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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Photo of Resuin
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. This is the 2013 edition.

Appearance: Pours a translucent orange/peach color and leaves a finger of light, spritzy head which fades fast. Carbonation bubbles can be seen flying to the surface.

Smell: Barnyard funk, peach, lemon, citrus rinds, peppercorn

Taste: Funk, peach, citrus rinds, lemon. Good amount of sour. The peach is present but mild. Flavors are pretty well balanced and this is quite sour.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a light to medium, slightly creamy body. Finishes quite dry and sour. Fits the flavor profile pretty well.

Overall: This is a funky, sour, peach beer. Flavors play well together, and the sour body and dry finish make this one well rounded. Interesting beer.

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Photo of Gushue3
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pours with lots of carbonation. Clear orange body with lots of life as its swirled around

S Nice peach scent upfront followed by light grain and a hint of vinegar. Peach is prominent and really nice.

T Nice and light. Nice refreshing tartness upfront with a wave of peach coming through. I can imagine this beer is perfect day drinking in the summer.

M Very light body with plenty of carbonation. Finishes quite dry as well

O Really nice wild. Hopefully theres a few more laying around in the graveyard beer stores.

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Photo of Dope
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doesn't seem to be a date on this but judging from the last review (which was over a year ago) it's at least a year, if not 2 years old.

A: Pours a clear golden with a good sized and very fizzy white head. Almost soda-like, the head. Head fizzes out quickly at first but then slows down. Zero lacing and minimal retention once it all fizzes away.

S: Kind of an acidic and mild sweet/sour peach flavor. Touch of acetone.

T: Tart peaches up front but not brutally sour. Again with a little bit of acetone. Kinda astringent in the middle with some citrus peel. Sweet and sour peach is interesting, as a previous review mentions it's almost like a peach pucker. Or peachtree schnapps or something. Decent oak in the finish with some vinegar.

M: Decent medium body for only 4.88%. Has a slick mouthfeel, almost slimy mouthcoating in the finish.

O: Decent sour. Not teeth chattering thankfully. Decent acetone and vinegar and sweet and sour fruit flavors however. Pretty flavorful and crisp for under 5%.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to lalaloveyou for sending this awesome extra! Thanks lauren!

poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: yellow bodied beer with with a short lived white head that drops quickly to a thin white ring.

Smell: Sour lemon and big vinegar notes. Oaky. Not getting any peaches in the nose.

Taste: moderatly sour lemons and big oak notes. Mild vinegary sourness. Maybe some sour white grapes too. Still no peaches!

Mouthfeel: its at the high end of a light bodied beer. low end of moderate carbonation that has a dry tart finish. I nice a lively sour that very refreshing.

Overall: This is a good sour, but I cant find the peaches at all. That was a bit of a let down, but it was still an enjoyable sour none the less. Not a deal breaker by any means. My second Cisco sour and these guys make really wonderful sour beers! Seems like Lady of the woods is a little better sour! That was a surprise!

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Photo of Treebs
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml C&C bottle served in a tasting glass. I shared this at fellow BA danielnovak3's engagement party. Huge, huge thanks to Eric (Holland) for including this long time want as an extra(!!!) in a our recent trade. I owe you buddy.

A: Pours a clear yellow color with thin white foam forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to an airy ring that leaves some sticky webbing.

S: Definite peach flesh with a slight tartness. Mild acetic sourness with some soft, sweet pale malts and a touch of oak.

T: Big peach flesh up front, definitely sweet, but slightly tart. There is a raw honey-like sweetness to the middle and the sour peaches comes back on the finish with a little mix of oak as well.

M: Light bodied with a nice bubbly, above average carbonation. Easy drinking with smooth, slightly tart finish.

O: A great beer. The peach flavors aren't lost at all and it is really easy drinking. Would love to have again.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a 75o ml.... Poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a slightly hazy peachish color golden with about half a finger of head that settles into a film and remains... Minimal to no lacing, looks like refreshing peach juice.

S: peachy fuzzy sourness, a touch of wood, Smells like delicious fuzzy sour peaches.

T: much like the nose, nice amount of peach flavor with a nice sourness, delicious sour peach all the way, a nice little oak character.... Yum.

M: light bodied with medium/high carbonation, that give this a perfect fuzzy mouthfeel that accentuates bout the sour funk and the peach flavor, a little bit of wood makes the dfinish on the dry side, a little residual picking sourness in the aftertaste.

O: a great peachy sour, probably my favorite to date from Cisco, this wild ale gave me a lot of respect for this brewery.

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Photo of BostonHops
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in an oversized wineglass

pours a hazy, pale yellow while yielding a short-lived 3/4" white head. a bit of patchy lacing evident. nose offers peach, a bit of funk, and some tartness. more or less what i was expecting on that front.

flavor follows the aroma closely with a light peach presence to blend with the tartness (though not overly tart) and moderate-to-light degree of funk. tasty and refreshing, though not the transcendent taste i was hoping for. light bodied with medium-low carbonation.

overall, this was good. i'm admittedly not the biggest fan of sours, but i enjoyed this take on the wild ale - very approachable for anyone just getting into the style, and a great summery brew.

(originally reviewed: 06-07-2011)

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Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1264th Review on BA
Bottle to Oakuniox
750 Ml C/C

Thanks to Twstandley for this one

Shared at Beachwoods BBQ- Long Beach Ode to Lambic

App- A very clear golden color with yellow and soft haze intermixed. At the same time this beer was very clear. Had a small white head and was gone quite quickly.

Smell- Had a ton of fresh peaches behind it. Just like a fresh pressed batch in Georgia. A bit of a sour note to it vs. funk and a bit dry like a wine.

Taste- I poured this a bit warm but its still super tasty. Its very light, crisp and refreshing. A large amount of peach is all over the profile with some wheat flavors, a bit sour and offers a nice tang.

Mouth- A little bit of a peach pucker on this one. A light sour as well on residual flavors. A light medium body with a light active bubbly carbonation.

Drink- This was a very tasty beer. I enjoyed it alot. The small ABV made this one super easy to drink and just very well layered and crafter flavors.

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Photo of birchstick
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow color with a decent looking creamy head that dissipates. Nose is cinnamon mixed with peaches. Taste starts off with citric notes that are pushed aside by some peache flavors. Some cinnamon is mixed in with the rest of the flavors. Finishes with some nice peach flavors. Finishes a little dry. Pretty nice peach wild ale in my glass. Recommended.

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Photo of DCon
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a 1 PT. 9.4 FL.OZ. bottle of this w/ CurtisMcArthur in Nashville, TN. Poured from the Orange/Yellow labeled bottle w/ trees on it into a 12oz Jackie O's Snifter Glass. Has no freshness/bottle date.

Aroma- A light green tea but noticeable character pops out first. Then a easy going peach note pops out. Very subtle.

Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that dies right off the bat. Has a bright lemon colored body, maybe a light peach similarity. Light suds are left behind.

Flavor- Subtle peach flavored candy hits the mouth first and has a light acidic background. A bit of musk whooshes over and very nice for the style!

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Highest Carbonation, Puckers quite a bit on the finish, and has a musky peach finish on the palate. Great mouthfeel!

Overall Impression- This brew started off very above average but then the mouthfeel made it happen! Highly recommend picking up a bottle of this if given the opportunity. Fresh candied peaches with tons of character left afterwards.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at stakem's -one of the first I had during the tasting. I was pleased to have the opportunity to try this: thanks to whoever brought it!

The colo is slightly hazed light golden straw with a lot of fluffy pillowy cap with ultra fine bead. The smell is pure joy with a lot of peach aroma, almost like fresh fruit carved into for a pie. There is slight yeast aroma which carries with it some of the floral elements the peaches impart. The feel is crisp and dry with very high carbonation and only a minor amount of wild character and oak.

This is a splendid beer - everything about the aroma is delivered in the taste with slight tangy peach fruitiness with that nice spice element from the yeast and only a tinge of the oak drying the back end with lots of carbonation swirling up some more fruit tannin. Overall you really can't argue with the flavor and drinkability this is a fine fruit beer with some nicely tempered wild character.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Reviewed 3/4/12

Appearance: Golden yellow, with a touch of orange - hazy, with a foamy white head that fades to a fizzy ring

Smell: Delicate peaches - peach flesh, light fruity sweetness, but mostly dry - some slight funk characteristic of Cisco Woods beers - slightly tart, nicely balanced

Taste: Reminiscent of biting into a peach - so much peach flavor - slightly sweet, slightly tart - very clean, very minimal bitterness, very minimal wood, a slight puckering dryness, slightly juicy

Mouthfeel: Medium body, dry yet somehow juicy, nicely carbonated, surprisingly refreshing

Overall: Quite possibly the best use of peaches, ever

This is not particularly complex, especially for a Cisco Woods beer, but it is definitely good. The peach flavor is remarkable. It's mildly tart, but it's mostly just a refreshing fruit beer.

Update: 11/10/13

I honestly forgot that I reviewed this beer. I'm currently splitting the last bottle in my possession with Goblinmunkey7. And yes, it's still awesome. Even after a couple years, there is some remarkable tart, peach flavor.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, peach, wood, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, peach, subtle sour, and subtle tart. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I have to say that the peach is definitely the start of the show. The sour and tart aspects are very subdued which makes this one very easy to drink. Really wish I had a growler of this to crush as it would be no problem at all. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity!

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly hazed bright gold. Head is bright white and bubbly. Carbonation is high and looks to be on point for the style.

Smell: Tart with a nice fleshy peach accompaniment. Peach juice and a lemon zest finish. Contains that distinct aroma of the Woods series. Bright clean aromas mixed with a solid frui compliment. Nicely tart and slightly funky.

Taste: Slightly sweet with a big peach taste. Flesh and juice. Nicely tart with a mild funkiness running through the background. Peach sweetness coupled with the nice clean tart flavors makes for a lovely combination. Funkiness adds a mild earthiness. Sweetness persists and cuts some of the sour. Balance between the two profiles is great. Lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly carbonation. Nice and light with a dry finish. Clean and crisp.

Overall: A nice balance of fruit sweetness and tart magic. I'm convinced this is Lady of the Woods with peaches thrown in for added depth.

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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
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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Photo of scottfrie
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter. Thanks for both, SneezyAchew. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a lightly hazy light straw color with a finger of short lived white head that faded into a faint collar. Not much lace was left.
S: I get notes of wood, oak, dry funk, light citrus and sweet peach. Straw and a hint of feet and sweet fruits come through as well.
T: Not a much peach came through at first (as the nose) but as the beer approached room temperature I thought it became a lot fruitier. I also get flavors of earthy straw and ambiguous citrus. The finish has notes of feet and the aftertaste is sweetish.
M: Clean and refreshing mouthfeel, lightly tart, not much acid, and dry.
O: Clean, refreshing and fruity. Not too tart and definitely easy to drink. Thanks again Mike.

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Photo of mjyoung
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to scottfrie. Split w/ bbb099 and scottfrie.

A: Hazy gold, without much head and with no lacing. Looks tasty, but nondescript.

S: Smells like dessert. It's got the funk, and pretty hefty notes of peach. A bit of vanilla and that oak character, but that's about it. Good.

T: Tart and delicious. Not much of the peach actually comes through. Well-balanced.

M: Smooth and good carb.

O: Refreshing. This is what I would want from a peach beer. Mild peach taste, but not too much and it's nice and summery.

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Photo of bbb099
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to scottfrie for the beer!

A - Pours a slightly brownish golden cloudy color with a thin egg-white head.

S - Peach dipped in vinegar.

T - Tart grapefruit flavors with hints of peach in the background.

M - Low to moderate amount of carbonation. Medium bodied.

O - One of the better sour beers out there. The tart is not too overwhelming, which is great. Though with the strong peach aroma, you'd expect a little more peach in the taste.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this beer, Richard.

Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Smells like peaches, so a good start. That's pretty much all it smells like, though. Sort of watery on the nose, maybe a light lactic note, maybe some grass. The flavor has a rather intense peach flavor which is slightly sweet as well as tart. A good lemony bite and a hint of straw and grass. Sort of a simple wild ale. The body is light and the carbonation is moderate.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for this bottle as a gift! Review from notes.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light yellow/peach (for lack of a better word), color with a small white head on top that fades rather quickly and leaves behind a few spots of lacing.

S: Some tart peach, with some light citrus fruit, light funk, a little bit of oak as well.

T: More peaches up front, a little lighter than I had expected or hoped, but still nice. A very light sourness/tartness here, with a little barnyard funk and oak coming through too. There is a little bit of graham cracker in there as well, sort of like a peach pie.

M: Light to medium bodied, very easy drinking, love the low abv.

O: Liked it a lot, but would have loved it with a little more peach and a bit more sour/tartness in it.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.38/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of larryi86
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
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".

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Pechish Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
4.13 out of 5 based on 391 ratings.
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