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Peach Berliner Weisse - Perennial Artisan Ales

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59 Reviews
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Reviews: 59
Hads: 425
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 66
Gots: 32 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
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 MrBauerlein
1.42/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had on draft at hair of the dog. Smelled of fresh thanksgiving day farts. Taste was of a lower quality Berliner with no peach. Hard to get past this fart Bomb.

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Photo of jmarsh123
1.88/5  rDev -49.6%
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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Pour is pale hazed yellow with a white head. Nose is a little green, tons of dusty brett, with sugary sweetness. Taste is a little less green, a bit of an off plastic note, lots of sweetness, faint sugary candied peach in back. Syrupy body, light carb, prickly finish.

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Photo of mikereaser
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle

Pours a very light peach color, very reminiscent of the peach Hi-C i used to drink out of a can as a kid. I hope it tastes just as good.
The aroma is slightly sour berliner weisse like and a hint of peach. Both are kind of melding together to make you unsure of what you're getting
Well the taste is sort of lacking, very dry upfront, almost no flavor at all and then the peach peeks through in the end. There is very little sourness to the beer and its more like a peach wheat than a berliner.
very dry mouthfeel, it almost disappears in your mouth upon first taste.
its enjoyable, but not what I was hoping for. I paid $20 for this bottle in NYC and am disappointed that it was this much of a let down from the price.

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Photo of bashiba
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
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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Photo of nova009
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
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

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750mL bottle poured into taster - thanks rob

Pours a light, hazy straw, peachy color with a froth of white head. Slim retention with a few wisps of lacing streaking the glass.

Tart, fresh and fruity in the nose. Peaches, juicy fruit and funky wet straw. Yeast with biscuit and a hint of fruit-driven sourness.

Peach juice with light fruit sweetness and funky tartness. A little thin and simple, with straw and grain malts, followed by a yeasty funk and soft spice. Mild dryness and peach fruit on the back end.

Lighter body, decent carbonation, juicy and thin on the tongue. Pretty solid fruit-based Berliner but there's some much better examples out there right now (ie - Funky Buddha).

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- Pours a light honey color with a 2" almost light grey hued head. Big clumps and clouding of lacing remains on the glass.

S- Light peach/apricot aromas, slight spice, sour mash is not too forward.

T- Fruit notes are very faint to me. Nice light wheat malt flavor with some sour mash, and lactic/acidic taste.

M- Light body and medium carbonation. Very light feel, almost bodering on watery.

O- Umm...very refreshing beer. Not very educated on Berlinerweiss's but I thought it would be more sour/tart. It is still a nice refreshing light beer that has some fruit and sour notes.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ Jake Melnick's Corner Tap in Chicago Illinois. Truncated notes taken on a phone below:

Reviewed live as a Berliner weiss per the name. Expectations are high; this sounds delicious!

No bubble show forms as it's poured (from what I can see).

APPEARANCE: 1-2cm wide head of off white colour. Milky and frothy, with a weirdly supple creamy head that's way off-style. Oddly thick consistency. Retention is average - 2 minutes. Leaves no lacing.

Body is a golden copper of average vibrance, with a translucent and transparency that suggests filtration. No yeast can be seen within.

Beer appears well carbonated. Overall appearance is decent, but it has no stand-out characteristics.

AROMA: Muted peach is present, but it's not particularly vivid or expressive. A bit of peachy tartness sets off the mikd sourness (which seems to be about a 3/10 in terms of intensity). Fresh wheat and clean barley lurk beneath, providing a base for the lactic acid twang. Some may find hints of apricot.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Lactic acid twang mingles with mild (2/10) sourness over the predictable wheat and clean barley backbone. Hopping is minimal, but I'd say its profile is grassy if you put me on the spot. Well balanced, albeit not as peachy or sour as I'd find ideal. Depth of flavour could be much better, particularly where the peach is concerned. It's just not as vivid or expressive as you'd find in the best execution of this premise.

TEXTURE: Mildly acidic, smooth, wet, and a biteen sour - but not smacky or puckering. Light bodied and refreshing to style. This texture harmonizes neatly with the flavours, coaxing out nuance from the bacteria. Well carbonated.

Well executed, though it doesn't elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Highly drinkable, and a superb summer beer - even if it doesn't quite nail the style or reach the apex of this premise in particular. A peach Berliner Weiss is a great idea, but as good as this, I've definitely had better. Absolutely worth trying though, and unquestionably a beer I'd get again. Though with superior domestic offerings like Anderson Valley's Blood Orange Gose on the market, I doubt I'll be reaching for a 6 pack anytime soon.


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Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opened this bottle tonight about two weeks after picking it up at City Swiggers in NYC. Bottle was $20.99. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.

a - Pours a hazy yellow orange color with two fingers of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of peaches, oak, fruity malts, light funk, earthy notes, and lightly musty notes. Not overly fruity or funky and not sour at all. Decent but pretty average nose overall.

t - Tastes is better than the nose. Tastes of peaches, light sour fruits, fruity malts, oak, funk, and earthy notes. Lightly sour peaches are nice and no mustiness that the nose had. A definite step up for me.

m - Light body and moderate to high carbonation. Nice body and mouthfeel for a berliner.

o - Overall a pretty decent berliner. The nose has some peach but is pretty average; isn't sour at all and not much funk. The taste has more of both, though still light, and is pretty nice, and the mouthfeel is spot on for the style. A good beer that I would have again based on the actual beer itself, but would never buy again for that price. Hard to justify paying ~$20-21 for a bottle of a decent berliner when there are better beers out there for cheaper. Would pass at this price but maybe try it again if I saw it on tap for a decent price.

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Photo of barczar
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is wheaty and lemony, with a touch of peach and big sour notes.

Flavor is fairly tart, with a hint of peach and a diacetyl underpinning. There's a cardboard aftertaste. That diacetyl kills it.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Had really high hopes for this but it was kind of a let down. Didn't pick up any peach flavor. More traditional style with less sourness and more wheat favors in the for front. Not terrible, but didn't meet expectations.

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Photo of Florida9
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, light straw color. Forms a small bubbly head that doesn't even pretend to offer up any hint of retention before collapsing to nothingness. No lacing.

S: Light aroma of peaches, lemon, and little else.

T: Much like the aroma, the flavor on this one is very light. Slight peachy tartness, mild sweetness, a little lemon, and some hard candy. Very simplistic.

M: Fizzy with a light body and heavy carbonation. Mild to moderate tartness.

O: This is a very light, but rather refreshing beer whose delicate and simplistic flavor profile would probably be better enjoyed on a hot summer day. That said I remember having this at GTMW and don't recall it being an overly exciting beer on that summer day either.

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Photo of Jonada
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottled August 2013. Served in a DFH Signature glass

Appearance: Pours a pale straw yellow color with less than a finger of a white soapy head that dissipates to a thin cap and collar. Body is hazy with quite a bit of visible carbonation.

Smell: Peaches, wheat, some clove spiciness.

Taste: Nice punch of sourness right away yields to flavors of wheat, peaches, banana, and clove. There's a weird, off putting grainy, almost soapy flavor in the finish and aftertaste, but it's mild enough that it doesn't detract from the overall flavor too badly.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, and crisp. Medium carbonation. Really refreshing.

Overall: Not bad, but the strange aftertaste keeps this one from being really good. If It were cheaper, I'd recommend giving it a try, but at it's price point I would pass on it in the future.

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Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazed gold with fast falling ivory colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Pears, sourness, some wheatyness

T: Follows the nose, tartness, & a little bit of peach & grapefruit up front. Tartness, lemons, a little peach as this warms. Finishes tart with a little lemon & some peach

MF: Light body, delicate carbonation

Drinks alright, nothing special. I would not buy this again, a little more tartness would help

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Photo of smakawhat
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

75 cl

Pours a hazy lemon gold with a coarse white head that dissipates quickly to a lacing.

Smells of peach and lemon citrus with a hint of grassy malt.

Tastes of tart lemon and peach with a hint of light grassy malt along with some lemongrass and coriander. Lactic tart finish.

Light body with a fizzy carbonation on the tongue.

A light poppy ale that would be very refreshing in warm weather. Pretty good although I have had better BWs, but it's nice to see more breweries experimenting with the style. Worth trying if you can get it at a decent price.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear wheat color, thin bubbly white head.

Smells of doughy lacto, mild tartness, sweet peaches.

Taste is very fruity, lots of sweet peach, sourness is pretty mild. Good!

Nice bubbly mouthfeel, refreshing and drinkable.

Very nice Berliner, not super sour, nice fruit character.


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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Umberto the other night.

This one pours a hazy pale yellow, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like tart peach, sour wheat, and a bit of lemon.

This isn't the most expressive Berliner I've ever had, but it's definitely drinkable and refreshing. The peaches are definitely there, but not incredibly strongly, with some sour wheat, and a lower level of tartness than I'd expect from a non-traditional fruited Berliner.

This is light bodied, with a crisp, juicy mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

Not bad, not great, middle of the road for fruited berliners for sure.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml.

Pours a nice pale golden color that is pretty light and almost clear. There is a nice 0.25 inch head thta is white and soappy but recedes very quickly.

Aroma is of grains and some nice sweet peach. Very mild and light. Nice earthy grain notes that are slightly bready.

Peach comes up first. There is some nice tartness to the brew as well. The earthy grain notes gives the brew some bready yeast light notes. Crisp light and slightly sweet with some mild tartness. The mouthfeel is crisp and light.

Pretty good offering by the guys at Perennial. I like what they are accomplishing over there.

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Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales
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