Perzik Saison
Avery Brewing Company

Perzik SaisonPerzik Saison
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,762
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,477
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 9.38%
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
348
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Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Summer
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Gots
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84
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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 348
Photo of MikeWard
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned on date indecipherable, but based on other reviews, this is over 2 years old.

Thick, dark, dull orange body. Small white head shrinks to a ring and covering, leaving no lacing.

Smells fruity and faintly "saisony".

On drinking, apple, fruit, dry, lightly spiced, and ever slightly sour. Can says brewed with peaches, but age has made them hard to detect. It's a little tingly as well

Mouth around medium, finish dry and slightly fruity

Overall, two years in the can and still a drinkable beer, not unpleasant in any way.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2015 vintage; drank 9/20/15 @ the Palace.

Murky orange/pink appearance.

Minimal off-white head; almost no lace.

Peach & fresh rain water notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Peach flavor up front; faint pineapple notes on the finish.

A sessionable, fruity summer brew; simple but effective.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 6 pack of cans on a recent road trip. Pours out to a hazy light golden, forming a small white head with poor retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, 2.5 carbs or so. The nose is fruity with brett, a little funk, peach nectar, white grape juice. Mouthfeel is bright, moderately acidic, medium bodied, not as dry as expected for a saison. The taste is OK and a recap of the aroma, but the peach flavor is subtle when compared to the yeast character, finishing on the slightly sweet side. The carbonation is a little less than most saisons too, perhaps due to canning. Metallic tang in the aftertaste. Bitterness isminimal, absent really.

This is ok, but it doesn't do much for me. If you like fruity saisons, it's worth a try. Well brewed, just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz can into a pint glass, this beer pours a somewhat cloudy/hazy, light, bright golden color with a fluffy looking white head that's about an inch thick when first poured. Head settles to a fairly thick ring lining the inside of the glass, some surface clusters of foam, and decent lacing. Aromas of some bready, grainy malt sweetness, peach, Belgian yeast, and some pepper corn spice are all nicely present along with the peach of course. Flavor wise this is pretty much the same, with bready, grainy malt sweetness that gives way to peppercorn spice, Belgian yeast that gives a nice hint of barnyard funk, peach and apricot. Has a slight floral and piney hop bitterness. Has a fairly crisp, slightly prickly, yet smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the right kind of way. An enjoyable summer time season.

Eric

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Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a nice saison, balancing the usual tartness of the style with the sweetness of the added peaches. It's a summer seasonal, and you could easily have a few of these before you notice the slightly high ABV. But then again, isn't that what Avery does best?

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from Kyle, poured into sniffer glass.
A: Pours a cloudy golden straw body, brilliant white +1 finger foam head that is short lived, carbonation
S: yeast, peach, acidic, grainy, slight funky aroma
M: medium body, slightly chewy
T: barnyard funk, soft under ripe peach, white grape, hints of banana, some spices, slight grainy taste in the finish
O: great sasion with just enough peach flavor, will drink again

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Photo of garymuchow
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like this more than the average score. Nice spicy and sweet fruit aroma with the subtle blend of peach mixing in nicely throughout. Cloudy and pale with a smallish head that settles down and then eventually out. Again with the soft peach flavor mixed with the traditional saison spice and soft fruit. There is a creaminess to the feel, it having lower carbonation than most of this style, and correspondingly it holds a little more body too. Not think or heavy just not thin and effervescent. Soft dryness with a soft lingering bitterness too
I like this. An nice summer ale.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - Cloudy bright yellow, 1 finger of head

S - Fresh fruit, peaches, not a lot of hops if any

T - Peaches and a touch of farmhouse funk. I wish the funk was bolder, but a tasty enjoyable brew none the less

F - Medium body and light carbonation

O - An enjoyable fruit forward saison

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a white head that dissipates immediately. The aroma is bread and peaches. The flavor is spicy citrus and peaches with some tartness. The feel is creamy and overall this is a pretty good beer. Not a huge fan of the style, but I love peaches so I got reeled into buying a single.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery Brewing Co. "Perzik Saison"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON: 04/04/17" and sampled on 05//19/17
$2 @ Weis Market #231, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: I've had this beer before. There aren't many that I'll go back to regularly, particularly peach beers, but I really enjoy this one. It's hazy golden body looks like that of a hefeweizen, but the white head above it is too short, and unfortunately it doesn't hold very well or leave much lace behind. In the nose it's yeasty, peppery, spicy with coriander, floral, grassy, and fruity with a hint of citrus, some soft banana, and peach. Not surprisingly, the flavor follows, but don't think it's big and bold, all of those notes are there but it's fairly subdued. Perhaps the peach come out strongest, and it's completely authentic, perhaps to a bit of a fault as it's kind of weird, but I love that, it goes right along with the funkiness of a saison. It's sweetish upfront but then tart in the swallow which gives it a bit of character in that it changes as it crosses the palate whereas some beers remain basically the same start to finish. Some pepper and a bit of grassiness join the tartness in the finish to dry it. Medium bodied with a restrained carbonation that explains the lack of head retention, and which I think is a fair trade-off for the smoother mouthfeel, and less carbonic acid which would probably accentuate its tartness. I am curiosu as to how it would be with more bite though. In the end this is a summer release and I think that suits it perfectly.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of bright fruits and some grain.

Tastes of the bright fruits layered with a bit of grain. Fruits lead off with notes of peach, apple, and white grape. This gives way to grainy sweetness. A bit of spice on the backend before a slightly sweet, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is an okay saison. A little too one note with the fruits.

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Photo of beergoot
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, apricot-colored body topped with a dense, creamy, white head. Initial aroma of sour apricots and peaches; settles into a citrus and grapefruit rind character; lemony. Mild bread and yeast flavor base infused with a slightly tart quality; mild, fruity quality overall; well-balanced dryness. Medium-heavy body; soft, powdery, and dry.

A nice, well-rounded saison that delivers a crisp yet balanced, almost subtle, fruitiness and funk.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pineapple juice color with a 2 finger creamy head, leaving a distinct single skirt of lace where it once was.

Smell is less than stellar. Kind of garbagey, horse blanket, with old peaches and spice rack. As it warms, the former fades and the peaches and spice come out more.

Holy peaches. Peach yogurt comes out first, followed with clove and fresh spices, namely basil, mint, coriander, and nutmeg. A touch hot, bringing out some of that 6.4% full force. As it is drank more, it tastes more like spices and less like peaches.

Feel is creamy and crispy, slightly hot, ends with a nice thin coating on the palate.

This was surprisingly a decent farmhouse ale. I'd have it again, and I don't say that about many saisons.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. canned 3-12-16

Pours cloudy hazy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like peaches, some yeasty notes of banana, clove, vanilla, some bready cereal grain, mild apple, pear, with earthy grassy minty pine. Tastes like fresh peaches, bready cereal grain, some vanilla, banana, clove-like spice, mild apple, pear, with earthy grassy minty pine. Feels medium bodied, smooth and slick with low carbonation. Overall a really nice peach saison.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head that settles into a small patchy layer.

Smell: A fruity and spicy Belgian style aroma with a scent of peaches and spice. Belgian yeast with a scent of pepper, clove, and funk. Good scent of peaches. Also some fruit hints of green apple, pear, apricot, and banana. Pale malt with a scent of wheat, grains, and cracker. Sweet hints of candied sugar. A pretty solid juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity and spicy Belgian style taste with notes of peaches and spice. Belgian yeast with notes of clove, peppers, and funk. Big taste of peaches along with other fruit notes of green apple, pear, banana, and apricot. Pale malt notes of wheat, grains, and cracker. Some candied sugar sweetness. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, drying, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty nice twist on a Saison. Nice peach flavor along with the other fruit notes.

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Photo of erk0607
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Light straw golden yellow, fluffy white head, lingers a bit. As others noted, there is a haze to it but that doesn't detract by any means. Lacing remains 10 minutes in.
Smell: Tart peachy-apple, candy like sour aroma, definite yeast funk
Taste: The first thing that hits you is the saison funk followed by the sweetness of the fruits, peach, apple, pear, almost a bit on the sour side. Bitter hops come up in the aftertaste.
Feel: Soapy, light mouthfeel that goes down easy, very fine, light carbonation.
Overall: Super refreshing. I was put off by some reviews stating it was mediocre but this just screams out drinkability.

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Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Extremely rich tasting. Butter and peaches. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Pours a hazy yellow, quite attractive with a pile of foam in the Troubadour tulip. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Rather sweet, but it's so fruity and thick of mouthfeel it may seem sweeter than the actual sugar content. The yeasty dry finish gives it even more Belgian taste.

Overall this is a delightfully peach and fruity brew. It's more powerful than a flavored wheat brew, with the yeast and the Malt-O-Meal cereal taste. Challah bread with a taste of pineapple. I like it better after some sipping, it's kind of a surprise at first. I'd like to try this 50/50 with Pyramid Apricot ale.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The CANQuest (tm) is in high gear, winnowing through the backlog at a furious rate! Last night, I began with a Watermelon Gose ISO Watermelon Wednesday, followed by an evening of stouts and today sees a Saison, followed by as many IPAs and DIPAs as I CAN suck down.

From the CAN: "Seasonal Selection * Summer"; "A classic saison - dry, crisp, fruity, spicy and refreshing - with a dose of summer - peaches!"; "Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, malted wheat, imported Belgian specialty malted Barley, peaches, hops and yeast."; "Please recycle this CAN and its plastic carrier".

My favorite character on "S.O.A." was Herman Kozik, played by Kenny Johnson. The name of this beer reminds me of him.

The Crack! was nice & loud, so I gave it an inverted Glug until the foaming action became too much to handle. I initially had over two fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head, but it quickly fell to wisps in the face of the day's humidity. Color was a hazy (?)/cloudy (?) Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7), but The Gelt Gang declined as they like pure gold. Nose really smelled like peaches! Peachy. Actually, it smelled like the peach cobbler we used to make at Boy Scout camp in a Dutch oven with CANned peaches & Bisquick. That was a real treat and this beer is evoking some pleasant memories. Mouthfeel was medium, but with a good bit of carbonation. The taste was not as pronounced peachy as on the nose, but the spicy mustiness of the yeast was both a CANtributing factor and a pleasant addition. I would only characterize it as semi-dry, though, as the sweetness of the peaches was keeping it from being outright dry. I kept thinking of biscuits and peaches as I drank it. Finish was definitely refreshing and it could easily have a place in my cooler on a day like today! Yum.

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Photo of Beejay
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A very cloudy yellow color with a white head.

S: Champagne aroma with peaches and apricot, as well as a lovely Belgian yeast smell. A touch of tartness and some light earthiness.

T: Peaches, apricots, slight tartness, and a touch of earthiness. Some wine light flavors as well as some lemony flavors.

M: Light, moderate carbonation, and a slight dry finish. I wish it was a little higher carbonation, but overall not bad.

O: Overall just a damn fine beer, interesting and new.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a half finger of head that recedes to collar leaving trace bits of lacing. Very heavy banana aroma with a faint hint of spice. Taste follows nose. Very hefeweizen-ish.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy yellow color, slightly peachy-pink tint. Light fruit smell, with very light yeasts and malt notes. Tastes more like a light, crisp witbier; fruity, slightly sweet, yeasty, crisp, and refreshing. There's a bit of chalkiness to it as well.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellowish color with white head. Spice, light fruits, hay, and cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with light fruit and some yeast notes.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid pour into my cool glass achieves 3 inches of fluffy off white head. The body is almost a sunshine yellow with a considerable bit of haze to it. The head has excellent retention and slowly fades leaving the scattered web of lace. The nose is fruity and includes white fruit, citrus rind and a hint of not so ripe peaches. The flavor is very refreshing and doesn't clued a wide variety of fruit flavors including peach pulp, white melon and mango. The taste is silky and almost dessert like andvoverall very pleasant. It is a very dynamic for a saison and almost goes over session like for a 6.4% alcohol beer.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bit hazier than some with a thinner head of white foam that fell fast. Nose is sweet earth and peaches. It's like steeping into the orchard. The peaches have fuzz and the hop herbal is perfectly complimentary. Some floral and twigs and a bit of malty cracker. taste at fist has lots of texture to it. it's so fullish feeling and has a big sweet taste that goes down breaddy and with a surprisingly balanced flavor. You notice that the finish is not as full as the first sip because of some tartness at the very end. The body is a bit heavier and a little sugary. It is spicy and the flavor overall is a blend of spice and peaches with a cool hop herbal. A slight bitterness from hops to remark on although I think it had to be quite strong. The sugar actually accents the abv in this beer as you can feel it a little.

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Photo of Cyrano41
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at Home Republic near the waterfront in Virginia Beach. It poured a pale yellow with a finger of white foam and persistent lacing. The aroma was earthy with spicy notes of cinnamon. This brew was heavily carbonated and tangy on the tongue. This one hit all the things I like about the saison style; light, flavorful, and refreshing. I'm hoping to get a growler full for the fourth of July.

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Perzik Saison from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 348 ratings