1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Son Of A Peach - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Son Of A PeachSon Of A Peach

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

599 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 599
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 18.03%
Wants: 28
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
An unfiltered American wheat ale made with real mean peaches. The only thing missing is the fuzz. Savor the anger. Available during the late Spring and Summer months.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 02-27-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 599 | Reviews: 170 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of southernbelle09
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer "technically" hasn't been released yet, but I've managed to get my hands on it twice so far. Once from the tasting wall at the brewery, and once from a limited trial at Terry's a couple weeks ago. I know I've said Buckwheat was my favorite by RJR, and since I've only tried Son of a Peach twice I'm not going to refute that right now, but let's just say I am EAGERLY anticipating the release of this one! It pours a cloudy peach color with very little head. Aroma is dominated by peach which I think makes it seem like you taste more peach than you actually do. Not sure how or when they added peaches during the process, but it's certainly a unique blend of aroma and taste. This one is not overly sweet at all, especially for a fruit beer. There is a little sweetness at the end, but certainly a beer you could continuously down. Carbonation levels leave this beer crisp and refreshing. I'm sure there are some beer geeks out there that won't give this one a fair shake, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice job!!!

southernbelle09, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of anexetastos
4.53/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

SouthernBelle reviewed this one saying that some beer geeks out here may not give this a fair shake. Well, I'm a beer geek, a brewer, a BJCP certified judge, and a beer lover, and I'm about to give this one a very fair shake!

I had three bottles of this beer bottled from a keg of the second batch. I managed to stretch them over three days in order to be sure that my mood at the moment of tasting did not control my impressions. The following observations are an amalgam of those three tastings. One quick note: although at the time of this review the listing on BA categorizes this beer as an American Pale Ale, it is actually an American Pale Wheat Ale (according to the brewer and my taste buds). BA should probably fix this, but you need to understand that going into the review.

Appearance: excellent color (probably in the 3 to 6 SRM range), and a delicate white head. I believe this is an unfiltered product, and had the characteristic cloudiness of a wheat-based fruit beer.

Aroma: peach, peach, peach. The wheat beer that forms the base of this offering is present as an American wheat beer and so does not produce the esters and aromatics of its German cousins. The aroma is very clean, with the peach also displaying mango, pineapple, and apricot undertones. The hops are subdued in the aroma to allow the fruit to blossom. No diacetyl noticeable.

Flavor: again, the peach is up front on the palate, followed by a pleasant sweetness and the graininess of the wheat beer. The IBUs could be slightly higher to counter the sweet, but it is not out of balance as is. What is most important here is that the fruit and the underlying wheat beer are in excellent balance -- the fruit is not cloying, but it is very much present in harmony with the wheat. There is very little malitness, alcohol, or diacetyl present to distract the attention from the fruit and wheat.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body; carbonation level is present by not explosive. No alcohol warming.

Overall Impression: we have here a harmonious marriage of fruit and beer. The choice of peach is the perfect compliment to the American wheat beer, and it is well-presented. Perfect spring and summer beer.

anexetastos, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of Justind04
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Justind04, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of jamiesessions
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, bright orange with a nice looking white head. Smells strongly of peaches, which is a good thing, and also a faint aroma of wheat, just enough to let you know that this is indeed a wheat beer. The taste is something to get very excited about. The peach flavour comes through very strongly, without at all being off-putting. After a few minutes pure amazement at the peach, my head returns from the clouds and the rest of the taste comes through, with a lot of other fruity and flowery notes. The aftertaste is a very sweet peach. The body is not too full but not too light either, very good for this type of beer. The all-around greatness of this will keep me reaching for more and more, especially during the sweltering summer heat.

jamiesessions, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of vwbus7
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

vwbus7, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of jmodus
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

jmodus, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of jaws1477
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

jaws1477, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Jamstone714
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Jamstone714, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of MaxWillis
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

MaxWillis, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of TheTySimon
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

TheTySimon, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of esdeebrew
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

esdeebrew, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Brubaker
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Brubaker, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of eveyjo29
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

eveyjo29, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of schnay90
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

schnay90, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of ECUPirate09
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

ECUPirate09, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Bubbalito
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Bubbalito, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Jeff22
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Jeff22, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Harpo67
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

I like this beer; the peach flavor keeps it from being too hoppy. Not pretentious, just a good beer. And the 5.8% doesn't hurt either.

Harpo67, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Yelnum
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Yelnum, May 30, 2012
Photo of Lob
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Lob, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of lilythewallflower
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

lilythewallflower, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of russwaddell
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

russwaddell, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of 7turns
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Excellent summer beer for a breakaway from the norm.

7turns, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Viper29223
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great tasting peach wheat ale light in color with an amazing taste very sweet goes great w a salty pretzel ,but I only like to drink one because it's so so sweet most fruity beers are I only wish I like the rest of RJ Rockers beers which don't do,anything for me and my beer buddy's

Viper29223, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of cdizinno
4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Ultra cloudy, honey-straw color. Looks like unfiltered apple cider from a roadside stand. A thin tan film of foam with no lacing.

A: PEACHES!

T&M: Light bodied. Peaches all the way. Some underlying wheat and malt. Very nice peach wheat ale. Fresh peaches undoubtedly.

I don't necesarily enjoy peaches, but this is not over the top or under the radar. It is what it is and an excellent recipe!

cdizinno, Jul 20, 2010
Son Of A Peach from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.