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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

348 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 348
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 79
Gots: 52 | FT: 14
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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vacax

California

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

03-17-2014 19:36:40 | More by vacax
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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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NRo

California

3/5  rDev -29.4%

05-29-2014 17:28:59 | More by NRo
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

05-01-2014 16:16:12 | More by thewimperoo
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JigsawRecords

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

05-04-2014 03:40:22 | More by JigsawRecords
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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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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-13-2014 20:36:25 | More by AlexFields
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Pour is hazed golden yellow with a small amount of tight white head. Nose is faint, light sweeter barrel with some slightly un-ripened peach and notes of grain. Taste is a hint sweet; but not sugary. The sweet brandy barrel and the loads of peach in this seem to pile onto each other a hint more than I would like. It still drinks easily with a light body and soft carbonation.

02-23-2014 23:29:20 | More by cpetrone84
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-23-2014 12:55:29 | More by Sean9689
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logicerror

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

02-09-2014 05:12:51 | More by logicerror
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-23-2014 19:36:02 | More by pwoody11
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-14-2014 00:18:36 | More by thegerm87
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scottfrie

California

3.68/5  rDev -13.4%

375ml bottle into snifter. Bottled February 2013.

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden with a finger of fluffy bright white head that faded into a soft film and collar. A few soapy streaks of lace was left down the glass.
S: I get notes of the light blond ale base, clean and refreshing, with hints of tart acid and fruity peaches. There’s perhaps a touch of oak in there as well maybe vinous white wine barrel, but I’m not really getting anything that screams brandy.
T: Follows the nose with notes of stone fruits and juicy peach over the pale malt blonde ale base. The finish is tart, acidic, but not exceedingly harsh or vinegary. The bandy barrel comes through in the late finish and aftertaste, but it is really just a suggestion of flavor. The aftertaste lingers of fresh peach and tannic oak, and perhaps some white grape.
M: Very fluffy carbonation is soft and frothy. Tart and biting acid hits the mouthfeel, and after it subsides this beer is drying and gritty. Medium-full body is thicker than some blonde based sours.
O: A great acidic sour, but the flavors were not as bright as I had hoped. Maybe I waited too long to drink this, peach is a delicate flavor. Either way, what I have in my glass right now is damn good, but it’s not my favorite blonde sour, peach sour, or Almanac sour.

06-23-2014 03:36:55 | More by scottfrie
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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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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-30-2014 18:35:07 | More by Gonzoillini
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-10-2014 22:33:56 | More by jmccraney
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-16-2014 19:40:37 | More by Kmlund
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-27-2014 01:50:20 | More by KevMo84
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-11-2014 23:58:05 | More by robwestcott
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-13-2014 05:28:17 | More by taylor714914
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-10-2014 02:48:40 | More by twenty5
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Adamostella

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-06-2014 02:25:59 | More by Adamostella
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HopsintheSack

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-23-2014 19:10:23 | More by HopsintheSack
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-27-2014 18:27:27 | More by spycow
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-03-2014 00:01:10 | More by yourefragile
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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.