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Peachy King - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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85
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 16.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jaswilson2 on 02-08-2014)
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

12 ounce bottle - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled on: 05/29/2014

Appearance: Pours an amber-golden body strewn with some fine particulates and capped with nearly an inch of off-white foam.

Smell: Displays a bready, moderately sweet-scented aroma drenched in nostril prickling alcohol, giving an ill sign of things to come.

Taste: Bready, honey-glazed maltiness with a full-on fruity dose of peach puree, a couple drops of vanilla, and a big pop of low-grade schnapps which easily borders on a stinging, medicinal quality which mercifully drags out into the aftertaste and settles into a belly-warming tincture.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Minor stickiness present.

Overall: With a sneer, R.J. Rockers asked of Son of a Peach, "who's your daddy?" Apparently, it's this boozy deadbeat asshole.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am still reducing and eradicating my backlog of bottles, but I have been mostly impressed so far with this brewery's beers. My thanks to the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop for making them available to us.

From the bottle: "Stop by & visit us in Spartanburg[,]SC"; "Drink Smart"; "Handcrafted Every [Bottle,] [Drop,] [Time]"; "Ruthless to the pit, the King is a tasty tyrant to be feared and revered. Cloaked in gold with an air of fresh South Carolina peaches, it's easy to fall prey to is majesty's palatable charms. Respect the power of the peach, or it's off with your head." Is it me, or does the King resemble Felonious Monk IRL?

I am ruthless when it comes to aggro pours! I love watching the pseudo-cascade occur, the development of two fingers of tawny head with decent retention and finally, the release of the esters. Once more, a beer smelled like preserves in my kitchen. I really miss my grandmothers, both of whom were well versed in the culinary arts. They were the ones who taught me to can fruits and vegetables during the summer months so that they would be available in the wintertime. Beyond simple canning was the production of jams, jellies and preserves and that is what this beer reminded me of. Color was a hazy deep-amber (SRM = > 9, < 13). Once the head settled, I leaned in for a better sniff and then it really hit me - peach brandy! There was a group of us on the USS Fulton (AS-11) in 1985 that were all in our early 20s while Connecticut's drinking age was still 20 y/o. We did not have a lot of money, so we would have the evening meal on the mess decks, then go to a nearby liquor store and get a couple of cases of cheap beer and some fruit brandy, usually blackberry, but occasionally peach, and listen to the radio from local WCNI-FM while throwing frisbees. Man, I had not thought about those days in years! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full. Taste was peachy keen, but with a real heat to go with it. Phew! Man, I was totally digging this action. Imperial Wheat, eh? Whoda thunk it? Lay this on some of the chicks who profess not to like beer and see what happens ... Sure, it had a slight burn on the finish, but the peach flavor trumped all.

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3.67/5  rDev -2.7%

On tap at the brewery. (Formerly "impeachment"?).

Nice peach/amber color with a very good head. Aroma is predominantly peach jam, with a similar taste until the more bitter-malty-hoppy finish. Fairly well hidden 9% ABV.

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3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

- Brewed with coriander and fermented with peaches and natural flavors.

A: Dark peach orange tones are a perfect match with a dirty seashell white head that was thin, coarse and short lasting. Moderate carbonation presence with a thin weak, broken band of lace that barely caught the eye.

S: Nose was whole sweet, fuzzy peaches with a touch of dry alcohol. Moderate in strength, linear in complexity.

T: Peach malt, sweet with some aspect of the natural peaches coming through at first. Peach alcohol, peach schnapps? warmth on the finish. Fairly linear again in delivery.

M: Crisp around the tongues edges, sticky, sweet residual malt with a syrup like consistency.

O: Overall while not a bad beer, it is certainly not one that is gonna stand out, more of a 3.25 effort. Alright but there are much better peach based beers out there (selins grove, bullfrog) that are much more worthy of spending time on. This one was middle of the road, safe. Some natural peachiness, but also some of the added natural flavors that tasted a bit unnatural (extract additions). The brewery's name brings images of a tobacco giant (RJ Reynolds) merging with a planet hollywood type eatery trying to brew beer. Call me when you do a tomacco style.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The imperial version of Son of a Peach recently released by RJ Rockers. More alcohol and more peaches!

Served from tap into an RJ Rockers shaker by Mark himself. Poured a massively hazy yellow-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, peach, fruit, subtle alcohol, and spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, peach, wheat, bread, subtle alcohol, and coriander. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I really like how they did this one compared to the prototype they had awhile back. The addition of coriander really added a nice touch to this one by helping to cut some of the sweetness from the peahces. When I said 'massively hazy' I mean no light can pentrate through the center of this thing. Crazy for a beer this light in color. Really nice to see Rockers branching out and trying new things. Really hope they continue to do so in the future as well. Tick.

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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dogdoc for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Russian River tulip glass.

A: Hazy dark gold with a thin white head that fades quickly. Average level of visible carbonation.

S: Not a big nose on this – some sweet peach cobbler, some husky wheat, and a fairly restrained sweetness.

T: The alcohol flavors hit first - more boozy than I expected. Fruity peaches that are fairly sweet, wheat and bready malts, and more alcohol heat with its accompanying sweetness. There's a light flavor of peach schnapps in the hang.

M: Fairly heavy body, low carbonation sensation. This doesn't come across as truly hot, but I feel like every percentage point of the ABV is noticeable.

O: Really not overly appealing here. I think it could have used a bit more peach flavor - though at least what is there is natural tasting. Overall, very malt-forward and alcoholic. But not offensive. Glad to have had a chance to try it.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Peachy King from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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