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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,287 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,287
Reviews: 1,234
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 113
Gots: 212 | 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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B0BZ1LLA


3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - 2 inch head that disappears quickly, straw color

S - bread, peach

T - bubblegum, tart, wine-like

M - sweet, dry

I'm not too familiar with the Berliner Weissbier style. I'm a big fan of lambics, oud bruins and the like. I didn't find it quite as refreshing as other reviewers.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 03:21:00 | More by B0BZ1LLA
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Light lemon color and mostly transparent with no head to speak of.

Fresh aroma of peach nectar.

Mild bread character. Lots of peach flavor, just the right level of sweetness. Just a hint of leafy hop.

Light body. Crisp finish. High carbonation.

For a fruit beer it's very good. Well balanced and refreshing.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a plastic cup in the car before we went in to the Steely Dan concert in New Orleans.

A: Beneath the off-white one finger head that held up for some time, the color is a light gold with flecks of peach. Not much lacing.

S: Very subtle peach smell mixed with grain, wheat and light malts.

T: Better than I was expecting. Smooth, lightly sweet. Peaches collide with wheat. Citrus-y. Nice.

M: Light to medium with light carbonation. Dry finish.

O: A good foreplay to the concert. Could session this one after a bout with the yard.

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Poured into my Notre Dame standard pint...

A. Pours a clear, pale straw gold with two fingers of fast-burning head. Lacing is non-existent. Head disappears in an instant.

S. Fresh peach, cracked wheat, some mild yeast. Really juicy and crisp.

T. Peach juice, barley, grain, bread crust.

M. A little light on carb and needs more wheat presence to round out the sweet peach notes.

O. An excellent Berliner. It doesn't have quite the body the standard Berliners do, with the sweet, sugary peach notes dominating. It's also not quite as tart as the more modern examples of the style. What it is, though, is well-made, closer to the classic style than most examples these days. While I definitely would have enjoyed a bit more graininess, this beer is refreshing and delicious. There aren't enough Berliners today, in my opinion. Festina Peche demonstrates why brewers should visit this style more often. Outstanding brew here.

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,287 ratings.