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Peach Berliner Weisse - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

323 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 54
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Berliner Weisse brewed with 750 pounds of Missouri and southern Illinois peaches.

(Beer added by: birchstick on 08-13-2012)
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed while tailgating for Kansas City Renaissance Festival 2013. Judge if you must. Served out of a light brown 750 mL and poured into a plastic solo cup. Label is marked with "bottled 08/13".

Appearance - Pours a light straw yellow with a slightly orangish twinge to it. Topped with half-finger head of effervescent bubbles, which also rise through the transparent body. Retention is quick, fading to a rim of small bubbles around the edge of the cup.

Smell - Mostly notes of peach and chardonnay, as well as notes of tartness and golden wheat undertones. Not very aggressive, but that is pretty typical of the style in my experience.

Taste - Nectarine and peach, and a lemony nudge along with other more generic citrus notes. Sourness is faint and elusive, almost like you have to chase it with your tastebuds. This is a common complaint I have about the berliner weissbiers that essentially have the traditional flavored syrup "pre-incorporated". Dogfish Head's Festina Peche is an example of a BW with the fruit already included. That being said, I can't really dock the taste score because while I would prefer my BW to be more sour, the whole point of a peach version is to balance the sour.

Mouthfeel - A nice, assertive carbonation makes the mouthfeel lively on this light-bodied beer. Dry finish, like a good brut sparkling wine.

Overally, a very good take on the style, and one that can be used for people who don't necessarily prefer sours but are interested in trying more or learning to like them. In fact, this bottle was shared with several people who would say they weren't fans of sour beer, but each one of them liked this beer. It's a crossover, a mind-opener, if you will.

LambicPentameter, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

tectactoe, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from tap into a tall goblet. It's a lovely peach color that had been poured with a thin head. The beer produces a fair amount of lacing that dissipates fairly fast.
The aroma is all ripe peach. Quite nice.
The taste is sweet, ripe peaches with a following mild tart tatse.
The mouthfeel is medium and a touch sticky.
Overall, seemed an accurate to style and very tasty and refreshing beer. Well done.

SD-Alefan, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 brown bottle with no freshness date though states it is a summer seasonal.

Nearly clear, very pale yellow color. Bubbly with a lacing that stays. Peach skin, pits, earthy, faint yeast, tartness and faint pulp ... the peach character basically smells like an orchard. Spot on crispness for the style, body as well ... light but a bit fluffy. Uniform tartness throughout that does not take over the palate at any point. Dry though the peach character feigns some sweetness. Grainy, mineral, lemony, neutral yeast and water crackers show a bit of depth. Very dry and refreshing finish.

Perhaps not as tart as some of the originals but this one is very drinkable and with the peach character I am not reaching for some sort of syrup to be able to quaff it back. Very well done.

Jason, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

mctizzz, Sep 28, 2014
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jaminjohnson, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

sgttibbs, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Schlafly33, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

acurtis, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ste5venla, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JasonSiedman, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of joeseppy
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow hazy pour with a vanishing head. Plenty-o-carbonation. Finishing off the bottle some sediment cloudy up into, what a surprise, a peach nectar color.

Aroma is pleasant enough. Slight sourness and that's about it for me.

Taste starts out sour and tart. Some lemon acidity. Never would of imagines peach was here but my mind is there so let's go. Aroma of fresh pick peaches at a farmers market. And I guess I can imagine eating a not so sweet peach. But like I said about the aroma, tis pleasant enough.

Light and spritzy, fresh fruit soda water.

I served this on a wonderful spring Easter Sunday with the sun ashining and 70*F. Now, I started out drinking IPA's before this Berliner. And might I say this Berliner started out like a sour mess so I put it away. Trying it again I thought its pretty tasty and came to a conclusion that this style cannot be mixed with others or at least drink this first IMO. I appreciate the effort of hundreds of pounds of Michigan peaches added to this. But to be fair I really didn't get a lot of peach. Anyway, tasty nonetheless.

joeseppy, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy peach/pink color with a 1.5 finger white head on top with great retention and thick lacing.

S: A bit of peach up front, slightly sugary/sweet, some faint wheat, and just a touch of tartness.

T: Light peach and a bit of lemon, reminds me slightly of peach candy, slightly sweet and sugary. Some grainy wheat on the back end.

M: Light to medium bodied, high carbonation makes it a bit fizzy.

O: Light and easy drinking, definitely some peach there, but a little light for what I was hoping for. Would have liked a touch more tartness as well.

mdaschaf, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Loveyourbeer, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Chip_K, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Stephanie for this one. 750ml bottle into a Lost Abbey snifter.

Beer is clear goldenrod. 1 finger foamy white head with decent retention. Stringy lace that sticks close to the head. Average though the color is nice.

Nose is sweet. Peach, banana, yeasty, cane sugar, with a light lemon zest. Pretty aromatic and really enticing.

Opens sweet peach pulp. Light tartness that lingers throughout. Some lemon zest at the end. Finishes crisp white peach tartness. Slightly yeasty aftertaste. Really solid.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Lively and prickly in the mouth and accented and crisp going down. Finishes clean with a slightly lingering, mellow aftertaste. Perfect.

The first offering I've had from this brewery. Really solid overall but the price tag ($20) is a bit much for this Berlinerweisse. It'd be my go to if it was more affordable though. Definitely worth trying.

SpeedwayJim, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.