Toolbox Brewing Company Mackinaw Batch #2
What the brewers say
“Barrel fermented and aged in French oak white wine barrels for 7 months with fresh, California white peaches. This ale strikes a delicate balance with our use of French oak, white peaches, and low acidity. The mild character of ripened white peaches incorporates a mouth-filling feeling complementing its effervescent quality. As each sip dissipates, its aromatics leave you with nothing but delectable white peach.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Big tart peaches, nectarines, and floral. Funky Brett with a cat-pee quality. The peaches jump out from under that initial funk.”
Flavor: “Funky peaches (peach pie with a slice of lemon) with a lot going on. The sweetness of the ripe peaches combines with an earthy funk. The acid sourness helps to support the complexity, and the high carbonation level gives it a nice light feel. Really like the balance and mouthfeel.”
Overall: “There’s so much going on in the flavor with the nice big peach, the right amount of sour and tannins, and the funk that this invites a second glass to let the taste buds figure it all out.”
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