Brandy Barrel Peche | Almanac Beer Co.

Brandy Barrel PecheBrandy Barrel Peche
BA SCORE
96.3%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 429 ratings
Brandy Barrel PecheBrandy Barrel Peche
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
almanacbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Historically, fruit-infused sour beers were a way of preserving the summer harvest. In that tradition, this blonde ale was added to brandy barrels with high-summer peaches, hand-picked by the Loewen family at Blossom Bluff Orchards in Reedley, California. We aged this liquid gold for six months until we needed a reminder that summer will come again. Pair with Prosciutto, crusty bread and fruit preserves.

Added by Tyrus on 02-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
429
Liked:
413
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
7.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
44
Trade:
9
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Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey/orange color with yeast in suspension; the rocky head leaves a smattering of lace

Smell: The Brandy barrel adds a nice dimension to the aroma; lactic peach and wheat bread tones, underneath

Taste: The sour elements contain both lactic and acetic aspects, with the peach and toasted bread flavors appearing, up front; the tartness builds, into the middle, but I am surprised not to pick up more of the Brandy barrel in the finish, which is otherwise quite acetic

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; considerable pucker

Overall: I was expecting something somewhat different here; another nice sour but I think it should have spent more time in the Brandy barrel

Thanks, lincolnbeard (I think), for the opportunity

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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 96.3% out of 100 with 429 ratings
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