Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.
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Reviews by Rollzroyce21:
4.54/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured on 7-Feb-14
From 375 mL bottle into Anchorage Teku glass.
The smell is fantastic. I get some tropical fruit, oak, and some additional sweetness that I'm assuming is brandy.
I get the tart blond ale at first, which gets rushed with sugary peaches and hints of lemon and apples. Get the soft oak barrel rounding everything out at the tail end. I want to say that the brandy heightens the fruity sweetness of the peaches. It's difficult for me to dissect all the flavors because they gel together so smoothly. Slight vinegar. I don't like my sours puckering sour that gets me smacking my lips and tongue a third of the way into a glass so IMO, the tartness in this one is spot on.
Typical of some of Almanac's barrel-aged brews, I didn't know what to expect. I'm not familiar with any other peche sour that's aged in brandy so I found it to be unique and was thoroughly satisfied. I prefer this over all their other sours I've tried (ranked below). Wish I was able to hunt down more.
Brandy Barrel Peche
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02-08-2014 06:25:24 | More by Rollzroyce21
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.