Bourbon Peach - Unity Vibration

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23 Reviews
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Reviews: 23
Hads: 129
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 38.54%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Unity Vibration visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: merc7186 on 05-29-2013

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Reviews by ElijahRivera:
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4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

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Photo of samtrillo
4.16/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm not sure a lot of reviewers understand that this isn't technically beer... it's gluten free because it has no grain at all! In fact I didn't even expect to find this on BA. But now I'm learning there are alcoholic ginger beers on this site as well, which in my opinion (delicious as they can be) are not technically beers. (Fermented grain, anyone??)

It seems as if some reviewers have taken to it like a sour, that is the closest beer approximation, but if you don't like kombucha (fermented tea) to begin with, I don't see you liking this "beer".

Anyway, I loved it. The alcohol is masked quite well. The strongest flavors are the tangy-tart vinegar qualities of the kombucha followed by a blast of sweet peach. The bourbon influence hits you towards the end. It's unmistakeable but rather absurd at first. It didn't meld with me until a few sips in. (The same way The Anvil Bourbon Cider worked its magic on me.) It could tone down its sweetness and be perfect. Looking forward to trying more from Unity! But don't mistake it, it's not exactly what we call beer... (1,074 characters)

Photo of t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mctizzz
4.55/5  rDev +58%

Photo of Stebow1289
3.24/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of tyleeis
3.63/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Auraan
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured a nice translucent cloudy yellow with no real head to speak off. It looked like a nice Berliner Weisse, very appealing. Scents of sour, lactic funk, reminiscent of a Berliner Weisse, very light acetone, hints of oak and light hints of peach. Overall impression of aroma is of a rather odd, yet faintly familiar wild ale aroma that has a few off-aromas that are not appealing. Still decent, but not amazing. Flavor begins sweet with notes of peach, sugar and honey and a light presence of vinegar and moderate sour funk, lactic in character. This moves into a middle with notes of oak, a faint acetone flavor and peach and honey-like sweetness. Finish is sweet, with a continuing peach and honey sweetness, a sour, acidic funk, oak woodiness and a slight acetone off-flavor. Aftertaste is sweet peach juice and sour fruit. Overall impression of flavor is of a fruity, sour ale with a nice oak flavor, but an unfortunate acetone off-flavor. Fairly good base flavor, brought down by an off-flavor. Mouthfeel is light bodied and acidic in feel with effervescent carbonation and a drying, puckering finish. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very well done sour, true to form for the style, but perhaps a bit acidic. Overall this is an okay American Wild Ale, with a nice aroma and flavor brought down by an unwelcome off-flavor and a mouthfeel that is just a bit too acidic. Not the worst beer I've ever tasted, but it is fairly poor for the style. (1,456 characters)

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.8/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle split and poured into a tulip. Best by 04/23/14.

A: Pours a hazy light straw yellow with no head. Leaves a lot of bubbles on the sides. No real lacing.

S: Sweet blend of bourbon and peach. Has a sour aspect to it as well with a fruity Brett yeast characteristic. Mild in most departments, peach is the strongest on the nose. Almost an oakiness.

T: Quite a complex flavor going o here. Obvious peach, bourbon gives you a kick, and sour brings up the rear. There is a lot of sweetness as well. Sort of reminds me of a flavored malt liquor mixed with a tasty sour beer.

M: Light body with pretty high carbonation. A bit of stickiness to it from all the sweetness. Very crisp yet certainly a sipper.

Overall an enjoyable beer that is definitely worth a try. Not sure if the bourbon compliments the sour aspect of this beer but i enjoy the approach. (866 characters)

Photo of DruC4
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.7/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerhan
3.29/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Poured into a stemless wine glass, looks like cheap wine. Frothy urine color with a weird head.

S-this smells so bad. Farts, vinegar, acetone and fake and each flavor.

T-cheap tasty wine, something I would drink in my younger years. Fake peach fruity wine, it's kind of good.

M-real nice crisp mouthfeel with just a tingle of bubbles on the tongue.

O-what a weird beer. It smells so bad that I can barely drink it but it is refreshing. Drink this with a straw, whatever the hell this is (492 characters)

Photo of Acuity
3.55/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Kmlund
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of GRG1313
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of nikhilshetty007
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of tarheels4life23
2.63/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This might be the worst thing I have ever tasted. The peaches tasted rotten and the bourbon must have been the cheapest out there. Stay away from this beer (155 characters)

Photo of sahd-1
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of emerge077
3.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip at Decofest, thanks to Dan for sharing!
Quick review from written notes.

Pale and hazy, pastel lemon color. Thin layer of white foam fades fast to a thin ring around the edges. Minimal spotty lace.

Lemon cookie aroma, light citrus.

Mildly tart with a sharp vinegary twang form the kombucha, some sweetness, maybe from the peach, but not much in the way of defined peach taste, more like wafer candy. Lower carbonation, juice-like. Overall interesting to try, but I wouldn't drink a whole bottle myself. (524 characters)

Photo of Dhamma73
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first encounter with a legitimate kombucha beer, and I couldn't be more excited. I probably bought the least accessible of the bunch that I saw at Binny's, but whatever. I love kombucha, and I love beer, so the results here are bound to be interesting. "Made in Michigan".

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. My first encounter with a legitimate "gusher" of a beer, this thing sprayed champagne like bubbles and liquid all over my table and my phone. Aside from that, after the bubbles settle, the actual body of the beer is a pale straw lemon color with some tiny specks of dark sediment lingering at the bottom. Steady bubbles geysering to the top of the glass. Active & alive appearance.

S - Smell is deceiving, and when paired with the appearance, almost made me think twice about drinking this one. A sour, tart, stale vinegar aroma. Maybe some sun-dried peach / apricot in there also. An off-putting aroma, but I've learned from drinking actual kombucha not to let that deceive you. It mostly just smells like easter egg dye, to me.

T - Taste is a step up from the sticky appearance and lousy aroma. Authentic fresh tart peach juice, crisp carbonation, kombucha-esque bacterial cultures, white sugar, and vinegar. Not really pulling out any bourbon barrel flavors, sadly enough. Alcohol is very well hidden; it tastes almost like a regular kombucha.

M - Feel ends fruity, sticky, sugary, and sweet. Clearly there was tons of carbonation in my beer, and not flat, like others have noted. A happy ending to what began as a disaster.

Overall, I'd say it is a nice middle ground for kombucha and beer lovers, like myself. Clearly this wasn't the most "accessible" of the bunch, but it is definitely a unique beer experience. Definitely recommended to all odd beer lovers, and lovers of kombucha as well. Looking forward to trying the others.

Unity Vibration Bourbon Peach ---3.5/5 (2,007 characters)

Photo of errantnight
1.42/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is wretched. Smells and tastes like a bottle of nail polish remover. The acetone is out of control. It pours mostly flat and a pale clear, uh, peach hue that looks fairly standard, but one whiff will melt your nose hairs. I managed to a few sips and was able to suss out a bit of peach coming through, but this was noxious. No hint of interesting sour complexity I'd expect from kombucha, no bourbon, just acetone.

Undrinkable. (433 characters)

Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev +4.2%

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Bourbon Peach from Unity Vibration
72 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.