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Stinson Beach Peach - Marin Brewing Company

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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Photo of trevreef
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised to have a beer that nailed the P E A C H flavor. Yum! I am a fan of fruit beers, but not ciders so much. I prefer the beer/yeasty taste over a sweeter alcoholic beverage. I recommend that you try it (I found it at whole foods in oakland), and I would love to find this on draft some time soon. Cheers for a five buck price!

trevreef, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

IRONRakkasan, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of illidurit
3/5  rDev -15.5%

illidurit, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of alisatns
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

alisatns, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
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.

TruePerception, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
4/5  rDev +12.7%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Drunkenass
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Resrie
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Resrie, May 05, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
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.

PHBoiler, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of litheum94
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

litheum94, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

t0rin0, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of mactrail
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.

mactrail, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of caverog
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

caverog, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of DrunkenMonk
3/5  rDev -15.5%

DrunkenMonk, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ambruns1979, May 12, 2012
Photo of friedpotatoes
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

friedpotatoes, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Sakacs16
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!

Sakacs16, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of SolomonGrundy
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.

SolomonGrundy, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of chickencoop
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.

chickencoop, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of Gobzilla
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.

Gobzilla, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of davexisxrabid
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.

davexisxrabid, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of russpowell
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

russpowell, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of rxdrewthejew
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.

rxdrewthejew, Jun 21, 2008
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Stinson Beach Peach from Marin Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.