Festina Pêche | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
4,326 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:
4,326
Reviews:
1,364
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
713
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 4,326 |  Reviews: 1,364
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.

 378 characters

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.

 243 characters

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.

 208 characters

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.

 751 characters

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SGR1220
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Comander_Shepard
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emeyer
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz glass into Stone Brewing Goblet. Bottled on May 1st 2017.

L: Hazy pale yellow, thin white head fades quickly as usual with this style.

S: Fruit, sour funk, wheat.

T: Peach really comes through in flavor and not aroma, very fruity and has a good tartness. Wheaty here too.

F: Light bodied, crisp and slightly dry.

O: I am not a big sour guy and the first sour I liked was Bell's Oarsman Ale, this is also good and hopefully it opens the door for me to try more sours.

 501 characters

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BeerTest
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 4,326 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More