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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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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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4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours an un-characteristically filtered looking clear golden yellow (light haze) with a thin head that fizzles into nothing rapidly. The nose had a marmalade/jam/jello sweetness upfront, some deep woody notes and a hint of booze. The taste is a slightly tart unripened peach, some caramelized brandy sweetness, and minimal funk. It drinks with a light body and is quite refreshing. There is minimal sweetness or carbonation, lingering tart fruit, well integrated barrel characteristics, and a chardonnay-like semi-dry oaky finish (truthfully one of the most wine-like beers I've ever had). I'm thoroughly impressed with this beers complexity and drinkability, it's very much a thumbs up.

ThePorterSorter, Jun 01, 2014
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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.

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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.