pFriem Pêche

Oregon
United States
pFriem Pêche, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

When we add juicy, heirloom peaches to our year-old Lambic-inspired ale, magic happens— they unite, gushing with bright acidity, nutty undertones and a tangy finish. It does take eight more months of aging, but it’s well worth the wait.

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ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
6
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Hops: 
Aged Czech Saaz
Malts: 
Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Rahr Raw White Wheat, Mecca Grade Wikiup Red Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem Pêche by pFriem Family Brewers is a fruited “lambic inspired ale” and is being evaluated as a Fruit Lambic (category 23F from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Lambics are known for their sourness and wild characters that are naturally (or “spontaneously”) imparted by airborne yeast and bacteria. Fruit Lambics impart an additional dimension to the beer with the fruit flavors (the fruit sugars can be either fermented out to dryness or the beer can be back sweetened).  pFreim’s “lambic inspired ales” are fermented with a blend of Brettanomyces and lactic acid bacteria cultures and are aged in oak.  Pêche adds Suncrest and Arctic Gem heirloom peaches to the “lambic-inspired ales” base.

Pêche pours straw in color with a slight haze and a fading rim of white head.  The aroma is prominently wild with aromas of lactic, leather, and light barnyard; a hint of peach appears in the background and increases as the beer warms. The flavor is moderate lactic acidity with light funky flavors of hay and earthy. The beer finishes moderately lactic sour with a light peach flavor lingering in the background.

This is a very well-done sour beer. The sourness is perfect – not too subtle and not over-powering. The wild character is funky but not off-putting. The peach flavors could be more prominent, regardless, the peach flavors work well with the lactic acidity.  Pucker up!

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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