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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

403 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 78
Gots: 49 | FT: 10
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.

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A - Not the prettiest beer on the planet. Moderately opaque, hazy pale body. White head sits low with ok retention and lace.

S - Bracingly sour nose. White peach, lemon, touch of funk, and dry chardonnay.

T - Lemon lime soda into an aggressively tart opening. Smooth, oaky center with peach puree and nectarines. Dry white wine and grape skin finish.

M - Bold carbonation, medium-full body for the style.

O - Like a tart Bellini; fruity and sour with bright carbonation.

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3.95 Brandy Barrel Peche
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A - 3.75 3.00 3.00 2.50 3.06 10%
S - 4.50 4.50 4.25 4.25 4.38 20%
T - 4.25 4.00 4.50 3.75 4.13 40%
M - 3.75 4.00 3.25 4.25 3.81 10%
O - 3.75 4.00 4.00 3.00 3.69 20%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

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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4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
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A: Pours an opaque, almost hazy golden with a white head.

S: Sweet orange peel, peach, some sweet candied fruits, some oak, some red grape, some white grape in the nose.

T: Lemon, orange peel, mandarin orange, peach, a touch of pine, raspberry, blackberry, some funky Belgian yeast.

M: Medium bodied and smoothish.

O: This was pretty good, but it was definitely a tart beer, so don't let this be your first sour, unless you really like sour.

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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.