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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,644 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,644
Reviews: 1,257
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.81%
Wants: 124
Gots: 331 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-05-2007)
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4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer review from BA Mag Aug 2007.

Festina Pêche is based off the Berliner Style Weissbier, which is a tart wheat beer that may be sweetened with syrups when served. Dogfish Head went the extra mile and brewed theirs with peaches.

Pours out a hazed yellowish-golden brew, with a ring of white lace that struggles to stick around. Firm peach aroma with a mildly tart nose; hints of wheat and yeast with a backing of floral notes in the aroma. Very refreshing from a blast of tartness and a deep crispness comes from within the moderate body. The tartness has a perfect snap to it rather than trying to rip your taste buds out. In the core of the tartness sits the peach flavor, with green apple flavors swirling around it. From middle to end, it's soft, but the malt flavor grows and vanishes quickly as dryness sets in and the aftertaste shows its cleanliness.

By far, one of the best summer seasonals brewed in the US this year. This beer is a call to the entire brewing industry not to jump on every bandwagon that comes through town. Do something different.

BeerAdvocate, Mar 30, 2009
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

rphx88, Thursday at 09:47 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Kevin_Young, Tuesday at 04:01 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

SwG237, Tuesday at 04:43 AM
Photo of nicholas2121
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Festina Pêche brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery, this brew has an ABV of 4.5% This brew pours out a light cloudy yellow color with a small white head. This is an unfiltered brew you can not see though it. The smell is sweet with fruits and spices. The taste is sour with sweetness. This brew is different from any brew I have ever had. This brew is bitter sweet. The mouthfeel is bitter sweet. I like how this brew is different from the rest on the market. Over all I'm giving this brew a 3.75 out 5. Not the best but not the worst. If you are looking for something different try Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

nicholas2121, Tuesday at 03:41 AM
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4.16/5  rDev +14%

Tylertut, Monday at 03:15 PM
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2.92/5  rDev -20%

Dogfisherdude, Oct 20, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew'a got no head or lacing, and a light slightly hazy clear golden body.

I smell zero hops, a slight malt kinda scent, and that's about it. Nothing peach in the scent of this brew.

I can detect more of a granny smooth apple taste than peach, but it sorta kinda appears at the very end. Not extremely tart, but yes, as I've scrolled down and skimmed other reviews, I agree with that for sure.

Mouthfeel is clean for the moat part with a slight blast of overall tartness at the end.

Overall a 4 for Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery. I really enjoyed the diversion of sweet wheat brew for this sour one. I may pick this brew up again.

Caveworm, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Velunas, Oct 20, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy yellow color with a nice thick fluffy white head. The head seemed to last quite a long time and left some very nice lacing to the end. The aroma has a lot of peach up front, with some tartness and wheat notes, and just a touch of yeasty funk. The taste was nice peachy tartness, with just a hint of sweetness in the finish. The mouthfeel was pretty light, but in a very nice way, as it combined with the carbonation to really set the flavors off. Overall, I really like this beer, very refreshing after a workout, and very sessionable. Nice job DFH.

timontheroad, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Light, saison-like taste, with subtle hints of fruit, and layered flavors. Beer has a light sour finish. Low alcohol content adds to the beer's high drinkability.

BuckeyeCity, Oct 18, 2014
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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,644 ratings.