Peach Berliner Weisse - Perennial Artisan Ales

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85
very good

398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 63
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of rudzud
4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros and poured into a palm tulip.

A - This was a gusher but caught it in time. Poured a crystal clear golden straw hue with a light one finger head that fades to leave light lacing and clouding.

S - Aromas blow me away! Tons of thick peach gummy candy nose. Not fresh peach but more like a candy peach note than fresh. Nothing else.

T - Taste is solid Berliner notes...sour, bready, yeasty then whamo peaches. Good strong peach notes especially on the finish. Really makes no sense as to the rdev foe this beer. Solid Berliner with peaches.

M - Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated and super drinkable. Good and refreshing.

O - Overall I was floored by this beer. So peachy and Berliner it is just so balanced and tasty I need to get more of this.

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 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 WildSoul8
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Nice label, bottled 8/14 poured 10/14. Pours a thin bubbly head, dots of lacing that slide quickly back into the beer. Color is what you would expect; blonde, hazy pinkish hues just like a ripe peach. Smells like a ripe peach too, no guessing here this beer is what it claims to be. First sip is undeniable refreshing, fresh peaches, medium low sourness, sweetness from the peaches, soft and drinkable. Great beer, not a lot of depth but I could drink this all night long on a warm summer evening .

Photo of bigotecircus
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

A: Pours a nice hazy, deep amber with an orange hue. Finger or so of quickly dissipating, off-white head.

S: Vinegary, lactic sourness, followed by a touch of sweet, candied peach.

T: Really threw me for a loop... Started off with just a touch of semi-sweet, candied peach. Buttered popcorn followed, and finished with just a hint of tart lacto. Very interesting.

M: Fairly light-bodied, smooth, and slight buttery/velvety.

O: This one was recommended by several people, so I finally caved, as I am not a huge fan of anything sour. It was not at all what I was expecting. The tart lacto was much more subdued than is normal for the style. The buttered popcorn and candied peach really complemented each other nicely I thought. Will definitely buy this one again at some point.

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 cultclassic89
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose on this guy was crazy. Tons of peaches and vanilla, it smelled delicious. Not too complex, but delicious.

The taste was straight up peaches and cream. A bit of tartness, but not much at all. The finish was very grainy, like I was chewing on wheat.

This was a pretty interesting beer, I've never had a peach beer or berliner weiss that tasted like this. If you like peaches and cream, I'd say seek this out.

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 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 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 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 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 Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +5.5%

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

Hazy yellow body with a bubbly, white head. Sweet peach aroma. Juicy with a strong sour finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, pale orange color with gold highlights. It had a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam that left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of fresh, ripe peaches. Tart with some yeasty notes.

T - It tasted of peaches with a tart bite. Good yeasty bite, too. Some wheat-like flavors, as well.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a very dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really good beer, although it really bends the definition of Berliner Weiss style.

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 draheim
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale yellow w/ a slightly peachy hue, soft layers of carbonation.

Aroma is sour and acidic, a little grainy. Not much peach.

Taste is likewise grainy and sour, but not as acidic as the nose. A slightly fruity sweetness underneath, but again I'm not getting anything that I could identify as peach.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, a little prickly from the high carbonation.

Overall a nice, light, drinkable Berliner.

Photo of birchstick
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the brewery.

A - pours a clear yellow color with a small head that disappears quickly. No presence of a head remains after minutes.

S - nose is lots of fresh peaches with a little bit of sour lactose, but not much

T - opens up with really tart, sour lemon notes that move on to the softer peach flavors. The sour and peach flavors hold strong and don't really give way to much else, but that's not a bad thing. OVerall, this is more sour than expected compared to others berliner weisbiers I have tried, but that's not a bad thing.

M - spritzy and well carbonated. How else could it be a berliner if it wasn't?

D - This is a nice take on the style by Perennial - I haven't had one with fruit before and really enjoyed it. Tart, refreshing, flavorful, low abv? Yes, please.

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 caffeineTX
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened 2/27/2015

The beer pours very cloudy, was a little turbid but not in a bad way. I felt like it was more like that and it had a kind of creamy/heavy mouth feel because they used real peaches in the brew so there was pulp in it. Smelled like peaches (surprise). It was more sour than any other berliner weisse I've ever had and it lacked a funkyness characteristic that i get when I drink 1809 so I don't know if I would really call this a Berliner but I would compare it more to Pizza Boy Peach Funker which is an American Wild because of the sourness and mouth feel. If you see this it is definitely worth a try, not the best peach sour I've had but it is a solid beer.

Photo of homebrew311
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into glass. Appearance is pale and bubbly with white head. Reminds me of pouring a glass of champagne. The nose is fruity with pithy peach, lemon, and dry notes of wheat bread. The taste is relatively tart up front with plenty of fruit in the middle. This is light and refreshing, probably better served on a hot summery day outdoors. The peach doesn't make a huge appearance, but overall, a solid version of the style.

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 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 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 stakem
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a hazed color of light golden yellow. A solid finger and a half of white froth sits atop and slowly fades back to about a finger strength supported by rising bubbles of carbonation. As the cap fades, some strings of lace stick to the glass. A light swirl effortlessly revives a finger of off-white froth back to the surface.

The aroma includes just enough peach to let you know it is there with a slight kiss of spice almost like vanilla which is strange for the style but isn't bad. It is collectively quite natural smelling almost like unripe peaches more than the juicy sweet character of fresh off the tree. The natural aspect of the peaches includes a bit of grassy and earthy quality about it that does a decent job of blending into a minor lemony lacto note. More sniffs reveal a bit of wheat-like grain essence. When swirled, a very minor note of sulfur emits from the glass.

Taking a sip, there is a bit of tartness that tastes like unripe peaches and a touch of lemony lacto. There is an earthen component, mildly grassy that brings out a flavor of yogurt and some cereal graininess somewhat reminiscent of wheat. As the brew warms up, a bit of sulfur is evident across the backend but it transitions into more of the wheaty grain tartness and a bit of earthy peach. At times, this comes off a bit watery and I get the feeling that the peaches over-do the base brew moreso than compliment it which is a strange statement for me to make because the peach inclusion is quite tame.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is light and easy drinking and an overall nice interpretation of the style. I really enjoyed the natural peach flavoring here that at times seemed to add it's own level of tartness to the already present lacto that was lemon-like. Overall solid balance with enough sweet cereal grain inclusion to keep this one very easy drinking. I would partake in this again.

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Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales
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