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Peach Barrel Wheat Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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Peach Barrel Wheat AlePeach Barrel Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ohiobeer29 on 05-23-2014)
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Reviews by barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 20:39:56 | More by barczar
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-22-2014 23:33:55 | More by shehateme
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-from notes

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2014 02:27:13 | More by SD-Alefan
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HRStingl


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-20-2014 21:59:51 | More by HRStingl
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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-19-2014 01:08:25 | More by target88
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anhigdon

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-19-2014 00:52:37 | More by anhigdon
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 23:01:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 16:06:08 | More by tigg924
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fickenmeimirish

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-14-2014 06:06:32 | More by fickenmeimirish
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yankeej13

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

07-12-2014 11:41:24 | More by yankeej13
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Mphis

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-12-2014 04:38:54 | More by Mphis
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DeathMetalDan88

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-12-2014 04:27:06 | More by DeathMetalDan88
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tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +40.4%

07-11-2014 16:26:38 | More by tfsimpkins
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Brenden

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 13:33:36 | More by Brenden
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moush

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

07-09-2014 22:01:40 | More by moush
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SFC21

Florida

2/5  rDev -43.8%

07-08-2014 16:11:25 | More by SFC21
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-07-2014 13:35:28 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Brassy golden color with awesome clarity. A creamy tuft of a bone white head retains very well. Lacing is plentiful.

S: Peach juice is very forward on the nose. Great fresh peach aroma. Oak,vanilla, and bourbon are all subtle.

T: Juicy peach up front. Bourbon interjects briefly with a quick bite, but backs off quickly. Barrel flavors begin to take over the spotlight. Buttery barrel flavors, oak, light caramel. Creamy wheat provides an anchor. Some lingering peach, but the finish is mostly toasty oak and a buttery sort of barrel flavor.

M: Medium bodied with a full and buttery feel. Slight creaminess. Carbonation provides a bite that lifts and refreshes.

O: The peach flavor and aroma are incredibly fresh and enticing. The bourbon barrel puts an interesting spin on this fruit beer, but I'm not sure it all meshes completely. Mainly the odd sort of buttery/doughy flavor that seems to result from the interplay of barrel and wheat puts it at odds. In the end I did enjoy it. That astoundingly fresh and vibrant peach character is impossible not to love.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 02:29:23 | More by ryan1788a5
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-05-2014 04:13:09 | More by MSandahl23
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

07-04-2014 23:02:09 | More by Localdrinklax
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Screper

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-04-2014 12:28:27 | More by Screper
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 23:30:19 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Rschimmell

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-03-2014 03:05:35 | More by Rschimmell
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myteam24


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-03-2014 03:04:28 | More by myteam24
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

07-02-2014 19:47:54 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Peach Barrel Wheat Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.