Peachy King Imperial Wheat Ale

Review Date 4/5/2020   By John Staradumsky

Peachy King stands the test of time! Or, at least, mine did. As I continue to work down my inventory of beer while quarantined from the coronavirus, I found a bottle of RJ Rockers Peachy King Imperial Wheat Ale in DBR 2. It has a bottled on date of 5/29/14-almost 6 years old! Fruit beers are not a style I usually age, but this is an imperial fruit beer, and besides, I didn’t age it intentionally. It just sort of happened.

RJ Rockers says on the bottle:

Ruthless to the pit, the king is a tasty tyrant to be feared and revered. Cloaked in gold with an air of fresh South Carolina peaches. It is an Imperial version of Son of a Peach with twice the amount of peaches. It’s easy to fall prey to his majesty’s palatable charms. Respect the power of the peach or it’s off with your head!

This is a bigger, bolder version of the classic Son of a Peach Wheat Ale from RJ Rockers. The label says it is brewed with coriander in addition to the peaches. It has an alcohol content of 9% by volume. Total Wine sells it for $9.99 a 4-pack.

RJ Rockers Peachy King Imperial Wheat Ale pours to a bright orange amber color with a light creamy head of foam and a luscious fruity peach and orange marmalade nose. Taking a sip, there’s a medium maltiness up front with more bright peach fruity notes, peach pits (ever suck on one as a kid? Like that), and a big boozy finish with a balancing grassy bitterness.

A very tasty beer indeed, and if it’s this good this old, how good is it fresh? The next time I see it, I’ll let you know.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned