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Pechish Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Pechish WoodsPechish Woods

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

321 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 109
Gots: 53 | FT: 6
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 Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%

Tim's bottle, thanks for sharing. The white wine version of the woods, Dark Woods being the red wine. So this is the more drinkable one though not as much depth. A moderate head on a very yellow body. Carbonation is right there. Very easy drinking despite sourness, peachy and poached pear in the finish. A fuller mouthfeel. Nice one.

Sammy, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -4.3%

djrn2, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Reviewed from notes. On tap at Night of the Funk 2010. Was really looking forward to this one. Pour yields a pale apricot brew with a white head and some mild lacing. The nose brings forward a good dosing of peaches, apricots, and other stone fruits along with some lactic sourness and a bit of oak. The flavor has some sour peaches as well as light wood. Sourness throughout. Body is light and slightly puckering. Overall, a really nice beer that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Thorpe429, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

nmann08, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of stinky cheese and spoiled fruit are present in the nose. The foul smelling odors begin to dissipate as the beer warms up.
T: The overall taste is very sour and has notes of peaches towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and tart on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has an awful smell but a pleasant taste. This is one of the few beers where serving it in a snifter glass does a disservice to the beer. It's not a beer as long as you can ignore the smell. A pint glass would probably be the best option to drink this in.

metter98, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale golden color; the head has some froth to it and leaves a few patches

Smell: Peaches, with a hint of vanilla and just a touch of buttery oak (like a chardonnay that has undergone malolactic fermentation)

Taste: Tart peach flavors, up front, with subtle undertones of lactic acid, oak and vanilla making an appearance by mid-palate; the peach flavor actually builds, after the swallow, but the tartness lingers, producing a balanced finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation and a puckering sensation

Overall: I have had mixed experiences with the Cisco beers, but this one really impressed me; glad I picked it up on a recent visit to Julio's

brentk56, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Texasfan549, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

kjkinsey, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

womencantsail, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -4.3%

ygtbsm94, Mar 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kylehay2004, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Knapp85, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

Thanks Kelly for busting out the surprise growler!

Served in a footed tulip glass. Thin white veil of foam on the surface, gentle streams of active carbonation feed into the ring of foam around the edges. Spotty froth in the glass with a couple random arcs of spindly lacing. A slightly hazy golden orange color, it resembled a dry cider.

Softly fruity, tart and somewhat floral, natural fuzzy peach stands out, with a little bit of oak/barrel complexity.

Cleanly tart and crisp, very quenching. A perfect cool-down on a 100º July day. Finishes dry and oaky, with tart underripe peach flavors comprising the bulk of it. Refreshing and natural, not sweet at all. The clean lactic tartness reminded me a little of the crisp simplicity of Festina Peche, as Pechish Woods isn't especially funky, but also lightly tart with pleasant peach flavor. Light bodied and very drinkable. Something one could easily drink a growler of solo, if so inclined. Great stuff!

emerge077, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -4.3%

largadeer, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

SocalKicks, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3.93/5  rDev -6%

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.

nickfl, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

Another new brew courtesy of Chris (spycow). Served in a Jester King tulip.

A - A quick-dissolving white foam settles to a thick ring, some wisps of bubbles, and a few spots of lace. Pale, lightly hazed, straw body.

S - Peach yogurt, pie crust, graham crackers. Reminds me of pie or cobbler. Very dessert-like in any case.

T - Taste is again mostly peach. Minimal sourness or funk - just tons of peach cobbler. Finish has a slight seltzer/mineral water note to it - is that the oak?

M - Zesty carbonation, medium body, and a fairly clean finish. Seems bigger than the listed 4.9%.

D - Not much of a wild ale - if it were called a fruit beer I'd think more highly of it. I enjoyed it, but it paled in comparison to jw347's sour that we drink concurrently. This needs more sour and tart flavors to complement the intense peach notes.

Also, I'm befuddled by the mixed reviews. Some people identify intensely sugary peach and dessert flavors, while others say there is almost no peach flavor whatsoever. How can this be?

MasterSki, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of Slatetank
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

Slatetank, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%

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.

drabmuh, May 27, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours a light fizzy pasty white head that fades at a med pace from the 1/2 finger, crystal clear pale honey yellow watery color.

Nose is unique, some nice wild aromas, light barnyard funk, a slight aroma of malts souring in the mash, some light toasty golden malts, light cereal, light tart sour fruit, some definite overripe peach, some buttered popcorn diacetyl, and buttered oak.

Taste starts with plenty of fruit, nice tart sour fruit, plenty of overripe fresh peach and canned peaches, some tart sour apricot and other fruits, again with light malts, soured mash malts and light cereal, slightly toasty, all that rounded with some buttery oak and light wood, the butter comes from the oak this time and not really buttered popcorn. Also some very light funk and acidity. Finishes drier, pretty dry, with light lingering tart malts and canned peaches, as well as light tart fruit and hint of acidity.

Mouth is lighter bodied, lower but decent carbonation.

Overall pretty good, a bit of diacetly on the nose, but nice buttery oak rounding the great tasting fruit and nice sour tartness and fruit flavors, and very drinkable.

jlindros, Jul 24, 2011
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Pechish Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.