Peach Barrel Wheat Ale | Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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Peach Barrel Wheat AlePeach Barrel Wheat Ale
Peach Barrel Wheat AlePeach Barrel Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 221
Reviews by ShawnFurman:
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2.17/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 01/26/2016. Sampled on March 20, 2016.

It pours a nice looking summery yellow with this long lasting and ridiculously foamy white head.

The nose is peach, for certain. And then I get a hint of wheat, a hint of grain, and a little grass.

Light to medium body.

The taste is peachy and sweet with a mild bitterness to finish. This might be better on a day that is hot and humid.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice American wheat pours a nice
clear golden with a firm head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin
layer, and shows some nice light lacing. Nose of peaches, sweet honey malts,
and soft wheat. Flavors follow the nose with light exception; soft wheat dances
on a bushel of ripe peaches and honey malts that mingle with grain as light oaken
notes show light traces of vanilla and a hint of bourbon that is so subtle one could
strain a taste bud looking for it. Nice mouth feel; medium light body, medium carbonation,
and a lightly dry finish.

Overall, a solid brew from a fine brewer.


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Photo of Shadar
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Amazing wheat beer. This has such amazing flavor and more alcohol than any wheat beer should have and I love it! The crazy part is that despite all of this it is also incredibly light! Almost like drinking peach juice. This stuff is what bad decisions and hangovers are made from. You could drink this all day and night without even thinking about it until you realized you were passed out on the grass at the park with no clue how you got there.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear light gold.

Right away, buttery peach cobbler comes through on the nose and translates directly to the tongue. I'm not sure if it's the wheat combined with the barrel that gives it that buttery flavor but it really is right on there.

Only when we began eating did the bourbon heat become apparent. It took us by complete surprise because we detected none of the until 10 minutes after nursing our beer when we took our first bite of food. Our next sip gave us a good burn we weren't detecting before.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium orange color with a soapy head that fades to a ring. The aroma is that of an orange creamsicle dipped in a cup of bourbon. The taste is similar, lush sweet malt and caramel flavor, bourbon, and peach flavor too. Wheat just blends into the percieved sweetness and is actually kind of nice. There is a mild tartness that is a bit distracting for a beer of this type. Full bodied, somewhat cloying finish with peach notes. Its an interesting fruit beer, and I rated it as such. The peach flavor does surprisingly well with the bourbon.

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Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of TonyLema1
3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: gold, clear, thin white head, lots of bubbles
S: peaches and booze
T: peach stands out
F: booze on the finish, sticky mouthfeel
O: wouldn't re-visit

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Photo of GrimGuzzler
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of buschbeer
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

L - Once the one of white head dissipates it looks like kind of like a chardonnay. I'd call it a pear color and crystal clear.

S - I get the obvious peach right away. I also smell some caramel from the bourbon barrel.

T - It starts out sweet. The peach again comes through easily along with some caramel. Then it gets dry through the middle with an oak finish.

M - Moderate to thin

O - I originally had this on tap back in February and thought is was a sweet mess. This is sweet, but the dry finish helps it from being too sweet.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a light yellow color with a 1/2-finger head
S: Canned peaches, a bit of wheat
T: Bubblegum, peach, wheat
M: Light-bodied, pleasant carbonation but sweet
O: Where's the bourbon?? This is fairly tasty but a bit sweet for me and I get no bourbon notes whatsoever

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.17/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Bright golden and complimented by clarity, the beer's cap of white foam sinks slowly, dotting the snifter in specks of lace.

S - Freshly sliced peaches bask in a shallow end of the bourbon barrel, barely soaking up any of the alcohol but taking in as much oak as they can. Soft wheat tickles the nostrils while a kiss of sweet pilsner malt puts the finishing touches on this surprisingly light-smelling fruit beer.

T - Grainy pale malt is quickly overcome by sweet pilsner notes and an oat-like flavor before returning to a cereal state of taste that provides a base for the developing oak stave and light peach kiss.

M - The incessant wheat in Peach Barrel makes for not only a delicious flavor but an incredibly smooth body that goes down beautifully, finishing with a touch of lingering peaches and dryness on the tongue.

O - I'll admit, I was incredibly hesitant to purchase this 4-pack at its price point but my love for well-done peach beers won and here we are; a decision I don't regret. The delicious peach flavor doesn't recall syrup or artificial sweetener which is great, as is the very light undertone of barrel aging which imparts just a subtle hint of vanilla within the oak but bourbon is completely missing. The ultimate achievement of Kentucky's Peach Barrel is the profound wheat profile that is smooth and soft throughout, giving the beer a wonderful body and finish that drinks far easier than it should!

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.29/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass is a clear gold color floating a whitish head.
Stone fruit aromas are almost peach -like and alchohol reminiscent.
Peach flavor is more obvious than the aroma with a nice malt balance. No booze heat.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Big price tag on this $4.25 for the single but the allure of a bourbon barrel aged peach beer got the best of me. Into a pint glass.

A - Got to say it has some great head a solid 1/2 inch that seems to stick around forever. Beer itself is an almost lager like bright yellow. Hard to believe it's 8% expected darker.
S - Fresh peach flesh and skins are constant in the smell. No real bourbon or sourness it has an almost sugary like smell. I sip.
T - Its decent enough the peach is their not as sugary as I expected like a syrup more like brewed with. Has a twinge of bourbon which seems to muddle up the flavor a bit and the finish has an almost caramel like sweetness. This may have been better in just regular oak barrels.
M - Medium to light in body. Somewhat fizzy for a bourbon ale.

Overall its easy enough to drink and has enough peach flavor to satisfy my curiosity. I still say this would have been better in just regular oak barrels.

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Photo of SithLantern
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of scott2269
3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoerr
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Peach Popcorn

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Photo of djrn2
2.16/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of barczar
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fairly clear light golden with a billowing frothy white head that lingers.

Peach schnapps dominates the aroma, sweet and boozy, with a hint of oak. Bourbon becomes evident late.

The flavor doesn't follow suit at all. There's definitely a beer background, with a slightly tart peach character mid palate, and then the bourbon and vanilla kick in in the aftertaste. Bourbon tends to dominate in subsequent sips. Not getting much what.

Body is a touch full, with carbonation on the lower side, and noted alcohol warmth.

Was hoping for more peach character, and wheat, as well. Tastes like their bourbon barrel ale with a hint of peach.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Brassy golden color with awesome clarity. A creamy tuft of a bone white head retains very well. Lacing is plentiful.

S: Peach juice is very forward on the nose. Great fresh peach aroma. Oak,vanilla, and bourbon are all subtle.

T: Juicy peach up front. Bourbon interjects briefly with a quick bite, but backs off quickly. Barrel flavors begin to take over the spotlight. Buttery barrel flavors, oak, light caramel. Creamy wheat provides an anchor. Some lingering peach, but the finish is mostly toasty oak and a buttery sort of barrel flavor.

M: Medium bodied with a full and buttery feel. Slight creaminess. Carbonation provides a bite that lifts and refreshes.

O: The peach flavor and aroma are incredibly fresh and enticing. The bourbon barrel puts an interesting spin on this fruit beer, but I'm not sure it all meshes completely. Mainly the odd sort of buttery/doughy flavor that seems to result from the interplay of barrel and wheat puts it at odds. In the end I did enjoy it. That astoundingly fresh and vibrant peach character is impossible not to love.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.09/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smithj4
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Peach Barrel Wheat Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 221 ratings