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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,656 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,656
Reviews: 1,258
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.81%
Wants: 123
Gots: 337 | FT: 4
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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4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer review from BA Mag Aug 2007.

Festina Pêche is based off the Berliner Style Weissbier, which is a tart wheat beer that may be sweetened with syrups when served. Dogfish Head went the extra mile and brewed theirs with peaches.

Pours out a hazed yellowish-golden brew, with a ring of white lace that struggles to stick around. Firm peach aroma with a mildly tart nose; hints of wheat and yeast with a backing of floral notes in the aroma. Very refreshing from a blast of tartness and a deep crispness comes from within the moderate body. The tartness has a perfect snap to it rather than trying to rip your taste buds out. In the core of the tartness sits the peach flavor, with green apple flavors swirling around it. From middle to end, it's soft, but the malt flavor grows and vanishes quickly as dryness sets in and the aftertaste shows its cleanliness.

By far, one of the best summer seasonals brewed in the US this year. This beer is a call to the entire brewing industry not to jump on every bandwagon that comes through town. Do something different.

BeerAdvocate, Mar 30, 2009
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3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml Bottle as a gift from Virginia, USA:
I quite enjoyed this one from Dogfish Head, it definitely wasn't the classic that I was hoping for but it had enough going for it to keep things interesting and enjoyable, particularly because I've frequently found Berliner Weisse beers a little too strong and overpowering at times. The beer had a pleasant citrus and peach taste to it that went down relatively easily, particularly after it settled down and opened up some; it's one well worth trying but I'd probably opt for something else over this one if I ever came across it in future.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Festina Pêche brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery, this brew has an ABV of 4.5% This brew pours out a light cloudy yellow color with a small white head. This is an unfiltered brew you can not see though it. The smell is sweet with fruits and spices. The taste is sour with sweetness. This brew is different from any brew I have ever had. This brew is bitter sweet. The mouthfeel is bitter sweet. I like how this brew is different from the rest on the market. Over all I'm giving this brew a 3.75 out 5. Not the best but not the worst. If you are looking for something different try Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew'a got no head or lacing, and a light slightly hazy clear golden body.

I smell zero hops, a slight malt kinda scent, and that's about it. Nothing peach in the scent of this brew.

I can detect more of a granny smooth apple taste than peach, but it sorta kinda appears at the very end. Not extremely tart, but yes, as I've scrolled down and skimmed other reviews, I agree with that for sure.

Mouthfeel is clean for the moat part with a slight blast of overall tartness at the end.

Overall a 4 for Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery. I really enjoyed the diversion of sweet wheat brew for this sour one. I may pick this brew up again.

Caveworm, Oct 20, 2014
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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
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