Brandy Barrel Peche | Almanac Beer Co.

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Brandy Barrel PecheBrandy Barrel Peche

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a long stemmed tulip glass.
Bottled: Feb 2013

Pours a gorgeous and slightly hazy yet bright orange with golden yellow notes. There is a nice thin yet dense head that recedes pretty quickly.

Aroma is quite delicious. Fresh and fruity tartness with nice notes of peach. Notes of midl sugary sweetness mixed in with some nice acidic yet not overpowering sourness. Nice notes of barrel wood and some slight earthy grain as well.

The flavor is outstanding. Nice notes of mild acidic citrus tartness. Its mild and fruity tartness and goes well with the notes of fresh peach skin and some nice funky yeast and wood. Nice notes of grain with slight sweetness is also perceived. Pretty dry brew with some nice peach notes and orchard fruit mixed in with tartness and some nice woody funk. The body is light and refreshing yet very flavorful. Dry and lightly carbonated.

OVerall a delicious sour with nice fruit notes and a balance that invites more sips.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somewhat cloudy golden body and a small white head shows itself on the pour.

Comes off more citric than peachy. Brandy barrel.

Pretty refreshing with lots of fruity flavor of lemon and peach. Nice lactic sourness. Lighter bodied. Musty funk. Ends a little dry.

Amazing flavor on this bad boy.

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

on-tap, Chucks Central District

Light straw-orange body - aromas of peach, lemon, apricot jam. Barrel notes are nice, albeit light, though it's hard to really pinpoint the brandy other than the residual sweetness it imparts on the beer. Tart and lively body but a bit of an off grainy finish that didnt sit well with me.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a hazy light orange with a small white head that fades quickly
S: smells of peaches, a slight funk, and some slight maltyness. There is a bit of tartness on the nose as well
T: the drink starts off with a nice smack of sourness, there's some nice peach flavors and some oak. There's some funk in there as well. swallow brings a nice bit of sourness and peach in the finish with some clean wheat flavor
M: lighter side in medium on the mouth with good carbonation. drying finish
O: Another fantastic sour beer from Almanac. It's a little expensive but it's world class.

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Brandy Barrel Peche from Almanac Beer Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 429 ratings.
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