Imperial Peach Harvest Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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3.78/5
Very Good
18 Ratings
Imperial Peach Harvest AleImperial Peach Harvest Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ChuckTom on 09-27-2017

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Ranking:
#25,966
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
18
pDev:
3.17%
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the 2018 ATL Winter Beer Festival.
Large bright white head that is semi -durable.
Rupee and baked peaches with peach cobbler in the aroma. The flavor is quite tart.
Medium light body with overly high carbonation.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyLema1
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: cloudy, gold color, nice lacing
S: not much on the nose
T: peach, honey, kinda sweet,
F: good mouthfeel for a light ale
O: much better than expected

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Photo of Mitchster
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$5.99 for a 22oz bottle at Trader Joes. Brewed with Pale, White Wheat, Skagit Super Light Crystal malt , colorado peaches and coriander. Hopped with Target, Mandarina. 8% ABV, 20 IBU's.

Pours out to a cloudy medium golden, forming a tall white head with very good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is of coriander and subtle peach. No hop presence. No off aromas. Mouthfeel is juicy, medium dense body. Taste starts out fruity and lightly sweet, followed by subtle peach with more emphasis on the coriander, a little hop grassiness, minimal bitterness, and a moderate white pepper/alcohol towards the end. Has a subtle saison type yeast ester profile going on with the alcohol, but it doesn't finish bone dry like many saisons.

An OK beer. It's not something I would go buy again but it was worth trying if you're looking for something a little different. Well brewed as always from New Belgium.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $5.99
Purchased: Oct. 5, 2017
Consumed: Oct. 20, 2017
Reviewed as: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Misc.: Best by Sept. 2, 2018

Grabbed this one on a whim on a recent trip to Trader Joe’s. I’m a sucker for limited beers and this one was a limited release. Tracked it down online and the description read, “Big peach and juicy, ripe fruit flavors lift this vibrantly golden wheat beer to levels worthy of celebrating the tireless efforts of the farmers and grocers who work daily to bring you the best. A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting critical sustainable farming effort. Featuring high quality peaches from Big B’s Orchards in Hotchkiss, CO, Indian coriander freshly ground at the Old Town Spice Shop in Fort Collins and crystal malt from James Beard Award nominee Skagit Valley Malting in Burlington, WA. Rolling out Sept. 18, 2017.

Poured a pale-to-gold hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Lots of slow moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. World-class spiderweb foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled juicy peach, pineapple, Mandarina Bavaria, apricot, stone fruit, banana, plum, vanilla and hints of purple grape, but it’s really peach that dominates. (Smell - 3.50)

Wow, taste was much better than the nose. Got big juicy peach up front, followed by vanilla milkshake, kind of reminding me of Peaches & Cream oatmeal. Also Mandarina Bavaria, stone fruit, peach blossom, apricot, floral, pineapple, coriander zest, guava and banana. That 8 pct. ABV is well hidden. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation, Long, juicy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Just a lovely beer. Would like to have again. (Overall - 4.00)

4.04 | 90 | A-

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Photo of KensWorld
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grittybrews
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yellow color with swirls of white foam in the Ommegang chalice. Quite robustly peach flavored, even to the bitterish taste of the skin and that bite of the pit. Tangy and fruity. A very different aroma, but yeasty and fruity.

This doesn't taste so much like a Saison at first but the Belgian yeast does creep in. And then the Cream of Wheat and pear give it that classic taste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Krisp in San Diego.

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad ale. Peaches are subtle in both smell and taste! More fruit would have been better.

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Photo of williahd
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, lively carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready malt and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Herbal hops, funky yeast, pale malt, spices, alcohol and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Tasty brew.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckTom
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 22oz bottle from Trader Joe's, drank at about 40-45 degrees. Poured into a pilsner glass. Golden with white head. Smells somewhat sweet, very peachy. Taste is good overall with peach out front and basically no bitterness. Somewhat alcohol aftertaste but good overall!

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Imperial Peach Harvest Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 18 ratings