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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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Ratings: 3,573 | Reviews: 1,253 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

calcnerd, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of E1D0L0N
4/5  rDev +9.6%

E1D0L0N, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of SSS
2.74/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am am avid fan of DFH, but this one is not for me...

A-Golden yellow color, no real head to speak of...
S-Musty, funk, high alcohol smell, remind me a little of home-make wine
T-Very tart taste, there is a hint of cheesy sourness (like an overload of lactose or whey) that I can't quite put my finger on...
M-Very much like champagne, the bubbles are quite thin and numerous. High level of carbonation
O-Just not my thing.

SSS, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of gabrielsyme
4/5  rDev +9.6%

gabrielsyme, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of jcarbaugh
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

jcarbaugh, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.25/5  rDev -11%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of idResponse
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

idResponse, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of vancean2
4/5  rDev +9.6%

vancean2, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.64/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden straw color. The head is a fizzy two finger white shade, that fades away to nothing very quickly. It could almost pass for a macro lager.

S: Interesting. I get a whiff of peaches, along with some acid - it's not particularly sour smelling, just acidic. It also develops tones of must, butter, and even some stank-ass cheese. After a while, the buttery notes overwhelm everything, unfortunately. Like I said, interesting, though not very good.

T: I get peaches initially. It quickly turns acidic fast (albeit with a more defined sourness than the aroma suggested), with only a finish of cream-like sweetness to balance it out. A bit cheesy at times, also. I don't know what to think of this one, other than myself not being particularly gaga about it.

M: Good lightness, but a bit too prickly in terms of both carbonation and texture. Even at 4.5%, it should be a little easier to down. At the very least, it is somewhat refreshing.

O: I'm not sure why I'm not digging this - it has the fruit-forward tartness I like from a good sour, without the ridiculous price point. I don't know, this one doesn't come together the way I wanted it to. My first sampling of the style, and it won't be my last. This one, though, I don't need to have again.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Boardshort_Brewer
1.68/5  rDev -54%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - straw yellow, a little cloudy with zero head. Constant bubbles from the bottom, reminds me of a cider.
Smell - smells exactly of yeast. Bleh.
Taste - like pilsner malt with tart peach... Finishes like yeast. Not a fan, overall a very poor beer...

Boardshort_Brewer, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

goldenM13, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Resuin, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Farnswurth
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Farnswurth, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

NightINgale, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of LuisCaraballo
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

LuisCaraballo, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

A: Semi-transparent straw color. Very little head and zero retention. Bubbles geyser up to the top.

N: Straw, butter, biscuit, peach, light sourness, malt.

T: Acid, peach juice, and some stomach acid. Wish there was more to this.

M: Light and dancing. Best part of the beer.

O: It seems like this used to be a lot better. There’s not much fruit flavor and that doesn’t help the acidity. Not too bad, but very average.

Sarlacc83, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of DavidRose
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DavidRose, Jul 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

RollTide7, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

lsummers, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ryanpj, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

CypherEnigma, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of greenmtn1111
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 5/07/2013

Poured into a standard pub glass.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow color like fresh cut hay. Head is white and about a thumb’s width. There’s hardly any lacing and it smells strongly of peaches - very sweet and musty smelling. There’s also some wheat and funky aromas in there as well. The taste is tart at first, then predominantly peachy. The tartness level is not very strong but it’s enough, I think. It’s a lot less funky than the aroma and is very refreshing. Overall it’s an interesting take on a Berliner and a pretty successful one.

greenmtn1111, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tadmuchowski, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of 3sheets2wind
2.29/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from 12 oz bottle into my jester king snifter. This is a good looking beer. Very fizzy translucent gold. Aroma is tart peach and biscuit. Taste is disappointing. Very thin with an unpleasant aftertaste. The poach flavor tastes almost fake. Beer is dry, but needs more tartness to cut through the underwhelming old bread finish. The look and mouthfeel are above average.

3sheets2wind, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of ajdemma
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

ajdemma, Jul 12, 2013
Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,573 ratings.