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Peach Berliner Weisse - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Peach Berliner WeissePeach Berliner Weisse

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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 metter98
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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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 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 Jason
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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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 WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

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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 dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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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 stakem
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

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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 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 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 rudzud
4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

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Photo of claspada
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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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 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 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 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 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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Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.