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Brandy Barrel Peche - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

331 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 69
Gots: 53 | FT: 14
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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jschonert

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-11-2014 03:21:22 | More by jschonert
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01001111

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-11-2014 00:39:42 | More by 01001111
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-10-2014 12:02:04 | More by Bunuelian
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SUBER

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-10-2014 03:50:42 | More by SUBER
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 20:57:29 | More by macrosmatic
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-09-2014 18:56:33 | More by MichiganderHB
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will1256

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-08-2014 16:02:49 | More by will1256
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allenson21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-08-2014 14:53:49 | More by allenson21
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 14:00:01 | More by vermilcj
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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-07-2014 13:57:33 | More by hopkrid
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-07-2014 12:50:41 | More by BillRoth
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rowbow

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-06-2014 17:52:11 | More by rowbow
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-06-2014 04:04:19 | More by Axnjxn
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singlespeed

Delaware

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-04-2014 00:49:14 | More by singlespeed
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-03-2014 15:56:41 | More by ThatsThatDude
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jag21

Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-02-2014 19:15:33 | More by jag21
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-02-2014 18:49:28 | More by brycevolk
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-02-2014 02:25:34 | More by markgugs
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-01-2014 19:18:27 | More by ShemRahBoo
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-01-2014 13:50:02 | More by duceswild
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 23:24:23 | More by ThePorterSorter
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flipdog0

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.6%

05-31-2014 19:33:16 | More by flipdog0
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-31-2014 01:46:42 | More by Sarge3130
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NRo

California

3/5  rDev -29.4%

05-29-2014 17:28:59 | More by NRo
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-27-2014 01:50:20 | More by KevMo84
Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.