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Stinson Beach Peach - Marin Brewing Company

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81
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002)
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Reviews by TruePerception:
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TruePerception

California

3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Marin Brewing Co's Stinson Beach Peach: 5%, decent solid white head, tiny bubbles; Appearance: pale cloudy yellow, actively rising carbonation; Smell: peach skin, touch of peach flesh, hint of wheat; Mouthfeel: bubbles active in the mouth; Taste: fairly strong peach skin flavor, touch of peach flesh, faint hint of peach pit, finishes with faint wheat; decent/pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 09:10:42 | More by TruePerception
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California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-23-2013 03:15:04 | More by illidurit
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California

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California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-06-2013 06:38:46 | More by Drunkenass
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California

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 22 oz bottle into FFF Teku glass.

The beer pours very light and almost transparent. It has the absolute hue of peach almost down to Crayola accuracy. The smell is relatively pleasant with light peach notes and some bready qualities. It takes a good 3-4 sips to start getting the level of peach flavor that I expected. Much less peach than say Wheach by O'Fallon. It's very easy drinking and effervescent which helps mask the limited flavor of the beer. It's a pretty thin and light beer. If you're a peach fan, then it's worth a shot. Wheach and the Peach Berlinerweisse by Perennial were far superior to this offering. I'd rather be smacked in the face with peach.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 20:51:45 | More by PHBoiler
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litheum94

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-15-2013 02:12:21 | More by litheum94
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-22-2012 02:44:31 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a thick cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some mild peach and apricot aromas. Taste is much the same with a distinct buttery flavor on the finish. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that seems to be suffering from some sort of infection issue with the buttery flavor and high carbonation level.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 19:14:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mactrail

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasant light wheat beer taste, which is to say it's inoffensive and doesn't interfere with the peach flavor. Great aroma of ripe peaches.

Attractive light amber in the Duvel tulip. Nice foam with plenty of spritz in the mouth. Very light bodied and a thoroughly refreshing style. I think the hoppy bitterness is a little more bold than it needed to be. Less sweet than some other fruit beers, notably the much stronger-flavored Pyramid apricot.

Light as this is, it's a perfectly quaffable summer beer. The endless aromatics are nice, and it has a watery character that is about as thirst-quenching as you could want. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Total Wine, which has quite an array of Marin brews.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 05:10:02 | More by mactrail
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caverog

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-03-2012 04:15:04 | More by caverog
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California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-18-2012 08:17:45 | More by DrunkenMonk
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California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-12-2012 19:12:43 | More by ambruns1979
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California

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

03-24-2012 01:24:23 | More by friedpotatoes
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Sakacs16

California

2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Very clear darker yellow color with 1-finger head. Head stays throughout the beer, but doesn't leave lacing.

S: At first a bit of funk, but then a syrupy peach flavor comes through with a bit of malt. Not much aroma to speak of.

T: Has a bready flavor with some peach that isn't quite as syrupy as the aroma would suggest. Again, not much to speak of.

M: I enjoy the mouthfeel, somewhat oily and coats the tongue, has a good amount of carbonation. Lingering finish that is pretty good.

O: Overall, I'm okay with this beer, but I don't think I need to try it again. I'm sure some will like it more than me and some will like it less.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 05:35:42 | More by Sakacs16
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-22-2011 03:15:51 | More by brandoman63
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SolomonGrundy

California

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Woo Hoo!!! The final 100 days are upon me....after tonight, of course...

Pours a murky and sedimentary straw-lemon color. Nary a head upon this, no real lacing. Carbonation is light to medium but hard to discern amidst the murk. Odd...Aromas are peachy keen. That is to say it's smells like peaches - fresh peaches, mind you. I also get a floral note, like roses, and it's strong. Maybe also a hint of Bubble Yum...So far, more off than on...Flavor is a strange, detergent like mix of sharp malt tang, peach hints and, as I said, detergent. Kind of gross, in a way. It's got a distinct quality similar to American (read that Widmer) Hefeweizens...The finish is thin and washy, and carries some of the peach with it. This is to beer what wine bottle size wine coolers are to wine. It really seems to be targetting non-beer drinkers, and it probably treats them right. Me, however, nope. Price point is $4.49/bomber and ABV is 5%. Not worth trying unless you don't really like beer.

What I like most: Um, maybe the refreshing nature of the beer.

What I like least: The detergent like flavor profile.

BVerdict: Not good beer. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 02:41:19 | More by SolomonGrundy
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chickencoop

California

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It 100 beers so it's time to drink a fruit beer without getting shit from my friends. If I lived in a cave, i would drink these everyday. This has a balanced peach taste that doesn't over-run the beer, but adds big to the drinkability. The Peach isn't fruit loop sweeet that makes you cringe, just balanced a clean. Good beer, highly recommended, now back to some tough guy IPA's with the boys.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 03:03:57 | More by chickencoop
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Gobzilla

California

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a pineapple yellow with light orange highlights with a very thin head that had almost no lacing on the glass.

S: surprisingly there is a nice peach aroma that has grainy and slight malty notes; not too much going on here.

T: the peach flavor is actually pretty decent that meshes quite well with the malts and slight grains that do come thru.

M: light body with almost no carbonation that has a peachy slight malt and grainy finish.

D: very drinkable beer that is not too sweet at all and is really refreshing and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 01:17:52 | More by Gobzilla
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davexisxrabid

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a slightly cloudy yellow-gold color with a half inch head that fizzled down rather quickly. Didn't notice much lacing going on either. Lots of carbonation.

Aroma was of carbonated water with peaches and yeast. Could not detect any hops in the aroma.

Light flavor of carbonated water with a sour peach flavor and a very light hop bitterness at the end to remind you its a beer.

Has the mouthfeel of an over-carbonated light beer making you burp a lot more often than a normal beer. The peach flavor does, however, stick to your taste buds, so I do give it points for that. A little too light bodied for my taste.

Very drinkable or sessionable if you prefer light beers with a touch of fruit flavor. Light enough for you to knock back a case of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 17:17:00 | More by davexisxrabid
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to my buddy Eric for bringing this one from Cali (for my wife, but she has sworn off of beer for the time being)

Pours golden with 1+ finger of beige head. Hazed a bit a the bottom of the bottle, no head retention & just a trace of lacing

S: Peach juice

T: Peaches, grassy hops & dryness up front, plus a bit of tartness. Slight metallic taste as this warms, along with some lemony hops & dry peach. Finishes with a bit of grapefruitty hops, dryness, apricots & peaches

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly aggressive carbonation, not really helping the cause

Drank alright, this paired well with some smoked pork I had in the fridge, but too damn fruitty for me take too serious

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 03:54:55 | More by russpowell
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rxdrewthejew

California

3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up at the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, poured into a pint glass.

A: Fairly light yellow beer...I don't think I've ever seen an ale quite this light. A bit of bubbly white head that quickly dissipates, but there is plenty of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom.

S: Mild peach scent, smells like actual peaches to me (as opposed to some fake peach flavoring). Seems like a good sign.

T: Really not a whole lot going on with the flavor here. Opening is a very thin malty flavor, then the peach comes out but it's extremely mild. The finish is a bit bitter...maybe hoppy, but hard to say.

MF: Thin but fairly bubbly. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and lingering. Alcohol is pretty low and doesn't do much damage.

D: Not really thrilled by this beer. It smelled a lot better than it tasted. I feel like they could do a lot more with the peach flavor, and if they're going to make it this subdued, it'd be nice to have a bit more solid of a beer to back it up.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 06:10:18 | More by rxdrewthejew
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cancino45

California

4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This peach beer is exceptionally clean, crisp and refreshing. An unfiltered cloudy body with a perfect head pours nicely into a thin tall glass. This is a great representation of a perfect blend of flavor to a wheat based beer. Unlike many beers in this category it doesn't suffer from the syrupy remnants of artificial flavoring. The flavor balance blends well enough that it is merely a slight flavor similar to a garnish traditionally found in most wheat beers. Exceptionally refreshing but can be a bit too aromatic at the nose. A great pairing complement to a White stilton apricot cheese (trader Joes)and a warm afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2008 22:02:20 | More by cancino45
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Stinson Beach Peach from Marin Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.