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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
80
good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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:
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(Beer added by: ohiobeer29 on 05-23-2014)
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Photo of Shadar
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Amazing wheat beer. This has such amazing flavor and more alcohol than any wheat beer should have and I love it! The crazy part is that despite all of this it is also incredibly light! Almost like drinking peach juice. This stuff is what bad decisions and hangovers are made from. You could drink this all day and night without even thinking about it until you realized you were passed out on the grass at the park with no clue how you got there.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.34/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2014 12 oz bottle.

A modicum of sediment remained in the bottom of the bottle after a full pour into my glass. The golden amber body was topped by a weak off-white head that soon reduced to a thin ring.

Quite peachy in both the aroma and the flavor, with a natural and somewhat freash peach taste. The BBL aging is less obvious, in part due to the strong peach flavor. Some biscuity malt base shows through it all. Still, the peach is a bit too dominant.

Feel: medium body with medium+ carbonation.

O: plenty to like about this ale if a peachy ale is appealing,

Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Brenden
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of cjgator3
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of warpig372
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of mscudder
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of AndyandAng
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of KYGunner
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Jasoncolliver
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Peejeon
5/5  rDev +43.7%

Awesome beer. Nice and light with a peachy finish. Not too bubbly and is very smooth. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.

Photo of mlhyatt
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Std73
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.16/5  rDev +19.5%
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!

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Peach Barrel Wheat Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
80 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.