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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 81
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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, batch 1. Thank you, Chris.

A mildly hazy light orange with a dense, white head that falls off to a disk leaving patchy lacing, this looks solid. Served a little on the cooler side, the nose is a blend of pomace, mildly oxidized wine and peach. The oxidized sweet white wine note from the brandy pairs beautifully with the peach; this is an inspired blend. As it warms up, the sourness, with its unripe grape characteristic, becomes more apparent, along with a faint hint of sulfur, a moderate vanilla sugar note and lactic acid.

The palate opens with a full and balanced sourness, a blend of lactic acid, verjus and a little drinking vinegar. Buttery chardonnay, vanilla, brandy and peach are present on the mid-palate. Medium-light in body with a moderate carbonation and a long, drying finish that's sour with a blend of peach and brandy.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 375 mL bottle into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter.

A: Bright gold, moderately hazy, with lots of visible carbonation and a thin white head.

S: Fruity peaches, dry tannins and some funk, mild boozy undertones, and a touch of wood dryness.

T: Underripe peaches, hints of bourbon, brightly tart and tamed funk, barnyard, and wood. Finishes with some lingering sourness, acidity and dryness.

M: Light bubbly body, and low alcohol flavors even with the brandy aging.

O: Quite enjoyable, nice peach flavor. Still not the best of Almanac's sours, but a solid and drinkable offering.

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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.