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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,134 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,134
Reviews: 1,222
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 108
Gots: 180 | FT: 6
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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ACP5484

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

07-10-2014 03:12:08 | More by ACP5484
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-10-2014 01:24:44 | More by Mikeypnh
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

its sad the the overall rating for this beer is so low amongst BA's. I feel its not intent but ignorance to the qualities and complexity of the style itself.

this beer is fantastic. hands down.

it has a great white head when poured aggressively that hangs on longer than most Berliners I have had.

a sourish and yeasty nose.

an immediate tart, fresh and quenching taste that has only the slightest hint of peach. (if they didn't let you know it was in there one would never even guess it was there). wild yeast flavors abound with the sourness from the lactobacillus topping it all off.

the mouthfeel is fantastic with tight carbonation enveloping the tounge.

just a great beer and a top notch interpretation of the style made right here in Murica!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 00:58:22 | More by OatmattStout
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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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slipperysoup

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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JustCamIt

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-08-2014 21:00:33 | More by JustCamIt
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nstorts

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2014 19:45:12 | More by nstorts
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2014 03:15:57 | More by Abe_Froman
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very light straw color, with lots of carbonation rising up. A good size white foam head that dissipates rather quickly. Little to no lacing. A very plain looking beer.

Lots of peaches, grapes, pineapple and lemon zest in the aroma. Hints of yeast.

Not quite the taste I was expecting. Very sour. Sour peaches. A little bit of pineapples. Green apple adds to the sourness. A tiny bit of grassiness, with just a hint of yeast. Green apple seems to come through more as the beer cools. Actually a pretty pleasant taste.

Light bodied, with quite a bit of carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Reminiscent of sparkling pear juice.

Overall, much better than the ratings indicated. Although I do have a slight bias towards DFH, this one is a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 03:03:13 | More by majorbase2
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New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pulling the rustic, distinctive, and somewhat ancient ale into the twenty-first century kicking and screaming, the Dogfish Head brewers aren't going to allow the Berlinerweisse style to rest in peace, they're yanking it from the casket, dusting it off and giving it a fruity facelift.

While its wisping and airy cotton foam tops the hazy and light peach ale, its appearance is simply an extension of taste- light and fruity with souther Georgia peaches on the forefront. Its shortbread sweetness gives a confectioner's prop to the authentic fruit taste.

As the dry wheat taste quickly recedes, its fruit flavor turns decidedly tart, crisp and bracingly acidic. The taste of tangy peaches butts up against lemon, green apple and under-ripened berry without any threat of vinegar or strong vinous taste.

Pleasantly briny, minerally and balanced to perfection with the acidity of dried lemon and lime; the strong lactic acid tanginess of the ale provides the palate with a high rate of refreshment, clean and crisp throughout with brief echoes of peach and wafer-thin wheat in the beer's post-finish era. -perfect for all those hot and hazy days of summer!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 16:14:37 | More by BEERchitect
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,134 ratings.