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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,292 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,292
Reviews: 1,235
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 113
Gots: 213 | 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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beerad666

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an American pint glass.

It pours a light yellow color with a huge head... 3 - 4 fingers of head, so much head I had to let it settle down to pour the rest of the beer in. But the head went down pretty quickly. The smell is more sour then peach, the peach is slight. The taste is incredibly sour up front. You get a lot more of the peach as the sour / tart finishes and then in the end you get a lot of carbonation that helps to kill some of the sour. Overall refreshing once all the sour clears. This is different and surprisingly a drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 21:50:14 | More by beerad666
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Poured into a tulip. Thin white head dissipates almost immediately, very thin lacing clings to the glass. Straw yellow and slightly cloudy. Aroma is sour apples with wild yeast dominant. The tart yeast profile is predominant in the flavor with very little fruit noticeable until the sip is gone. Really mellow peach aftertaste combined with the residual sweetnees gives this more of a tangerine and clementine flavor than peach. Very drinkable but I'd like to have a version of this where the fruit shines more and isn't so muted by the yeast. I'm a huge fan of wild yeast in beers but I expected more fruit intensity even for a Berliner Weisse

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Fresh aroma of peach nectar.

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

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,292 ratings.