Son Of A Peach - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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2.6/5 rDev -26.3%
From the bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.
ours a slightly-cloudy peach color with a small white head and a few spots of lacing on the way down. The nose brings peach character that is reminiscent of a Jolly Rancher. Very artificial. The taste is the same way, except it tastes like artificial sweetener as well. Too sweet and that's in a bad way. Not a fan at all.
06-10-2011 13:22:56 | More by Thorpe429
3.7/5 rDev +4.8%
A: The beer is cloudy very dark yellow in color and has some subtle hints of orange. It poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are strong aromas of fresh peaches in the nose—almost so real that you can feel the peach fuzz.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but doesn’t have as strong flavors. There is little if any sweetness and more hints of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite light and refreshing. Despite all of the peaches, it’s not that difficult to drink because the flavor isn’t artificially sweet.
09-17-2011 19:33:09 | More by metter98
3.53/5 rDev 0%
It's like a Creamsickle but with peach instead of orange! Where were these when I was a kid!
Opening with a pour that's creamy, fluffy, and full of lightness, the ale breams with a straw-colored body and near-bright clarity. Only the pectin haze prevents brilliant shine. The cotton-white cap is firm, withstanding and simply exudes the sense of what's creamy. Light on lace, the beer doesn't need it as it has already lured me in.
Candied aromas remind me of sherbert with that bright punch of peach. Rich tropical and orchard fruit aromas are ripe and seem nearly of tangerine, blood orange and apricot- yet it is peach at its roots. The strong presence of vanilla almost evokes aromas of nutmeg and almond.
Where the nose promises sweetness, the taste offers more bitterness, as if of the pit and skins of peaches while the body is grainy-sweet from malts. Herbal in its hop balance, the beer races toward zesty acidity for refreshment and drinkability. Finishing grainy-dry, the taste never really delivers on those aromatic promises.
Medium-light in body, the full creaminess of carbonation gives full impressions on the mouth early. But the creamy textures are fast fleeting and the middle palate is left with a dry and lightly puckering sensation- as if biting into grape seeds. This astringency grows in finish but is masked by the stemmy nature of hop bitterness. Its overall lightness late leaves me wanting more.
If only the ale could have carried those tantilizing aromas through to taste and texture as well and we could have something special. But the beer is worth the purchase based on aromas alone!
05-18-2013 02:19:08 | More by BEERchitect
4.22/5 rDev +19.5%
Actually cracked my first ever bottle of this one tonight. I had been wanting to try it before, but this was the first time. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 10/20/2009.
The pour was nice hazy light amber in color with a smooth overall look to it. Nice cloudiness to it and a nice head of white creeping up and over the top of the glass. Aroma is tight, loads of peach and spices coming through. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg and loads of fresh peach notes. Nice crisp, clean flavor here. Fresh off the tree peach flavor, really very well done and I am officially impressed here. Crisp, fresh fruit, light notes of spice and a healthy dose of light grain notes. Soo friggin drinkable, wow. I really cannot say it enough, I am impressed.
Perhaps my favoite beer of theirs I have ever had. This was just sublime at times. A great, great beer.
10-21-2009 00:59:11 | More by mikesgroove
3.3/5 rDev -6.5%
Bottle shared by Dan. Thanks!
A: The beer pours a hazy golden color with a finger of white head.
S: Definitely smells like a peach beer. Intense peach aroma that is a bit artificial and sugary, but good nonetheless. I'm actually reminded of Peach O's/Rings. Sort of a guilty pleasure thing.
T: Though I really liked the aroma, the flavor is really unimpressive. It's far too bitter for a fruit beer without enough peach flavor. A bit of bread and straw, and shockingly, not enough sugar/sweetness.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: This smelled really great, but the flavor was not very good.
08-29-2011 02:11:28 | More by womencantsail
3.58/5 rDev +1.4%
Appearance: Pours a clouded, appropriately wheat-hued body with a wispy, but lasting, white head.
Smell: Predominately fruity but also fairly wheaten aroma with the bulk of the scent made up by ripe, juicy peaches. Aroma = Peaches > Wheat.
Taste: Slightly tangy malted wheat with a few chunks of honey-coated graham crackers and tiny hint of vanilla. The sweetness, thankfully, is nicely restrained. Of course, there's a strong peach flavor with a touch of tartness to it, though not quite as forward as the aroma suggested. I detect a slight bitterness, though no real discernible hop flavors. Finishes rather dry with a faintly tart lingering peach flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A fine, fruit-flavored wheat ale for a pint's worth, particularly if you're a peach aficionado. Though I can't help but hold it aloft with a wink and declare it one for the la--HAHA, ah, that Ding. With only 7 reviews currently entered, he's already beaten me to that conclusion. Well, I still stand by my verdict -- Son of a Peach is one for the ladies! Which, now that I think about it, isn't a half-bad name for a beer to begin with.
04-25-2009 15:07:52 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.45/5 rDev -2.3%
This brew poured out as a clear golden colored brew with a white head on top that hung around for a good amount of time. The smell of the beer has some nice peach aromas mixed with a touch of wheat as well. The taste of the beer is a little tart at first, catching me off guard. The more I drink the sweeter the taste of the peach becomes and the less sour it is. The mouthfeel of this beer is pretty nice, it's lighter bodied and refreshing in the warmer months. Overall this beer was enjoyable for me, I wouldn't drink it all the time but having it on random occasions wouldn't be bad.
09-09-2011 14:54:42 | More by Knapp85
3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
Served in an Ayinger weizen glass.
That peach looks awfully mean. Still, this beer pours a cloudy orange (almost axactly like the meat of the color's eponymous fruit) topped by a half-finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises peach (bestill my shocked heart), wheat (whoa now, more surprises?), and a nice, creamy vanilla. The taste holds notes of wheat, rice, peach skin, and a vanilla-esque cream. Honestly, I was hoping for a bit more peachiness, but at least they didn't go overboard (I guess). The body is light, with moderate carbonation and a slightly grainy feel. One of the better fruity wheats I've yet had.
06-22-2010 06:23:36 | More by TMoney2591
3.65/5 rDev +3.4%
A - Poured out a very clear, golden/orange color with a little white head. It left little to no lace.
S - It smelled of peach and wheat. Strong on the peach.
T - Nice balance of peach and wheat. Very sweet with little spice or yeastiness.
M - It was crisp and very sharp. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.
D - This is an okay wheat ale. The peach isn't overpowering like some fruit wheats can be.
08-15-2010 01:53:41 | More by zeff80
3.35/5 rDev -5.1%
Fruit beers like this seem old school, or shall I say, so ten years ago.
The nose on this beer is awesome. Just like a fuzzed up peach. The rest of the experience is not so interesting. I am sure these beers have an appeal in the mass market, but I am looking for other things.
08-04-2013 04:23:19 | More by RblWthACoz
3.6/5 rDev +2%
Picked this up at macadoodles in Joplin
Pours a hazed bronze color with a thumb of cream colored head. Above average lacing & head retention
S: Peaches, apricots & apple blossoms
T: Peaches, pears & floral notes up front, along with a touch of herbal hops & crackery notes, plus much tartness. Sweetness is swept away as this warms, which is good, by tartness & dryness, peach sweetness tries to battle back. Finishes dry, fruitty & faint honey notes
MF: Light/medium bodied with fairly lively carbonation
Drinks pretty easy but still a bit too fruitty & sweet to session on, but 2 or 3 would not go amiss, not bad
08-24-2009 02:14:02 | More by russpowell
4.08/5 rDev +15.6%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a hazy...well...peach color I guess, with a finger of foamy brite-white head. Retains with a thin fizzy layer that skims the surface, throwing some light patchy lace up on the sides of the glass which sticks a bit. The aroma is straight up peaches with a sugary malt sweetness behind it, which gives it an extra juicy feel in the nose. Plenty of grainy wheat and floral hops glides along the back as well. Very fresh and delicious smelling.
The peach is a little more subtle in the taste, with the sweetness of the malts emerging first and then being quickly followed by a firm blast of lightly spicy hop bitterness. The peach flavors finally really come out in the finish before fading into a lingering dry and spicy feel. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with an even mix of a prickier carbonation coupled with a more bubblier and creamier feel underneath.
I didn't expect to like this as much I as did. I usually approach fruit beers with a certain degree of trepidation but I'm glad to report that this one worked nicely for me. The placement of the peach flavor was right on, being strong in the aroma but then being more balanced in the taste. Fresh, crisp, tasty, and most of all easy drinking, this is a great summertime beer.
06-19-2009 12:22:49 | More by Kegatron
3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
Served in a wine glass. Beer is amber with haze with a tiny white head and some lacing on the glass.
Beer smells like peach candy, very strong, if you like peaches you'll love this aroma.
Beer is super thin and tastes like candy has been dissolved in the beer. This worked in the aroma for me but not in the flavor. It is sweet and peachy and not much else. I'd be interested if this was sweetened artificially. Oh well.
06-17-2011 18:01:12 | More by drabmuh
4.03/5 rDev +14.2%
This is a hopeful fruit beer thanks to kkipple.
A: Pours a light fizzy head over a hazy peach auburn amber colored beer.
N: Wow peach! It has canned peach at first, then some fresh juicy peach, some sweetness, peach juice, a slight hint of wheat, and I think a very slight hint of grassy hops. As it warms a bit I'm starting to get a little vanilla... weird.
T: Starts different than I expected. It has a toasty malted wheat flavor right off the bat. Some sweet thick piled wheat, with a slight germination taste. Also a slight bitterness with a hint of grassy hops and very slight earthy bitter hop taste that doesn't blend well with the rest of the flavors. Then the juicy peaches, with more juice and some sweetness, light fresh juicy peach, canned peaches, and the syrup from the canned peaches. Very refreshing though. I also get some vanilla, which is strange.
M: Lighter body with lower but decent carbonation.
F: Finishes semi bitter with more hops attacking. Grassy and earthy hops with a slight floral hop flavor. Most of the hops go well, but there's a slight unpleasant hop bitterness almost like hop extract that doesn't play well with others. It is mostly dry at this point as well, but has a slight sticky lingering sweetness like the syrup from canned peaches. Most of the peach flavor is gone as well but hints of remnants that I just chewed on peaches, but without skins and threads stuck in my teeth. Very crisp and refreshing beer, and the peaches are all up in your grill on the nose, but more subtle and juicy on the taste and even more so on the finish. So the nose is really where I would like overpowered peaches, and def not on the flavor so they hit that well.
07-30-2010 00:23:24 | More by jlindros
3.3/5 rDev -6.5%
From 6/3/10 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
a - Pours a very murky brown-golden color with little off white head and little carbonation.
s - Smells very strongly of sweet peaches. Not too much else going on here.
t - Tastes of sweet peaches, fruity malts, and sugar. Way too sweet.
m - Medium body and low carbonation.
d - Ok, but too sweet for me. If you like peaches and sweet, fruity beers you might like this one. Wouldn't really look to try again.
06-08-2010 01:57:42 | More by mdfb79
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