Blackboard Series #6 - Peach Belgian Blonde With Coriander | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Blackboard Series #6 - Peach Belgian Blonde With CorianderBlackboard Series #6 - Peach Belgian Blonde With Coriander
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Blackboard Series #6 - Peach Belgian Blonde With CorianderBlackboard Series #6 - Peach Belgian Blonde With Coriander

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by gatornation on 05-17-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by utopiajane:
Photo of utopiajane
3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours hazy yellow with the blush of the peach deep inside it. Thin fast falling whtie head. stream of bubbles. Nose is peach skin and cracker malt. spice and an ester form yeast. Earthy coriander and bubble gum. floral minty hop. Drinks too sweet. Sugar ruins a crisp bubbly finish. Peach flavor and coriander are good together. no alcohol on the palate. Even though the peach added a slight tartness ( well done) that could nto save thi sbeer from being overly sweet. This woul dhave ben a good saison or IPA as well with the flavors it has. Too much abv for a blonde and not enough hops presence in general. coriander is perfumey.

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Photo of drtth
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The light copper colored amber beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/4” head that recedes to leave some lacing on the sides of the glass and a small island of thin foam over the nucleation points in the bottom of the glass. Sipping creates a couple of arches of lacing and lots of small speckles beneath them. The rings and speckles of lacing are there even when the beer is mostly finished.

The aromas definitely include the peach and a bit of Belgian yeast. There also seems be some malt in the background as well as a bit coriander which is almost hidden.

The flavors, as expected from the nose are quite full of peach with the Belgian yeast flavors in a supporting role. There's also a reasonably strong sweetness but only a light touch of coriander. No hops noticable here.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the peach and sweetness begin to fade but the peach is gone first and the finish remains slightly sweet and touched with coriander to the end.

Overall this is a Victory beer I thought was worth trying but it isn’t one I'll be looking to repeat. While it seems well made I'd prefer less sweetness and a more dry ending with at least some bitterness noticeable along with the coriander. However, based on what seems to be selling in today’s beer world I can’t fault them too much for wanting to offer something that might attract folks who don’t care for hops in noticeable amounts.

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Photo of Marklaker
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: peach amber with a slight haze under a 2" lacy cream colored foam cap with moderate intensity

S: peach and Belgian yeast banana aromas of equal intensity. Behind them waft coriander, spice, biscuit, bubble gum and a hint of black pepper

T: mildly honey sweet peach, banana, and spice achieving a nice balance between the Belgian yeast and malt flavors and the added peach and coriander

F: the body is medium and the carbonation is medium to medium high with a mild warming

O: This beer is very flavorful, nicely balanced and easy to drink

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Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a lager glass.
Pour lightly hazy, amber colored and with a modest size head that has decent retention and leaves soapy lacing.
Lightly spicy and fruity aroma with biscuits. More clear peach note in the flavor which suggests peach pie. Lightly sweet and faintly tart with almost no significant bitterness until the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of citizencane
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange with minimal head or lacing into glass. Smell is peach, And a muddled mess. Taste is peach, followed by faint clove and maybe a hint of banana. Heavy on the peach. This leaves an aftertaste of almost syrupy fruit. Not great, but not bad for a cold beer to come home to during summer.

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Photo of Shade1951
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to Victory for making another ale that isn't a hop bomb. While I like hops, I have been wearying of the ubiquitousness of it.

This ale is maybe just a tad too sweet, but it's not cloying. The flavors are interesting, and the whole thing is quite refreshing. Could be a good entry level craft beer for people who are wary of trying any. Even though the ABV is not too high, I wouldn't drink multiples of these at one sitting. Not because of the alcohol, but because of the "tad too sweet" I mentioned earlier. It's more of a dessert beer, for me anyway.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueKurenai
2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KTCamm
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 2017, tap...pours dirty gold, little foam. Fruity peach nose. Pepper fronted flavor, with a strong peach background. Almost like a peach soda. Some background bitters. Good if peach is your thing, bad if not.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle released 06/2017. Sampled on July 15, 2017.

The pour is an attractive looking honey-amber tone with a quick-lived off-white head, Good clarity.

The aroma brings out a big peach, sweet malt, and coriander character as promised. So they got that part right on the money.

Mostly medium body but smooth and delicate.

The taste is very sweet but slightly juicy. I get a vibrant sweet malt note and peach with a low spicy bitterness at the finish. I would have to be in the right mood to have it again but it delivers on its promise.

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Photo of philbe311
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Flavors are solid, but the peach fruit and coriander dominate the profile. More of a fruit beer than anything, not bad, just don't want a full 12 ounces

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Photo of tjcamm
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akolb
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of peaches and coriander, surprisingly. Other stone fruit and sweet malt. The peaches and coriander come through too powerfully in the taste. A bit of pepper, Riesling, spicy ester, banana, candy. Very sweet, although with a bare hint of winey tannic dryness. A beer that could benefit from restraint.

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Photo of ChipMurray
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bearsharktopus
2.97/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.72/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BB1313
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Enjoy by 11/12/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze and has minor clarity; small white head that fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have hints of peach, bubblegum and banana. Malts and yeasts do their thing. The flavors are on the sweeter side and is bordering on being cloying, but not quite. The peaches definitely shine and come off as the star. The peach flavors seem natural and not artificial, but the peaches seem to be what makes this so sweet. Yeasts and malts do their thing. It's not bitter at all. Finishes sticky and juicy. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slightly thin but still has a solid body to it. It's very slick.

This is an interesting brew. It's a little rough around the edges. It starts off pretty sweet, but becomes more balanced the more you drink it. They nailed the peach aspects. I don't love it, but it's not bad.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Okay, my first taste threw me for a loop, I do not know what I was expecting but it caught me off guard. Very strong flavors with the peach and coriander, not subtle at all. Love the fruit, spice, belgian flavor combo. I took me a bit to get used to it but then I really enjoyed it. Not the most style accurate of beers but enjoyable. Nice job Victory, I liked this gamble.

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Photo of rfgetz
2.87/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Blackboard Series #6 - Peach Belgian Blonde With Coriander from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 81 ratings