Stinson Beach Peach | Marin Brewing Company

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Stinson Beach PeachStinson Beach Peach

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Marin Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Photo of GClarkage
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
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 oggg
4.07/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into my half liter schooner and it was really quite beautiful. Extra pale yellow at the bottom of the glass darkening ever so slightly towards the top. Covered by a fuzzy bubbly white head. The beer itself is very hazy -- looks like a Berliner Weisse. The aroma of fresh peaches at the market is strong on the inhale, but does not pollute the room. The sweet aroma peaks and restrains itself nicely. A mouthful of the soft foam on top tastes of peaches with some surprising maltiness. As I sip, I notice that after the moderate to high carbonation subsides on the tongue, there is a firm bitterness that keeps this beer nice and dry. I like the transition from sweet to dry. There is a great grainy maltiness that comes out near the end. The finish is dry but quite oily and slick. Nice light to medium bodied ale. Very clean flavors. Overall: I'm certainly a newbie to this style, but I like the lightness and cleaness of the flavors alot.

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Photo of merlin48
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
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 beerguy101
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
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 TheLongBeachBum
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
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 StevieW
4.12/5  rDev +17.7%
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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Stinson Beach Peach from Marin Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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