Festina Pêche | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
4,338 Ratings
Festina PêcheFestina Pêche
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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

Added by dherling on 02-26-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,338
Reviews:
1,366
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
723
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Griphon
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hold orange color. Carbonation is light,can feel it but doesn't influence feel too much. Aroma is wheat and peaches but not too strong,fake,or floral from the peaches. A slight tart sour finish. Other than a bit of wheat it reminded me of a sour with just a touch of peach.and like advertised it didn't come off syrupy,just a light touch of natural peach

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.49/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wordemupg
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of c0mpanion_cube
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McClinton
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LIODIYA
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks: Drank out of the bottle so I couldn't get a good look at the beer but the packaging is cool and modern. Definitely representative of the flavors to come.

Smell: Yeast, Fruit, Bread and grass. Again out of the bottle so I couldn't get as much a nose as I wanted.

Taste: Fruit and wheat flavors in the beginning. Finishing off with a sour note in the aftertaste.

Feel: First couple sips are a bit overwhelming but the beer settles down as you get use to it. Definitely has a nice bodied feel for the style with a sour that lingers on the pallet.

Overall: I would love to review this again on a different occasion to get more familiar with its complexities.

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Photo of khmel
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TCMike
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HurryItsJacob
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zkoehn
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwvman
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy light gold with almost no head. Initial impression is peachy tartness. Kinda like liquid SweeTarts candy. Mouthfeel is medium; carbonation is on the light side. Despite the light carbonation, it's still quite refreshing. Very fruity for my taste though. My ratings reflect my personal preferences, not the quality of the beer.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very slightly hazy orange gold with a small white head. Smells of sweet peaches, tropical fruit, and wheat. Tastes of sweet and sour peaches. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall this is a good beer, albeit not my usual style.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Segelstrom
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Peach is barely noticeable in the nose. I smell mostly just wheat. Nice hazy gold color with no head. Very tart! Peach flavor is very prominent, sour. Tartness lingers on the back of the tongue.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance had a nice looking golden bronzed orange color with a nice half fingered white foamy head that quickly died. The smell had a really nice authentic peach to apricot to somewhat spicy sort of maybe "ginger" (I’m going out on a limb on that one), sigh, all tightly packed into a slightly refreshing sort of citrusy-ness. The taste was sweet fruity refreshingness over top of some nice light peachy sort of malts. On the palate, this one sat somewhat light to medium with a decent sort of refreshing quality covering my mouth and tongue and revealing a nice super Summer-y coating overall. Overall, what a nice beer by DFH, geez louise, I would love to have this again and in my opinion, I think it would go well with a nice seafood dish.

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 4,338 ratings.
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