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Peach Berliner Weisse - Perennial Artisan Ales

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55 Reviews
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Reviews: 55
Hads: 409
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 32.53%
Wants: 65
Gots: 29 | 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: 55 | Hads: 409
Photo of smakawhat
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
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 Jason
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
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 dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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 metter98
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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 AlexFields
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
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 jlindros
4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
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 rudzud
4.52/5  rDev +21.5%
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 Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
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 T-Leb
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
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!

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Photo of xnicknj
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
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 nova009
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
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 jmarsh123
1.88/5  rDev -49.5%
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 Etan
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -7%
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 mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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 mikereaser
2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
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 TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
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 Florida9
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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 homebrew311
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy, very pale with light peach color and very thin white head.

S - Peach, stone fruit, tart, hints of nutmeg and vanilla.

T - Light peach, wheat malt, lactic sourness, very light hint of nutmeg.

M - Medium body with good carbonation.

D - Had this at Great Taste and loved it. Strange that the peach seemed stronger on draft without the nutmeg I am getting now.

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Photo of stakem
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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 bashiba
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
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 zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of rodkin
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales
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