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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,498 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,498
Reviews: 1,246
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 119
Gots: 285 | FT: 5
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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
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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.

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I actually had to throw this beer away. First time that has ever happened. No Peach aroma at all, and so sour it was undrinkable. Maybe i got a bad batch but I am super disappointed.

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,498 ratings.