Peach Barrel Wheat Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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Reviews by barczar:
3.64/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a fairly clear light golden with a billowing frothy white head that lingers.
Peach schnapps dominates the aroma, sweet and boozy, with a hint of oak. Bourbon becomes evident late.
The flavor doesn't follow suit at all. There's definitely a beer background, with a slightly tart peach character mid palate, and then the bourbon and vanilla kick in in the aftertaste. Bourbon tends to dominate in subsequent sips. Not getting much what.
Body is a touch full, with carbonation on the lower side, and noted alcohol warmth.
Was hoping for more peach character, and wheat, as well. Tastes like their bourbon barrel ale with a hint of peach.
06-20-2014 20:39:56 | More by barczar
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3.34/5 rDev -5.1%
This ale is a lovely orange/peach color with an off-white and creamy head that leaves a fair amount of lacing.
The aroma is peaches with bourbon notes below.
The taste is peach and big whiskey barrel notes. To me, the flavors just didn't quite mesh and
there was an unpleasant medicinal note I just couldn't shake.
Mouthfeel is decent with a bit of creaminess.
Overall, this just didn't quite work for me.
07-22-2014 02:27:13 | More by SD-Alefan
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
Appearance: one inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear
Smell: lots of sweet peaches
Taste: Like a bushel full of sweet peaches with some cream, light wood towards the end
Mouthfeel: sweet, light in body, high carbonation
Overall: I barely got any barrel aged taste from this beer. If that is what you are expecting then pass on this. What I got was an impressive fruit beer that managed to taste like beer and had the fruit pop in such a clean way that I usually associate with Belgian style fruit beers. If the price were a bit lower, this would be a staple in my fridge. Certainly worth a try.
07-14-2014 16:06:08 | More by tigg924
4/5 rDev +13.6%
A Kentucky Bourbon barrel aged peach wheat ale, what's going on here. I can't quit trying Kentucky's offerings, I've never been impressed yet but they always peak my interest. Almost completely filtered golden straw body looks like a pilsner with a bright white head going on perfect forced carbonation fine bubbles creamy textured head. The smell is earthy peach, even hints of the pit almost a nutty character is evident. I'm reaching for some bourbon notes in the nose but the "natural peach flavors" extract hides the bourbon qualities from the sense of smell. The smell reminds me of a fruit jam maybe a peach/apricot preserves infusion. Flavor holy horse shit batman!!! I can't believe this beer is 8% alcohol by volume, it may have been actually aged in oak bourbon barrels" after all. The slightly bourbon edge sweet fruit bouquet going on is working well together, a bit sweet for my tastes but rock solid in execution the first beer I've thoroughly enjoyed from the Alltech Kentucky Bourbon barrel aged brews. As it warms a bourbon finish complements the sweet earthy peach notes quite well. Mouthfeel a bit sticky with residual sugars, mild rolling carbonation goes down nicely. I'm glad I rolled the dice on this brew, tasty complex and well executed version of something completely obscure and weird sounding like a bourbon barrel aged peach wheat ale.
06-07-2014 20:59:08 | More by WVbeergeek
3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
This beer is a bright and bubbly golden orange sort of color. The off-white head is fairly tall but sparsely held together, so that retention is in moderation but not bad, and lacing fares similarly.
The wheat makes a substantial foundation, and the peach smells fresh. There's a bit of biscuit and just a hint of bitterness to it, which gives it just a ghost of sourness that's offset by vanilla and honey-like sweetnesses. It thins out slightly and gets a little dusty, but it's a pretty enticing aroma.
The taste isn't as desirable as the smell, only because the sweetness that holds off the stemmy bitterness isn't so present, making it much more like peach pit than the fruit itself.
The crispness is just minutely overstated in a medium body, which thins at the very end of every sip but is pretty consistent otherwise.
07-11-2014 13:33:36 | More by Brenden
3.74/5 rDev +6.3%
I can certainly see this is a beer of particular tastes as it holds some niche qualities. First I don't like peaches but I must say the peach is very nice and quite fragrant on the nose. It seems to translate well in flavor as it s an earthy natural peach and not a candied or artificial flavor. The taste comes through quite segmented as you taste the peach, than the wheat and then the barrel. Not a lot of bourbon on the palate the flavor seems to take on more of the woodsy oak quality. It's a simple niche beer with a simple review.
05-25-2014 00:34:58 | More by KYGunner
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
12 ounce bottle, stamped with 081814 on the bottle, I assume that's the best by date. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. The brew smells mostly like fresh and candied peaches, along with some vanilla and a bit of bourbon. Taste is similar to the aroma, it's a mostly sweet and peachy tasting brew and there's also some vanilla and light bourbon in there too. It really doesn't have that strong bourbon taste like their regular bourbon barrel ale (and their pumpkin barrel ale and bourbon barrel barleywine ale) has. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and coating with low/moderate carbonation. The 8% ABV isn't very noticeable at all. This brew is mostly a peach bomb, so if you like peaches like I do then you'll probably like this brew. It's worth a try, but pricey at $14.99 a 4-pack.
06-13-2014 23:56:22 | More by bluejacket74
4.16/5 rDev +18.2%
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A - Bright golden and complimented by clarity, the beer's cap of white foam sinks slowly, dotting the snifter in specks of lace.
S - Freshly sliced peaches bask in a shallow end of the bourbon barrel, barely soaking up any of the alcohol but taking in as much oak as they can. Soft wheat tickles the nostrils while a kiss of sweet pilsner malt puts the finishing touches on this surprisingly light-smelling fruit beer.
T - Grainy pale malt is quickly overcome by sweet pilsner notes and an oat-like flavor before returning to a cereal state of taste that provides a base for the developing oak stave and light peach kiss.
M - The incessant wheat in Peach Barrel makes for not only a delicious flavor but an incredibly smooth body that goes down beautifully, finishing with a touch of lingering peaches and dryness on the tongue.
O - I'll admit, I was incredibly hesitant to purchase this 4-pack at its price point but my love for well-done peach beers won and here we are; a decision I don't regret. The delicious peach flavor doesn't recall syrup or artificial sweetener which is great, as is the very light undertone of barrel aging which imparts just a subtle hint of vanilla within the oak but bourbon is completely missing. The ultimate achievement of Kentucky's Peach Barrel is the profound wheat profile that is smooth and soft throughout, giving the beer a wonderful body and finish that drinks far easier than it should!
07-18-2014 23:01:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.86/5 rDev +9.7%
appearance: Clear yellow. Modest white head.
smell: Peach is prominent with a bit of vanilla. I can't rate this high with my head but that peach is mighty pleasant.
taste: Ditto. Peach is very prominent with some nice vanilla. Not a lot else but that's ok.
overall: This is not a great beer but it's a tasty treat.
07-03-2014 23:30:19 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Peach Barrel Wheat Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
80 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.