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Peach Gruit | Mountain Town Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Mountain Town Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CMUbrew on 05-03-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 30
Photo of Prager62
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A twelve ounce can dated 05/19/16 poured in a 13oz. snifter/tulip for the review.

Look- Pours a cloudy orange with a finger of white foam that settles to a thick ring.

Smell- A strong acidic and sulfuric smell like a burnt match along with some peach.

Taste- Mouth puckering citric tartness followed by sweet peaches and a hint of apricot in the finish.

Feel- Tart and sour with a super dry finish.

Overall- I'll admit that I'm just starting to get my sour on with this style. It might not be the best, but you can definitely taste what's advertised with the peach and apricot. The smell was the biggest negative for me as it had a rather odd and sulphuric profile. Other than that, it wasn't a negative experience.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Mountain Town's Peach Gruit a couple weeks ago for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I've had this beer a few times over the years, but now that it's bottled I thought I would revisit it and it give it a proper review, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks good, it has a good design that goes well with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a very hazy dark orange color that took on more of a brighter orange color when held to the light with a little over two fingers worth of very creamy light tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave much lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but I wish it had some lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with a nice peach aroma being the first to show up and it imparts a nice natural peach aroma that's followed by a creamy aroma that give it a peaches and cream like aroma. Up next comes the malts which impart some pale malts, doughy, bready, grainy and light biscuit like aroma. Towards the end there's a little bit of an herbal like aroma. This beer has a very nice aroma peach is showcased nicely.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but a little lighter and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the peach still being the first to show up and it imparts all the same aspects that it did in the aroma, it's just a little lighter and there's still that creamy aroma that gives it a peaches and cream aspect. Up next comes some doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects that it did in the aroma with no single aspects seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there's no bitterness with a light herbal flavor and a nice peach and malty aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, the peach gives it some nice complexity that original version didn't have.

M- Smooth, crisp, a little clean, a little prickly, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, it had most of the aspects that I look for in a Gruit and I thought the peach helped this beer out and it gave it some nice complexity. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of these especially if it's hot out. What I like the most about this beer was the aroma, it's very nice and the highlight of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the appearance, it's not bad, but I wish it had it some lacing. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a gruit who doesn't mind peaches. All in all I was pretty happy with this beer and it turned out to be just a little better than I remember. It's one of my favorite beers from this brewery and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys this is a tasty and unique beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 1/7/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a spotty lacing cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Good appearance. Aromas of big peach, apricot, melon, pineapple, pear, honey, bread, rosemary, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of peach/apricots, herbal spices, pale malt, and fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big tart peach, apricot, melon, pear, pineapple, honey, bread, rosemary, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruit tartness and light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, apricot, melon, pineapple, pear, honey, bread, rosemary, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of peach/apricots, herbal spices, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from fruit acidity as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming presence after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruited gruit style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of peach/apricots, herbal spices, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Huge on the fruit flavor, and not overly sweet on the malt. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Copper, hazy body, some transparency, a thin white head. No real lacing to be seen.

S - Fruit is front, mostly apricots, but also peaches. Very strong sweetness.

T - Fruit is foremost flavor, apricot again overpowering peaches, but peaches do peek through. There is some sweetness, but it coupled on the tongue with a pungent sourness.

M - A bit cloying, with drying the only thing keeping the beer from becoming overwhelming after a few sips.

O - The apricot flavor is full and rich. The more fragile peach flavors are harder to find, but they are there. Sweetness gives way to an abiding sourness.

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Photo of Tylergross1
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A beer from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company, my hometown. I actually tried the beer up north near Petoskey, The beer itself if full bodied and very sweet. It tastes of peaches and fruit but is a little too sweet for my palate. I enjoyed the beer I had but having just one was enough for me.

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Photo of CMUbrew
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery

A: Hazy orange brown in color served with no head, just ring of foam.

S: Obvious peach character and fragrant herbal notes.

T: The herbs are the first thing to hit the palate. Herbal tones are soft, yet have a slight spiciness on the finish. The herb flavor is then washed out by a growing fruity peach flavor. Finish is of fresh peaches and herbs again.

M: Somewhat light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: I'm not usually into fruity beers, but this beer really hit the spot on this hot day. Super tasty and very refreshing.

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Peach Gruit from Mountain Town Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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