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Window Pane Series Peaches - Mother Earth Brewing

Window Pane Series PeachesWindow Pane Series Peaches

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 17.29%


Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 11-21-2012)
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Reviews by Onenote81:
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As soon as I heard this one was at my local bottle shop, I stopped by to pick some up. This same shop never got the Blackberry version, so I didn't want to miss out on this one. Poured this into a chalice.

Pours a deep dark caramel-orange with a small cap of white froth. Light lace left behind after each sip. The aroma is interesting to say the least. It definitely wasn't what I expected. I anticipated a little more spice and maybe some funky tartness, but instead, this is sweet with vanilla, wine, peaches, with hints of musty wood.

The body is uber-creamy and smooth. Moderate carbonation that seems even lacking at times. Decent finish with a slightly syrupy feel. This is really sweet! Not sure this has any "Wit" at all, even at the base level. The Chardonnay barreling comes out with a force as vanilla, oak, bourbon-y flavors take precedent. A little dryness noted from the oak. Mild peach flavor, more like peach candy. No tartness noted at all, to my chagrin. I kept waiting for the tart smack on the back end, as described on the bottle, to no avail.

This was a fine beer, but it just wasn't what I had hoped it would be. Anticipated a little more tartness, and much less vanilla candy-like sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 15:56:06 | More by Onenote81
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 20:29:53 | More by GarthDanielson
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mancallede

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

03-28-2014 14:05:09 | More by mancallede
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-12-2014 18:00:18 | More by leftstagebrew
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 Bottling

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

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 18:29:34 | More by brentk56
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 01:52:55 | More by dbrauneis
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Yoda22

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-26-2013 22:08:06 | More by Yoda22
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AmandaRae

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-26-2013 04:01:41 | More by AmandaRae
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oline73

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

09-11-2013 02:27:15 | More by oline73
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

09-09-2013 03:15:23 | More by Daniellobo
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ari32

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-24-2013 05:10:12 | More by ari32
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-30-2013 20:17:29 | More by kristougher
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-27-2013 09:37:14 | More by hellhammermario
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 02:33:35 | More by Jason
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-07-2013 13:11:39 | More by RedneckBeerz
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-06-2013 21:58:33 | More by sendbeer
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-21-2013 19:39:15 | More by Axnjxn
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-21-2013 22:46:16 | More by mccallisters_dali
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 17:36:36 | More by chinchill
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-22-2013 02:50:20 | More by EvoJoe
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jak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-16-2013 22:23:43 | More by jak
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LaChupacabra

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-26-2013 23:13:45 | More by LaChupacabra
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-22-2013 07:19:16 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Camel242000

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-18-2013 02:36:46 | More by Camel242000
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on a past ticking trip to Asheville! Served from tap into a sampler snifter. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, wheat, spice, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, peach, fruit, wheat, spice, and sweet alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Nothing on this one really stood out for me. Yes, the peaches were there in the flavor, but they really didn't add to the beer very much at all. They might have been better off going overboard with the peaches here rather than relying on the base Witbier to carry through. Also the alcohol content on this one was definitely too high for a brew this delicate in flavor. Worth your time trying, but that is about it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2013 21:21:31 | More by thagr81us
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Window Pane Series Peaches from Mother Earth Brewing
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