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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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83
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3,572 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,572
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.81%
Wants: 122
Gots: 310 | 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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3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LennyBound, Today at 03:26 AM
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

KimberlyTyson, Today at 12:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Decided to try this after getting tired of ever hoppier IPA (which I love, but hey, gott go the other way sometimes). I was impressed by the relative lack of sweetness; it is flavorful, and redolent of peaches, but refreshing and tart. has a very clean finish too, and is an attractive orange-yellow. Head is pretty minimal and carbonation pretty high. A very pleasant surprise!

CupcakeNY, Yesterday at 07:46 PM
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from a 12 oz into a weizen glass in late 2013.

A: See through light yellow. Head recedes quickly. Cloudy yeast at top.

S: Peaches.

T: Peaches. Honey aftertaste typical of Dogfish Head beer.

M: Crisp. Had lots of carbonation. It felt like I was drinking 7-Up.

O: This was super easy to drink. It was a very refreshing beer that would be great for a barbecue.

WAbeerfiend, Yesterday at 06:32 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

dshansen1184, Sunday at 11:45 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Ppuech, Sunday at 09:11 PM
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4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

Suomi411, Sunday at 06:16 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

JesseLara, Sunday at 06:37 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

TomT2, Sunday at 04:57 AM
Photo of jellikit
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Bottle
A: yellow. Slight haze. Thin white head. Bubbly.
S: slight acidity. Might have some peach aroma, but I think I am searching too hard.
T: lightly sour. Tart. Refreshing.
M: highly carbonated. Light. Dry. Tart.
O: good sour. I don't pick up on the peach. Crisp. Would definitely buy again.

jellikit, Saturday at 09:09 PM
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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

cmbeddoe7997, Saturday at 03:30 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Sunn, Saturday at 02:30 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Marcjwrz, Saturday at 12:27 AM
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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting peach weissbeer. Color is very pale and slight;ly cloudy with constant bubbles rising. Aroma is light and peachy. Taste is pretty interesting, lots of carbonation, tart peach and a hint of sweetness. Also, the wheat flavor is there. Overall, very refreshing and tangy.

hophugger, Friday at 10:11 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Mikexw, Friday at 01:40 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Zonian1, Friday at 01:15 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

MenardMa, Thursday at 08:22 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

shook81, Thursday at 01:51 AM
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Meyers1023, Thursday at 12:21 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

dagubna, Wednesday at 09:51 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is gold, lightly cloudy, head is feint and a ring, no lacing.

aroma is light wheat, touch of sour tart, touch of peach

taste is similar to the aroma as tart flavors are forward, hints of peach and light wheat and biscuit like notes

mouthfeel is crisp and sour, very pleasant and refereshing

mvanaskie13, Sep 16, 2014
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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,572 ratings.