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Pechish Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Pechish WoodsPechish Woods

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348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 112
Gots: 57 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woosterbill on 11-08-2010

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Ratings: 348 | Reviews: 97
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of scottfrie
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter. Thanks for both, SneezyAchew. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a lightly hazy light straw color with a finger of short lived white head that faded into a faint collar. Not much lace was left.
S: I get notes of wood, oak, dry funk, light citrus and sweet peach. Straw and a hint of feet and sweet fruits come through as well.
T: Not a much peach came through at first (as the nose) but as the beer approached room temperature I thought it became a lot fruitier. I also get flavors of earthy straw and ambiguous citrus. The finish has notes of feet and the aftertaste is sweetish.
M: Clean and refreshing mouthfeel, lightly tart, not much acid, and dry.
O: Clean, refreshing and fruity. Not too tart and definitely easy to drink. Thanks again Mike.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mjyoung
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to scottfrie. Split w/ bbb099 and scottfrie.

A: Hazy gold, without much head and with no lacing. Looks tasty, but nondescript.

S: Smells like dessert. It's got the funk, and pretty hefty notes of peach. A bit of vanilla and that oak character, but that's about it. Good.

T: Tart and delicious. Not much of the peach actually comes through. Well-balanced.

M: Smooth and good carb.

O: Refreshing. This is what I would want from a peach beer. Mild peach taste, but not too much and it's nice and summery.

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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to scottfrie for the beer!

A - Pours a slightly brownish golden cloudy color with a thin egg-white head.

S - Peach dipped in vinegar.

T - Tart grapefruit flavors with hints of peach in the background.

M - Low to moderate amount of carbonation. Medium bodied.

O - One of the better sour beers out there. The tart is not too overwhelming, which is great. Though with the strong peach aroma, you'd expect a little more peach in the taste.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for this bottle as a gift! Review from notes.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light yellow/peach (for lack of a better word), color with a small white head on top that fades rather quickly and leaves behind a few spots of lacing.

S: Some tart peach, with some light citrus fruit, light funk, a little bit of oak as well.

T: More peaches up front, a little lighter than I had expected or hoped, but still nice. A very light sourness/tartness here, with a little barnyard funk and oak coming through too. There is a little bit of graham cracker in there as well, sort of like a peach pie.

M: Light to medium bodied, very easy drinking, love the low abv.

O: Liked it a lot, but would have loved it with a little more peach and a bit more sour/tartness in it.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pechish has a bright yellow body with a fizzy white head that billows briefly before disappearing completely.

The aroma is very nice, with a sweet, fruity peach scent to it that is very pleasant. Beneath the peach is an array of wild yeast characteristics, with acidic sourness and a ton of tartness.

The peach flavors are still alive in Pechish, but they aren't as powerful as in the aroma, or quite as powerful as I would have liked. Maybe I should have cracked this one open sooner, as it has hung around in my cellar for a while now. The peach flavors lead off, and what is there is nice and juicy. Next comes a lacto-type sourness that is sharp but not overwhelming. Underneath the initial sourness is a funky, hay type flavor that I would guess is brett, but I have no idea if there is actually brett in here. Whatever is producing that flavor, it is very nice, and adds some complexity to this beer. The malt is pale and adds the slightest hint of sweetness, but it really is in the background.

The acidity and sourness add a slight puckering feel, and the body is somewhere between light and medium. The carbonation is a touch too low, but not a serious problem.

Peaches and wild yeast seem to be a great match, and this one is solidly executed. I love the layers of yeast, and the juicy peach flavors that are there are nice. I wish there was more peach, but I think that I have to crack this one when it's fresh if I want some powerful peach flavors. I hope Cisco releases another batch of this one.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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Pechish Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.