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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a golden peach hue with no head

S- Citrus, brandy, lemon peel

T- Sour up front with hints of brandy, lemon and wheat. Finishes with a lingering bright fruit notes.

M- Effervescent and medium bodied

D- Extremely drinkable beer. Another good on from Almanac.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been digging Almanac farm-to-barrel series. Should be getting more hype. Brandy Barrel Peche was right up there with Farmer's Reserve #3 and Dogpatch Sour as the best I've had. A nicely balanced sour that hits all the notes from peachy sweetness to sour pucker, barrel woodiness to a bit of funkiness. It might not reach the complexity of RR or Cantillon, but still great. Seek this out.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy bright yellow orange, some carbonation

S-Peaches, lemon, tartness, wheat, oak some spices.

T-Very fruity. Peaches and lemon abound. Some spice, but more of the brandy barrel would have been nice. As it warms it becomes more tart, but not quite sour.

M-Medium in body, nice carbonation, dry finish.

O-A very good beer. More brandy characteristics and sour notes would take this to the next level.

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