Window Pane Series Peaches - Mother Earth Brewing
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Reviews by Onenote81:
3.58/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
11-27-2012 15:56:06 | More by Onenote81
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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
3.55/5 rDev +3.2%
Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle.
A - orangish amber with a short, white head
S - citrusy, some faint yeast
T - bread, yeast, faint peaches, alcohol, mildly bitter
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a bit disappointing. The fruit wasn't nearly as forward as I would have hoped and the alcohol was a bit heavy. This isn't a bad beer by any means, but for $18 a bomber it should be a bit more flavorful than this. I won't be having this again.
11-21-2012 02:23:55 | More by tdm168
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
01-15-2013 21:21:31 | More by thagr81us
1.78/5 rDev -48.3%
Pours cloudy dark straw with a fizzy small white head that fades quickly.
Not much on the nose at all. Maybe a little white wine character and some tangy wheat. No fruit evident.
And the flavor tells me something went horribly wrong here. There are peaches in here? All I taste is band aids and rubbing alcohol. Loads of off phenol flavor overpowers everything. Maybe some oak and Belgian spice peak through a bit, but this is undrinkable. Absolutely no peach presence.
Medium bodied, carb is ok. At this point it doesn't matter.
Unfortunately this appears to be a good idea gone bad. About 725ml of our bottle went down the drain after the girlfriend and I choked down a few sips apiece to confirm how awful this beer is.
01-11-2013 02:56:00 | More by jmarsh123
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
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
big thanks to Beerness for sending me this out of the blue. I was trying to get this anyways and before I even got out to look for it, bam! there it was.
Pours a nice fizzy bubbly 1 finger head that fades fairly quickly some lacing, super hazy sediment laden copper apple juice colored beer.
Nose starts with fruit, more apricot like, some white grape chardonnay wine and light oaky barrel, actually toasty buttery oak really starts to come out, some sweet malt maybe wheat, touch of Belgian almost funky yeast, light toasty bready malt, hint of booze phenols, fruity esters, light stone fruit, and a light medicinal perfumy like aroma.
Taste starts like a big Belgian beer, nice toasty malty flavor, booze and light phenols, plenty of buttery toasty oak, light wood dust, plenty of white grape, chardonnay wine, light acidic flavor, etc. Hint tartness. Stone fruit is there but not a lot, more apricot than peach again, light syrupy condensed stone fruit and light caramel like. Light grassy hops in there too. Finish is drier but sticky, bit more bitter grassy hops, light grainy bready yeasty and malty, syrupy, hint of fruity.
Mouth is med bodied, lower carb, syrupy.
Overall quite disappointing. As a wit aged in Chard barrels, this would be a decent beer, but when it says peaches and I don't get any peaches... F* that! Also, with how awesome Blackberry Window Pane was, this is so disappointing.
11-23-2012 04:38:21 | More by jlindros
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
3.83/5 rDev +11.3%
Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip glass
A-Thick and syrupy pour with minimal head and no lacing. The beer itself is a cloudy dark amber-orange hazy. This is a very incising looking beer that would drink well on a mild summer night on the porch.
S-While the aroma is not overwhelming it is a pleasant one. You catch sweet peaches upfront with a caramelized malt aroma on the back end.
T-A mellow, rye and caramelized maltiness initially that slides into slight bitterness. Then sweetness of the peaches take over and lingers a bit. Notes of oak hang in the background through out the tongue.
M-Heavy body with a light syrup consistency that actually ends up leaving a drier mouthfeel than expected. Low levels of carbonation.
O-A decent beer, one that I would maybe get again on draft, but would not spend the premium price ($17) that I paid for this beer in the bottle. This beer has great potential, but the flavors just seem a little bit muted. More tartness/sour flavor would have elevated this beer to the next level.
01-11-2013 02:37:22 | More by Wolfpack2005
Window Pane Series Peaches from Mother Earth Brewing
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