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Peach Wheat - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Peach Wheat
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82
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 17.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 08-19-2007)
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

07-22-2014 05:14:34 | More by boszormeny
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-18-2014 21:38:49 | More by Furley80
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utopiajane

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ornage amber with golden hues and a fat head of cream colored foam that fell slowly and left great lace. Hazy and with a stream of bubbles coming up from the center of the glass. Nose is peach fuzz. The skin of the fruit. A faint citrus backnote, light ripe peach and some tall crisp wheat. A bit of sugar a bit of maltiness. A bit of earthy spice. A touch of floral to accentuate the earth. Taste is pretty good. It's a light and airy fruit on some flaked wheat that is honey kissed. Tall golden sweet wheat. That wheat has a bit of sourness. The earthiness is woven into the mouthfeel. Soft but a bit malty mouthfeel, a touch of weight a depth a gram of thickness. Soft and creamy with effervescent carbonation. That spice, a bit of orange for background. This finishes dry and with a bit of cracker light orange mixed with the peach!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 19:21:25 | More by utopiajane
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -51.5%

03-12-2014 00:24:51 | More by Zetcha7x
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Hazy orange, some carbonation, three finger head that lasts.

S-A lot of peaches, some wheat but not much else.

T-Mainly sweet peaches, then wheat/straw. Some lemon as well. But no hops or bitterness.

M-Light, highly carbonated but a tad watery.

O-Not a great knock your socks off beer. But for something by the local place, it does a good job.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 14:26:08 | More by rlee1390
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-22-2013 17:38:03 | More by NJBeer265
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-14-2013 22:32:02 | More by ipas-for-life
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber courtesy of Suspect pours a somewhat hazed, light gold color with a thick froth of off-white head. Nice retention and lacing. It is a good looking wheat beer.

Nose is dried apricots, sweet peaches and those sugar-coated peach gummies. Smells good, though I’m not sure how natural smelling it is.

Taste is sharp, wheat-y and fruity. Fairly sweet, but not sugary. I think there is a bit too much of the 'dried apricot' flavoring in here. It comes across as quite tangy. I would think you would go for light and refreshing in a peach wheat, but unfortunately I don’t find it to be either. Not bad, but some of the other peach wheats seem to suit my palate better, notably Pyramid Audacious and O’Fallon Wheach. Thanks for the interesting beer Tom!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 23:58:34 | More by twiggamortis420
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tviz33

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-22-2012 22:21:28 | More by tviz33
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chalkda01

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-22-2012 19:51:19 | More by chalkda01
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-17-2012 19:44:25 | More by THECPJ
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suspect

New York

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pours an orange color with a hint of amber. Crystal clear. 45 degree pour leads to a 1.5 finger head that fizzes down relatively quickly and leaves some wispy foam at the top. Slight, inconsistent lacing.

S: Slight peach notes hit up front with a slight maltiness to it. Some hoppy dryness notes and a hint of yeast to finish. None of the aromas are overpowering yet none of them stand out, either.

T: Ah, the peaches hit here very nicely. It's like subtle peach juice blended nicely with grassy hops and a touch of malt to round out the flavor without getting to sweet. Very nice flavors here, none terribly sweet and none too overpowering. Well done.

M: Creamy, medium bodied beer with a wet finish. I was really hoping this one was a dry crisp feel and I just didn't get it. Seems amply carbonated...not really anything to complain about.

O: A refreshing, nicely done peach beer. One that I won't be afraid to revisit given the $4.50 per 22oz bottle price tag.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 03:25:56 | More by suspect
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-18-2011 00:16:27 | More by tclapper
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very clear orange/gold body that has some sediment floating around in it. A pretty solid, two finger tall, white head caps the beer. Good retention, some nice sticky lacing. Good looking beer.

The aroma is of a natural, juicy, peach with wheat in the background.

The taste pretty much follows the aroma. Some natural tasting peach backed up by a wheat backbone. The balance is great here, as the fruit never becomes cloying and pairs very well with the wheat.

Medium bodied and medium carbonated.

This is my first beer from horseheads and I definitely like it. This is a style that is hard to do well, but this one is refreshing, balanced, and pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 21:44:06 | More by Hojaminbag
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bomber purchased at the brewery.

A: The wheat ale is a golden apple juice color, pale with darker hues lingering throughout. The ale retains its translucence, sitting brilliantly in the glass. A finger and a half of head is lacing in spots.

S: The nose is a big dose of sweet peaches. The fruit is sugary and very enticing, overtaking all but the strongest wheat elements.

T: The peach is present but not nearly as pronounced as in the nose. Despite that, the sweet juice drives the body. The ale has a distinct flavor that I noticed in the Iroquois wheat, something that I'll chalk up to the yeast strain employed. It adds a grainy, fuller malt side that supports the peach. The finish offers a mild hop bite and peach.

M: The mouthfeel benefits from a distinctive Horseheads house flavor, one that worried me in Iroquois but pleases me here. I wouldn't object to more peach.

D: I'm digging this one, the peach is pleasant and not overwhelming. A nice summer ale, no doubt.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 17:15:49 | More by akorsak
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WesWes

New York

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a bold peach scent that is sweet and juicy. It blends well with the light wheat/pale malt bill. The taste is good. It has real peach flavor, not the cheap extract taste that most breweries have. It's light and refreshing; a real good choice for those dog days of summer when a heavy beer won't do. The mouthfeel is good. It's a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good fruit beer. It's fresh smelling and tasting; a wonderful summer brew and a step up from their regular wheat beer.

Serving type: growler

08-19-2007 21:26:30 | More by WesWes
Peach Wheat from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.