Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Night Suds - Blue Moon First Peach Ale

This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Blue Moon First Peach Ale.

Picked this up at a Total Wine & Liquor in Virginia where it was available as a single instead of as a special limited release seasonal beer in the Brewmasters Sampler box. As this beer is the rare swing and miss for Blue Moon, I was glad that I only bought one.

The beer poured a deep copper (see picture above) and when I brought the glass to my face I was overwhelmed with what can only be described as scratch n' sniff peach aroma. My first sip confirmed the presence of what seems like an artificial peach flavor, and very low end carbonation which is also rare for Blue Moon.

Although the Blue Moon website indicates that the beer has caramel malts and is flavored with coriander, I did not detect any of these flavors in successive sips. Instead, it was the single note of peach flavor which almost seemed like wine more than beer (something akin to the Kedem Peach Grape Juice). The Blue Moon website also indicates that the beer is 5.6% abv, but the alcohol flavor was masked by the peach infusion, much like the non existence hops/wheat in this ale.

Blue Moon First Peach Ale is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, as is every other current variety of beer produced by Blue Moon. For the experts take on the Blue Moon First Peach Ale, please click here

As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.

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