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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,234 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,234
Reviews: 1,227
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 110
Gots: 205 | 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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A - A fizzy, loose white head explodes upwards with a loud, soda-like noise before slowly deflating to a thin skim above the lightly hazy pale straw yellow beer.

S - Light lactic acid notes with a hint of sourness pair up with a sweet canned peach aroma while pale malts and a touch of soft wheat with a pin-prick of huskiness finish it out.

T - Wheat is favored in the flavor while a pinch of huskiness comes from the pale malts. Peach all but lost in translation, adding only a thimble-like splash of fruitiness into the lightly sour, nicely acidic flavor.

M - Light-bodied and fully carbonated, Festina is crisp and bright with an almost perfect level of lingering acidic finish on the tongue giving the brew a slight sour pucker with lingering dryness.

O - I'm a huge fan of peach beers done well and while Festina Peche isn't a knock-your-socks-off peach beer, the light peach nuance behind the classic tart acidity of a Berliner is an amazing combination. This beer is superbly drinkable, especially on a hot day.

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Taste: Sweet peaches hit first. Those peaches keep rolling into the body and take a darker turn, yielding some tartness. Some of the traditional berliner yeast and malt notes are felt on the back end with sprite fruits and dry grains but this is peach forward.

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,234 ratings.