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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 76
Gots: 51 | 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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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle sealed with a pressure cap

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: Golden orange bodied beer with 2 fingers of foamy white head that drops down to a thin ring. Spotty lace left on the side of the glass.

Smell: Mild tartness. Juicy peaches, sweet tangerines, green apple, white grape, and stone fruits. Very mild musty funk.

Taste: Mild almost moderate tartness. Dry peaches, tart lemons, and sweet tangerines. Moderate oak notes. Not getting much funk in the flavor profile. As this beer warms up, the sweet brandy makes some creamy vanilla notes pop out at you as well as an increasingly stronger oak presence.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation levels. Very drinkable and refreshing. A short burst of zippy carbonation when the beer first hits your tongue. Oak seems to start to dry the beer out slightly, but it never quite makes it to the semi dry finish.

Overall: What can I say... Almanac makes so many different sour fruit beers in the farm to barrel series. Very approchable for newbies to sours and still interesting enough for those dedicated sour fans. Nice flavors and mellow sourness with good balance. Not overly complex, but its enough to keep my attention through out the entire 375ml serving. I could have used more peach flavor in this one though.

4DAloveofSTOUT, May 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

laglocal, May 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

alaimoa, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

CSO, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

cnbrown313, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

nmann08, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

WolfsbaneBloom, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Adkins1203, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

GRG1313, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jbaker67, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

yeaprolly, May 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

dranthony2012, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

garrettboatman, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Mikeypnh, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

robwestcott, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Trio2shine, May 06, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale orange, almost yellow. Almost no head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Smells like peach and then strong brandy. Lends to the fruitiness, but a deeper sweet fruitiness. Oak.

Taste - Bright lemony tartness. Some peach, but not a whole lot. Grain flavor as brandy builds in the finish. Oaky in the back.

Mouthfeel - Light and pleasantly sour. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not really complex or peachy, but it's nice.

Alieniloquium, May 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

bleeps, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

JigsawRecords, May 04, 2014
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Super sexy and refreshing like that one time my baby mama and I vacationed in the Bahamas. There is a soothing, light dose of peach (almost too light) but it still lets you know that it is there like when my lil soldier wakes me up at 6 AM on Saturday morning. The main man is getting a good amount of tart, sour, and pucker, but if it was a dash stronger this bad sucker would reign supreme.


RaulMondesi, May 04, 2014
Photo of draheim
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375mL into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden straw color w/ a minimal soft white head. Lively carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass, sustaining a thin film of bubbles at the surface.

Aroma is dry, oaky and tart. Subtle sweet fruit and brandy.

Taste is much stronger with the brandy and peach. Nicely sour and lemony, countered by the sweetness of the malt and fruit. Bready and clean, with good oak presence.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, refreshing. Finishes nicely dry.

Overall an enjoyable sour with a sweet, peachy twist.

draheim, May 03, 2014
Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.