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Pechish Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

Pechish WoodsPechish Woods

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.33%

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woosterbill on 11-08-2010)
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Photo of KornWallace

New York

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Date: 4/5/4
Location: Half a Time Mamaroneck
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Orange in color. Takes in lots of light and is see through. Pours with a very large head that dissipates quickly. No carbonation on top but a small viscous head that does not cling yo the sides.
Aromatics: The sour yeast is very strong and tart. The peach smell comes through with some dry hay. As the beer warms it builds must.
Flavor: Very tart and musty. Lots of peach flavors. The acids are very strong as well. Very light oak.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very acidic and causes the mouth to water. There is a medium oiliness that keeps the tart flavor on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 03:15:11 | More by KornWallace
Photo of GreesyFizeek

New York

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the tasting at la casa de dirtinabottle.

Pours a murky orange, with a half inch fizzy head and not much lacing.

Smells incredible, fresh peaches- peach juice, peach flesh, with lots of sour aromas as well.

The taste is quite sour. However, it is highly carbonated and fizzy, which blocks out a lot of the sourness. The peach flavor is great, but slightly more subdued in the taste than in the flavor. The sour peach flavor stays on your mouth and lips the whole session.

Light to medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, highly carbonated.

Starting to get more into sours, this was nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 16:47:14 | More by GreesyFizeek
Photo of vfgccp

New York

4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 bottle opened March 2014.

A - Bright clear gold body. Little retention with no lace.

S - Straight, deliciously tart peaches. One of the best fruit notes I've ever smelt in a beer. Touch of floral nectar on the backend.

T - Holy crap... flitch-inducingly sour. One of, if not the, tartest American Wilds I've ever had. Bracing lemon, peach pits, crisp tart unripe white peaches, orange rind, and agave. Crisp peach flavor permeates the profile and lingers through the finish as the aggressive sour-warhead character subsides.

M - Strikingly sour with a crisp light frame and a fruity finish.

O - To me, deep in the soul of an American Wild Ales is a brash, uncompromising, and boldly unbalanced sour core. Pechish Woods embraces that core and showcases it against a deftly selected fruit backdrop.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 00:28:21 | More by vfgccp
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New York

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, pastel peach with yellow highlights and a slight, quickly dissipating white head that leaves no lace.

Very fresh, faint peach. Quite fruity with light yeastiness and some lactic sourness.

Pechish Woods was far less sour than had been hoped for. Light peach and apricot added a nice, sweet-tart balance. Oak and light vinegar with acidic lemon were also noticeable. The finish was long, tart and acidic.

A woolly texture is surprising here. A light body, no discernible alcohol, and effervescence were as expected.

This is a nice beer for warm, mild, sunny days on Nantucket. I enjoyed it with friends while waiting for dinner. Pechish Woods stops short of the outrageousness one often finds in wild ales.

Serving type: growler

03-16-2014 22:26:22 | More by SLeffler27
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Mike for this one!

A- Murky golden hue, minimal lacing, very minimal.

S- Def get the peach upfront. Some funk to follow.

T- Tart sour peach. This is good, but we had Fou last night; so that is my standard.

M- Decent amount of carb making it hard to figure out the complexity.

O- A great brew! Thanks again!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 19:24:49 | More by gueuzedreg
Photo of NuclearRich


3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This tasty treat was supposed to go out in a trade, but it was replaced by the kriek. So now its mine to review and enjoy!
A light golden liquid pours with champagne excitement, with a big and bubbly head that lasts just a little but fades to nothing, left to be a slightly hazy constant stream of bubbles. The aroma clouds the vicinity as soon as the cork is popped, distinctly funky brett and lacto. Putting my nose close to the class reveals a crisp lacto tartness, blended with a delicate sweet peach. The funk is very close to a berliner weiss, and there is also a grainy wheat-like aroma that is similar as well. That faint sweet peach comes through nicely, without a harsh vomit character that always keeps me away from the lesser known peach sours. On top of the peach, is a good even tartness, no vinegar, just pleasant! Very light bodied, owing to high carbonation and a good level of tartness. Overall, I ended up pleasantly surprised and very happy. A tough price tag to swallow for an untested beer of a flavor that I dont typically enjoy, but this baby came through.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 23:41:15 | More by NuclearRich
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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle I brought to share at Skuter's tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, peach, peach jelly, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with peach, peach juice, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with nice fresh peach qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 02:57:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of nickfl


3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy and golden with a fleeting white head. The aroma is all Brett and peaches, with a similar flavor profile that is augmented by fairly pungent acidity. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, and a dry tart finish. Nicely done, it has a great aroma and while the flavor isn't quite as good, it holds up.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 01:41:57 | More by nickfl
Photo of NeedBeerHere


4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a nice orange or darkish orange in color with a tiny white head with no real retention. Smell is hard for me to nail down. I get a little barnyard, sort of get some peach in here, basically smells like there is some lacto or other bacteria in here. Smells nice if you like what I assume will be a sour. Really is a nice tart taste although not crazy tart but very nice. I get more of the barnyard and some peaches but not too much. This tastes like a nice tart beer but it's not overly peachy -- in my opinion there is just the right amount. Mouthfeel is thin to maybe a little more but certainly nothing thick. Definitely more on the thin side as one would expect. Overall I really like this beer more than the other beer I have had by them. Really a nice tart surprise that I would recommend to those who like tarts but not tarts that are crazy tart.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 02:55:57 | More by NeedBeerHere
Photo of bluejacket74


4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml caged and corked bottle, 2013 vintage. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head that fizzled away quickly. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is a bit light at first (but does gets a lot stronger as the beer warms), it smells like sweet and tart peaches, lemon peel, funk, and some bready/grainy malt. However, this is definitely a full flavored brew. It tastes like tart and sweet peaches, citrus peel, bready/grainy malt, funk and a bit of oak. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating with low carbonation. I think it's a good brew, it's nice and tart, very tasty. I almost passed at the $18.99 a bottle price tag, but one of my buddies told me before I bought it that it was good. I'm glad I listened to him, I'd buy this again. I just wonder how this would be with some age on it. Guess I'll have to pick up another bottle soon!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 01:07:17 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of Kirk_Grant


4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Color: Deep golden yellow almost like an oxidized white wine
Smell: Elegant floral, with dried nectarine, and chery notes
Taste: Lemon, yellow cherry, kumkuats
Overall: An outstanding beer that is really classy and a wonderfully fresh beer. I'd love this in the summer...I wish it wasn't released in November!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 23:31:55 | More by Kirk_Grant
Photo of Resuin


4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. This is the 2013 edition.

Appearance: Pours a translucent orange/peach color and leaves a finger of light, spritzy head which fades fast. Carbonation bubbles can be seen flying to the surface.

Smell: Barnyard funk, peach, lemon, citrus rinds, peppercorn

Taste: Funk, peach, citrus rinds, lemon. Good amount of sour. The peach is present but mild. Flavors are pretty well balanced and this is quite sour.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a light to medium, slightly creamy body. Finishes quite dry and sour. Fits the flavor profile pretty well.

Overall: This is a funky, sour, peach beer. Flavors play well together, and the sour body and dry finish make this one well rounded. Interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 22:05:39 | More by Resuin
Photo of Gushue3


4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pours with lots of carbonation. Clear orange body with lots of life as its swirled around

S Nice peach scent upfront followed by light grain and a hint of vinegar. Peach is prominent and really nice.

T Nice and light. Nice refreshing tartness upfront with a wave of peach coming through. I can imagine this beer is perfect day drinking in the summer.

M Very light body with plenty of carbonation. Finishes quite dry as well

O Really nice wild. Hopefully theres a few more laying around in the graveyard beer stores.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 16:03:05 | More by Gushue3
Photo of Dope


3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doesn't seem to be a date on this but judging from the last review (which was over a year ago) it's at least a year, if not 2 years old.

A: Pours a clear golden with a good sized and very fizzy white head. Almost soda-like, the head. Head fizzes out quickly at first but then slows down. Zero lacing and minimal retention once it all fizzes away.

S: Kind of an acidic and mild sweet/sour peach flavor. Touch of acetone.

T: Tart peaches up front but not brutally sour. Again with a little bit of acetone. Kinda astringent in the middle with some citrus peel. Sweet and sour peach is interesting, as a previous review mentions it's almost like a peach pucker. Or peachtree schnapps or something. Decent oak in the finish with some vinegar.

M: Decent medium body for only 4.88%. Has a slick mouthfeel, almost slimy mouthcoating in the finish.

O: Decent sour. Not teeth chattering thankfully. Decent acetone and vinegar and sweet and sour fruit flavors however. Pretty flavorful and crisp for under 5%.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 02:25:48 | More by Dope
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT


4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to lalaloveyou for sending this awesome extra! Thanks lauren!

poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: yellow bodied beer with with a short lived white head that drops quickly to a thin white ring.

Smell: Sour lemon and big vinegar notes. Oaky. Not getting any peaches in the nose.

Taste: moderatly sour lemons and big oak notes. Mild vinegary sourness. Maybe some sour white grapes too. Still no peaches!

Mouthfeel: its at the high end of a light bodied beer. low end of moderate carbonation that has a dry tart finish. I nice a lively sour that very refreshing.

Overall: This is a good sour, but I cant find the peaches at all. That was a bit of a let down, but it was still an enjoyable sour none the less. Not a deal breaker by any means. My second Cisco sour and these guys make really wonderful sour beers! Seems like Lady of the woods is a little better sour! That was a surprise!

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 19:56:10 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml C&C bottle served in a tasting glass. I shared this at fellow BA danielnovak3's engagement party. Huge, huge thanks to Eric (Holland) for including this long time want as an extra(!!!) in a our recent trade. I owe you buddy.

A: Pours a clear yellow color with thin white foam forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to an airy ring that leaves some sticky webbing.

S: Definite peach flesh with a slight tartness. Mild acetic sourness with some soft, sweet pale malts and a touch of oak.

T: Big peach flesh up front, definitely sweet, but slightly tart. There is a raw honey-like sweetness to the middle and the sour peaches comes back on the finish with a little mix of oak as well.

M: Light bodied with a nice bubbly, above average carbonation. Easy drinking with smooth, slightly tart finish.

O: A great beer. The peach flavors aren't lost at all and it is really easy drinking. Would love to have again.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 19:55:26 | More by Treebs
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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a 75o ml.... Poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a slightly hazy peachish color golden with about half a finger of head that settles into a film and remains... Minimal to no lacing, looks like refreshing peach juice.

S: peachy fuzzy sourness, a touch of wood, Smells like delicious fuzzy sour peaches.

T: much like the nose, nice amount of peach flavor with a nice sourness, delicious sour peach all the way, a nice little oak character.... Yum.

M: light bodied with medium/high carbonation, that give this a perfect fuzzy mouthfeel that accentuates bout the sour funk and the peach flavor, a little bit of wood makes the dfinish on the dry side, a little residual picking sourness in the aftertaste.

O: a great peachy sour, probably my favorite to date from Cisco, this wild ale gave me a lot of respect for this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 01:12:35 | More by PeterIngemi
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in an oversized wineglass

pours a hazy, pale yellow while yielding a short-lived 3/4" white head. a bit of patchy lacing evident. nose offers peach, a bit of funk, and some tartness. more or less what i was expecting on that front.

flavor follows the aroma closely with a light peach presence to blend with the tartness (though not overly tart) and moderate-to-light degree of funk. tasty and refreshing, though not the transcendent taste i was hoping for. light bodied with medium-low carbonation.

overall, this was good. i'm admittedly not the biggest fan of sours, but i enjoyed this take on the wild ale - very approachable for anyone just getting into the style, and a great summery brew.

(originally reviewed: 06-07-2011)

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 21:39:26 | More by BostonHops
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1264th Review on BA
Bottle to Oakuniox
750 Ml C/C

Thanks to Twstandley for this one

Shared at Beachwoods BBQ- Long Beach Ode to Lambic

App- A very clear golden color with yellow and soft haze intermixed. At the same time this beer was very clear. Had a small white head and was gone quite quickly.

Smell- Had a ton of fresh peaches behind it. Just like a fresh pressed batch in Georgia. A bit of a sour note to it vs. funk and a bit dry like a wine.

Taste- I poured this a bit warm but its still super tasty. Its very light, crisp and refreshing. A large amount of peach is all over the profile with some wheat flavors, a bit sour and offers a nice tang.

Mouth- A little bit of a peach pucker on this one. A light sour as well on residual flavors. A light medium body with a light active bubbly carbonation.

Drink- This was a very tasty beer. I enjoyed it alot. The small ABV made this one super easy to drink and just very well layered and crafter flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 15:27:53 | More by FosterJM
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3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow color with a decent looking creamy head that dissipates. Nose is cinnamon mixed with peaches. Taste starts off with citric notes that are pushed aside by some peache flavors. Some cinnamon is mixed in with the rest of the flavors. Finishes with some nice peach flavors. Finishes a little dry. Pretty nice peach wild ale in my glass. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 02:48:26 | More by birchstick
Photo of DCon


3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a 1 PT. 9.4 FL.OZ. bottle of this w/ CurtisMcArthur in Nashville, TN. Poured from the Orange/Yellow labeled bottle w/ trees on it into a 12oz Jackie O's Snifter Glass. Has no freshness/bottle date.

Aroma- A light green tea but noticeable character pops out first. Then a easy going peach note pops out. Very subtle.

Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that dies right off the bat. Has a bright lemon colored body, maybe a light peach similarity. Light suds are left behind.

Flavor- Subtle peach flavored candy hits the mouth first and has a light acidic background. A bit of musk whooshes over and very nice for the style!

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Highest Carbonation, Puckers quite a bit on the finish, and has a musky peach finish on the palate. Great mouthfeel!

Overall Impression- This brew started off very above average but then the mouthfeel made it happen! Highly recommend picking up a bottle of this if given the opportunity. Fresh candied peaches with tons of character left afterwards.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 22:11:09 | More by DCon
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4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at stakem's -one of the first I had during the tasting. I was pleased to have the opportunity to try this: thanks to whoever brought it!

The colo is slightly hazed light golden straw with a lot of fluffy pillowy cap with ultra fine bead. The smell is pure joy with a lot of peach aroma, almost like fresh fruit carved into for a pie. There is slight yeast aroma which carries with it some of the floral elements the peaches impart. The feel is crisp and dry with very high carbonation and only a minor amount of wild character and oak.

This is a splendid beer - everything about the aroma is delivered in the taste with slight tangy peach fruitiness with that nice spice element from the yeast and only a tinge of the oak drying the back end with lots of carbonation swirling up some more fruit tannin. Overall you really can't argue with the flavor and drinkability this is a fine fruit beer with some nicely tempered wild character.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 16:53:36 | More by Slatetank
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Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Reviewed 3/4/12

Appearance: Golden yellow, with a touch of orange - hazy, with a foamy white head that fades to a fizzy ring

Smell: Delicate peaches - peach flesh, light fruity sweetness, but mostly dry - some slight funk characteristic of Cisco Woods beers - slightly tart, nicely balanced

Taste: Reminiscent of biting into a peach - so much peach flavor - slightly sweet, slightly tart - very clean, very minimal bitterness, very minimal wood, a slight puckering dryness, slightly juicy

Mouthfeel: Medium body, dry yet somehow juicy, nicely carbonated, surprisingly refreshing

Overall: Quite possibly the best use of peaches, ever

This is not particularly complex, especially for a Cisco Woods beer, but it is definitely good. The peach flavor is remarkable. It's mildly tart, but it's mostly just a refreshing fruit beer.

Update: 11/10/13

I honestly forgot that I reviewed this beer. I'm currently splitting the last bottle in my possession with Goblinmunkey7. And yes, it's still awesome. Even after a couple years, there is some remarkable tart, peach flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 22:39:24 | More by angrybabboon
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, peach, wood, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, peach, subtle sour, and subtle tart. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I have to say that the peach is definitely the start of the show. The sour and tart aspects are very subdued which makes this one very easy to drink. Really wish I had a growler of this to crush as it would be no problem at all. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 03:31:50 | More by thagr81us
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly hazed bright gold. Head is bright white and bubbly. Carbonation is high and looks to be on point for the style.

Smell: Tart with a nice fleshy peach accompaniment. Peach juice and a lemon zest finish. Contains that distinct aroma of the Woods series. Bright clean aromas mixed with a solid frui compliment. Nicely tart and slightly funky.

Taste: Slightly sweet with a big peach taste. Flesh and juice. Nicely tart with a mild funkiness running through the background. Peach sweetness coupled with the nice clean tart flavors makes for a lovely combination. Funkiness adds a mild earthiness. Sweetness persists and cuts some of the sour. Balance between the two profiles is great. Lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly carbonation. Nice and light with a dry finish. Clean and crisp.

Overall: A nice balance of fruit sweetness and tart magic. I'm convinced this is Lady of the Woods with peaches thrown in for added depth.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 06:22:21 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Pechish Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.