Peach Cream Ale – Tin Whistle Brewing (Pentiction, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: D+

Peach Cream Ale – Tin Whistle Brewing, 5% ABV – 650ml, (Pentiction, BC, Canada)

On the front-side label:

“A Taste of the South Okanagan. The Flavour and Aroma of Fresh Peaches. Light, crisp and Very Refreshing.”

  • Style: (Peach) Fruit Ale
  • Taste: crisp-fizzy -> malted barley -> flat finish/peachy exhale.
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5 – 650ml., November 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no!!!

Visual: I tried this before I started blogging, and I must say the new 2013 label entrapped enticed me to try it again – it definitely is much more eye-catching. Pours clear light copper brown with a very small head, thin layer of micro CO2  retention, lots of active bubble clusters.

Nose: aromatic yellow peaches, although sour-peach candy-like. (5)-aromatic strength.

Attack: crisp, fizzy, bubbles

Mid-palate: [letdown] (5)-sweetness watery transition into (MAIN) malted barley, yeastiness

Finish: mildly sweet thickened saliva malts, faint peachy exhale – flat finish.

Summary:  Where the heck is the giant peach flavour as depicted on the label??? Barely any whatsoever. Low depth, low-medium bodied, zero carry. This beer is a fraud but at least I can say I’ve had worse. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)