Window Pane Series Peaches - Mother Earth Brewing
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3.14/5 rDev -8.7%
750ml corked and caged offering I picked up at the brewery during a recent visit. It was the last lonely bottle sitting in the cooler and the worker there mentioned it was the last one and its probably not going to be made again. I contemplated and purchased it thinking its my only opportunity to try it. Later I thought to myself...they probably arnt making it anymore because its not good. Lets see: it pours a clear orange color white topping across. As the cap fades, it leaves patchy spots.
The aroma smells of something like orange candy mixed with vanilla, oak and caramel with a little bit of funk that seems misplaced. As it breathes, it gets cheesy and dare I say even a little briny which is awkward.
The taste is sweet with vanilla and oak. The sweetness present is more of the caramelized sugars that have seeped out of the oak barrels and into the beer, not the kind of juicy peach sweetness you might expect. There are earthen notes that fade to sulfur and then a little herbal and solvent alcohol kick finishes things off.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It displays a big alcohol impact and a barrel flavor that really doesnt work with the base beer. The fruit inclusion seems faded and not worth even mentioning as an ingredient. As a witbier (even imperialized) it was not good. Throwing it in a barrel and adding fruit seems like a last ditched effort to make it into something good. This beer was not a success and for the price im embarassed to have purchased it. Good on mother earth for cutting losses and chalking this up as a failure.
07-15-2014 19:54:53 | More by stakem
3.79/5 rDev +10.2%
2013 vintage. Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is a orange-copper coloring with a halo of bright white head and a healthy dose of small, tight bubbled carbonation throughout the body. Aromas of sweet peach forward, with a heavy blast of chardonnay dry and sweet in the backbone. Definitely more of a wine characteristic on the nose. Flavors are surprisingly smooth, with a hearty peach sweetness forward, oaky notes throughout, a backbone of tart and dry chardonnay, hints of smoke and char, and subtle toasted grains. Very smooth and very well balanced. The beer is light and smooth in mouth, with a tangy, fruity aftertaste. Dryness builds from the backbone to the forefront for the finish, leaving a clean palate. Crisp, refreshing beer. Tasty!
04-13-2014 20:29:53 | More by GarthDanielson
3.49/5 rDev +1.5%
Appearance: Pours a relatively clear amber but even a hard pour fails to raise much of a head and what does appear quickly fades to a ringlet; spotty and dotty around the side of the tulip glass
Smell: Shortbread sweet; vinous Chardonnay and schnapps-soaked peaches
Taste: The sweet malts and peach schnapps elements tangle, from the outset, with the vinous Chardonnay flavors building in the middle; a bit of a muddle, in the finish, with an assertive boozy blast that doesn't help
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation
Overall: I guess this seemed like a good idea at the time but it just doesn't seem to resonate with many palates around here; smells much better than it tastes
01-11-2014 18:29:34 | More by brentk56
3.85/5 rDev +11.9%
Note: Bottled in 2013
A: Pours a hazy golden peach in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint orange highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy very light beige head that reduces to a medium to large patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Very light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chardonnay + oak with lighter notes of fresh peaches and slightly vinous notes. Touches of caramel and spicy/peppery notes as well.
T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat with some hints of caramel and honey sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of tart peaches and moderate to strong flavors of chardonnay + oak. Hints of spices/peppercorns.
M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish from the barrel aging but smooth.
O: I found this to be quite enjoyable with the nice tart peach flavors and the complexity of the chardonnay barrel. I found this to be quite successful and it pairs nicely with some more aromatic cheeses. Definitely worth the try and glad I got this one for Xmas this year.
01-04-2014 01:52:55 | More by dbrauneis
3.64/5 rDev +5.8%
750 brown corked & caged bottle, 2012 bottling date on the label.
Bright copper hue, good lacing all the way down the glass. Woody, slightly vinous, caramel, alcohol and a light peachy tone show off some deep aromatics. Medium bodied with a mild crispness, quite malty with a drawn-out breadiness. Wood and vinous qualities in the middle with a kiss of tart peaches in the finish. Alcohol, peppercorns, nougat, dried grass and suggestions of walnuts are some other complexities that come through. Drying woody finish with a bit more vinous flavor that sticks to the taste buds.
Enjoyable, a sipper and something I'd want to pair a very well aged cheese with.
06-08-2013 02:33:35 | More by Jason
3.69/5 rDev +7.3%
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 ME Window Pane Series definitely better.
03-10-2013 17:36:36 | More by chinchill
Window Pane Series Peaches from Mother Earth Brewing
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