Magic Word - Strawberry & Peach
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Pale Ale - American
4.03 | pDev: 5.96%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: A small pale ale with lactose, fruited with peaches & strawberries
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ConnorOG from Florida

3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looked great, nose was lacking. Unfortunately the flavor reminded of when I home brew and go overboard with flavor extracts, but still drinkable. One and done. Some trouble to get this beer may be clouding my opinion, high expectations.

Jun 17, 2018
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 5/1:
A highly hazed just ripening peach color with a head that shrinks and gathers at the glass wall quickly (but lasts there).

There aren’t a lot of scents coming off this, mainly a peach sorbet impression as there’s a little sweet-tart thing I’m noticing.

Taste does follow along a pale ale track. Up front is a medium tart fruitiness, peach and dry grapefruit. The malt has a cereal impression - so sliced peaches over morning whole grain cereal. A medium feel that has a subdued but obvious prickliness. A bit of oat-like dryness mixes with a pithiness to lean this slightly bitter in the end.

Comes as a fruit-added pale ale with not as creamy/smooth a feel the body may trick you into believing. Didn’t get too much from lactose.

Jun 02, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is really good beer, a hoppy hazy american pale but fruited up with peaches and strawberries, a cool combination of fruits for sure, but also cool in this style, which rarely seems to receive fruit except for random citrus. i really dont think this one needs the lactose, it has a creaminess and softness and plenty of sweetness from the fruit, but thats what the kids like these days so why not jump on the bandwagon? the peaches and strawberries are awesome in this, so compatible with the dry hops on this, and not too forward in the balance, but balanced to one another, tangy and ripe strawberries meet sweet and fleshy peaches, still behind the hops and even the grain, but really nice together and making this distinctive and memorable, a beer i could drink a ton of too, not overly fruity but really natural. the hops are fruity too, more of a citrus vibe and really low bitterness, the lactose sweetens it and extends the finish a bit, not too much of this either, but i dont need it. great carbonation and a nice round body, this is beautifully well built and interesting beer, a very memorable drink! i love these fruits with the hops in this, up there with the best fruited hazy brews i have had!

May 27, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 05/01/18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, strawberry, peach), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, grapefruit, strawberry, peach, tangerine), nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Orange Julius! Addictive! Thanks John for the chance.

May 25, 2018
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The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop from Wyoming

3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a pint can into a teku.

Pours a hazy translucent copper orange. Finger head dissipates fairly quickly. Has an interesting crossfaded appearance from the bottom of the glass to the top, becoming a shade brighter toward the brim. Aroma is a bit muted but does resemble a sorbet or sherbet; there's more strawberry here than peach on the nose. A bit more nuance on the taste would be nice--I'm getting a better balance on the lactose, peach, and strawberry on the palate than I am on the nose. But it seems to be equal parts those things and club soda. Hops are almost entirely muted which is a little unfortunate. Though I can acknowledge that might be what BI is going for, to give drinkers an option beyond the (delicious) heavy 7-9 percent fare it typically offers. Goes down crisp and clean. Creamy on the tongue.

Super sessionable, especially as the hot months approach in Nashville.

May 19, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter. Described by BI as a "small pale ale with lactose, fruited with peaches and strawberries." A bright yellow hazy color with a modest but persistent delicate white head. Definite strawberry and some peach aroma, but nuanced and mixed with bready aroma and some floral/earthy notes. Taste followed this - mainly restrained fruity notes with strawberry up front. There was a slight bitter earthy undercurrent to remind me that this was beer not juice. Light bodied but not overly thin. Easy drinking pale.

May 11, 2018
Magic Word - Strawberry & Peach from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 10 ratings