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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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3,827 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 3,827
Reviews: 1,298
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 147
Gots: 417 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dherling on 02-26-2007

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
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Ratings: 3,827 | Reviews: 1,298
Photo of StrayteEDGE
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

couldn't really taste the peach at all, but the berliner tartness is still there

Photo of Neorebel
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Festina Peche pours a clean looking pale straw color, with a salt-white head of fizzy suds. The aroma is a graceful blend of flowery scents, citrus and peach, as well as a pleasant funkiness from the yeast. The flavor is an ideal summer treat, with a crisp, slightly mineral, mellow tartness that's just right. The lemony finish with a dash of apple cider vinegar seals the deal with your tastebuds perfectly. Slightly effervescent mouth feel. This is one beer this season you don't want to skip for something far more boring. For sour vets and initiates alike.

Photo of Sebas
1.43/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Never hit a woman, Never "sink" a beer...not this time (I HAD to break one of the rules) Way to sour, to the point of undrinkability. I'm not a fan of sours but this one is a special in my books.

Photo of modidia
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent taste..much too much carbonation. Give it a pass.

Photo of bmeehan
4.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer is fantastic—it tastes just like it's advertised to taste, but it's slightly on the sweet side to the point of being too sweet. It's not overwhelming if you're only drinking one or two at a time, but beyond that, its sweetness can become too much.

Photo of Maryobeerian
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of complexity of flavor, especially for the ABV, trouble is, I just don't particularly like it. Very peachy, light sour, wheat profile. I think it is successful but won't get again.

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peachy. I think it was open a little too long before I tried it.

Photo of TeamMathis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale. Super tart, and puckering. Definite peach. Great sour. I'd probably get it again.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one is ok. It's got a lot of funk with subtle peach notes but it's just ok.

Photo of wiseguywood
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid peach ale, pours a nice head with a lot of lacing. A pale cloudy yellow. Nice effort Dogfish Head.

Photo of Beeroness
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Straw color with a quickly fading white foam. Smells of peaches and wheat. The taste is just okay. I was hoping for a bit more peach flavor but you do taste subtle fruitiness upfront. Very well carbonated but the mouthfeel is lacking. I liked the second beer more than the first but I wouldn't buy this beer again.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy peach tinted straw color under a pure white frothy foam collar that quickly dissipates.
S: Peach nose, some tartness and wheat.
T: Has a crisp Berliner Weiss tartness with just enough peach to tame the acidity.
M: Crisp, light, big sharp carbonation, refreshing.
O: the peche in the name had me expecting a lambic but this is Berliner all the way – should have named it pfirsich. A great beer for a summer afternoon sitting in a garden.

Photo of drwatson32
4.56/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The fact I can see it as an excuse for the next few weeks of

Photo of y0tommyb
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very sour and delicious, try it if you can!!

Photo of fisherbray
4.48/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another outstanding beer from Delaware. Just enough peach!

Photo of Lezlibelle
4.57/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer a lot . It's not overwhelmingly peachy, just enough fruity without being wimpy. Goes great with summer.

Photo of joe12pk
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Way too sour and hardly any peach! Very disappointing.

Photo of thebeers
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw color, lots of bubbles and a massive white head. A little barnyard funk, cut grass and a hint of peach on the nose. Nice, mouth-puckering tartness, slight creaminess and, again, just a touch of peach in the flavor. Not my favorite Berliner Weisse, but not bad. This one's pretty easy to find and still scratches that itch.

Photo of 60acresbrewclub
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a good beer. A little weak for DFH.

Photo of cujocon
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

4.5% ABV
12oz Brown Bottle $2.34 State Street Northampton MA
Appearance: Honey gold, lots of bubbles decent head sticks around

Smell: sweet and a bit fresh peachy, not much aroma, a bit metallic

Flavor: soda style carbonation, tart but not tangy no bitter at all

tastes like a dry cider - not getting any "Beery" flavor at all.

Overall: 3.5/5 Pretty good - a little bland, but would be a good choice in a bar

Photo of KnappStout
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little tart for my taste, but overall pretty solid

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Due to the fizziness and foaminess of the pour, I opted to drink this from the bottle instead. The peach flavor and foaminess come together as a a good substitute for sparkling wine. Otherwise, definitely a summer time/BBQ beer.

Photo of Liberskull
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light and fizzy could use more flavor. It's ok.

Photo of Coffdaddy
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great summer beer by DFH. The peach flavor is tremendous. I understand that this is a session beer, but I wish the ABV was a tad higher.

Photo of Silverback24
4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great sour beer! Tasty and only slightly acidic. Clean, crisp and delicious.

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,827 ratings.