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Pechish Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 111
Gots: 54 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 05:06:21 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

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
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-01-2014 04:58:12 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2011 00:53:26 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 19:10:34 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 18:47:01 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-12-2012 01:25:08 | More by nmann08
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womencantsail

California

3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 06:14:25 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-20-2013 14:17:10 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-12-2014 00:05:04 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

03-13-2012 06:51:13 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-12-2014 00:06:59 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-08-2014 01:33:25 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-07-2013 06:08:20 | More by Knapp85
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

11-26-2013 02:36:02 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

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

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!

Serving type: growler

07-21-2011 00:34:15 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-18-2011 22:40:19 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-21-2011 00:27:25 | More by largadeer
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nickfl

Florida

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
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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?

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 20:50:11 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 15:50:40 | More by drabmuh
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 18:04:31 | More by jlindros
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-26-2014 07:18:42 | More by SocalKicks
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mdfb79

New York

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bmanning for sharing this bottle. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of peach, pineapples, tropical fruits, light funk, and light fruity malts. Peach is definitely up front, with light funk in there. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of peaches, pineapples, tropical fruits, light funk, light floral notes.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Light and refreshing; very easy to drink.

o - A really light, refreshing wild ale from Cisco. Light funk and peach, and very easy to drink. A great summer beer I'd like to have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 02:40:58 | More by mdfb79
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Pechish Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.