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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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392 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 77
Gots: 49 | FT: 11
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

spycow, Apr 27, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled February 2013.

Pours a murky gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, peach, perfume, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, grain, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with no distinct brandy qualities apparent in either the smell or taste.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

zestar, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

acurtis, Apr 05, 2014
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Thorpe429, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

nmann08, May 17, 2014
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Texasfan549, Apr 02, 2014
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GRG1313, May 16, 2014
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kjkinsey, Apr 02, 2014
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ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
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SocalKicks, Feb 13, 2014
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largadeer, Feb 06, 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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orangesol, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

yourefragile, Mar 03, 2014
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duceswild, Jun 01, 2014
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mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
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BillRoth, Jun 07, 2014
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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.