1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Brandy Barrel PecheBrandy Barrel Peche

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

346 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 346
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 78
Gots: 55 | FT: 16
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 346 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of boilermakerbrew
boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.59/5  rDev +8%

A- Pours a beautiful and hazy light gold in color. A small, fizzy head forms but doesn't stick around too long before leaving a small amount of lacing.

S- Moderate to strong tartness up front with some fruitiness in the back. Peaches are fairly prominent in the fruitiness to go along with the sourness. There is just a touch of the brandy flavor behind the tartness and peach scents.

T- Starts with a moderate bang on tart sour flavor. Sourness is mostly citrusy in taste before the peach juiciness kicks in. Peaches make their presence known with a big blast of juiciness right after the initial sourness, before they themselves start contributing to the tart flavor. Just a touch of some darker fruits in the brandy towards the end of the drink before the lingering tartness sticks around on your tongue.

M- Light and highly carbonated, this beer is pretty thirst quenching overall. The tartness is the only restriction on drinkability here, but overall, this is more of a juicy than tart beer.

Overall, a terrific beer. I would have liked the brandy barrel to be more prominent, but the sourness and peaches are spot on.

05-01-2014 23:25:33 | More by boilermakerbrew
Photo of thewimperoo
thewimperoo

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

05-01-2014 16:16:12 | More by thewimperoo
Photo of dominic4beer
dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-01-2014 04:06:30 | More by dominic4beer
Photo of MarkyMOD
MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-01-2014 01:06:55 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of HuskyinPDX
HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.94/5  rDev -7.3%

Bottle opened on 2.28.14

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a small light tan head that is gone fast.

S - Subtle peach and sweetnees from the Brandy.

T - Tart, oaky, subtle peach. The Brandy is lost a bit.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Funky, but flavors are lost and muted, still solid.

04-30-2014 05:45:05 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-30-2014 02:01:35 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of Joecaddie
Joecaddie

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-29-2014 03:02:37 | More by Joecaddie
Photo of Bjorn2bWild
Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-28-2014 13:14:38 | More by Bjorn2bWild
Photo of Boski
Boski

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-28-2014 02:55:21 | More by Boski
Photo of spycow
spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-27-2014 18:27:27 | More by spycow
Photo of orangesol
orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-27-2014 05:33:07 | More by orangesol
Photo of jaymo18
jaymo18

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-26-2014 14:37:13 | More by jaymo18
Photo of BG24
BG24

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-25-2014 23:56:02 | More by BG24
Photo of Kurmaraja
Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-25-2014 05:28:24 | More by Kurmaraja
Photo of sukwonee
sukwonee

Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-25-2014 02:15:30 | More by sukwonee
Photo of IrishColonial
IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-25-2014 00:36:27 | More by IrishColonial
Photo of hilgart1
hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-24-2014 23:47:14 | More by hilgart1
Photo of CEDAMA
CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

04-24-2014 22:37:25 | More by CEDAMA
Photo of st9647v3
st9647v3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-24-2014 00:47:29 | More by st9647v3
Photo of jburns301
jburns301

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-23-2014 18:20:26 | More by jburns301
Photo of Sean9689
Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-23-2014 12:55:29 | More by Sean9689
Photo of enelson
enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-21-2014 00:05:15 | More by enelson
Photo of ahermsen
ahermsen

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-20-2014 22:20:10 | More by ahermsen
Photo of bigaltemple
bigaltemple

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-20-2014 21:17:49 | More by bigaltemple
Photo of DeanMoriarty
DeanMoriarty

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-20-2014 05:08:04 | More by DeanMoriarty
Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.