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Peach Berliner Weisse - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

392 Ratings
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88
very good

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 60
Gots: 23 | FT: 3
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: birchstick on 08-13-2012

Berliner Weisse brewed with 750 pounds of Missouri and southern Illinois peaches.
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Ratings: 392 | Reviews: 50
Reviews by nova009:
Photo of nova009
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

A- pours a clear straw color with a small stream of bubbles, small white head appears but quickly vanishes, virtually no lace

S- tart, slightly sweet and fruity, I can get a little bit of the peaches in the nose, a little bit of beady malt as well

T- slightly tart, very bready, only the slightest hint of peaches, not a whole lot going on here, watery to be honest

M- very light and easily drinkable, fairly high carbonation, still a lightly watery for this style

O- this was okay, nothing offensive but it just didn't do much for me, much better examples of the style out there

More User Reviews:
Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hazy golden orange body pours into a chalice with great effervescent head, fine speckled bubbles left behind as it settles down a bit. Aroma has pungent acidity, chalky yeast notes, and earthy peach pits with a bit of flesh evident of actual fruit. Flavor just think very tart and refreshing peach tea tannin notes with peach pit notes and dry acidity lactic fruit yogurt (maybe a Chobani). Dries the palate from every direction, I popped some Nexium earlier and I'm glad that I did. Effervescent well done carbonation levels carries this lively tart lower abv ale across my palate nicely, light to medium bodied with a bone dry finish. Overall impressed with the use of fruit so subtle where they used loads of real peaches in a classic German berliner weisse.

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

while I enjoyed the beer I did not get as much peach as I would have liked. perhaps the overcarbonation removed some of the peach, but overall I enjoyed the beer

Photo of joeseppy
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  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.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours a clear orange until the sediment hazes it up. Large bubbles at the edges but not much else.

Smell - Peach is present, even dominant, although it's not a very strong aroma. Faintly grainy and almost no acidity.

Taste - More acidic, but definitely not that sour. Grainy and then peachy. Finish is grainy and has a decent peach flavor.

Mouthfeel - Grainy, hardly sour, medium carbonation.

Overall - Wish it were sour... Good peach aroma though.

Photo of bashiba
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a straw yellow slightly cloudy light colored beer, with a thick white fizzy head.

The smell is light and peachy, a touch tart.

The flavor follows the smell, a nice light fresh peach flavor with a bit of wheat and just a touch of tartness. Its not bad, but the flavors are very light, even for this style.

The mouthfeel is crisp with lots of carbonation.

Its just Ok, A bit underwhelming for the premium they are charging.

Photo of emerge077
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Numerous drafts sampled in the past week, most recently at the Oak Park Microbrew Review. Served in a flared flute glass.

Lightly hazed pastel yellow shot through with traces of orange in the light. Thin layer of white foam on the surface that doesn't amount to much and soon dissipates. Spotty flecks of seafoam lace left in the glass.

Tart aroma, light peach hints, lactic and somewhat mellow.

Crisp clean lactic tartness in the taste, bright and quenching. Fruity peach note is tart with no sweetness, sort of in the background. Less fruity and sour than Festina Peche. Very light bodied, dry finish, clean aftertaste with a hint of fruit. Overall it's highly drinkable and a great beer to quench thirst in the summer heat. Hope to see this on draft around town before summer is over.

Photo of T-Leb
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It tastes like Peaches! Great summer seasonal beer!

Peach Berlinerweisse is best served cold as it is crisp and refreshing. I like to drink it with dinner during the ever more frequent heatwaves in the mid-west (July 2012 108 degrees in StL) This beer is light and tasty, very peachy!

Photo of smakawhat
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at Churchkey DC.

Falling quickly bleach white head that leaves a bit of a filmy top, with microfine lacing. Body is dull lemon yellow, with an ever so slightly gray looking appearance.

Nose is pure fruit cocktail. Smells like Del Monte in a can, with barely a slight tinge of peaches, mild sensing sour and tartness.

Palate is light bodied as to be expected but incredibly crisp and sharp. Malts are nice and light but there's very little peach content and flavor too this, it seems a bit muted. There's lots of syrupy fruit cocktail sweetness but it's not overkill.

Overall quite different than most peach beers and even Berliner Weisse's I've had but there's not much peach to this and I've had better Berliners.

Photo of jmarsh123
1.88/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours hazy light yellow with a big white head. Gushed a bit out of the bottle. Highly carbonated.

Smells a bit funky, but really just bland. Maybe a touch of peach, but no sour notes to speak of.

This is one of the most flavorless beers I've ever had. I get a touch of peach near the end before it devolves into a grainy lager flavor to finish. Absolutely NO sour or even tart notes to this at all and the peach is incredibly faint. I had the suspicion this tastes like something I had before and then it finally hit me. Slightly peach tinged Keystone Light.

Very light bodied with very high (even for the style) carbonation level.

One of the worst beers I've had in a while and a huge letdown after how much I loved Perennial at FOBAB. This tastes like a light lager and I've never had a berliner before that was this bad. Not remotely tart. Just a bad all around beer. Hopefully it was just a bad bottle and/or Perennial will start bottling their better stuff soon.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 10/24/14

A: Pale, lightly milky golden yellow, decidedly peach colored - pours with a small, off-white head, fades to virtually nothing, leaves virtually no lacing

S: Extremely peachy with a nice dose of funk - fresh, ripe peach slices with a minimal amount of sweetness - some nice funk, not as ripe as some others of the style, but it works - light amount of sourness - very light, pale malts

T: A tart peach soda - really great peach flavor - fruity and fresh without being sweet - nicely dry, tart, nicely dry - light amount of acidic and lactic funk - very light, pale malts

M: Light body, low carbonation, very smooth, dry finish, refreshing

O: 750 pounds of peaches (per bottle)

The peach flavors are spectacular. The base Berliner Weiss is fairly tame, but I suppose it's just there to set the stage for the peach. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has slight bits of sediments visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of fresh peaches are present in the nose - just like if you were smelling a bin of peaches at a farm.
T: Very much like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of peaches and also has a very light amount of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and peachy but is easy to drink because it is hardly sour and this masks ut any sweetness from the peaches.

Photo of Etan
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip. I only paid $12.49 for this (at West Lakeview Liquors), so I don't know why the prices in all the other reviews are so high.

A: Clear yellow with a nice white head.

S: Lots of pleasant peach aroma in the nose, along with some light wheat character.

T: Dry and slightly tart peach, lactic, small hint of cloves, wash of sweet grain in the finish.

M: Mouthfeel is light, yet the carbonation offers some creaminess.

O: This is a pleasant and sufficiently peachy berliner. Very nice.

Photo of claspada
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange tinted dark golden color with a fluffy white head of foam that recedes rather quickly leaving little to no lacing.

Aromas begin quite fruit forward with the obvious peach/apricot stone fruits and a semi-tangy wheaty malt base. As it warms I get a little sweeter pilsner malt, lemon and some lactic acid.

The tastes follow the nose with an initial pop of peach flesh/juice. Then you are greated with the sourish wheat malts and a crisp lactic acid tartness. The citrus and grainy flavors emerge as it warms a little but the peaches and lactic acid are the main contributors.

The mouthfeel is light-medium boided with medium carbonation. Finish is dry and clean with some lingering sour and fruit flavors.

Overall this is a super beer. Ridiculously drinkable due to the low ABV, balanced fruit and sour flavor profile and just overall delicious flavor. A great balance of fruit and sour session ale.

Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

On tap offering at the Flying Saucer in St. Louis.
Wanted to try something new and something local, served in a goblet.
The beer is hazy, pale yellow gold in color and has a white head that died down, leaving a thin film
of foam.
Aroma of fresh peaches, not sweet and fruity, but more dry and almost sour.
Taste matches the smell, wheat base with peach juice and also has a very light amount of
sour bite. Finishes tart but not puckering, crisp and dry.
Mouth feel is on the light side, moderate amount of carbonation, refreshing.
This beer is nice and easy to drink, peach flavor without being too sweet.
Thumbs up

Photo of rodkin
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light, slightly hazy orange, with an off white head.

Smell is peach, wheat, bit of lactic tartness. Not super complex, but really pleasant.

Taste is about the same. Pretty peach forward, with som tartness and grainy wheat. Maybe a bit of other fruitiness? Some apple, maybe.

Mouthfeel is great. Really light, crisp, well carbonated.

This beer is really, really, really drinkable. Very light and smooth, and at 4.2% you could drink it for days. Excellent for these last summer days.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy medium straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation, some light to moderate amounts of dark fine visible sediment, and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense fizzy white head that slowly reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Upfront there are light to moderate aromas of tartness and light to moderate aromas of fresh peaches in the finish - this is probably the most natural aroma of fresh peaches that I have ever encountered in a beer. The peach aromas intensify as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of tartness with some lighter amounts of wheat and yeast. There are light amounts of natural fresh peach flavor that builds slightly as the beer warms.

M: Light bodied with moderate to significant amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: There was a pleasant tartness to this beer but not quite the light sourness that I expected for the style - though that is fine and I found the addition of the peaches to be a really nice touch. Very easy ti drink, enjoyable, and refreshing.

Photo of jlindros
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've enjoyed their beers so far, so I was happy to try this, thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Big fizzy head thanks to a little eruption, fades fairly quickly little lacing, murky dark peach orange color.

Nose big peach, tons of fresh peaches as well as a bit canned, candy syrup slightly pear and apple like candy syrup, apple juice starting to really come out, light bready malt, but the sourness Berliner weiss is not really there.

Taste brings peach and sourness, quite tart, into a bready toasty malt flavor, little yeasty like. Light wheat sour Berliner weiss. Then peaches, they come on strong later, Lois of peach syrup, fresh peaches, canned as well, very nice. Sourness and peach flavor blend very well. Finished with a lingering peach, sour flavors, light wheat and bready malt, hint if bitterness, dry sticky and tart but sticky little flemmy.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, tons of carb, dry but sticky syrupy thing.

Overall quite nice, surprised how well the blend of peach flavors and sour Berliner Weiss flavors went together, a very nice beer, but a little lacking on the sour aroma. The peach came through very well, and the Berliner Weiss eventually came through on the flavor nicely.

Photo of PPOmaha
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Sourness and funk. Rotten peaches not in a bad way. No hop aroma, no DMS, very very slight diacetyl.

Appearance: light yellow with golden highlights. White head that dissipates quickly.

Flavor: light fruit sour up front, very sour in the mid-palate then finishes super dry. Peach is subtle but there. No DMS no diacetyl. Sour level is perfect for style.

Mouthfeel: initially puckering and very dry finish but the mouthfeel after the first sip is very pleasant.

Overall: Really awesome Berliner Weisse, the only thing I can think of is just a little bit more peach flavor might make it stand out from other great examples of the style.

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a stemless snifter.

Thanks to homebrew311 and Bellabananas for sharing this bottle!

Just like RisGoop, I've had this before on-tap, but the experience was kinda iffy on my part, so I'm glad to have a second chance. It pours a lightly hazy wan straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light white grape, cinnamon, and light wheat. The taste holds notes of light peach, white grape, lemon juice, and light wheat. Not really much tartness at all, which is a decent disappointment considering the style in question. The body straddles the line between discord and rhy--I mean, heavy light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, this is a mediocre Berliner, with little-to-no tartness and the same amount of peach, really. It's not overly offensive, necessarily, but there's nothing about it that makes me want to drink it ever again.

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Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.