Pechish Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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2.95/5 rDev -29.8%
Pours yellow, not much head or lacing.
Bits of peach, zesty lemon peel. Faint.
Acidity, not enough peaches, lemon tang and that's about it.
Lots of carbonation.
A strong dissapointment and thus continues my search for a good peach sour. This needs more peaches, less carbonation, a bit more complexity and a touch of funk. Very boring beer sadly. Don't know if Monomoy Kriek (drastically better) utilizes the same base beer, but this example reveals the shallow depths of it.
06-21-2011 03:05:27 | More by ptykozoon
3.28/5 rDev -21.9%
750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Got this in a trade awhile ago, but I cannot remember from whom.. Thank you though!
(A)- Pours a pale straw yellow color. Produced some white froth that dissipated quickly. Some lace.
(S)- A dry, primarily oaky white grape profile with a hint of peach and lemon tartness. Kinda has a spicy seasoning-like smell as it warms.
(T)- Similar to the smell in almost every way. A fruity white grape and peach tartness with some spicy notes and bits of oak.
(M)- A nice carbonation level. I can see the oak and fruit in this, but its all almost separated from each other (thin?). I think the oak and bugs came together to create that weird spice note (Taco's?)[Thanks Todd :p].
(D)- Not bad. A decent basic wild ale, but the peach flavor I was expecting was rather muted. That and the spicy note is kinda odd, but this still drinks well on this hot day.
07-29-2011 01:49:04 | More by sweemzander
3.3/5 rDev -21.4%
Bottle shared by Chris, thanks!
A: Light blond with a white head.
S: Sugary peach with pretty strong apricot notes. I know, it's a peach beer, but there is a lot of apricot. Light oak. Lactic and sugary.
T: Peach and sugary apricots. Quite sweet and lactic. Lightly tart. Finishes simple with lingering oak and a touch of acetone.
M: Light body with medium carbonation.
Overall: Nice aroma with a somewhat strange flavor.
08-14-2011 17:16:56 | More by HopHead84
3.4/5 rDev -19%
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Shared with schen9303.
Pours a nice 2 finger fine white head with decent retention. Beer is a clear, pale goldenrod. Lacing is spotty with no stick but decent legs. Above average for the color.
Nose is sweet peach puree, some sweet spice, cane sugar, and some musty cobweb. Decently aromatic but missing any sort of robust fruit flavor or funk. A bit strange.
Opens sweet peach. Slightly tart in the middle. Some cane sugar lingers behind sour peaches. End is slightly wheaty and berlingerweisse-like. Finishes tart with a dry, peach skin finish. Decent but pretty bland overall.
Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and slightly dry in the mouth and oily and smooth going down. Finish is dry with a puckering finish. Nice and light.
This beer can only really be described as conservative. Flavor is nice but very soft and mellow. Decent but without any real character and pretty plain overall. I'd revisit this one but not at the price point.
12-09-2011 01:54:38 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.45/5 rDev -17.9%
This is something to wind down. Been looking forward to it. I miss the funk.
Appearance- Very light straw color, with a very thin white head on a vigorous pour.
Smell- Nice and tart. Some white wine, grape, apricot. A nice barnyard funk. My hopes are being raised. Plenty of peach. Very nice.
Taste- Very nice fruity peach up front. A nice tingle, white wine, grapes, some apricot. Very nice. Oh wait, then it becomes a buttered popcorn bomb. Damn, the finish is just not doing it. It tastes like a Jelly Belly buttered popcorn one, for real. It's hard to ignore. Very disappointing, and can't be ignored. It mellows out to a more vinous finish. Almost a coconut thing going on. Ah, wish this would be better.
Mouthfeel- Totally appropriate, nice and crisp.
Overall- I'm sorry, the buttered popcorn is really a problem. It should be much better than this. Ugh, disappointing as hell. I'll finish it, with a little help, mostly to avoid pouring a pretty pricey beer down the drain. I should have gone with the Kriek.
08-17-2011 02:31:43 | More by callmescraps
3.48/5 rDev -17.1%
Decided to grab a bottle of this and give it a try. 750ml bottles...
A: A murky very bright golden color with a small white head that fades very quickly to nothing. Ok.
S: A light malty scent with a mild lemon tartness in the middle. Some lemongrass on the backend. Decent.
T: A mild green tea type flavor quickly drowned by tart lemon with a hint of maltiness. I don't really get any peach. Maybe a slight bit hidden on the back. Decent.
M: Medium body with a hard carbonation. A tart, bittering finish. Decent.
O: All in all, this is an ok brew. Not a heavy sour brew. A slight lemon tartness. I don't really get a whole lot of peach at all myself. Many better brews in the style. Not worth hunting down.
07-10-2011 00:32:29 | More by steve8robin
3.53/5 rDev -16%
Bottle shared by bmanning, thanks! Beer is yellow to white, really hazy with a lazy head.
Aroma of lactic mild acetic with a lot of tropical fruit.
Beer is thin and quite fruity with a grainy harsh finish. It is dry and thin with some lactic oakiness in the middle. It was fine but not as great as I hoped. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
05-27-2011 15:50:40 | More by drabmuh
3.6/5 rDev -14.3%
Thanks for sharing this beer, Richard.
Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Smells like peaches, so a good start. That's pretty much all it smells like, though. Sort of watery on the nose, maybe a light lactic note, maybe some grass. The flavor has a rather intense peach flavor which is slightly sweet as well as tart. A good lemony bite and a hint of straw and grass. Sort of a simple wild ale. The body is light and the carbonation is moderate.
01-16-2012 06:14:25 | More by womencantsail
3.66/5 rDev -12.9%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Slight haze to an orange body. Nice white head. Thin collar.
Smell - Peach. Intense acidity. Nice peach, but it does smell very acidic.
Taste - It's pretty sour. It still retains a nice peach flavor, though. Oaky. Sweet peach before the sourness takes over. Not acetic, but it isn't a light sourness.
Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Very sour without being over-sour.
Overall - It's all peach and sourness, but that isn't a bad thing.
05-13-2014 00:53:53 | More by Alieniloquium
3.75/5 rDev -10.7%
Shared by DrewBa while we sat in my basemt watching 28 Days Later. Oreo gently caressed my thigh while scratching at his beard with a playful gleam in his eye....
A pale clear and light yellow body has very little head, no lace, and virtually no legs.
Smells like peachy-o candies. Yep. Artificial peach flavor comes on strong... Like canned peaches in heavy syrup... Hmmmm, surprisingly, this works, but not entirely...
The flavor is just as I expected: super sweet peaches, possibly artificial flavoring. Very sweet. The beer has a decent tart turn and some pleasant sourness at the finish.
Overall, this is really a one-trick pony... And I can persauded to love those if they pull off their trick to perfection--- this one falls just short of that goal.
This isn't unpleasant, but it certainly isn't the best sour I've come across. I'd take Eric's Ale over this in all possible aspects.
06-25-2011 05:13:50 | More by AleWatcher
Pechish Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.