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

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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

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Added by ohiobeer29 on 05-23-2014

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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by ryan1788a5:
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 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 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 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 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 SD-Alefan
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-from notes

This ale is a lovely orange/peach color with an off-white and creamy head that leaves a fair amount of lacing.

The aroma is peaches with bourbon notes below.

The taste is peach and big whiskey barrel notes. To me, the flavors just didn't quite mesh and
there was an unpleasant medicinal note I just couldn't shake.

Mouthfeel is decent with a bit of creaminess.

Overall, this just didn't quite work for me.

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Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: one inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: lots of sweet peaches

Taste: Like a bushel full of sweet peaches with some cream, light wood towards the end

Mouthfeel: sweet, light in body, high carbonation

Overall: I barely got any barrel aged taste from this beer. If that is what you are expecting then pass on this. What I got was an impressive fruit beer that managed to taste like beer and had the fruit pop in such a clean way that I usually associate with Belgian style fruit beers. If the price were a bit lower, this would be a staple in my fridge. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Kentucky Bourbon barrel aged peach wheat ale, what's going on here. I can't quit trying Kentucky's offerings, I've never been impressed yet but they always peak my interest. Almost completely filtered golden straw body looks like a pilsner with a bright white head going on perfect forced carbonation fine bubbles creamy textured head. The smell is earthy peach, even hints of the pit almost a nutty character is evident. I'm reaching for some bourbon notes in the nose but the "natural peach flavors" extract hides the bourbon qualities from the sense of smell. The smell reminds me of a fruit jam maybe a peach/apricot preserves infusion. Flavor holy horse shit batman!!! I can't believe this beer is 8% alcohol by volume, it may have been actually aged in oak bourbon barrels" after all. The slightly bourbon edge sweet fruit bouquet going on is working well together, a bit sweet for my tastes but rock solid in execution the first beer I've thoroughly enjoyed from the Alltech Kentucky Bourbon barrel aged brews. As it warms a bourbon finish complements the sweet earthy peach notes quite well. Mouthfeel a bit sticky with residual sugars, mild rolling carbonation goes down nicely. I'm glad I rolled the dice on this brew, tasty complex and well executed version of something completely obscure and weird sounding like a bourbon barrel aged peach wheat ale.

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Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2014 12 oz bottle.

A modicum of sediment remained in the bottom of the bottle after a full pour into my glass. The golden amber body was topped by a weak off-white head that soon reduced to a thin ring.

Quite peachy in both the aroma and the flavor, with a natural and somewhat freash peach taste. The BBL aging is less obvious, in part due to the strong peach flavor. Some biscuity malt base shows through it all. Still, the peach is a bit too dominant.

Feel: medium body with medium+ carbonation.

O: plenty to like about this ale IF a peachy ale is appealing,

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Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Brenden
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a bright and bubbly golden orange sort of color. The off-white head is fairly tall but sparsely held together, so that retention is in moderation but not bad, and lacing fares similarly.
The wheat makes a substantial foundation, and the peach smells fresh. There's a bit of biscuit and just a hint of bitterness to it, which gives it just a ghost of sourness that's offset by vanilla and honey-like sweetnesses. It thins out slightly and gets a little dusty, but it's a pretty enticing aroma.
The taste isn't as desirable as the smell, only because the sweetness that holds off the stemmy bitterness isn't so present, making it much more like peach pit than the fruit itself.
The crispness is just minutely overstated in a medium body, which thins at the very end of every sip but is pretty consistent otherwise.

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Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of tdm168
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I recently had a great experience with the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel on tap so I was excited to find this Peach Barrel in a bottle.
L: Golden, creamy head.
S: Sweet bourbon and woody aroma with softer peach notes and beer smell in the background.
T: Flavor matches the aroma.
F: Light to medium, a little bite from the Bourbon booze but it got a little flat towards the end.
O: This was good but the Peach version isn't nearly as good and flavorful as the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel. This tasted like it a cheaper beer in a Peach Bourbon Barrel. It wasn't as stout or distinct as I had hoped it would be. Wouldn't be scared to buy it again though.

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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 freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warpig372
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of hophugger
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Once again, another try of All tech and another mediocre beer. Look is average and the aroma, although having a creamy peach presence seems to be a touch off, almost a stale, funky smell. Taste is decent with the peach but the hop bitterness is not pleasant and exhibits more of a metallic feel. Finish is watery and overall, not enough complexity, barrel or balance.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of mscudder
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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