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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,573 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,573
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.81%
Wants: 122
Gots: 311 | 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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Photo of jrenihan
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer is clear straw-golden. A small white head.

Nose is tart and presents a lot of peach juice. Some yogurty lacto notes. Some dry cereal. The peach is a bit much.

Like the nose, the taste is overloaded with peach juice. Moderately tart, with a lacto flavour. Again, dry cereal is notable. Not bad, but the peach makes it taste a bit like a peach-flavoured soda water.

Light bodied and very heavily carbonated. Fizzy, which contributes to the peach soda water impression.

Overall, not bad, but not something I would seek out again. Too fizzy, and too much peach. The sweetness from the peach detracts a bit from the tartness. Yes, that is the point, but not to my preference.

jrenihan, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

EdelweissDad, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

beertardis, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

sustyhops, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

AJ01923, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

shiggins22, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Hesperus
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw-colored and fully translucent. Peaked at a fully finger of fluffy white head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Sweet peach, wheat, bread.

Taste: Very tart with a backbone of peach. Some wheat notes are present in the background.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and thin with a moderately high amount of carbonation.

Overall: This is probably not the best example of a Berliner Weiss, but it's an overall enjoyable experience. This is one of the few peach beers I have had that were not cloyingly sweet, the balance between tart and sweet flavors is just right. I would also claim that this is a great beer for introducing people to the style, and perhaps one that can satisfy a staunch wine drinker.

Hesperus, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

cp45, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

woodchipper, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of leaddog
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Appearance- Pours a light ginger ale colour with half a finger of white head.

Smell- peach, wheat, grains, grass.

Taste- tart and tangy peach along with wheat, grains, grass.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- A fruit ale that doesn't skimp on peach flavour. Refreshing and crisp. Perfect compliment for the summer season.

leaddog, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

sliverX, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

steinhilper, Jul 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

TheLevi4000, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

mtalley999, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Craze38, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Tavo2311, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Dagsy, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

billnet, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Pookie, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

96gpse, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

krome, Jul 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

acc88, Jul 25, 2013
Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,573 ratings.