Pechish Woods | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Pechish WoodsPechish Woods

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by woosterbill on 11-08-2010

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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle I brought to share at Skuter's tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, peach, peach jelly, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with peach, peach juice, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with nice fresh peach qualities all around.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

been waiting a really long time to try this one, glad i got to do it with my brother. hazy muted orange to rust colored brew, cloudy wheaty looking, and way more fizzy than heady. it bubbles a lot, but nothing really accumulates at the surface. the nose is awesome, fresh peaches all the way, really brightly fruity, fleshy and ripe, summery for sure, but also extremely sour from the lacto. the wood is mellowing and sweet in both nose and taste, and without it i think this would be overly acidic, but its all in perfect balance as it is. the fruit is great in the flavor too, genuine and true to its natural self, with the tart skin and the sweet yellow flesh in the middle, but dried out insanely in the finish. other fruit is here too, namely lemon and white grape, likely products of the lacto fermentation, which is rather intense. its so sour, a hint of vinegar, but more of the high acid pucker than anything else. there are a lot of peach sours out there, but this one ranks near the top for me, the fruit is fresh and genuine, the sourness is high, but so is the drinkability with the low abv and all. huge fan of this whole series, but im not sure this one beats out the cherry, that was the winner so far

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of stinky cheese and spoiled fruit are present in the nose. The foul smelling odors begin to dissipate as the beer warms up.
T: The overall taste is very sour and has notes of peaches towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and tart on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has an awful smell but a pleasant taste. This is one of the few beers where serving it in a snifter glass does a disservice to the beer. It's not a beer as long as you can ignore the smell. A pint glass would probably be the best option to drink this in.

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Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Kelly for busting out the surprise growler!

Served in a footed tulip glass. Thin white veil of foam on the surface, gentle streams of active carbonation feed into the ring of foam around the edges. Spotty froth in the glass with a couple random arcs of spindly lacing. A slightly hazy golden orange color, it resembled a dry cider.

Softly fruity, tart and somewhat floral, natural fuzzy peach stands out, with a little bit of oak/barrel complexity.

Cleanly tart and crisp, very quenching. A perfect cool-down on a 100ยบ July day. Finishes dry and oaky, with tart underripe peach flavors comprising the bulk of it. Refreshing and natural, not sweet at all. The clean lactic tartness reminded me a little of the crisp simplicity of Festina Peche, as Pechish Woods isn't especially funky, but also lightly tart with pleasant peach flavor. Light bodied and very drinkable. Something one could easily drink a growler of solo, if so inclined. Great stuff!

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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale golden color; the head has some froth to it and leaves a few patches

Smell: Peaches, with a hint of vanilla and just a touch of buttery oak (like a chardonnay that has undergone malolactic fermentation)

Taste: Tart peach flavors, up front, with subtle undertones of lactic acid, oak and vanilla making an appearance by mid-palate; the peach flavor actually builds, after the swallow, but the tartness lingers, producing a balanced finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation and a puckering sensation

Overall: I have had mixed experiences with the Cisco beers, but this one really impressed me; glad I picked it up on a recent visit to Julio's

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light fizzy pasty white head that fades at a med pace from the 1/2 finger, crystal clear pale honey yellow watery color.

Nose is unique, some nice wild aromas, light barnyard funk, a slight aroma of malts souring in the mash, some light toasty golden malts, light cereal, light tart sour fruit, some definite overripe peach, some buttered popcorn diacetyl, and buttered oak.

Taste starts with plenty of fruit, nice tart sour fruit, plenty of overripe fresh peach and canned peaches, some tart sour apricot and other fruits, again with light malts, soured mash malts and light cereal, slightly toasty, all that rounded with some buttery oak and light wood, the butter comes from the oak this time and not really buttered popcorn. Also some very light funk and acidity. Finishes drier, pretty dry, with light lingering tart malts and canned peaches, as well as light tart fruit and hint of acidity.

Mouth is lighter bodied, lower but decent carbonation.

Overall pretty good, a bit of diacetly on the nose, but nice buttery oak rounding the great tasting fruit and nice sour tartness and fruit flavors, and very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 bottle opened March 2014.

A - Bright clear gold body. Little retention with no lace.

S - Straight, deliciously tart peaches. One of the best fruit notes I've ever smelt in a beer. Touch of floral nectar on the backend.

T - Holy crap... flitch-inducingly sour. One of, if not the, tartest American Wilds I've ever had. Bracing lemon, peach pits, crisp tart unripe white peaches, orange rind, and agave. Crisp peach flavor permeates the profile and lingers through the finish as the aggressive sour-warhead character subsides.

M - Strikingly sour with a crisp light frame and a fruity finish.

O - To me, deep in the soul of an American Wild Ales is a brash, uncompromising, and boldly unbalanced sour core. Pechish Woods embraces that core and showcases it against a deftly selected fruit backdrop.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of nickfl
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy and golden with a fleeting white head. The aroma is all Brett and peaches, with a similar flavor profile that is augmented by fairly pungent acidity. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, and a dry tart finish. Nicely done, it has a great aroma and while the flavor isn't quite as good, it holds up.

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Pechish Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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