Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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3,932 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,932
Reviews: 1,321
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 154
Gots: 469 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dherling on 02-26-2007

In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy!

8 IBU
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dogfish Head Festina Peche has a medium, off-white head, a light gold, mostly murky appearance, with thin lacing and some bubbles present. Lacing is not high or heavy. The aroma is of sourness, tartness, peaches, warhead candy, a wheat bread. Taste is the same with low bitterness and high sour tartness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Dogfish Head Festina Peche finishes on the dry side.

RJT

Photo of DerekTaylor
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very sour, too sour for my liking. Still drank it

Photo of rob111270
4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer...not sweet...goes down smoothly...great Summer Brew!!!!

Photo of Korbynlehr
1.77/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Too bitter and sour for me

Photo of mattyb85
2.87/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Just not my beer I guess. Too much tartness

Photo of tony1095
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love this beer. It isn't perfect but I still love it. It's a great beer for drinking outside on the deck.

Photo of MikeTheVine
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Peach in a Berliner... yes please... I don't even like peaches... it just... works...

Photo of NCMatt
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good flavor, but there was two issues I took with this beer. First being the watery consistency. It was just a tad thin, even for such a light beer. Second was the flavor, also just a tad light. Overall, it's not bad, but it could be better.

Photo of TH28
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Bottled 5/23/15. Appearance: Pale yellow, cloudy, no head. Aroma: Funky, sour, acidic. Nothing strong. Taste: Light crackery malt, light lactic tartness, with the slightest touch of peach. Mouthfeel: Light body, low carbonation Finish: Light lingering peach and lactic sourness. Very subtle. Overall: Decent Berliner Weisse. Clean, well balanced with no off flavor a. Flavor and lactic tartness is mild and subtle.

Photo of dank203
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great beer, light and summery feel but fully flavored with tartness and funk.

Photo of aussiebeer
2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is very meh!!!!

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very thin white head. The nose is the best part of this beer. Peach, unripe apricot, sour lemon. Delicious. The flavor is really good too. It's sweet and sour upfront paired with plenty of acidity, anymore acid would be too much, and it finishes off with the sweetness of the peach. This is one of the best Dogfish head beers I've tried.

Photo of toronadotornado
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

West Flanders Brewery - Boulder, CO - draft in a snifter

Photo of BeerDork
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little sour, but still very tasty and enjoyable summer beer.

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice change up summer beer. Good tartness with a slight peach flavor and nice fizzy mouthful. Never been let down by a dogfish head seasonal

Photo of Durge
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite thin with sweet tart peach and light grain flavors. The tartness just doesn't deliver enough lasting flavor. Good but gets tiresome before you hit the bottom of the glass.

Photo of MrMeerbill
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light sour very little peach but a good hot weather change up

Photo of ChristinaLynn
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Good sour beer. not much peach, but enjoyable

Photo of Pouland77
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not an expert on Berliner Weisses but I liked this. Nice and refreshing. Could taste peach but it wasn't over the top. Will def get again. Dunno what the neg reviews are all about.

Photo of dredmahawkus
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

sour! like its half juice.....not sure how I feel about it! but I drank it! lol

Photo of chessiejackson
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good brew from dogfish as usual. I'd actually recommend this to fans of sours even though it's not technically classified as one

Photo of username
2.96/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottled 2105A 1901

Pours a clear light-yellow/light-golden. No head retention. Head dissipates quickly.

Smells of sour bacteria with a hint of sulfur.

Tastes like sour lemon and spoiled wheat grain. If you imagine peaches, you might get a small hint behind all the lemon though it certainly isn't obvious.

Mouthfeel is tart, and nothing but; so much bitter lemon just ruins this. Feel is also light/thin.

This might be a good example of the style, but I'd imagine the reason the imbibing populous aren't as thrilled with this style, as it has been historically celebrated, is that it's fucking trash compared to other options. This barely deserves to be called beer; where are the hops!? You could mix up some lemon juice and sulfur and have the same taste experience — or lick a 9v battery while inhaling farts.

Photo of Brewdoo2
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great acidic nose. Very light, less peach flavor than expected. Lingering acidic and very carbonated mouth feel.

Photo of StrayteEDGE
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

couldn't really taste the peach at all, but the berliner tartness is still there

Photo of Neorebel
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Festina Peche pours a clean looking pale straw color, with a salt-white head of fizzy suds. The aroma is a graceful blend of flowery scents, citrus and peach, as well as a pleasant funkiness from the yeast. The flavor is an ideal summer treat, with a crisp, slightly mineral, mellow tartness that's just right. The lemony finish with a dash of apple cider vinegar seals the deal with your tastebuds perfectly. Slightly effervescent mouth feel. This is one beer this season you don't want to skip for something far more boring. For sour vets and initiates alike.

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,932 ratings.