Arizona Peach - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 05-16-2004

9 IBU
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Photo of mattster
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

After work this past summer, my coworkers and I would go to the Four Peaks' Brew Pub in Scottsdale and enjoy a beer afterwork.
Its usually dark by the time we get there, but the beer appears to have a nice light color, with a very minimal head.
The smell is of faint almost ripened peaches. The taste has a slight peach smell, but not overly fruity. This beer is very drinkable and not a slow drinker by any means. It is a great summer brew and finishes wonderfully.

Photo of Auraan
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear amber with no head. It looked like most fruit beers I've had. Scents of peach and slight malt. Flavor is mostly peach, but good, fresh, real peach, with a bit of malt in the background. Refreshing, fruity, but with enough beer flavor. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. It's a pretty good fruit beer, dominated by fruit, which I usually don't care much for, but the fruit is good fruit and doesn't carry the artificial feel of say, Sea Dog Apricot.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy blonde in color with a soft white head that fades to nothing but a collar and a bride of Frankenstien streak of foam up the side of the glass. The vertical streak meanders as the beer level gets lower and lower.

The smell is a dominating peach puree/ jam smell. Soft and floral with a slight brewed twinge that reminds me of a fruit infused iced tea. Not much past the peach nose.

Taste is a lot like the smell but with a moderate malt in the background. Its not a perfume "fake" peach flavor which is very enjoyable because I've had other fruity beers that taste like the cosmetic counter at Sears. This one does not. There is also a nice pilsner like spice to the hop profile but it is real subtle. A sweet drying feel to the aftertaste lasts with a peachiness that is strangely refreshing.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth carbonation yields an easy to drink beer. Soft and slick it goes down easy and is good for the ladies in your life who aren't hop inclined. I actually don't mind this beer at all. It is refreshing and has a clean fresh peach flavor that isn't over sweet and doesn't taste chemically enhanced.

Photo of aval89
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: light honey.. clear body.. just a thin cap for a head. carbonation sticking to walls on glass.

s: peach, but not overly peachy. some wheat & pale malts underly.. smells great in the summer heat.

t: peach syrup upfront. reminds me of a white peach with that slight slight bitterness.. backend has more peach with some pale malts.. quite refreshing.

mf: light-medium body with an almost creamy body.. goes down too easy!

o: i like it surprisingly.. great to slug down in the heat.

Photo of BadgerPete
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

If you're looking for a lighter beer for a hot day, and enjoy a fruit beer, this is a worthy option. Low alcohol content, not much of a head that disappears quickly, not much body.

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Catching up on some more reviews from notes.
On-tap while in Phoenix.

Pale, golden yellow with a short white head. Decent retention and lace.
Aroma and taste both have peach as its first impression. A light, refreshing beer with a crisp finish and pleasant fruit flavor. Neith smell or taste is too sugary or artificial.
Slightly dry finish keep it fresh and not too cloying.

Photo of ronniebruner
2.35/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was extremely disappointing for me. The fruity aroma was almost enticing, the color looked it was brewed with dirty Arizona tap water, the head was non existent as was any redeeming beer taste. This brew flat out disappoints. Its worth a try once, but good luk trying to finish a whole glass.

Photo of Stoneman78
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at the Tempe brewery
A- Clear diluted yellow hue, thin white foamy head, moderate lacing
S- Mostly just peach and some sweet fruits
T- Bread malts first, then peaches and fruit, finishes sweet
M- Light-bodied, creamy texture, high carbonation
D- Well-balanced fruit beer, not overly sweet, there is a surprising malt profile, I wouldn't drink many of these but the ladies love it

Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really nice fruit flavors in a light beer. Pale golden color i the pint glass. Low head but nice lacing. Flavor is definitely peachy-- not quite fresh-squeezed but far from the canned taste. Pleasant hint of sweetness but has enough acidity to keep from cloying. A hint of hops for balance but avoids the sweet 'n' bitter of some fruit beers.

Surprisingly good beer an a great choice at the low end of the alcohol spectrum. Makes a good case for a big dose of fruit. Enjoyed a pint at the tap in Scottsdale.

Photo of bigbelcher
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was hot and I decided to start with what I thought would be a refreshing start before moving on to the usual suspects at Four Peaks. Color is golden with a small white head. Aroma is pure peaches, no hop or malt background. Flavor was a artificial peach cocktail. A little bit of pilsner beer background but a little sweet and overpowered by the peaches. Good lacing on the glass and carbonation was good. More of a chick beer.

Photo of Phelps
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the tap at Four Peaks, poured into a shaker pint.

Perfectly clear light honey color. A frothy, one-finger head of off-white fuzz recedes to a thick, retentive top layer and sticky streaks of lace.

The nose: sweet, gentle peach juice, with a hint of crisp wheat and maybe some pale crackers. Light, nice.

The flavor: peach syrup, wheat, lightly toasted crackers, perhaps some banana, and lots of almond. Lightly flavored and well-balanced — would be super enjoyable for summer.

Medium-high, fizzy carbonation inside a medium-light, crisp body. Refreshing.

The soft touch with which the peaches were added to this American wheat ale enhances the flavors without becoming cloying. It’s light, refreshing, and perfect for sipping on the Four Peaks patio in the summer heat.

Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great little beer. It pours faint yellow , slight haze and a few bubbles wafting up to the top to meet a creamy head of white foam that fell quickly then lasted in a layer on top. Nose is peach. Delightful peach. The earthy skin, the juicy fruit and a bit of cracker for malt. A light sweetness and a lovely floral. Drinks wonderfully and lightly with plenty of flavor and a good carbonation. It is crisp, dry and drying. Has a light peach flavor and a crisp cracker for malt. A bit of malt sweetness comes forward as it warms . A faint touch of hops and a bit of tartness finish this one off and it just plain tastes great!

Photo of TATTSNSNAPBACKS
4/5  rDev +11.4%

this was a nicely flavored beer. Couldn't drink more then a few. definitely one to try!

Photo of DoubleJ
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at O.H.S.O. Brewing during brunch, on to the beer:

This is one pale yellow beer. The head goes away quickly, leaving you to wonder if we're looking at a fruit ale or cheap lager. The aroma bring hopes up, as the wonderful sweet smell of peaches is easy to spot. That's all is needed.

Not as succulent in the taste as the aroma, the peaches are mild in flavor and come out of the light blonde ale base. Somewhat grainy at the base, with the peach popping out. With an alcohol level barely above four percent, it's no surprise that it is light bodied and paired with a somewhat crisp bite of carbonation.

Decent fruit beer that's made for lighter occasions. French toast isn't one of them.

Photo of unclejimbay
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Az Peach on tap @ 4P Brewery

Light pale straw in color. Short head and retention. Light fruity smell and taste on a light pale body. Medium carbo. Reminds me of a watered down magic hat 9. Not the flagship for sure, but works for a light fruit beer.

I like the fact that the fruit is not over done. Sort of a unique take on a mellow fruit beer.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a clear gold color that is topped by a wispy pale head. The aroma is dominated by fruity notes of apricot and peach. In fact I can't detect anything else in the nose. The taste is pretty sweet and has a strong kick of fruit induced domination to it. The peach and apricot notes engulf my tongue. Actually this is not too bad, it has much more fruit character than the Pyramid apricot ale, yet it is still strangely drinkable. I wanted to not like this beer, but I could see myself drinking one from time to time. Simply one dimensional, but quaffably so (at least until the fruitiness gets to you).

Photo of barczar
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%

Smells like peach flavoring, with a touch of floral hop character. Seems a bit artificial. Flavor is more tart than expected, and fairly perfumey. Bready malt kicks in mid palate, finishing with notes of peach skin. Lacks a convincing natural peach character.

Photo of swthomas55
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - light gold, clear, low head.
Aroma - definitely peachy.
Flavor - peaches again, but with some butter - not what I want here. Otherwise light, as I would expect.
Mouthfeel - light, fizzy.
Overall - nice hit of peaches, but the butter freaks me out.

Photo of arizcards
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a can of this from Total Wine back in late September for $1.79. Canned on 8-27-13.

Beer poured golden with an OK white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is peachy as to be expected.

Taste is sweeter than hoped, pleasant peachy taste but more than one would become cloying.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and decently carbonated.

Overall a decent beer, good for one just starting into craft beer. I hate to stereotype but this is a classic college chick brew.

Photo of Seahawk480
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Light in body and color. Nice and peachy without clubbing you over the head. Call it a chick beer if you want. I just need a lighter beer during the 113 degree days.

I goto the Arizona Peach in the Summertime. Its a great hot day beer.

The folks at Four Peaks know their beer and they seem to sell a ton of this brew year round.

Photo of Eiwatts9
2.57/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very peach forward, just too sweet for my liking.

Photo of LittleDon
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint pour.

Light golden in color with no head but noticeable carbonation. Strong peach aroma. It has a big peach flavor with a hint of wheat. The finish is clean. Works well for a warm weather fruit infused beer, although some will find it a bit on the sweet side. I can appreciate it for the style. Good for one or two on the right occasion.

Photo of jampics2
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Four Peaks. My girl got a pint and let me snag a few sips for a review.

Pours a golden yellow color. Small head that sticks around. Filtered and clear.

Smells like a light wheat beer with heavy peach extract, also getting a bit of light hay.

Tastes like you would expect. Reminds me of the Pyramid apricot but with peach instead of apricot. Nice flavor for a fruit beer, but not a beer where the fruit accentuates - it's 100% extract. Kinda reminds me of the del monte fruit cups you would get as a kid with lunch.

Nice carb, a bit watery.

Could drink a lot if I was into this style. Def a summer sipper, good for AZ that it's kinda summer year round here.

A chick beer, but not bad. Just not my preference.

Photo of Hunter
1.74/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I live a stone's throw from this brewery, and after three years of drinking here I can say I'm fantastically disappointed in their consistency. Some days the brews are excellent, other days bland, and some days they're downright undrinkable.

There's one thing that's consistent, however, and that's the awfulness of this beer. Non-descript golden color, no head. The smell of peaches is definitely there, and is this beer's best feature. The taste is reminiscent of peach-flavored iced tea or Kool-Aid that's gone bad. Too sweet, with a cloying aftertaste. They need to lighten up on the fruit flavoring to let the grains come through more.

Photo of downhilldrift
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Peach Ale has a different hazy look to it. The use a puree to avoid using actual peaches, but it still maintains a great peachy scent. The scent is a bit misleading though, as it doesn't taste much like peach. Pretty sweet, easy-going flavor, and the chicks dig it too. Pretty much can't lose.

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Arizona Peach from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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