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Pechish Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Pechish WoodsPechish Woods

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321 Ratings
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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 russwbeck
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%

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%

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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
Photo of adrian21
5/5  rDev +19.6%

adrian21, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of larryi86
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%

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
Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +19.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of jh1982
5/5  rDev +19.6%

jh1982, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

bauermj, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

From notes...

A: pours a thin, cloudy, yellow, almost urine color. There are some small bubbles as it pours, but very little, and they dissipate quickly. There is no lacing as it drinks.

S: The smell is straight sour. It's a beautiful bouquet of funk. Peaches? Maybe. Sour? Definitely.

T: This beer quickly starts off tart, but only for an instant. Immediately it shifts to sweet fruit (peach, pear, apricot, even cherry), but then straight back to super tartness. The finish is strong sour.

M: Light bodied beer. It starts off juicy, but finishes extremely dry thanks to all that tartness.

O: I actually really enjoy this beer. It's not the best sour I've ever had, but it grows on me as I drink it. I'd pick up another bottle if I could.

trxxpaxxs, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of eclipse54
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

A corked & caged 750 mL bottle from FluffyMcTingle; thank you very much! Poured into a DFH signature glass...

Pours out a light, vibrant yellow color with straw hues. A thin layer of bubbly, frothy white head develops, much less than expected actually. There is an eternal evolution of bubbles from the base of the glass that creates a mesmerizing tide of birthing and decaying bubbles in a central patch on the surface of the liquid. The aroma is of tart peach, some funky yeast, straw, various grains, and the slightest wood character, though oak doesn’t come to mind (pine, cedar?). It tastes of tart peaches, oak (the barrel is a bit more prominent in the flavor), straw, citrus, and pear. Not overly sweet, which is great, and very well balanced. Mouthfeel is crisp, though it feels a touch under-carbonated and finishes dry and a bit sticky. Overall, a delicious, easy-drinking wild ale that is worth seeking out.

eclipse54, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of BenZ
4/5  rDev -4.3%

This seemed to be very much like a peach-infused traditional berliner weise. I'm having a hard time picking up any oak notes, and the peach is subtle (this was stored in the refrigerator since purchased). Lot's of lactic acid and a tiny bit of funk. Very thin, champagne like. A very fancy older brother of festina peche.

BenZ, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%

Pours out well, light peach colored, thin head. Aroma was nicely peach, soft, not brace yourself bitter/sour, really enjoyed just smelling this bad boy.

Peach, white wine like acidity and tartness, such a soft touch all over this. Not the biggest beer out there, but this one's delicate hand produced a masterpiece. Drank towards the end of an amazing sour tasting, this one was my favorite. Manages to result in a peach/apricot flavor, ample tartness that is balanced with the fruit, yet a dry finish. Not at all 'sweet'. Just the right amount of just about everything from where I sit.

Thanks jh1982 for breaking this out, liked it even more than the Zomer somehow!

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of antlerwrestler19
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Traded with nas5755 for a couple bottles of this, thanks Nick!

Pours a pretty cloudy golden haze with a very minimal head that fades almost instantly - no retention or lacing at all, small bubbles continuously rise from the bottom. Smells tart like overly ripe peaches, green grapes, no real showing of malt or hops here. The taste is of sweet sour nectarines, white peach, slightest woody earth tones - really tangy and pleasantly sour. This is a light bodied beer with carbonation that bounces around in the mouth - very drinkable. Split this one with the girlfriend and we both thoroughly enjoyed it, glad I have another bottle to enjoy this great beer again.


antlerwrestler19, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of ShanePB
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

A big "thank you" to shadowane for bringing this to the bottle share at the Weyerbacher Rapture release. Poured into my taster glass.

A: Light golden orange colored body, very soft and fair with a thin, bubbly small white head. Really no retention on this one but the carbonation bubbles did seem fairly active. No lace to speak of, either. A bit underwhelming and lackluster but for the style, I understand.

S: Huge fresh white peach notes, sour white grapes and a touch of tangerine juice. Some sourness comes out in the nose, nothing that seems really tart or funky but just a straight up sourness that you'd get with some fruits. It is pretty sweet smelling too, but it seems to lack any malts on the nose.

T: Sour and slightly tart white peaches come through first and linger well into the back palate. Midway through are more citrus flavors; orange, white grape and a touch of pink grapefruit. It's seriously intoxicating with its fruit flavors, very diverse yet balanced without becoming overpowering at all.

M: Light, bubbly and prickly carbonation, certainly what I would consider wonderful for the style. Light bodied but the flavors are all here to provide some great contrast and just work well. Some dryness in the finish.

This was probably my favorite beer of the night, very fruity and flavorful without ever getting overpowering or sickening. It was very light, fun, crisp and refreshing. Without a doubt a beer you must try for fans of anything sour.

ShanePB, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of ToasterChef
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%

A cellar temperature 750ml bottle is split between two chalices. Popping the cork didn't cause as much noise as I expected, but did release a lot of wild yeast and fruit aromas.

The beer is quite clear and colored golden orange. Lots of rising carbonation is visible within the glass. A thin white head quickly disappeared.

The aroma is very pleasant. Lots of peach and some white grapes. A good amount of wild yeast that comes across sour but not too funky. I am not picking up any oak.

A nice peach flavor comes from this beer. A little bit of sourness is present as I swallow, which leads into a very dry finish. A slight sweetness is the final flavor; it isn't really apparent until the aftertaste.

The beer is medium bodied and leaves a good coating. The sourness causes some puckering, but it isn't too strong.

This is a very good wild ale. I picked it up because my wife likes peach beers and I've had good luck with Cisco—I didn't even know it used wild yeast. Good thing we both like sours! If you see a bottle of this for sale, I'd suggest you grab it while you can.

ToasterChef, Sep 10, 2011
Pechish Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.