Peche Panache
Bullfrog Brewery

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Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #115
Ranked #53,203
4 | pDev: 6%
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BARFLYB:
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BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap.

Bullfrog peach panache pours out a very light color mixed with gold and a hint of faded red. A small amount of head formed up top but dwindled quickly. The liquid just looks light and refreshing, a thin body indeed.

Smell is bright with earth, grass, hay, semi peach scent with a trace amount of wild yeast. The Belgian yeast aspect is light. Around what I expected for a beer this size. Either way it's inviting.

Taste steps it up a notch. The scents mentioned above all come out just a bit more than what was expected. Some tart peach, some lemon, earthy hop taste, earthy, minerals, small amount of brett making everything just pleasant.

Feel is very light, body is light, taste is there but not large and overpowering. Carbonation is light, yet the beer is not dead by any means. This is a true summer thrist quencher.

Sep 03, 2012
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akorsak from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the brewpub.

A: The saison-like fruit beer is a golden brown color, lighter towards the orange side of the golden spectrum. Hazy, the unfiltered nature leaves the ale opaque. A thin white head came with the pour.

S: The nose has mild peach aromas paired with musty saison notes with pepper and even light anise. I was expecting a full-on peach assault and am happy that that isn't the case.

T: More mild flavors, with peach puree taking a supporting role. There is little hint of the brettanomyces that was advertised but I think that it would distract from the lightness of the ale. The body has saison elements, musty (but not funky) and spicy with pepper and pale fleshy non-peach fruits. Quite refreshing, a good quaffer

M: The mouthfeel is just plain mild, soft and delicate with a surprising amount of flavors floating around. Come for the Bulllfrog saison element, not the peach.

Aug 01, 2011
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blackie from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

draft at brewpub, described as a “farmbic”

“Light refreshing and very tart. brewed with pale malt unmalted wheat. Finished with a traditional geuze lambic yeast blend and 75# of fresh peaches. 6.5%”

a: served in a wide snifter, this hazy pretty is a bright golden amber in color, topped with a full, creamy bone white head, retains a spattering of bubbles on the surface, leaving some good lace behind

s: the nose is a base of bready pale and crisp wheat malts, soft with a wet hay aroma and some farmhouse style, a pleasant acidic twang hits early on, nice yeast aromas, aged grassy hops, clear but subtle peach aroma in the back of the nose, with a touch of associated citric acid

m: carbonated into the low-moderate range, body around the light side of the medium range, creamy yet crisp

t: a crisp and flavorful structure formed of pale and clean wheat malts, just the fuzz of the peach with a slight acid touch midway, farmhouse flavors of dried cut hay and aged grassy hops, the wild yeast tartness dries the palate thoroughly to a refreshing finish

o: loved this one - superb blend of a clean malt structure, classic farmhouse character, acidic tartness, and a bite of fresh peach with that little touch of acidity you get afterward, extremely drinkable

Sep 03, 2013
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Blanco from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Feb 19, 2013
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a half finger white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Slight musty aroma with lactic funk, sourdough bread, citrus fruit and peppery spice.  Some musty funk and reminds me more of a berlinerweisse.  Peach presence is minimal until it warms considerably.

Crisp medium body with tight carbonation and a nice balance of citrus acidity, sourdough bread and peach sweetness.  Well balance and refreshing with lactic cheesiness, lemon juice and musty bugs countered by juicy tropical peach flavor.  Again, it takes a while to warm up and let the peach flavor open a bit, but once it does, it provides a nice contrast to the other flavors.

Feb 15, 2013
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oline73 from Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Capone's during their Black Friday event. Served in a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy golden color with an orange hue. There is a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: This one is very light. I'm getting lots of grain with a mild citrus note. I'd say this reminds me of a berliner weisse. The yeast plays a large role here.

Taste: This is a very light beer in the flavor too. Tart up front and berliner like. I'm getting some lemon and a mild oak note. Quite yeasty. The peaches show up mostly in the finish. I think this one is a bit water.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium to light with carbonation that is aggressively tingly. The finish is extremely dry.

Overall: I thought this was a very interesting peach sour, but I would have liked it to be a bit more flavorful. The tartness level was nice.

Nov 24, 2012
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

Nov 26, 2012
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice looking clear yellow color with a very thin white head on top. There wasn't much lacing or retention at all on this beer. The smell of the beer had some tart peach aromas as well as some of the subtle malt on the nose. The taste of the beer is a mixture of sweet and tart, the fruit flavors pop upfront and as they fade the grainy malt comes through in the finish kind of tastes like Cheerios. The mouthfeel is light bodied and refreshing, moderately carbonated and clean. Overall it's a pretty good brew in my opinion.

Nov 24, 2012
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phingdong from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Sep 13, 2012
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GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

Aug 31, 2012
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