Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
03-30-2009 22:39:42 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.3/5 rDev +18.1%
Poured bottle into glass. 4.5 % abv
Appearance- Dull yellow and semi cloudy with a two finger head that dissipates quite fast.
Smell- Strong bready malt aroma with a lot of wheat. Honey like sweetness as well. Mostly wheat.
Taste- A big sugary blast of peach hits the palate along with notes of wheat. The tartness is quite prominent but not overly sour. The sourness lends a citrus like aspect. Fresh peach lingers as an aftertaste in the palate.
Mouthfeel- Light and quite dry, just as this should be.
Overall- A great example of the style. The peach taste was quite flavorful. Nice example of the Berliner Weissbier style. Another stellar seasonal by DFH.
08-29-2014 23:52:59 | More by PA-hunter
2.5/5 rDev -31.3%
On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Found myself swinging at a curve ball here. Having tried a number of summertime peach brews with a favorable impression I had nothing but great expectations fron DFH, but low & behold I was pretty disappointed. Listed as Weisseer I figured there would be a hint of dry or citrus but all I got was a medium body rather bland beer with a syrupy overlay on the tongue More contrived than complex. Neither refreshing nor bright. I'll stick to the North Carolina guys for this style next time.
08-28-2014 21:57:41 | More by seedyone
Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
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