Noble Star Collection: Starkeller Peach
August Schell Brewing Company

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August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #2
Ranked #429
4.43 | pDev: 6.55%
Aug 15, 2022
Feb 09, 2015
Noble Star Collection: Starkeller PeachNoble Star Collection: Starkeller Peach
Notes: Starkbier Berliner Weisse aged on Peaches. This strong Berliner Weisse was brewed with an extensive decoction mash schedule and fermented with an authentic mixed culture then aged it for nearly a year in our original 1936 cypress wood lagering tanks before 5,500 pounds of peaches were added for a four month, tertiary fermentation.
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2021 notes:
Lightly clouded, golden hued, no head.

In the nose: strong aromatics, billowing tart. Vinegar and funk. Fruit below.

In the mouth: Big tart on the palate, juicy fruit on the side. Delightful wild ale. Light bodied, well-balanced and delicious. Just a little bit of sweet to match the sour. Good wild ale and you can drink it.
Aug 15, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by einman from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Now bottled in 4 packs. Picked up today (5-6-2021) at Casanova Liquor in Hudson, WI.
Pours a beautiful peach color. Thick looking. Very hazy and murky. There's less than a 1 finger white head. The head doesn't last too long, and there's no lacing on the glass.
The nose is just full of a beautiful peach aroma, as expected. Slightly tart/sour.
Taste - total peach explosion. The peach flavor up front is sweet, but then it changes on the back into a tart/sour flavor. There's a bit of funk to this beer, as well.
The body is quite thick for the ABV. Body is just full.
Amazing sour.
May 07, 2021
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Reviewed by DillonGuy from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Schell’s is not f-Ing around with this one and it really is a delicious and satisfying Berliner Weiss. They need to focus on more of these and it reminds me of some Cantillon beers I’ve had.
Apr 15, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
375ml bottle. Label has this information, 'BOTTLED: AUG, 2020'. Bottle notes: "Absolutely one of our favorite beers we've ever made. This time around we added apricots for some added complexity on top of the bright juicy flavor of peaches. Smooth, fruity and refreshing. Enjoy chilled.".
Deep straw colored body. Brief fizzy head. The surface remains active. No lacing.
Aroma is a deep breath of ripe peaches. The apricots blend in a little.
Taste is tart and has the flavor of the cypress aging tanks. Lots of sweet peach try to win over the yeast tartness. The apricots add in a base layer of stone fruit. Just a hint of funk.
Medium mouth feel. Close to a tooth scraper. Very good carbonation.
Right on point for a peach sour, and the added apricot underneath.
Mar 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottled April 2015 so just over 5 years old.

Pours a hazy peachy gold with a minimal head of foam, no lacing.

Sweet and sour aromas of peach, lemon, other pitted light fruit.

Wonderful peach tartness with a bit of sweet, lemon sourness, perhaps tangerines or another light pitted fruit. Very tasty and somewhat dry.

Lightish body with carbonation that is almost champagne like.

Wow is all that I can say.
May 26, 2020
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 23, 2019
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The pour is gorgeous, murky golden peach color - shocking (not) since this beer has 5,500 lbs of peaches added to the base Berliner Weisse beer. The rapidly dissipating head was a light tan color.

Aromas are of course peaches, but there's also some citrus, like tangerines. The taste is very tart and dry, but the peaches lend a bit of sweetness so you don't think you're drinking champagne.

The feel is sprightly and bubbly, but there's more than a little depth to this. Simply a phenomenal "sour," IMHO.
Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.53 by npachl from Wisconsin

Jan 18, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by drewone from California

Aug 16, 2016
Rated: 4.58 by Inglewood from Illinois

Jul 06, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jun 16, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a great stone fruit beer. It pours a beautiful peach hazy color and smells and tastes just like a fresh cut peach. The finish is a little strange and offputting, but overall this is fantastic.
Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 4.7 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

May 26, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by devilfluff from New Jersey

May 17, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by spycow from Illinois

May 07, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by Eziel from Ohio

May 06, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by WI-Beer-Man from Wisconsin

May 05, 2016
Rated: 4.77 by Djsaturn1 from Minnesota

Apr 21, 2016
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Rated by Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Ryan!!!! Cheers bruv.
Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by Wolberjs from California

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by t2grogan from Arizona

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 4.69 by aubzachsyd from Iowa

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by jbwimer from Kansas

Feb 23, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by fondyball20 from Wisconsin

Feb 17, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 4.68 by zach60614 from Illinois

Feb 09, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by Greels from Colorado

Feb 03, 2016
Rated: 4.72 by Hopstout from Minnesota

Feb 02, 2016
Rated: 4.66 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Jan 25, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by jakemn91 from New Mexico

Jan 24, 2016
Noble Star Collection: Starkeller Peach from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 274 ratings