Though I already had an unopened bottle of this at home, I went ahead and had a small taste when I had access to it on draft. Since Fruit Beers are not normally my thing, I admit that I was drawn to this because I enjoy saying the name. Guilty on that charge. Also, am I the only one who did not know that there were peaches grown in Colorado?
Millions of peaches . . .
Brewery: Terrapin Beer Company (Athens, GA)
Name: Peaotch (Midnight Project Brew Four)
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 7.20% (on bottle)
Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge before serving in a flute. Collaboration with Left Hand Brewing brewed with Georgia and Colorado peaches.
Aroma: Light fruity aroma (peaches of course) with some floral notes and a bit of sweetness. Pretty light overall, but no doubt that the peaches are there. – 7/12
Appearance: Pale orange honey-like color. One finger off-white head that is thin, fades pretty quickly, and leaves slight legs on the glass. Clear with small rising bubbles visible. – 2/3
Flavor: Fairly prominent peach flavor up front with a touch of floral after that. Mild bitterness from middle to finish. A touch of sweetness in there to offset the bitterness. Finishes fairly smoothly with a little of everything lingering, including some light bitterness with some of the floral/peach flavor. – 11/20
Mouthfeel: Light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation that is close to champagne-like. Some crispness, but also relatively smooth. – 3.5/5
Overall Impressions: Going in I was not expecting to like a peach flavor beer all that much, but it is pretty good. With that, I do not want to drink all that much of it because the flavor does start to get old on the palate. Does not taste at all like a 7.2% ABV beer – maybe more like 5 to 6%. Better when more cold as it gets a bit of sharpness when it warms some. – 6.5/10
Overall: B- (30/50)