Stinson Beach Peach | Marin Brewing Company

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Stinson Beach PeachStinson Beach Peach

Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002

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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by JayTheFinn:
Photo of JayTheFinn
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow body with a touch of orange. Bright white head of decent size. Powerful peach scent at first. It tends to die away slightly as time passes. Same with the taste. It's a very strong peach taste that subsides as you drink. More of a fruity wine flavor and feel pushes its way on to your tongue half way through. Tiny bubbles make up a decent amount of carbonation. Very light and refreshing.

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Photo of Drunkenass
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of merlin48
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle labeled "Stinson Beach Peach ale". Pours a clear, yellowish gold body with a small, offwhite head that quickly vanishes without any lacing.

Aroma has a gigantic, fresh peach flavor which obliterates anything else.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and has moderate carbonation.

Taste is fruity sweet, peach flavors. Not overly sweet or cloying, but the peach flavor is one dimensional. Very slight malt presence, and just enough hops bitterness to make this a refreshing, summer ale.

Overall, this is a nice, peach flavored ale that is enjoyable only if you're a fan of fresh peaches. I love fresh peaches, so I enjoyed this one. It is kind of one dimensional, and there is very little to back up the powerful peach character. A refreshing, fruit flavored summer ale.

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Photo of russpowell
3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to my buddy Eric for bringing this one from Cali (for my wife, but she has sworn off of beer for the time being)

Pours golden with 1+ finger of beige head. Hazed a bit a the bottom of the bottle, no head retention & just a trace of lacing

S: Peach juice

T: Peaches, grassy hops & dryness up front, plus a bit of tartness. Slight metallic taste as this warms, along with some lemony hops & dry peach. Finishes with a bit of grapefruitty hops, dryness, apricots & peaches

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly aggressive carbonation, not really helping the cause

Drank alright, this paired well with some smoked pork I had in the fridge, but too damn fruitty for me take too serious

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Photo of TruePerception
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Marin Brewing Co's Stinson Beach Peach: 5%, decent solid white head, tiny bubbles; Appearance: pale cloudy yellow, actively rising carbonation; Smell: peach skin, touch of peach flesh, hint of wheat; Mouthfeel: bubbles active in the mouth; Taste: fairly strong peach skin flavor, touch of peach flesh, faint hint of peach pit, finishes with faint wheat; decent/pretty good.

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Photo of DrunkenMonk
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StevieW
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color with thin white head, alot like their bluberry ale. Smelled like you bit into a perfectly ripe summer peach. Nice taste, fairly sweet by most tastes, some hops noticable to balance. Easy to down, and refreshing. However, I couldn't see drinking more than one at time. Your girls will love this one.

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Photo of Zorro
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy very pale yellow beer without too much of a head. Shows every sign of being a Belgian Witbier with peach flavor added.

Smell is PEACHES and very strongly of them too. Peach scent obliterates any other scents that may be present except for a powdery yeast scent.

Taste is very neutral; flavor of wheat is very prominent. Lightly flavored slightly sweet with bready wheat malt, powdery yeast flavor and lastly a hint of peaches. Tastes like a Belgian witbier with peach flavoring added.

Mouthfeel is light.

An OK drinkable witbier that I could see drinking on a hot day. But I would drink a Hoegaarden instead if available.

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Photo of caverog
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Resrie
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ReDave
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle from Hollingshead (!) Poured carefully in large nonic, whew! Took me forever, huge head. Very foamy. Finally died down. Slightly off white colored head. Quickly thins out after several sips. Straw golden amber [light] colored, very cloudy. Very peachy aroma. Slightly cidery sour taste. Some peach milling around. Not too bad on a hot summer day.

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Photo of warmstorage
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, $4.59 from BevMo Sacramento, into pint glass.

Pours a bright, carbonated yellow with a thick, fluffy white medium dense head, leaves little lacing.

Aroma is intensely peach, bordering on candy flavored peach.

Taste is also peach, but more restrained than the aroma might have indicated. Sugar and very light spice. There's something cloying about it that I can't put my finger on. Maybe a little bit of flour/bread.

Mouth is very thick and slick. A little too thick.

Overall, a pretty tasty essence style fruit beer, and one which I'd buy again. It's nothing extraordinary, given that I know fruit beers can be extraordinary (think New Glarus Wisconsin Red, or Raspberry.)

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Photo of DogFood11
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz brown bomber poured into a stemmed tulip. It has a hefe look to it, cloudy and yellow with little visible carbonation. Head is white and lace is sporadic and spot like.

There is a rather large aggressive peach jolly rancher type aroma. It is far less candied in the flavor. The grain bill comes out full force and squashes the peaches. It has a small but essential citrus aspect to keep it as un-candied as possible. This was essentially an American Wheat beer with some peach flavor on the backside. IF you like fruity beers try the blueberry offering but pass on this one.

Notes: Not very complex and rather it leans towards run of the mill or worse.

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Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasant light wheat beer taste, which is to say it's inoffensive and doesn't interfere with the peach flavor. Great aroma of ripe peaches.

Attractive light amber in the Duvel tulip. Nice foam with plenty of spritz in the mouth. Very light bodied and a thoroughly refreshing style. I think the hoppy bitterness is a little more bold than it needed to be. Less sweet than some other fruit beers, notably the much stronger-flavored Pyramid apricot.

Light as this is, it's a perfectly quaffable summer beer. The endless aromatics are nice, and it has a watery character that is about as thirst-quenching as you could want. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Total Wine, which has quite an array of Marin brews.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A Fruit Beer from the Marin Brewery Company, Larkspur, California.

Stinson Beach Peach Ale is labeled as an “Ale with natural peach flavor added”, which is 5.0% ABV. Comes in a 22 fl.oz. Bottle.

Pours a light golden straw color. Good inherent carbonation aids head formation whilst being poured but this soon settles to a thin white collar.

Aromas are definitely of Fresh Peaches, lovely fresh fleshly smells are very dominant.

Tastes are slightly sweet in the beginning but not overtly sickly. The peach really comes through in the middle and lingers towards the end. A slight bitterness is discernable in the middle which helps balance the lovely peach flavors and aids drinkability.

Overall, it went down well at a recent tasting I held in my Apartment.

A reasonable try from Marin, and not a bad effort all round, but it may be hard to drink more than a Bomber of this offering in one sitting though.

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Photo of litheum94
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of GClarkage
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

03/25/05- Purchased at Nuggett Market in Vacaville, CA

Presentation- 22oz bottle with no born on or expiration date. Poured into my Sierra Nevada Summerfest pint glass.

Appearance- Semi-clear golden color with very light lacing and a small somewhat spritzy head.

Smell- Definite strong peach odor, but more the candied produced scent or the can of peach sryup scent rather than fresh peaches. The Lindemann's Peche is an example of a nicer orchard peach scent. This one was more produced.

Taste- Light malt and a quick hit of peach flavoring. That's about it though. The flavor soon fades and then you start all over again. Quite boring. More of a wine cooler-esque taste.

Mouthfeel- Not even as carbonated as I thought it would be. Fairly watery after the initial peach blast.

Drinkability- Might be a nice quick thirst quencher during the summer, but not the best showing for Marin. I had higher hopes for this one since I love peaches. This one didn't do the trick.

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Photo of rxdrewthejew
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up at the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, poured into a pint glass.

A: Fairly light yellow beer...I don't think I've ever seen an ale quite this light. A bit of bubbly white head that quickly dissipates, but there is plenty of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom.

S: Mild peach scent, smells like actual peaches to me (as opposed to some fake peach flavoring). Seems like a good sign.

T: Really not a whole lot going on with the flavor here. Opening is a very thin malty flavor, then the peach comes out but it's extremely mild. The finish is a bit bitter...maybe hoppy, but hard to say.

MF: Thin but fairly bubbly. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and lingering. Alcohol is pretty low and doesn't do much damage.

D: Not really thrilled by this beer. It smelled a lot better than it tasted. I feel like they could do a lot more with the peach flavor, and if they're going to make it this subdued, it'd be nice to have a bit more solid of a beer to back it up.

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Photo of alisatns
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of clickpush
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: 22oz bottle to tulip. Comes out a slightly foggy, light orange/gold color with 1.5 fingers of head. The head disappears rather quickly to just a tiny necklace of froth around the glass and almost no lacings at all. A few small bubble trails are visible on the interior of the glass.

Nose: Peaches.

Mouth: The mouthfeel is pretty good, with a medium carbonation that keeps its composure throughout the experience. A pleasant bitterness with light lemon and peach flavors. The peach is somewhat sweet on the entrance and the beer maintains a good balance between sweet/bitter, but there's no lasting flavors after swallowing and the mouth soon forgets all about the beer.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color, large head. Medium bodied ale, with peach flavoring. Lightly malts and hops. Good balance. Peach flavor is prevalent, but not overpowering or too sweet. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty and "just peachy" (sorry about that). OK for a fruit beer

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Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of cancino45
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This peach beer is exceptionally clean, crisp and refreshing. An unfiltered cloudy body with a perfect head pours nicely into a thin tall glass. This is a great representation of a perfect blend of flavor to a wheat based beer. Unlike many beers in this category it doesn't suffer from the syrupy remnants of artificial flavoring. The flavor balance blends well enough that it is merely a slight flavor similar to a garnish traditionally found in most wheat beers. Exceptionally refreshing but can be a bit too aromatic at the nose. A great pairing complement to a White stilton apricot cheese (trader Joes)and a warm afternoon.

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Stinson Beach Peach from Marin Brewing Company
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