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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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415 Ratings
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 81
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:
Beer added by: Tyrus on 02-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey/orange color with yeast in suspension; the rocky head leaves a smattering of lace

Smell: The Brandy barrel adds a nice dimension to the aroma; lactic peach and wheat bread tones, underneath

Taste: The sour elements contain both lactic and acetic aspects, with the peach and toasted bread flavors appearing, up front; the tartness builds, into the middle, but I am surprised not to pick up more of the Brandy barrel in the finish, which is otherwise quite acetic

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; considerable pucker

Overall: I was expecting something somewhat different here; another nice sour but I think it should have spent more time in the Brandy barrel

Thanks, lincolnbeard (I think), for the opportunity

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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.

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A: Pours from a 375 ml bottle a slightly hazed straw yellow with a tiny (1/16") white head which vanishes leaving some spotty lace.

N: Lemony citrus, oak wood, tart, yeasty, floral, funk/barnyard, grassy/hay, and some spices.

T: Sour fuzzy peaches, wood, faint sweetness, bright lemons, acidity.

M: Moderate body and light carbonation. Prickly sour, fruity and yeasty finish.

O: Interesting sour, but I'm not detecting much of the brandy barrel aging other than the spicy sweetness. Summertime in a glass.

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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.