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Son Of A Peach - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Reviews: 182
Hads: 689
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 32
Gots: 112 | FT: 0
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RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 02-27-2009

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.
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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

4.0 A: Hazy light orange color. Creamy base, frothy topped head has good retention and leaves lots of lacing.

4.0 S: Oh boy are the peaches forthright. The only issue is that it seems very artificial, like the peach ring gummy candy instead of real peaches. Still highly enjoyable (those gummies are awesome). Too a much less extent, there is the wheat base.

3.0 T: Nothing special here. The peach that was so apparent in the nose barely shows up in the taste. The wheat, however, comes through just fine. With some refinement, this could be a very good and unique beer, but right now it's just okay.

3.5 M: Medium body. The body's a bit thicker than the style would like and the carbonation is a bit low.

3.5 D: I imagine this would be good on a hot day, but some others would be better. (822 characters)

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden-amber, cloudy. Head is off-white, fairly thin, and quickly fades, although lacing is decent.

S: No doubt about the peach! It's not quite peach cobbler, but it's sweet with a mild maltiness. Perhaps some banana and pepper in the far background.

T: No sweetness to speak of, and even the peach flavor is subdued compared to the aroma. It reminds me of an under-ripe peach (not tart, just not full-flavored yet). There's enough hops bitterness to confirm that this is a beer.

M: Thin (not quite watery, but headed that way), decently carbonated, and dry.

O: A drinkable if mundane fruited American wheat beer. It has neither the fruity intensity of a peach lambic, nor the refreshing flair of a Bavarian hefeweizen, either of which I'd choose over this beer any day. (777 characters)

Photo of shivtim
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Better than I was expecting.
Mean lookin' kid/peach hybrid thingie on the bottle. nice!
Poured out of the bottle into a pint glass.
Murky copper/gold/orange. Small white head.
Nose is peach flesh and gentle wheat.
Taste is sharp peach extract, a wheat undercurrent, and slightly tangy metal/spice flavors. Average mouthfeel. Nice for a fruit beer. The peach and wheat go well together. (385 characters)

Photo of bs870621345
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rusty orange color with a tiny bit of head and minimal lacing. Its sort of a dull orange color and not overly appealing.

Smells like candied peach and a light wheat smell. It smells pretty good really.

Opens with peach and some wheat flavors come through. Its simple, straight forward, and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is a little thick and not enough carbonation for my liking.

Overall, its refreshing and it delivers on exactly what you would expect from son of a peach. Beats my expectations, but not by much. (516 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (587 characters)

Photo of chaz410
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted this with the Charlotte Beer Club.
Pours a peachy color, surprise! Light orange-amber, thin white head.
Nose is full of peach and some light malts with some slight sweet hop hints.
Taste is slightly tart, not very sweet peachy, more like the peel and pit of the peach. It's more of a pilsner taste than anything else and the peach notes get milder sip by sip and the finish gets milder at the same time.
An easy drinker and something worth saving for hot weather mingling and such. (493 characters)

Photo of BucBasil
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: The beer is a nice orange color that is unable to be seen through due to the cloudiness. Head was 1.5 fingers thick, slightly off white and had pretty poor retention.

S: Definite peach aroma right in your face. This is like canned peaches with the syrup, but a fresh aroma cuts through at times. Underneath there is a very slight bready or crusty malt that brings to mind a peach pie. Depending on the sniff, good or cloying.

T: Lighter on the peach than expected. Somewhat light bodied but this prevents it from being too cloying. Wheaty profile in the back like a middle of the road weizen. Malt profile is slight but brings a bit of balance into the mix.

Overall this is a refreshing beer that almost pulls everything together. It is a bit thin to be great, but definitely worth picking up on relaxing Southern summer day. (900 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Color is a hazy peach colored amber. Head is a pretty good half inch with slight sticky lacing. Damn big chunks of sediment.

S - Smells like peach schnapps with a mild wheat backbone. Smells pretty good actually.

T - Well it actually doesn't have too much sweet taste more of a natural fruit skin kind of flavor. Tart and acidic with the wheat working into the flavor. Damn I wanted more sweet... Actually tastes like beer.

M - Medium bodied something about the body makes it hard to drink.

Overall well I can't get this locally and really don't want to drink it again. Was different that sweeter, artificial flavored peach beers. (638 characters)

Photo of mverity
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy gold with touches of amber. Medium collar, great lacing, good wisps and decent head. Aroma is great; like a fresh juicy peach with a some wheatiness to it as well. Taste is where it falls off a bit. I get the peach, but it tastes manufactured. Peach up front, wheaty banana in the middle and some odd bitter spiciness at the end. Medium body, low carbonation and a slightly grainy mouthfeel too. (423 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed orange color. Smells like a peach creamsickle. Vanilla ice cream and peach preserves in the flavor. Really bright and peachy. Little bitterness, some toffee flavors to go with sugary peaches. A bit on the sweet side. Light to medium body. Overall, this is a solid peach ale. I'd do it again. (314 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass on 4/11/10

Appears to be dated 9/11/09

Thanks to smutty33 for an obscure & enjoyable extra

What an interesting show pouring this beer was. As the glass filled with lightly-hued golden yellow I wondered just what I might be getting into. I gave the bottle the old swirl & dumped in a large amount of decidedly darker liquid. Said liquid murkily blended with the clearer beer, turning it into a dense, hazy & somewhat muted concoction a la pineapple juice or some unfiltered fruit smoothie. The one finger head dissipated after a few minutes leaving a thin skim for retention. Lacing is alright.

The aroma is no less interesting. Indeed, peaches are in no short supply. On one hand, it seems juicy with a touch of alcohol. On the other, it seems almost like an orange-sicle frozen snack treat you'd get from an ice cream truck; only done up in peach instead of orange. Wheat notes become more apparent with warmth as do a few bready yeast undertones. Another odd element of the nose is how much each ingredient is appreciable at any point in time (especially the peaches) - sometimes it seems airy, other times somewhat dense.

The taste, based on the nose, isn't at all surprising. Peach notes aplenty set atop a reasonably sturdy back drop of wheat & toasty malts. While that sums it up in sparse details, the overall impression of the beer is much more than the previous sentence suggests. All at once it seems: kind of like beer; kind of not like beer; a little like a healthy fruit blend; somewhat dessert-like; a little natural & a tad artificial. I really don't know what this beer -should- taste like; all I know is that I rather like it as a change of pace.

Son of a peach is essentially medium bodied. While the carbonation offers a mild prickliness upfront, it's fairly tame on the whole which brings out the best in the flavors, I think. It does seem like a slow moving beer - it moves slowly on the palate, in no hurry to leave. Wheat notes & a mild juiciness linger on the finish.

I'm not sure this is entirely indicative of the drinkability but after finishing the bottle I found myself wanting more - if only to further figure out what the heck is going on with this beer. With all honesty I can say I've never had a beer quite like it. I really can't imagine it would something I'd drink frequently, but I'd like to give it another shot sometime. Recommended for the oddity factor alone. (2,435 characters)

Photo of thain709
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 (927 characters)

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: orangish yellow with a 1 finger white head

smell: sweet, peaches, malts, citrus

taste: sweet, tart, peaches, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a decent summertime beer especially if you like peaches. I had no problem finishing the bottle but if you don't like peaches you might want to stay away.

Cheers,
The CPJ (375 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a muddy orange color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a thin, foamy head that quickly dissipated and average lacing.

S: Smelled of peaches and a little note of wheat.

T: Like the smell, peaches dominated the flavor. Had a slight taste of wheat, but not much else. Reminded me more of a fruit/vegetable beer than an American pale wheat ale.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat oily finish. Light-bodied.

D: A lightweight, drinkable beer, but not something I'd return to. (542 characters)

Photo of ebby82
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a light hazy gold into a pint glass with a minimal head.

A- Like standing in the middle of a peach orchard. Or perhaps the smell of mom's peach cobbler coming out of the oven.

T- A slight wheat, but the peach flavor overpowers most others. The peach is not exactly subtle, and there's a bit of a strange aftertaste.

Overall- I love most fruit beers, and I love peaches, but the weird aftertaste hurts this beer. I also wish the peach flavor was just a bit less, but peach is a pretty powerful aroma and taste. Definitely interesting and worth a try. (558 characters)

Photo of tigg924
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, hazy, orange-brown in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: sour peach mix

Taste: peach, white grape, wheat, and light hops

Mouthfeel: sweet with light bitterness, light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: An above average peachy ale that has enough bitterness to balance out the fruit. Nothing groundbreaking, but I could see myself finishing off a six pack quickly during the warmer months. (424 characters)

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to gn0sis for this! Poured into a pint glass, I think there is a freshness date on this bottle, and if I read it correctly this bottle is a little past, but I am not sure what the number refers to.

A: Despite my best efforts to keep the pour small, this beer produced half a glass of head... a little over carbonated. Head is yellow rocky foam, laces minimally and retains fairly well. Body is muddy yellow and murky. Some swirling later on revives a full two fingers of rocky head. Impressive.

S: Almost all sweet peaches in this nose, with some mild wheat/grain on the side. Smells like cold peach pie filling.

T: Rather weak, but what is here takes the form of peaches (a nice sweet peach flavor), light wheat tones and some malt. A little hop bitterness is present, but it doesn't unbalance anything. Straightforward.

M: I find this to be way overly carbonated to a laughable extent. The flavors are very masked by all the carbonation burn, and I can barely distinguish a mouthfeel other than bubbles. Some warming and good deal of swirling later this beer gets a little better in this department, with a lighter body and more balanced carbonation.

D: If you get get rid of some of the carbonation this beer gets very drinkable. Right after the poor however, it was more like store-brand diet sprite- so many bubbles it was hard to drink.

Overall: Other than the over-carbonation, this is an alright American Pale Wheat ale, and the peaches make it especially light and refreshing, though it lacks some of the toasty rich malts I have seen elsewhere in this style. This would be nice with lunch on a hot humid day in the South. The billowy head was quite nice as well and worth noting. (1,702 characters)

Photo of sommersb
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 06-19-2011
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Weizen glass
Freshness: Not indicated
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal McDougals, Charlotte

A: Cloudy beer of dark yellow-orange color. Head is only about 1 finger high and seems small for a wheat beer poured in a weizen glass. Lacing is very low.

S: Aroma is strong of peaches and fruit. No malt or hop aromas.

T: Taste is mainly of peaches -- tangy with a fruity bitterness. I don't get the sweetness that some reviewers noted.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp with medium-high carbonation. Aftertaste is of a lingering bitterness and peach flavor.

O: An OK beer for hot weather relief. They definitely hit the mark for a peach-tasting beer, but is not one I would seek out again. (737 characters)

Photo of Janderson91
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra sent by ridglens so thanks to him! No freshness info. Enjoyed on 08/22/11.

A - A little darker than expected. A hazy bright orange color with a small white head. Leaves very little lacing.

S - Smell is sugary sweet with the pale wheat aroma and the peach flavoring as well. Doesn't necessarily smell like natural peaches but I actually like it anyway.

T - Similar to the nose. Very sweet with the peach really coming through on the back end. Wheat sweetness up front. Finishes with a nice fruity flavor.

M - The mouthfeel is good. Nice and creamy with pretty low carb for a APWA.

O - Overall, this was a very enjoyable beer. Unique for sure. (652 characters)

Photo of mdwalsh
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Orange with a one finger off white head and LOTS of yeast. This isn't cloudy, this is full of particulate. Not a fan for a fruit beer, but if it's a wheat beer, maybe.

S: Strong on the peaches. Which isn't bad, they smell somewhat natural. However, that's pretty much all there is to this beer, which I don't like, but I suppose that's what they're going for.

T: Again, peaches, but pretty natural. Still, I want more depth and variety.

M: Good, actually, smooth but maybe a little too creamy.

D: The peach is just too much for me. I can't take a whole glass of it. (572 characters)

Photo of christiandcassel
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy orange with moderate lacing, pretty white head.

S: Candied peaches; delicious. Slight maltiness.

T: Slightly underwhelming, but kind of in a good way. I was expecting a Snapple type sweetness after nosing the beer, but the peach flavor here is much more natural and muted. A very slight sweetness with noticeable malts, peach flavor is there but not in full-force. Sweetness completely fade on the finish, leaving a slightly bitter taste in the mouth.

M: Moderate carbonation with a slight astringency, especially on the finish. Lighter on the body, but definitely has that unfiltered wheat texture to it.

O: I could see this being an extremely refreshing change of pace on a hot summer afternoon. Not something I would drink regularly, but interesting and worth a shot. (782 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium peachy golden amber with a huge white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma dominated by fresh peach juice with hints of biscuit malt and wheat. Flavor follows aroma with peachy biscuit malt and wheat, a light hop and malt finish. Light to medium bodied. The peach is nice, but this leaned more towards a light amber ale profile than a wheat ale. I think I would have liked this peach melded with a more distinct classic wheat ale. High scores on the deft use of peach juice, but less so the underlying body. (574 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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! (1,620 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (1,162 characters)

Photo of iadler
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy gold with no head. Leaves no retention and has a bit of sediment.

S- Huge amount of sweet peaches with some cream. Not really any detection of wheat in the aroma but smells pretty sweet.

T- Not nearly as sweet as aroma, which I'm thankful for. Sweet peaches, a bit of cream and some spice.

M- Medium to high carbonation and medium body. Has a crisp mouthfeel and very drinkable

O- I was expecting a overly sweet beer, but am pleasantly surprised how drinkable it is. Not sure if I could have a ton of these, but it is a nice summer brew and above average for a fruit beer. (628 characters)

Son Of A Peach from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.