Brewery – Urban Artifact
Beer – Love Letter
Style – Midwest Fruit Tart
ABV – 7.4% ABV
PH – 3.3
A romantic gesture as old as the written word, prior to the digital revolution, love letters were written with ink on paper. Let’s make sure this artifact doesn’t disappear. This Midwest Fruit Tart is brewed with 3,000 lbs of peaches per 30bbl batch, vanilla beans, malted barley, and wheat.
This beer is pretty spectacular. If you want to show people exactly what being a Midwest Fruit Tart is all about, just pour them a glass of Love Letter and watch their eyes bug out of their head as they drink it and see the literal peach pulp coat their glass afterwards (Each can contains the equivalent of a half of a peach).
They released this in cans in their taproom for the first time 10/03/2017, and as it went out to distribution around Cincinnati it (like most of the Midwest Fruit Tarts) disappears from shelves before you could snag nearly as much as you wanted.
- Spicy Peach (2017)
- Peach Lemon Sorbet (2017)
- PB ‘N Peach (2017)
- Peach Ginger Snap (2017)
- Peaches & Cream (2017,2018)
- Bourbon Peach Smash (2018)
- Peach Cobbler (2018)
- Georgia Praline (2018)
- Peach Tea (2018)
- Peach Sorbet (2018)
My Thoughts On Urban Artifact Love Letter
This is one of my favorite Midwest Fruit Tart’s (as of writing this, that is). Before this, I hadn’t really ever had a peach beer that I can say that I liked, but this one quickly changed my opinion on them. It’s PACKED with peaches and puts them on a tart pedestal.
In the glass it looks like a peach colored smoothie, with a light off-white head on top.
Aromas off the top of the glass immediately remind me of a glass of white wine, I get the peach right off the start, but then it gets followed up by citrus and some nice grape aromas.
The taste is sour, tart and punchy. I love the fresh peach punch that this beer packs. The beer is thick and heavy like a smoothie. I love it.
Well done, exactly what I think the style represents.