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Peach Berliner Weisse - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
84
good

52 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 52
Hads: 404
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 5.42%
Wants: 64
Gots: 25 | 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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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 404
Photo of MrBauerlein
1.42/5  rDev -61.5%
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. (159 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
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. (199 characters)

Photo of caffeineTX
3.91/5  rDev +6%
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. (684 characters)

Photo of draheim
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (449 characters)

Photo of bigotecircus
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

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. (784 characters)

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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 (162 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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. (766 characters)

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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. (223 characters)

Photo of angrybabboon
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (908 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy bright yellow gold. Head is bright-white and fluffy. Drops to a minuscule wispy cap and small collar. No lacing to speak of. Slight carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Loaded with fresh peach. A bit underripe with a deep fleshy fruity aroma. A solid push of wheat with some pale bready malts. A vague hint of lactic tartness in the back. A touch of grass. A bit of funky musty damp earth. Gym sock. Peach pit, flesh, and skin. Just loaded with peach and wheat. Very soft yeast profile.

Taste: Tart peach. Pure clean peach flesh. Pit and skin as well. Wheat adds a nice twang with a mild earthy and musty flavor on the back. Damp hay and grass. A small hint of bread dough with a mild cracker snap. Mild pale malt sweetness. Loaded with a soft and easy peach with a touch of underripe tartness. Slightly lactic as well. Balance of sweet and tart. Yeast adds a very soft powdery element in the back. Delicate.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a mild carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

Overall: It's what every peach wheat beer wants to be.

It's mild and delicate and done just right. A bit off to style, but it's delightful and the peach is true and real. I'll take another. (1,191 characters)

Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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. (408 characters)

Photo of WildSoul8
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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 . (498 characters)

Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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 (621 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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. (271 characters)

Photo of leroybrown10
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very pale straw with a good amount of haze. Shows as more of pale gold in the glass. White head is 1+ finger high. Head disappears quickly. No lacing.

Aroma is sour peaches, lemon, green apple, and white grape. Lacto all over the place. A bit of yeast and wheat.

Taste is mildly tart on the first taste going to almost sharply tart on the swallow. Peach and lemon. Lacto sourness. Wheat and fruity esters. Saltiness that is reminiscent of a gose. A bit of dry earthiness.

Moderate body with a tart, crisp mouth feel. High carbonation. Fruity flavors linger before fading. Very dry at the end.

A very crisp, easy drinking beer. Light and tart. Summery. (681 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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. (179 characters)

Photo of joeseppy
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (1,080 characters)

Photo of PPOmaha
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
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. (648 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (561 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

yet another Berliner that is slightly off the authenticity track, but tastes darn good. on tap at hops and pie right now, this beer reminds me more of festina peche from dogfish than the true berliners. hazy pale yellow color, soda bubbles, sweet and fruity nose with plenty of yeast to balance the sweet. more funk than tart or sour, but a clean, low acid feel to it. the flavor features prominent peach, fresh and ripe, a nice use of the fruit. wheat malt is in abundance, and there is a tartness, but its subtle, and its after the swallow. I like the lightness and brightness of this, the feel really works. aggressive carbonation cuts the sweet of the fruit and aids the funky finish, but I expect quite a bit more lactic tartness is my Berliner Weiss than this. still, another fun and tasty brew from perennial, who seems to be really exploding into the Colorado market lately. good for them, good for us. (910 characters)

Photo of Jonada
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
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. (827 characters)

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (1,700 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (732 characters)

Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +6%
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. (780 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (1,246 characters)

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Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales
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