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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 78
Gots: 49 | FT: 12
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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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.

emerge077, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Robloc303, Yesterday at 02:45 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

facesnorth, Friday at 02:03 AM
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

RAKeeler, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

vutoq, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

nguasta2, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

HoppyBastard2, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%

A - Not the prettiest beer on the planet. Moderately opaque, hazy pale body. White head sits low with ok retention and lace.

S - Bracingly sour nose. White peach, lemon, touch of funk, and dry chardonnay.

T - Lemon lime soda into an aggressively tart opening. Smooth, oaky center with peach puree and nectarines. Dry white wine and grape skin finish.

M - Bold carbonation, medium-full body for the style.

O - Like a tart Bellini; fruity and sour with bright carbonation.

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3.95 Brandy Barrel Peche
--- -Jay- -Jon- -Anth- -Vin- -Avg- Weight
A - 3.75 3.00 3.00 2.50 3.06 10%
S - 4.50 4.50 4.25 4.25 4.38 20%
T - 4.25 4.00 4.50 3.75 4.13 40%
M - 3.75 4.00 3.25 4.25 3.81 10%
O - 3.75 4.00 4.00 3.00 3.69 20%

vfgccp, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

HookemHoos, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%

A: Pours an opaque, almost hazy golden with a white head.

S: Sweet orange peel, peach, some sweet candied fruits, some oak, some red grape, some white grape in the nose.

T: Lemon, orange peel, mandarin orange, peach, a touch of pine, raspberry, blackberry, some funky Belgian yeast.

M: Medium bodied and smoothish.

O: This was pretty good, but it was definitely a tart beer, so don't let this be your first sour, unless you really like sour.

BierJager89, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ChicagoNick, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

pcarney8, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

sammyg832, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

unclekeith, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

heavenlyStash, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Bartos, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

stevec32, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

crowellbw, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

SpasmWaiter, Jul 29, 2014
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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.