Bourbon Peach | Unity Vibration

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unity Vibration
Michigan, United States
unityvibrationkombucha.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by merc7186 on 05-29-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
169
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
24.21%
 
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 169
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: It smells like kombucha and a wild ale. There is lactobacillus, some vinegar, a hint of grain, some peach and a hint of bourbon.

L: In the glass it looks like kombucha. the initial fizz disappears quickly to a hazy gold elixir with no trace of head.

T: The palate tastes like beer and kombucha and after a moment you realize that this is a good thing. The lemony, lactobacillus, vinegary tartness balances the peach sweetness. The bourbon is in there and while it is not very big it adds complexity and balances the kombucha aspects. The beer aspect tones down the Kombucha bite a little bit and makes it more drinkable. The peach flavors are medium to medium high. It has a sweetness not found in Kombucha from the peaches and this is a definite plus. There is a trace of bourbon barrel in the background that provides some tannin and a faint hint of vanilla.

F: The body is light to medium light and the carbonation is high with a softened kombucha bite.

O: This beer is not for everyone. It lacks the complexity of a good lambic. Kombucha fans will like this beer as will people who need gluten free or vegan beer. Drinkers wanting a "normal" beer will probably consider this a drain pour.

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Photo of bnes09
2.53/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Light , transparent orange color with no head. Clean aroma, slight peach and funk. Densely sweet. No tartness. Descent peach flavor. No bourbon or wood character. Nectar like feel. Not my favorite.

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Photo of tigg924
3.77/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy, bright yellow in color with 1/4 inch head that goes quickly. Taste is sweet peaches, oranges, and vinegar..super faint bourbon on the finish. Sharp and prickly carbonation with dryness that is coming from the bourbon. Tastes like an above average sweet and sour ale. There are others I prefer, but this makes for a tasty, juicy, summer beer.

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Photo of JFresh21
2.33/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Oh man, this was a disaster. Smelled of extremely potent vinegar, almost made me cough. Taste was okay, but the smell was so bad I had to drainpour. I had a different Kombucha beer from these guys at a beer fest and absolutely loved it. Not sure if this is spoiled or what happened but very disappointed.

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Photo of trentbent
4.19/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfectly effervescent, tart with layers of peach. It tastes life sparkling wine in a way, and pairs well with food. I like kombucha so maybe I am biased.

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Photo of BarleyAndBrett
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is fantastic! I don't understand all the low ratings. No, it doesn't taste like other beers which it shouldn't; it is a wild ale. It is phenomenal in taste and quite impressive that these flavors could pair together so well. Super sweet and peachy up front, tart in the middle, slight tea flavor at the end.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.82/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

look: Very pale and hazy straw yellow. The head recedes to a slight ring around the top and wispy lacing.
smell: Pungent vinegary funk with some citrus. Mostly dry. Not getting any bourbon.
taste: Much better than the nose. Frankly, tastes like Peach soda with some hints of vanilla and a hint of funk. Alcohol well hidden.
overall: This is different to be sure. Never had Kombucha so not sure what tastes to look for there.

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Photo of thefreakinjman
3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz B, Kill date 03/04/16, Enjoyed 10/14/15

A: Clear light straw color, quick white head, lots of carbonation bubbles

S: Vinegar, sweet floral, peach, white grape?,

T: Vinegar, peachy, floral, tart fruity, slight ginger

M: Light body with lots of carbonation

O: Pronounced vinegar taste, which I like. Possibly the bourbon coming through with the tartness of the fruit.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.17/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pail, straw/green with light chill haze produces a quick fizzy white head that leave no lacing in a flute glass.

This has a fresh, sweet-tart aroma, with subtle peach and lime. The lime intensifies with warmth, while faint vinegar and straw come out. Overall, there is a background of oak.

Freshness seems to be the theme here, with subtle fermented peach, and a hint of grapefruit. The tartness adds decent puckering. Sweetness is extreme, clearly adding to the puckering more that the tartness does. The finish is long, and subtlety numbing. While some bourbon is present, one needs to hunt for it. Fresh sliced ginger and oak are prominent players.

The body is light to medium, with an oddly syrupy-cotton texture. Alcohol is about as expected, and the carbonation is vibrant and prickly.

One can easily argue this is not a true beer, but regardless, it is refreshing. Probably best as a palate cleansing desert on a hot summer day. As for the stated style, I think it more closely resembles a Berliner Weiss, than an American Wild Ale, but neither really fit. This can be an occasional treat, which one can easily consume. I reviewed this per my personal enjoyment, rather than to style.

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Photo of Williaar
3.9/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With managed expectations, this is a better beer than the ratings to date show. Doesn't drink like 8% and has nice bourbon and peach flavors shining through. I've had kombucha beer blends before so I had an idea of what I was getting into and I was pleasantly surprised. Great to see these guys thinking pushing boundaries. That said, I'm good for about 6 ounces of it

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Photo of MostlyNorwegian
3.47/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very blond with a slight haze. Medium level carbonation leaving slight ring on glass. Some peach in nose with the vanilla of the barrel coming in far on the back.
Unique. And can go down quite easily, because it's really just a barrel aged alco-pop, and it hides its alcohol very well. This mixed in with kombucha makes for a vinegary tart, refreshing summer beverage.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
1/5  rDev -68.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is not a beer. This is strong kombucha. No grain, hops, anything. Why is this on the site and why does it say beer on the bottle? Even as a kombucha it is absolutely disgusting.

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Photo of jpd026
4.05/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

it does have a very vingary smell but i love this. its like spiked peach juice. bourbon flavor doesn't blend perfectly with the peach flavor but the 2 do compliment each other enough to not make this overly funky. different but very tasty

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Photo of ClavisAurea
2.87/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Cloyingly sweet, unbalanced, nice acidity, pale as all get out, almost feet aroma with a little acid in there as well. Not the best sour I've had before. I didn't get any barrel character except maybe some vanilla. The kombucha tea was VERY acetic acid heavy and overpowering. The vinegar was just way too much for me. The peaches were like a syrupy cold white peach juice drink, not really fresh. I don't know if they used the peach pits but there should have been some almond presence if they did. Meh...

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Photo of Chadkarol
1.13/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This is the most awful thing I have ever tasted. Aroma is dominated by vinegar. I couldn't get past the smell to determine if the taste was anything better than awful. This brewery should be ashamed to even think about bottling this and selling it. It was a drain pour for me and should have been for the brewery also.

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Photo of hilgart1
2.19/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

The taste is not all that horrible, kind of a sweet/sour thing going on but the smell is just obnoxiously overpowering with vinegar and nail polish remover. I could not detect any barrel character in this beer either.

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Photo of Goldstar81
1.33/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

One of the worst things I've ever put in my mouth. It tasted like peach scented febreeze mixed with nail polish remover. A real acetone bomb. I felt the sting of the acetone in my mouth. Unless you love ticking horrible beers or are a huge fan of gluten free or kombucha beers avoid like the plague.

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Photo of beerhan
3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Poured into a stemless wine glass, looks like cheap wine. Frothy urine color with a weird head.

S-this smells so bad. Farts, vinegar, acetone and fake and each flavor.

T-cheap tasty wine, something I would drink in my younger years. Fake peach fruity wine, it's kind of good.

M-real nice crisp mouthfeel with just a tingle of bubbles on the tongue.

O-what a weird beer. It smells so bad that I can barely drink it but it is refreshing. Drink this with a straw, whatever the hell this is

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
1.59/5  rDev -50%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tastes like super sour kombucha. It gave me horrible heart burn, I was vurping all night. If you like bile mixed with vinegar, give it a shot. On the upside, this was BY FAR the best kombucha beer I've ever had, and I've had a few. Disgusting (I love regular kombucha by the way).

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Photo of Steady_eddie1
3.51/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The first time I had this it was on draught. Didn't really care for it, approaching it like a beer. Shut up. This is nothing like beer. It is however a delicious and complex fermented beverage. I've tried it twice since, both times in bottle and I have come to appreciate it more each time. As the Irishman said as he kissed his cow, "to each his own".

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Photo of Stinger80OH
2.1/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Kombucha shouldn't be used in beers. This was overwhelming to all my senses, from an overtly pungent nose, to a mess on the palate with peach and kombucha, to a minimal watery bourbon notes.

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Photo of tarheels4life23
2.63/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This might be the worst thing I have ever tasted. The peaches tasted rotten and the bourbon must have been the cheapest out there. Stay away from this beer

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Photo of BlazinPhoenixLeopardLexy
5/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my very favorites. This is a real treat. I must admit a bias to you that I love n adore Kombucha. I purchase different company's bottled non alcoholic weekly... As well have my own Kombucha at home that I make my own recipes from. So needless to say this is my new favorite type of beer.

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Photo of errantnight
1.42/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is wretched. Smells and tastes like a bottle of nail polish remover. The acetone is out of control. It pours mostly flat and a pale clear, uh, peach hue that looks fairly standard, but one whiff will melt your nose hairs. I managed to a few sips and was able to suss out a bit of peach coming through, but this was noxious. No hint of interesting sour complexity I'd expect from kombucha, no bourbon, just acetone.

Undrinkable.

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Photo of samtrillo
4.16/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm not sure a lot of reviewers understand that this isn't technically beer... it's gluten free because it has no grain at all! In fact I didn't even expect to find this on BA. But now I'm learning there are alcoholic ginger beers on this site as well, which in my opinion (delicious as they can be) are not technically beers. (Fermented grain, anyone??)

It seems as if some reviewers have taken to it like a sour, that is the closest beer approximation, but if you don't like kombucha (fermented tea) to begin with, I don't see you liking this "beer".

Anyway, I loved it. The alcohol is masked quite well. The strongest flavors are the tangy-tart vinegar qualities of the kombucha followed by a blast of sweet peach. The bourbon influence hits you towards the end. It's unmistakeable but rather absurd at first. It didn't meld with me until a few sips in. (The same way The Anvil Bourbon Cider worked its magic on me.) It could tone down its sweetness and be perfect. Looking forward to trying more from Unity! But don't mistake it, it's not exactly what we call beer...

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