Peach Kick Sour
New Belgium Brewing Company

Peach Kick SourPeach Kick Sour
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,498
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #34,102
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 8.54%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
15
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New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Peach Kick SourPeach Kick Sour
Notes: Peach Kick is an ode to our harvest time in Colorado. A blend of our world class wood-aged sours and a golden ale infused with peaches, it's perfectly balanced for easy-drinking, tongue-tingling excitement.

MALTS: Pilsner & Oats
HOPS: Nugget
FRUITS/SPICES: Peach juice, peach puree, peach essence, lemon puree, sour Oscar, and sour Felix.
YEAST: K├Âlsch
Special Processing: 20% of the beer is a blend of wood aged sour beers. Of the sour beers, 65% is Felix golden sour and 35% is Oscar dark sour.
7 IBU
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into signature globe glass; canned on 8/14/2019, best before 2/16/2020. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas if big juicy/tart/tangy peaches, fruit fuzz/skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, peppercorn, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, cinnamon, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of peaches, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, moderate pale/wheat malts, and light-moderate oak barrel notes; with big strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy peaches, fruit fuzz/skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, peppercorn, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, cinnamon, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy/tart/tangy peaches, fruit fuzz/skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, peppercorn, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of peaches, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, moderate pale/wheat malts, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; with a fantastic malt/tart/tangy/spiciness balance, with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/tangy/spiciness, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is an excellent fruited sour ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of peaches, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, moderate pale/wheat malts, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great balance of vibrant/juicy peaches, Brett/Bacteria complexity, and pale/wheat malts against acidity; with nice overall oak presence from the 20% wood aged sour blend. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected of the brewery.

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3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

If you're looking for a smooth peach wheat beer with a tiny tartness, you'll be in heaven. If you're looking for a good sour, Anderson Valley will pucker you up much better and leave you hankering for more. Overall, very smooth and not too sweet. A great inbetweener beer.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6-pack cans $8.88 Foodland
Faint peach smell
Clear golden amber tinged color
Medium-light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Tart, light peach flavor, fairly easy drinking
Overall it is what it says it is. Not something I would buy again, but mainly because its not my style.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$1.99 USD plus tax for a single at a Whole Paycheck in New Orleans, LA:

Butyric acid marries with peach to mixed effect. Sourness is pretty mild - maybe a 3/4 out of 10 in terms of intensity...hardly puckering.

Smooth, wet, approachable, somewhat refreshing.

If you can tolerate the hint of butyric acid-like almost vomit-redolent note, it's a decent and drinkable ale but even so it's quite simple and shallow for a sour ale. Has a nice acidity.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Lucular
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a snifter glass. Pretty much exactly as advertised: fruity peach aroma and flavor with a diminutive doughy malt backbone. Spritzy mouthfeel. A refreshing, uncomplicated summer beer.

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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a Willi pint.

A: Pours a really beautiful, clear, rich gold with 3/4" off-white head that dissipates pretty darn quick. Retention and lacing are not great.

S: Peaches and sweet doughy malt, a little tang that reminds me of sweet and sour sauce, traces of pitted fruit. Really nice.

T: Peachy, more sweet than sour and overall fairly one-note. Finish is sharp and defined and pleasantly peach-forward.

M: Light with lowish carb. Just a bit slick, excellent for the flavor profile.

O: Not too shabby. Slightly sour, not too much depth of flavor, but it all works.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is light and easy drinking, neither too sour nor too peachy, and a beer you could really get into on a hot day. nice to see some innovation from these guys, and this isnt radical enough to be polarizing at all, and should have real wide appeal. its tough to tell there is barrel aged beer in here, i guess its a blend, but it drinks like a clean sour done in stainless, fresh not mature, tart not real funky, and with the essence of the peach through it all, not sweet and not overdone, which i have to confess, i expected it to be. the peach is pretty natural too, i suppose there is a little bit of a candied or concentrated peach thing, but the proportion is light enough that it never becomes too much to be drinkable. i like the tang and not assertive sourness, some of these new belgium sours have gotten really acidic, so this is pleasant. its not as dramatic and maybe geeky and wild tasting as their best sours, but being canned and all, this seems to be for a slightly different crowd. real drinkable, just interesting enough on the yeast side, and clean to close. good stuff.

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Peach Kick Sour from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 15 ratings