Window Pane Series Peaches | Mother Earth Brewing

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Window Pane Series PeachesWindow Pane Series Peaches

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Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by tdm168 on 11-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 45
Photo of cardsfan
4.9/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! Really surprised with this. After looking at the scores most recently I was really worried after I bought this yesterday. However this was exactly what I was hoping it to be. Great look for pale wheat ale and you can totally smell the peaches in the Chardonnay. Tasted exactly like the smell in the field was absolutely perfect.I have to admit I've never been a big fan of mother Earth this was absolutely amazing. Really sad never going to make it again.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
1.95/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This beer was flat out disgusting. It tasted completely medicinal, even on the nose. It was a drain pour after a couple of sips. I'm not sure about the age as the bottle wasn't marked. Even with cork & cage it shouldn't have been that bad.

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Photo of stakem
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750ml corked and caged offering I picked up at the brewery during a recent visit. It was the last lonely bottle sitting in the cooler and the worker there mentioned it was the last one and its probably not going to be made again. I contemplated and purchased it thinking its my only opportunity to try it. Later I thought to myself...they probably arnt making it anymore because its not good. Lets see: it pours a clear orange color white topping across. As the cap fades, it leaves patchy spots.

The aroma smells of something like orange candy mixed with vanilla, oak and caramel with a little bit of funk that seems misplaced. As it breathes, it gets cheesy and dare I say even a little briny which is awkward.

The taste is sweet with vanilla and oak. The sweetness present is more of the caramelized sugars that have seeped out of the oak barrels and into the beer, not the kind of juicy peach sweetness you might expect. There are earthen notes that fade to sulfur and then a little herbal and solvent alcohol kick finishes things off.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It displays a big alcohol impact and a barrel flavor that really doesnt work with the base beer. The fruit inclusion seems faded and not worth even mentioning as an ingredient. As a witbier (even imperialized) it was not good. Throwing it in a barrel and adding fruit seems like a last ditched effort to make it into something good. This beer was not a success and for the price im embarassed to have purchased it. Good on mother earth for cutting losses and chalking this up as a failure.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage. Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is a orange-copper coloring with a halo of bright white head and a healthy dose of small, tight bubbled carbonation throughout the body. Aromas of sweet peach forward, with a heavy blast of chardonnay dry and sweet in the backbone. Definitely more of a wine characteristic on the nose. Flavors are surprisingly smooth, with a hearty peach sweetness forward, oaky notes throughout, a backbone of tart and dry chardonnay, hints of smoke and char, and subtle toasted grains. Very smooth and very well balanced. The beer is light and smooth in mouth, with a tangy, fruity aftertaste. Dryness builds from the backbone to the forefront for the finish, leaving a clean palate. Crisp, refreshing beer. Tasty!

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Photo of brentk56
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 Bottling

Appearance: Pours a relatively clear amber but even a hard pour fails to raise much of a head and what does appear quickly fades to a ringlet; spotty and dotty around the side of the tulip glass

Smell: Shortbread sweet; vinous Chardonnay and schnapps-soaked peaches

Taste: The sweet malts and peach schnapps elements tangle, from the outset, with the vinous Chardonnay flavors building in the middle; a bit of a muddle, in the finish, with an assertive boozy blast that doesn't help

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: I guess this seemed like a good idea at the time but it just doesn't seem to resonate with many palates around here; smells much better than it tastes

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Note: Bottled in 2013

A: Pours a hazy golden peach in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint orange highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy very light beige head that reduces to a medium to large patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Very light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of chardonnay + oak with lighter notes of fresh peaches and slightly vinous notes. Touches of caramel and spicy/peppery notes as well.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat with some hints of caramel and honey sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of tart peaches and moderate to strong flavors of chardonnay + oak. Hints of spices/peppercorns.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish from the barrel aging but smooth.

O: I found this to be quite enjoyable with the nice tart peach flavors and the complexity of the chardonnay barrel. I found this to be quite successful and it pairs nicely with some more aromatic cheeses. Definitely worth the try and glad I got this one for Xmas this year.

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Photo of Jason
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 brown corked & caged bottle, 2012 bottling date on the label.

Bright copper hue, good lacing all the way down the glass. Woody, slightly vinous, caramel, alcohol and a light peachy tone show off some deep aromatics. Medium bodied with a mild crispness, quite malty with a drawn-out breadiness. Wood and vinous qualities in the middle with a kiss of tart peaches in the finish. Alcohol, peppercorns, nougat, dried grass and suggestions of walnuts are some other complexities that come through. Drying woody finish with a bit more vinous flavor that sticks to the taste buds.

Enjoyable, a sipper and something I'd want to pair a very well aged cheese with.

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Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic from a 750 ML bottle; October 2012 bottling date.

A - Poured with a very good off-white head over a lightly hazy, amber/orange (peach) liquid.

Aroma: Fruity and woody, with a substantial impact from being "aged in chardonnay barrels".

Taste - fortunately not nearly as woody as the smell but both the wood and the wine have a clear impact on this wheat beer. Peaches are more subtle, probably being overpowered by the barrel aging.

Mouthfeel: 8.2% ABV is well hidden in this smooth beer. Medium carbonation. Medium body.

O: nicely complex, but peach/chardonnay barrel aging did not work as well as I expected. The Fig & Raisin from the ME Window Pane Series definitely better.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on a past ticking trip to Asheville! Served from tap into a sampler snifter. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, wheat, spice, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, peach, fruit, wheat, spice, and sweet alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Nothing on this one really stood out for me. Yes, the peaches were there in the flavor, but they really didn't add to the beer very much at all. They might have been better off going overboard with the peaches here rather than relying on the base Witbier to carry through. Also the alcohol content on this one was definitely too high for a brew this delicate in flavor. Worth your time trying, but that is about it.

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Photo of jmarsh123
1.87/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.25

Pours cloudy dark straw with a fizzy small white head that fades quickly.

Not much on the nose at all. Maybe a little white wine character and some tangy wheat. No fruit evident.

And the flavor tells me something went horribly wrong here. There are peaches in here? All I taste is band aids and rubbing alcohol. Loads of off phenol flavor overpowers everything. Maybe some oak and Belgian spice peak through a bit, but this is undrinkable. Absolutely no peach presence.

Medium bodied, carb is ok. At this point it doesn't matter.

Unfortunately this appears to be a good idea gone bad. About 725ml of our bottle went down the drain after the girlfriend and I choked down a few sips apiece to confirm how awful this beer is.

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Photo of Wolfpack2005
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip glass

A-Thick and syrupy pour with minimal head and no lacing. The beer itself is a cloudy dark amber-orange hazy. This is a very incising looking beer that would drink well on a mild summer night on the porch.

S-While the aroma is not overwhelming it is a pleasant one. You catch sweet peaches upfront with a caramelized malt aroma on the back end.

T-A mellow, rye and caramelized maltiness initially that slides into slight bitterness. Then sweetness of the peaches take over and lingers a bit. Notes of oak hang in the background through out the tongue.

M-Heavy body with a light syrup consistency that actually ends up leaving a drier mouthfeel than expected. Low levels of carbonation.

O-A decent beer, one that I would maybe get again on draft, but would not spend the premium price ($17) that I paid for this beer in the bottle. This beer has great potential, but the flavors just seem a little bit muted. More tartness/sour flavor would have elevated this beer to the next level.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As soon as I heard this one was at my local bottle shop, I stopped by to pick some up. This same shop never got the Blackberry version, so I didn't want to miss out on this one. Poured this into a chalice.

Pours a deep dark caramel-orange with a small cap of white froth. Light lace left behind after each sip. The aroma is interesting to say the least. It definitely wasn't what I expected. I anticipated a little more spice and maybe some funky tartness, but instead, this is sweet with vanilla, wine, peaches, with hints of musty wood.

The body is uber-creamy and smooth. Moderate carbonation that seems even lacking at times. Decent finish with a slightly syrupy feel. This is really sweet! Not sure this has any "Wit" at all, even at the base level. The Chardonnay barreling comes out with a force as vanilla, oak, bourbon-y flavors take precedent. A little dryness noted from the oak. Mild peach flavor, more like peach candy. No tartness noted at all, to my chagrin. I kept waiting for the tart smack on the back end, as described on the bottle, to no avail.

This was a fine beer, but it just wasn't what I had hoped it would be. Anticipated a little more tartness, and much less vanilla candy-like sweetness.

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Photo of brewdude1982
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: 4.5 like rich caramel in a glass, slight head but still effervescent
S: 4.5 very sweet on the nose with an serious after thought of sweet peaches
T: 4.0 strong in alcohol but not as much as the peach which was even stronger
MF: 3.5 fuller body than I originally expected, but still a little weak.
O: 4.0 this beer is light and fruity which is a nice summer or autumn treat

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Photo of jlindros
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

big thanks to Beerness for sending me this out of the blue. I was trying to get this anyways and before I even got out to look for it, bam! there it was.

Pours a nice fizzy bubbly 1 finger head that fades fairly quickly some lacing, super hazy sediment laden copper apple juice colored beer.

Nose starts with fruit, more apricot like, some white grape chardonnay wine and light oaky barrel, actually toasty buttery oak really starts to come out, some sweet malt maybe wheat, touch of Belgian almost funky yeast, light toasty bready malt, hint of booze phenols, fruity esters, light stone fruit, and a light medicinal perfumy like aroma.

Taste starts like a big Belgian beer, nice toasty malty flavor, booze and light phenols, plenty of buttery toasty oak, light wood dust, plenty of white grape, chardonnay wine, light acidic flavor, etc. Hint tartness. Stone fruit is there but not a lot, more apricot than peach again, light syrupy condensed stone fruit and light caramel like. Light grassy hops in there too. Finish is drier but sticky, bit more bitter grassy hops, light grainy bready yeasty and malty, syrupy, hint of fruity.

Mouth is med bodied, lower carb, syrupy.

Overall quite disappointing. As a wit aged in Chard barrels, this would be a decent beer, but when it says peaches and I don't get any peaches... F* that! Also, with how awesome Blackberry Window Pane was, this is so disappointing.

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Photo of rudzud
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jlindros for sharing. Poured into Kate the Great tulip.

A - Poured a nice crystal clear light orange almost peach juice like colour with a thick one finger head that fades to leave thick halo and light thin clouding.

S - Aromas of disappointment. Absurdly light peaches here along with firm Chardonnay barrels and light yeasts along with alcohol.

T - Taste is a more faint candied apricot flavour. Not nearly as bright as blackberry window pane unfortunately. Actually massively unfortunately disappointed here. Nice Chardonnay barrels with alcohol as well. This isn't even that sweet! I think the Chardonnay barrels killed every last peach in this.

M - Mouthfeel is nice lowly carbonated with faint barrel notes. Faint alcohol Noyes too.

O - Overall I was immensely disappointed by this beer. Its a decent beer but fails epically compared to how good the fresh blackberry window pane was. Damnit.

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Photo of tdm168
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle.

A - orangish amber with a short, white head

S - citrusy, some faint yeast

T - bread, yeast, faint peaches, alcohol, mildly bitter

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a bit disappointing. The fruit wasn't nearly as forward as I would have hoped and the alcohol was a bit heavy. This isn't a bad beer by any means, but for $18 a bomber it should be a bit more flavorful than this. I won't be having this again.

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Window Pane Series Peaches from Mother Earth Brewing
3.47 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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