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Festina Pêche - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,496 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,496
Reviews: 1,246
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 119
Gots: 285 | FT: 5
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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emottram

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2013 17:01:06 | More by emottram
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MADPolo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2013 14:59:04 | More by MADPolo
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle poured into a Boulevard Smokestack chalice glass. No discernible bottling or freshness date that I can see.

Appearance - A light lemony yellow with good clarity and carbonation bubbles dispersed throughout the body. Topped by a pillowy soft white head about one finger thick consisting of tiny bubbles, reminiscent of champagne, but it stays around much longer than champagne foam. No lacing to speak of.

Smell - Some general citric tartness. Not much peach characteristic, which surprises me given the use of peach concentrate. Interspersed with the light fruitiness is some grain, like water crackers.

Taste - Here the peach shines through a bit more, and it's like a fresh-cut peach, rather than the crazy artificial peach you will find in things like soda or candy. Balances with some lemon tartness and maybe a hint of green apple? I wish it was more sour, but I think the fair comparison here is a Berliner Weisse that has been enhanced with syrup, as I've been told is common for the normally puckering style. Festina is sort of a pre-syruped version. Since I've never had a BW with syrup added, it's hard to establish a baseline for comparison. Either way, the fact that it's tart instead of sour makes it highly drinkable.

Mouthfeel - Effervescent and light-bodied. Dry finish.

Overall, a wonderful summer beer, but perhaps not the one for you if you're looking for something with a bit of a pucker factor. Still highly refreshing and drinkable. I'll look forward to my second bottle.

07-03-2013 07:13:40 | More by LambicPentameter
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2013 00:39:56 | More by kristougher
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csurowiec

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-03-2013 00:30:46 | More by csurowiec
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Scott_McCool

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-03-2013 00:25:33 | More by Scott_McCool
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2013 23:15:24 | More by e30todamax
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Mtooman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-02-2013 23:15:17 | More by Mtooman
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-02-2013 20:54:30 | More by RMoeNay
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avschmitt

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-02-2013 17:57:30 | More by avschmitt
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Purp1eOne

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2013 17:37:29 | More by Purp1eOne
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bdonley5

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-02-2013 15:08:06 | More by bdonley5
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-02-2013 15:02:18 | More by mklisz
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-02-2013 02:52:21 | More by DerekMorgan
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Integritous

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-02-2013 01:51:09 | More by Integritous
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Zanico

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

07-01-2013 23:52:54 | More by Zanico
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dheacck11

Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%

Keep reading about berliner weiss, felt obligated to try one.

Pour is a nice clear straw gold. Finger of white fizzy head fading rapidly. Tons of carbonation.

Nose is strong on the peach with a sort of dried corn/malt background. Interesting.

Taste is fascinating. Huge burst of juicy rich peach, with a component of citrus. Follows by a sour malt that feels both a little dry and biting, but also refreshing at the same time. Get a nice aftertaste of peach.

Feel is pretty thin and light. Lingering acid notes. Totally appropriate given everything else.

With nothing to base the beer on for the style, I'm left with my own personal tastes. It's defiintely good, and interesting. The peach is a little much at times, almost cloying, but I gather that is sort of how it's supposed to be. So I guess that's good. Do I like it? sure! Do I love it? Nah. Will I try more Berliner Weiss? Absolutely. Great hot day beer.

07-01-2013 21:14:21 | More by dheacck11
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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-01-2013 18:27:10 | More by hsus0225
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-01-2013 18:01:19 | More by jderosia603
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EersandBeers

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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jmmy3

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

07-01-2013 12:38:43 | More by jmmy3
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-01-2013 10:06:21 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

07-01-2013 01:43:26 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-01-2013 01:27:15 | More by Todd
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McAndrew

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

06-30-2013 20:24:59 | More by McAndrew
Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,496 ratings.