Peach Berliner Weisse | Perennial Artisan Ales

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450 Ratings
Peach Berliner WeissePeach Berliner Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner Weisse brewed with 750 pounds of Missouri and southern Illinois peaches.

Added by birchstick on 08-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
450
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
31
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 450 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingjohnh
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Abbbp
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Agentveba
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
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 0%
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 rawfish
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig100
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptainCrunk
4/5  rDev +7%
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 +2.7%
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 thampel09
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

B-

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Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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 dertyed
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cvm4
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
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%
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 Faroveryonder
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
3.48/5  rDev -7%
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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Peach Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.74 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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