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Judge's Review: 93 Rating - Pêche by Alesong Brewing and Blending

August, 2018
Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
6 / 6
36 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Pêche by Alesong Brewing and Blending is a wild-fermented farmhouse-style ale brewed with peaches and is being evaluated as a Fruit Lambic (category 23F in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Fruit Lambics are wild yeast- and bacteria-fermented fruit beers historically brewed in the Senne Valley near Brussels, Belgium. Pêche is fermented with Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus with Detering Orchards Veteran Peaches and aged in French oak barrels.

Pouring light golden, this beer has a slight haze and a small, quickly fading white head. The aroma is moderate sourness with funky lactic, leather and lighter barnyard and hay; a light peach fruit and hint of vanilla complement the funkiness. The flavor is moderately sour with a moderate-light peach fruit but with just a hint of funkiness. Peach was an excellent choice of fruit for this fermentation blend as the light stone fruit complements the funkiness well. While the beer is most funky in the aroma, the flavor is primarily fruit with a clean lactic sourness. Regardless, this is a very enjoyable sour fruit beer. Seek this one out and be sure to share with your funky (and not so funky) friends. Cheers!