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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
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346 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 78
Gots: 55 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Historically, fruit-infused sour beers were a way of preserving the summer harvest. In that tradition, this blonde ale was added to brandy barrels with high-summer peaches, hand-picked by the Loewen family at Blossom Bluff Orchards in Reedley, California. We aged this liquid gold for six months until we needed a reminder that summer will come again. Pair with Prosciutto, crusty bread and fruit preserves.

(Beer added by: Tyrus on 02-04-2014)
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-02-2014 00:47:27 | More by Chibeerguy1
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emerge077

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Thanks to Joe for sharing!

Hazy orange with a thin layer of white foam that slowly recedes to a ring around the edge. Initial burst of charged carbonation.

Aroma is acidic and fruity, distinct peach note and barrel complexity.

Taste is sour and acidic with peach at the forefront, slightly acetic, drying in the finish with some light barrel traces. Feel is spritzy and sour. Overall it's pretty tasty and enjoyable.

08-16-2014 19:46:13 | More by emerge077
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-14-2014 16:58:04 | More by tectactoe
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Swongler

California

4.06/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from a bottle into a champaign glass.

A - Cloudy, wheat beer appearance. Golden-orange in color. Slightly murky

S - Almost smells like a Blue Moon. Not the best smelling Almanac beer I have had. Slightly funky, slightly peachy.

T - This is where it shines, and to be honest, probably the only category that really matters. Sour taste, but not overpowering... almost overpowering. Wave of citrus and peach come at you, followed by a sweet brandy and woody flavor. A little bit of bread in the taste with just enough funk.

M - Makes you pucker. Makes your tounge curl just a little. Makes your mouth salivate - even far after your last sip. Interesting interesting mouthfeel. Medium body.

O - Overall, a really good sour. I actually prefer Dogpatch and many of Almanacs other sours to this one, but this is a fine addition to their lineup. Definitely more interesting in flavor than the Dogpatch. Love how this beer leaves my mouth watering.

04-03-2014 22:21:21 | More by Swongler
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-16-2014 20:59:41 | More by mctizzz
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3/5  rDev -29.4%

02-11-2014 00:05:41 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-03-2014 05:24:09 | More by sourdog
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-29-2014 21:17:40 | More by Cynic-ale
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CRon_T

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-16-2014 12:13:53 | More by CRon_T
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-04-2014 00:29:30 | More by TKEbeerman
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01001111

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-11-2014 00:39:42 | More by 01001111
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-16-2014 11:41:59 | More by Adkins1203
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-05-2014 20:19:58 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-07-2014 14:15:34 | More by roostor07
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-21-2014 14:53:05 | More by mdaschaf
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-20-2014 02:46:46 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-10-2014 02:47:44 | More by Dawkins
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-21-2014 17:37:18 | More by dertyd
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dirtylou

Washington

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%

on-tap, Chucks Central District

Light straw-orange body - aromas of peach, lemon, apricot jam. Barrel notes are nice, albeit light, though it's hard to really pinpoint the brandy other than the residual sweetness it imparts on the beer. Tart and lively body but a bit of an off grainy finish that didnt sit well with me.

03-15-2014 18:52:07 | More by dirtylou
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blabaer

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-03-2014 00:36:53 | More by blabaer
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Tyrus

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-04-2014 18:44:09 | More by Tyrus
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apbaj

Guam

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-04-2014 12:47:32 | More by apbaj
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-23-2014 18:20:26 | More by jburns301
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PretzelCity

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-14-2014 06:52:44 | More by PretzelCity
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-30-2014 18:35:07 | More by Gonzoillini
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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.