Son Of A Peach - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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3.18/5 rDev -10.2%
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a very hazy dark orange with some chunks floating around. Half finger head that quickly disappears.
The smell is actually pretty nice. Tons of peach with some bubblegum and banana.
Everything seems to go wrong on the taste. Some artificial tasting peach at first quickly followed by bubble gum and an band aid flavor. Wonder if this is infected? A mild hop bitterness cleans the palate on the finish.
Overall, I wasn't impressed. The odd medicinal flavor through me off. But even that aside, nothing seemed to meld together and the flavors were all over the place. Not a good effort.
07-27-2012 20:13:07 | More by rangerred
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
A - Poured a hazy, golden orange colored body...the head was small and off white in color...it poured as a wispy cap and did not show much retention, but it did leave some lacing behind
S - Juicy peaches dominate the nose...they do come across a little concentrated though...some pale wheat lingers in the background
T - The peach flavor carries over and jumps out first...again it's coming across as peach juice concentrate...the wheat malt comes across a little sweet, but as it fades it brings in a drying aspect...the big thing I'm getting in the flavor profile is caramel dipped peaches...it keeps coming back to me
M - Medium bodied...juicy peaches...drying wheat malt takes away all sweetness
O - I actually had high hopes for this beer after hearing about it...it came across as just another average fruit beer...the peaches tasted as if they were concentrated and a big caramel dipped peach flavor kept coming back
09-04-2011 12:49:15 | More by thain709
3.85/5 rDev +8.8%
Served on Tap at Vintage Estates on 8-17-13
Also includes notes from bottle consumed 9-2-13
A - Pours a hazy orange color, fizzy 1 finger white head, little lacing.
S - Fresh peach puree, light lemon zest, wheat and a little bready malt
T - Up front is a big whallop of peach flavor, not overly sweet, or overly ripe feeling, then you get this nice creamy smooth wheat character that together tastes like a peach creamsicle. More towards the end you get this nice hop bite, a little bitter. Tastes fresh though.
M - At some point midway to the end you get some weird harsh bitter flavor, but still its refreshing, mildly creamy and very bright feeling beer.
O - The best fruit/wheat beer I've had to date, outstanding use of peach in this one. On tap its a bit better, but still this is a great sessionable fruit beer.
09-02-2013 17:57:43 | More by Omnium
3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
Appearance: Hazy gold.honey. Head is white and has almost no retention. Drops to a tiny cap and a slightly bigger, chunkier collar. Some vestiges of lacing.
Smell: Peach flesh, peach juice. Nice building fruit sweetness layered over a mild wheat tang. Almost smells like peach gummi rings. Juicy fresh fruit. A little bit of sugary sweetness. Nice balance of pale malts and wheat. A little grassiness as it warms up. Really all about the fresh peach goodness.
Taste: Mild grassy hops. Nice balance of wheat and pale malts. Cracker-like pale malts. Crisp breadiness. Peach flavor is less dominant than the nose would indicate. Nice fresh, juicy peach flesh plays up front and drops to the malt backbone in quick order. Incredibly clean. Some building earthiness as well.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, and refreshing. Moderate carbonation. Incredibly easy to drink.
Overall: You could do a lot worse when drinking this style with fruit.
Nice use of fruit. Balances well. Smells like deliciousness, but drinks a little shy of that goal. Bonus points for being refreshing.
10-11-2012 23:00:27 | More by Goblinmunkey7
2.93/5 rDev -17.2%
Bottle into pint glass, from CBX.
Pours murky golden-orange, thin off-white head disappears fairly quickly into nothing.
Nose is all peaches, with an in-heavy-syrup type sweetness that's disconcertingly sugary. That's really about it, leaving me initially wondering whty this wasn't classified as a Fruit/Vegetable Beer. It's intriguingly intense, if a bit one-dimensional.
Taste is more two-dimensional, but I don't know that that's a good thing. Flavor is just dripping with peaches up front, but lacks entirely the sweetness promised in the nose. Instead, a thin but persistent bitterness towards the finish leaves the peaches tasting out of place. There may be light hints of wheat coming through, especially right at the beginning of the finish, but it's largely all peaches (some nicely authentic, some weirdly artificial) from front to back, with almost no real sweetness, which is where this falls apart. I obviously don't want it to be cloyingly sweet, I just want it to be less bitter and artificial on the finish.
Mouthfeel is thin, light but spritely carbonation, awkward bitterness on the finish.
Drinkability is pretty low for me. If you're going to do a fruit beer, do it right - see New Glarus. This is a mediocre attempt at best in my opinion.
05-06-2010 00:50:37 | More by JohnQVegas
4.03/5 rDev +13.8%
Thanks to RyanC84 for the bottle.
Pours a cloudy light orange color with a small white head.
Scent of juicy ripe peaches and a bit of cream. This is a full on peach assault to the nose, and I love it.
Taste of peaches, grain, grass, and wheat. Finishes dry with a faint peach flavor. Tasty beer, but could be great with a juicier peach flavor.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation.
06-12-2009 22:33:37 | More by paco1029384756
3.13/5 rDev -11.6%
Let me admit at the outset that I am not a particular fan of fruit beer, so take my opinion for what it is worth. But I bought this at the insistence of my six year old son, who has just learned to read and, unfortunately, knows why "Son of a Peach" is funny.
And the bottom line is that the beer isn't that bad.
It pours a very hazy orange - dare I say, peachy in color, with no head to remark on. The aroma is peachy, though is a blowzy, overripe kind of way. The flavor is sweet, with a clear peach taste, but also a curiously buttery character that, with the addition of the grainy undertone, comes off almost like buttered popcorn. In fact, once I tasted the beer, my perception of the aroma shifted from peach to buttered popcorn. Weird, but but not entirely unpleasant. The mouthfeel is quite light and there is no perceptible hop bitterness.
Is this a good beer? No, not particularly. But I could see it being refreshing on a hot, steamy day. It is fruity enough to hook beer novices, but well-crafted enough not to offend the more experienced drinkers. And it avoids the worst offense of many fruit beers, and that is to taste like it was brewed with frozen puree or artificial flavors.
07-16-2009 20:09:28 | More by Seanibus
District of Columbia
4.1/5 rDev +15.8%
On tap at Mellow Mushroom in Blowing Rock, NC
Appearance: Cloudy pale/peach straw with an off-white head
Smell: Peaches and and light wheat; a bit girly but nice
Taste: Wheat and slightly tart peaches
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation
Drinkability: Had several of these, served in mason jars, very tasty and very drinkable. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. It is peach season here.
06-21-2010 01:00:45 | More by craytonic
4.05/5 rDev +14.4%
12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. A hazy dull body is topped with just a wispy notion of a head that does manage to leave scattered specks of lacing.
Smells almost exactly like peach pie, but not nearly as sweet as the dessert. The peach presence is persistent but not powerful, a surpisingly nice complement to the base beer. Medium bodied with very modest carbonation; this seems to be the best choice to let the sublteties of the peaches shine through. A brief bite of wheat in the finish. Light toasted and peach notes linger. Fresh and flavorful.
Overall impression: A refreshing and unique take on the style. Easily recommended.
03-02-2011 00:37:05 | More by PDXHops
Son Of A Peach from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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