slight fruit aroma. Taste is the same but there are no real peach flavors that stand out to me. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good sour but the peach is lacking in both the aroma and flavor on this one.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of warnerry
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy orange/copper with half a finger of tan head and one incredibly disturbing looking floater. Head has decent retention, but doesn't leave much lacing.

S - Big tart peach aroma and a bit of funk. Some noticeable alcohol, but don't know what the abv of this is.

T - Like the smell, this starts with a big peach presence, both sweet and tart. A bit of oak dryness and lemon lemon tartness as well. Pretty nice.

M - Medium mouthfeel is a little heavier than I would like for the style. Finish is dry and tart.

O - A pretty good wild ale, but it is clear that this style isn't DH's focus or strong suit. I think I enjoyed the raspberry a bit more.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sending me this one, Derek.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a tall white head. Intense aromas of fruit to this one. Lots of peach which gives a slight sweetness, but also enhances the tartness. Lemon/lactic tartness as well as some mild straw and grass notes. The flavor is similarly heavy on the peach. Quite vibrant fruit flavor lending a little bit of balance to the intense sourness. Lemon and lemon zest as well as grass, oak, and some musty notes. Medium in body and carbonation.

Photo of david131
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice, luminescent orange with a lot of large floaters... Which is interesting considering it hasn't really been moved for almost a year. The white head is thin but has nice retention.

S- Strong cider, funk, light nuttiness, and some fruit. Smells very tart and acidic.

T- Funky acidic cider, light fruit, and an odd maple syrup/nuttiness/butterscotch aspect. The tartness is fantastic, but some of the flavors are a bit odd.

M- Clean and tart with a lingering acidic aspect. The carbonation is nice and keeps it light without bringing too much bite.

O- The tartness is very nice but some of the flavors are odd. Definitely worth splitting a bottle.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep golden amber with small bubbles on a tight white head. The nose is somewhat light, minerally up front, light salt, oak, hints of leathery brett and some bright peach aromas behind. The brett is stronger in the flavor, very leathery, green vegetables, dirty oak, sweet fuzzy peach. Light acidity on a semi dry finish. A bit heavy and syrupy, rotten vegetable notes linger. A few off flavors and a touch empty, not horrible though.

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden colored pour, nice small white head

Smell: Sour/tart, peaches are not as dominant and I would like

Taste: Sour, light peach taste, a few off flavors. Too many lactic flavors.

Mouthfeel: Over carbonated, a bit thin

Overall: needs more peach, hopefully the next batches will be better.

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3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Michigan Brewer's Guild Summer Festival 2011. We were so excited about the Dark Horse tables that this was the first beer I had upon entering the fest.

Appearance
The beer is kind of orange, but ultimately pale and straw colored. The head was short and pure white.

Aroma
This is a big, bombastic, acidic and tart aroma. Its sweetened up by a little bit of light peach and other softer fruits. A noticeable level of funk brings some barrel and plenty of hay to the aroma.

Taste
I thought that this was insanely acidic and tart. Especially since it was the first beer on the day, and I followed it up with some milder sours at Jolly Pumpkin. Peach does little to cut the edge off of the sour acidity. But, in this respect, it does come very close to a lambic.

Mouthfeel
Pretty puckering, this was the most sour beer of the day, but not the most sour I've had by any means. Lively, sharp carbonation and a fuller, syurpier body that most sours.

Overall
A good one for sure, but perhaps not as good as I had hoped.

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Dark Horse Lambeak Wants Peachy from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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