Peach Berliner Weisse
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Berliner Weisse
Ranked #554
Ranked #22,146
3.83 | pDev: 11.23%
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
Very Good
Peach Berliner WeissePeach Berliner Weisse
Notes: Berliner Weisse brewed with 750 pounds of Missouri and southern Illinois peaches.
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Photo of algebeeric_topology
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Woefully underrated, though maybe just because it isn't cheap. Among berliners available on the shelf, this might be the best. This beer is beautifully tart and refreshing, I just wish a bit more peach would show up. If I had to sacrifice tartness for peach though, I would say nay.

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Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Christmas bellini.

Poured into a mini Stella Artois chalice. Label says Bottled 08/2015.

A- Pours a semi-hazy light golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that soon fizzes away to nothing, just some rapidly rising bubbles to the surface. Looks like champagne but darker.

S- Nice refreshing lacto smell with some peach tying it together.

T- Same as in the aroma, lactic acid greets the palate with some accompanying peach fruitiness. Slightly sweet balancing out well with the tartness. Peach skin flavor in the aftertaste.

M- Moderately tart and dry with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Nothing super complex, but a well-made Berliner with nice peach character.

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Photo of Extol
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - murky gold in color. Smell - mostly wheat and slight peach. Taste - slightly tart but not a lot of peach, some wheat flavor. Overall - peach didn't come through as much as expected, but solid.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I really wanted to like this one more, but I just didn't get any peach on the nose or taste. It had pretty nice tartness, but I was disappointed. I really liked the pineapple kumquat version so I had high hopes for this one. Just fell a little flat for me.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Umberto the other night.

This one pours a hazy pale yellow, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like tart peach, sour wheat, and a bit of lemon.

This isn't the most expressive Berliner I've ever had, but it's definitely drinkable and refreshing. The peaches are definitely there, but not incredibly strongly, with some sour wheat, and a lower level of tartness than I'd expect from a non-traditional fruited Berliner.

This is light bodied, with a crisp, juicy mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

Not bad, not great, middle of the road for fruited berliners for sure.

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Photo of CaptainCrunk
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just opened an August '15 bottle. The beer is pretty solid. I've definitely had better of this style but I would drink again for sure. Nice peach color. Medium to light carbonation. The peach flavor is far from juicy or intense but is there indeed. Overall this a refreshing, mildly tart berliner with a tasty peach undertone.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pleasant peach aroma, coupled with a lacto sourness

A: Light golden straw color, pretty hazy with a frothy head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring of head.

T: Moderate peach flesh taste coupled with lacto sourness. No noticeable grain or hop character

M: Light bodied with med-light carbonation. The beer is well attenuated and quite refreshing

O: Solid peach aroma and flavors, but surprised it took 750 lbs of peaches to achieve. Ironically, this beer could be even better if the aroma and flavor was a little more peach assertive and if the mouthfeel was slightly fuller and a little juicier. The base Berliner is clean and lends itself well to fruit.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ Jake Melnick's Corner Tap in Chicago Illinois. Truncated notes taken on a phone below:

Reviewed live as a Berliner weiss per the name. Expectations are high; this sounds delicious!

No bubble show forms as it's poured (from what I can see).

APPEARANCE: 1-2cm wide head of off white colour. Milky and frothy, with a weirdly supple creamy head that's way off-style. Oddly thick consistency. Retention is average - 2 minutes. Leaves no lacing.

Body is a golden copper of average vibrance, with a translucent and transparency that suggests filtration. No yeast can be seen within.

Beer appears well carbonated. Overall appearance is decent, but it has no stand-out characteristics.

AROMA: Muted peach is present, but it's not particularly vivid or expressive. A bit of peachy tartness sets off the mikd sourness (which seems to be about a 3/10 in terms of intensity). Fresh wheat and clean barley lurk beneath, providing a base for the lactic acid twang. Some may find hints of apricot.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Lactic acid twang mingles with mild (2/10) sourness over the predictable wheat and clean barley backbone. Hopping is minimal, but I'd say its profile is grassy if you put me on the spot. Well balanced, albeit not as peachy or sour as I'd find ideal. Depth of flavour could be much better, particularly where the peach is concerned. It's just not as vivid or expressive as you'd find in the best execution of this premise.

TEXTURE: Mildly acidic, smooth, wet, and a biteen sour - but not smacky or puckering. Light bodied and refreshing to style. This texture harmonizes neatly with the flavours, coaxing out nuance from the bacteria. Well carbonated.

Well executed, though it doesn't elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Highly drinkable, and a superb summer beer - even if it doesn't quite nail the style or reach the apex of this premise in particular. A peach Berliner Weiss is a great idea, but as good as this, I've definitely had better. Absolutely worth trying though, and unquestionably a beer I'd get again. Though with superior domestic offerings like Anderson Valley's Blood Orange Gose on the market, I doubt I'll be reaching for a 6 pack anytime soon.


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Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazed gold with fast falling ivory colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Pears, sourness, some wheatyness

T: Follows the nose, tartness, & a little bit of peach & grapefruit up front. Tartness, lemons, a little peach as this warms. Finishes tart with a little lemon & some peach

MF: Light body, delicate carbonation

Drinks alright, nothing special. I would not buy this again, a little more tartness would help

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Photo of cvm4
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Pours an orange body with a one finger white eggshell head.

S - Lemon tart, wheat & grainy and light juicy peaches in the background.

T - Really good! Acidic, lemon tartness, wheat grains and some refreshing peaches on the backend.

F - Light bodied and high carbonation. Dry bodied, crisp and prickly on the tongue.

O - Light and drinkable with a nice peachy undertone.

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Photo of MrBauerlein
1.42/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had on draft at hair of the dog. Smelled of fresh thanksgiving day farts. Taste was of a lower quality Berliner with no peach. Hard to get past this fart Bomb.

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Photo of barczar
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is wheaty and lemony, with a touch of peach and big sour notes.

Flavor is fairly tart, with a hint of peach and a diacetyl underpinning. There's a cardboard aftertaste. That diacetyl kills it.

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Photo of caffeineTX
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened 2/27/2015

The beer pours very cloudy, was a little turbid but not in a bad way. I felt like it was more like that and it had a kind of creamy/heavy mouth feel because they used real peaches in the brew so there was pulp in it. Smelled like peaches (surprise). It was more sour than any other berliner weisse I've ever had and it lacked a funkyness characteristic that i get when I drink 1809 so I don't know if I would really call this a Berliner but I would compare it more to Pizza Boy Peach Funker which is an American Wild because of the sourness and mouth feel. If you see this it is definitely worth a try, not the best peach sour I've had but it is a solid beer.

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Photo of draheim
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale yellow w/ a slightly peachy hue, soft layers of carbonation.

Aroma is sour and acidic, a little grainy. Not much peach.

Taste is likewise grainy and sour, but not as acidic as the nose. A slightly fruity sweetness underneath, but again I'm not getting anything that I could identify as peach.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, a little prickly from the high carbonation.

Overall a nice, light, drinkable Berliner.

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Photo of bigotecircus
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

A: Pours a nice hazy, deep amber with an orange hue. Finger or so of quickly dissipating, off-white head.

S: Vinegary, lactic sourness, followed by a touch of sweet, candied peach.

T: Really threw me for a loop... Started off with just a touch of semi-sweet, candied peach. Buttered popcorn followed, and finished with just a hint of tart lacto. Very interesting.

M: Fairly light-bodied, smooth, and slight buttery/velvety.

O: This one was recommended by several people, so I finally caved, as I am not a huge fan of anything sour. It was not at all what I was expecting. The tart lacto was much more subdued than is normal for the style. The buttered popcorn and candied peach really complemented each other nicely I thought. Will definitely buy this one again at some point.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

while I enjoyed the beer I did not get as much peach as I would have liked. perhaps the overcarbonation removed some of the peach, but overall I enjoyed the beer

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Hazy golden orange body pours into a chalice with great effervescent head, fine speckled bubbles left behind as it settles down a bit. Aroma has pungent acidity, chalky yeast notes, and earthy peach pits with a bit of flesh evident of actual fruit. Flavor just think very tart and refreshing peach tea tannin notes with peach pit notes and dry acidity lactic fruit yogurt (maybe a Chobani). Dries the palate from every direction, I popped some Nexium earlier and I'm glad that I did. Effervescent well done carbonation levels carries this lively tart lower abv ale across my palate nicely, light to medium bodied with a bone dry finish. Overall impressed with the use of fruit so subtle where they used loads of real peaches in a classic German berliner weisse.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Had really high hopes for this but it was kind of a let down. Didn't pick up any peach flavor. More traditional style with less sourness and more wheat favors in the for front. Not terrible, but didn't meet expectations.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 10/24/14

A: Pale, lightly milky golden yellow, decidedly peach colored - pours with a small, off-white head, fades to virtually nothing, leaves virtually no lacing

S: Extremely peachy with a nice dose of funk - fresh, ripe peach slices with a minimal amount of sweetness - some nice funk, not as ripe as some others of the style, but it works - light amount of sourness - very light, pale malts

T: A tart peach soda - really great peach flavor - fruity and fresh without being sweet - nicely dry, tart, nicely dry - light amount of acidic and lactic funk - very light, pale malts

M: Light body, low carbonation, very smooth, dry finish, refreshing

O: 750 pounds of peaches (per bottle)

The peach flavors are spectacular. The base Berliner Weiss is fairly tame, but I suppose it's just there to set the stage for the peach. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy bright yellow gold. Head is bright-white and fluffy. Drops to a minuscule wispy cap and small collar. No lacing to speak of. Slight carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Loaded with fresh peach. A bit underripe with a deep fleshy fruity aroma. A solid push of wheat with some pale bready malts. A vague hint of lactic tartness in the back. A touch of grass. A bit of funky musty damp earth. Gym sock. Peach pit, flesh, and skin. Just loaded with peach and wheat. Very soft yeast profile.

Taste: Tart peach. Pure clean peach flesh. Pit and skin as well. Wheat adds a nice twang with a mild earthy and musty flavor on the back. Damp hay and grass. A small hint of bread dough with a mild cracker snap. Mild pale malt sweetness. Loaded with a soft and easy peach with a touch of underripe tartness. Slightly lactic as well. Balance of sweet and tart. Yeast adds a very soft powdery element in the back. Delicate.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a mild carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

Overall: It's what every peach wheat beer wants to be.

It's mild and delicate and done just right. A bit off to style, but it's delightful and the peach is true and real. I'll take another.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from tap into a tall goblet. It's a lovely peach color that had been poured with a thin head. The beer produces a fair amount of lacing that dissipates fairly fast.
The aroma is all ripe peach. Quite nice.
The taste is sweet, ripe peaches with a following mild tart tatse.
The mouthfeel is medium and a touch sticky.
Overall, seemed an accurate to style and very tasty and refreshing beer. Well done.

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Photo of WildSoul8
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Nice label, bottled 8/14 poured 10/14. Pours a thin bubbly head, dots of lacing that slide quickly back into the beer. Color is what you would expect; blonde, hazy pinkish hues just like a ripe peach. Smells like a ripe peach too, no guessing here this beer is what it claims to be. First sip is undeniable refreshing, fresh peaches, medium low sourness, sweetness from the peaches, soft and drinkable. Great beer, not a lot of depth but I could drink this all night long on a warm summer evening .

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Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

On tap offering at the Flying Saucer in St. Louis.
Wanted to try something new and something local, served in a goblet.
The beer is hazy, pale yellow gold in color and has a white head that died down, leaving a thin film
of foam.
Aroma of fresh peaches, not sweet and fruity, but more dry and almost sour.
Taste matches the smell, wheat base with peach juice and also has a very light amount of
sour bite. Finishes tart but not puckering, crisp and dry.
Mouth feel is on the light side, moderate amount of carbonation, refreshing.
This beer is nice and easy to drink, peach flavor without being too sweet.
Thumbs up

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Pour is pale hazed yellow with a white head. Nose is a little green, tons of dusty brett, with sugary sweetness. Taste is a little less green, a bit of an off plastic note, lots of sweetness, faint sugary candied peach in back. Syrupy body, light carb, prickly finish.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very pale straw with a good amount of haze. Shows as more of pale gold in the glass. White head is 1+ finger high. Head disappears quickly. No lacing.

Aroma is sour peaches, lemon, green apple, and white grape. Lacto all over the place. A bit of yeast and wheat.

Taste is mildly tart on the first taste going to almost sharply tart on the swallow. Peach and lemon. Lacto sourness. Wheat and fruity esters. Saltiness that is reminiscent of a gose. A bit of dry earthiness.

Moderate body with a tart, crisp mouth feel. High carbonation. Fruity flavors linger before fading. Very dry at the end.

A very crisp, easy drinking beer. Light and tart. Summery.

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