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Pechish Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

331 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 110
Gots: 55 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Gonzoillini, Jan 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

waiting4lunch, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.93/5  rDev -6%
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.

Hojaminbag, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

OBIrish24, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mroberts1204, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

SpeedwayJim, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

beerwolf77, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of zeledonia
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed 24 November 2011, reviewed from notes.

Pours a light golden yellow, very clear and very sparkly. Fizzy white head that faded really fast and left no lacing. The head flares up quickly and is gone just as quickly.

Smell is pretty woody and fruity. I don't get much sour here. A sweet juicy peachy aroma with strong oak background.

Taste is a really nice balance of sweet peaches and not-quite-lemon sour. The sour is hard to describe - it's soft and doesn't have the citrus tang. A heavy dose of wood that works really well with the other flavors. Just really smooth all around.

Mouthfeel is, likewise, smooth. Light body, quite crisp. Feels dry despite the high level of sweetness. Dries out quickly but leaves a layer of peachy sweetness that lingers in the mouth. High carbonation, which suits it well. A bit like drinking champagne.

A nicely balanced fruity sour, just really well put together IMO. Has a fair amount of sweetness and a fair amount of wood and fruit flavor. The sour is present, but not so intense that it dominates everything else. The wood works well, and everything just comes together into a very tasty beer.

zeledonia, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

stevefinny, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of russwbeck
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours clear yellow with a nice white head. The lacing is very nice, but the retention isn't great. The smell is very much the best part. Floral, fruity, and funky. Sweetness from the peach, some lemon and funk, and a slight acidity are all noted on the taste. A bit ordinary, but with some peach at the end. The body is light, the taste is tart, and the finish is crisp. Overall it is pretty ordinary. Different and new but not great.

russwbeck, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

PEIhop, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

doof116, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Kaydogg, Nov 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

KHM, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

largadeer, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Rochefort10nh, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

leschkie, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Brew33, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

coreyfmcdonald, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

nas5755, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

adrian21, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of larryi86
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thank you goes to DrewShal9 for sending me this
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter

A- A clear light yellow with a white one finger head.

S- Sour, touch of funk, peaches, touch of oak.

T- Everything I was hoping it would be. Sour citrus/grapefruit up front, touch of funk and oak, and a big tart peach finish that is just great. Well balanced.

M- Smooth, very crisp, dry, refreshing, light body.

O- A great beer that lived up to what I thought it was going to be when I first heard the name. It starts almost like a nice Gueuze and has a great peach finish. Really hope I can get more. This is my favorite from "The Woods".

larryi86, Nov 16, 2011
Pechish Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.