Little Grove (Sparking Session Ale with Peach & Kombucha)
Allagash Brewing Company

Little Grove (Sparking Session Ale with Peach & Kombucha)Little Grove (Sparking Session Ale with Peach & Kombucha)
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From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
3.6%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.85%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
8
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 20, 2024
Added:
Sep 21, 2020
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You’ll find refreshment wherever there’s a Little Grove. This sparkling session ale is fermented with peaches and blended with kombucha for the perfect balance of light, tart, and bright flavor.
Recent ratings and reviews.
Ratings by hopley:
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Rated by hopley from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 24, 2021
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours the color of champagne with over a finger of white head. The nose has notes of sour peach along with the essence of soap. The flavor profile is lightly tarty. As expected, the body is thin.
Feb 20, 2024
 
Rated: 3.7 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by elliotjf from Rhode Island

2.46/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
Tragic accident or misguided experiment?
Peach and ale would be fine, the lightness of the brew is refreshing, but the dirty feet aftertaste of the kombucha ruins this for me.
May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/whiteish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of mild peaches. Taste is tart, peaches, funky, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a unique and decent beer.
Apr 01, 2021
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Reviewed by BalancingBrooms from California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very pale straw with small white head. Aroma is slightly funky with that kombucha coming through and peach fuzz. Taste follows the nose with slight peach tones up front with very subtle komboucha, ends with a nice herbal earthiness, last a long time on the palate. Body is think but crisp. Nice session ale, perfect white wine replacement.
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Can poured into a chalice.

Looks like sparkling white wine; slightly hazy golden straw with a sudsy white head that quickly dissipates. No lacing to speak of but there are bubbles. You want some bubbles? There's bubbles.

Smells like a witbier/saison hybrid: Orange peel, clove, bubblegum, yeast. Some grass and peppery spice. Even a faint whiff of funk in there. Peaches are there...kinda.

The flavor gets pretty much the same description: Oranges, grass, banana esters and yeast. Peach character is unbelievably subtle, like a whisper in Grandma's panties. Lightly tart, kind of funky. Herbal as hell.

The feel is very light, with nicely effervescent carbonation. Crisp, extremely clean and subtly dry on the finish.

Overall, this is weird but also kinda expected given the seltzer craze. I'm definitely all about Allagash' take. This is the most drinkable beer on the planet, and it actually tastes like beer and not carbonated fruit water.
Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Can. Pretty artwork. Beer pours a lightly hazy yellow hue with almost no head. Reminiscent of lemonade in my glass. Mild, cute aroma. Yeah, smells cute. Really mild fruitiness (pale fleshed fruit). Some wheat. Very minute tartness. Soft but approachable and pleasant. Flavor is a bit more noticeable. Definitely get some peach as well as some tart apple. I understand the kombucha element better after taking a sip. This beer is also absurdly clean. Flavor absolutely drops off the palate as if it were a cliff. Super light bodied. Pretty remarkable how the flavor is there and the *POOF* she gone. Highly drinkable. Definitely the type of beer I could see farmers and peasants drinking throughout many long days of manual labor. Allagash has become one of my favorite breweries. This one won't land in their upper echelon of offerings but I could definitely get on board with a 6'er.
Sep 24, 2020