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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Festina PêcheFestina Pêche

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3,766 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,766
Reviews: 1,275
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 135
Gots: 379 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-05-2007

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!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, Spring 2013 bottling. Pours lightly hazy pale golden color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big peach, pear, tart lemon, apple, floral, grass, wheat, light bread, pepper, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of peach with tart/fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; and solid strength. Taste of peach, pear, lemon, apple, floral, grass, pepper, wheat, light bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, light fruits, floral, grass, pepper, wheat, light bread, and earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of peach concentrate with malt and yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel this is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice flavored Berliner weisse style. Nice balance of flavors with solid robustness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable and very session-able offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into an Allagash tulip glass.

Pour: Somewhat hazy straw yellow with some redder notes. Fizzy head, about 1.5 fingers worth, which disappears instantly.

Aroma: Sour apple, some faint peach, a bit of sweet wheatiness, a little prickly on the nose.

Taste: Very prickly mouthfeel, but leaves a great finish. Tons of sour throughout, with a punch at the end that gives most of the peach flavor. A touch of light graininess in the middle of the tongue. Very good.

Overall: This is a very good beer, and definitely one of the better Berliner weisse beers out there. However, it did let me down a bit, given the hype. Not quite the beer of the summer, but definitely worth getting several times.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,766 ratings.