Festina Pêche
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #240
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,865
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 17.21%
Reviews:
1,392
Ratings:
3,053
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 03, 2022
Added:
Feb 26, 2007
Wants:
  204
Gots:
  757
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: 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
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Rated: 3.46 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It is pretty cool to see tiny peach chunks floating around. The smell is not as good as it could be. It's a subtle peach smell slightly overpowered by the sour. The taste of this beer is excellent though. If you love peach with a sour afternoon, this is the beer for you. This beer is so refreshing on a hot day and so crushable. The low abv and flavor make this an excellent light choice for the summer.
Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.63 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

May 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a cloudy apricot color with a moderate white head. There is a strong, pleasant smell of pineapple. The taste is bitter and tangy. The most notable flavor is lemon, but its overpowered by an artificial sweetener.
May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Falls fast... minimal lacing.

S: Tart and fruity. Peach and light citrus.

T.F: Peach/apricot up front. Fruit... lemon citrus and crackery grains. Modest tartness... not really sour. Light bodied and well carbonated. Lingering peach preserves at the finish.

O: A nice tart peach forward Weisse. Easy drinking... and with the low ABV super drinkable.
Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce can poured into a willi becher.

Nice peach aroma. Peach flavor is good to but more subtle. Light and refreshing, not too tart, a touch watery.
Mar 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by doctorgary from New York

Jan 28, 2021
 
Rated: 1.98 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by Archfiend from Illinois

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours orange with a 1 inch white head. Moderate lacing. Hazy.

Aroma is dank. Peaches, tangerine. Not much else.

Taste is sour. Wheat, tart peach, tart apple. Mouth puckering.

Light bodied, light carbonation. Dry, tart finish.

A nice tart beer. Thirst quenching.
Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Aug 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by mpolewan from Ohio

Aug 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 17, 2020
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
12oz can from the variety pack, about 2 months old

Unfiltered, no foam at first, but a big head that sticks around after an aggressive pour; looks like apple cider otherwise. Not too sweet, not too sour... tart. Light. Not much to speak of, grain and sour peaches. Smells like a corona with too much lime.

The "Neo-Berliner Weiss" tag is bizarre - I'll call it "Sour Light"
May 28, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.67 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Feb 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 5/19/18

Pours a pale golden straw with a finger of quickly fading white head

The aroma has a strong note of lemon sourness with light malts to back it up, not much peach at all

The front of the sip is tart and a little malty, and it turns into a more subtle, dry peach with a doughy aftertaste. A great balance here, though I was expecting a bit more on the peach front

Highly carbonated and easy drinking, a very light refreshing finish

This is an all around great beer, despite the only slight hint of peach flavor, which could be chalked up to freshness, it's just over 17 months old so it may have lost a bit of flavor, and I'd love to try it fresh
Oct 21, 2019
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Rated by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Glad I tried it. Pretty decent and I liked it well enough that I bought more.
Aug 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by brownwc2 from Ohio

May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I had a full draft pint at the brewpub in Rehobeth on my birthday in 2017. It was sour, which I usually don't like, but it was tasty nonetheless on a warm day. I have liked other peach beers in the past. Enjoyed the brewpub, but it was very crowded in early August and we had to wait for a table.
May 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Vylo from New Jersey

Apr 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear pale yellow hue.

White head; no lace.

Sweet peach nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Sweet effervescent peach delight. Great summer delight-almost like champagne.
Mar 23, 2019
 
Rated: 2.88 by shulmm02 from Ohio

Mar 08, 2019
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Rated by ChadDaniel from Ohio

4.57/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
One of my favorite tart ales the peach gives just enough sweet to balance. Aftertaste has a hint of fresh peach nothing artificial or cloying.
Feb 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Savan from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured aggresively into a Mason Jar :D Beautiful thick white head dissapates resonably quick to reveal a thin lacing of white atop a pale straw ambrosia :) now the fun begins.... Aromas of sour dough, ripe peaches and Musk give way to a paletable sour! This is one of the easier drinking sours ( i would reconmend it to anyone unsure about the style). Very refreshing sour and a light finish that leaves you wanting more :) A darn fine brew indeed!
Jan 24, 2019
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Rated by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Just not a fan of this type of beer
Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.27 by user785335 from Florida

Dec 28, 2018
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Reviewed by seasidewineandspirits from Massachusetts

4.87/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
This Neo-Berliner Weisse that is fermented with peaches is by far one of my all time favorites. A pale gold appearance with a nice white head. The Aroma makes me think of a peach orchid with a hint of lemon. The balance between fruit and crisp style with a bit of a sourness is refreshing . The mouthfeel is clean with a great finish. Summertime however can see this beer go down faster than normal.
Dec 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by BosDen07 from Delaware

Dec 07, 2018
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Reviewed by nuggetlover from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is the rare beer that I actually prefer to drink directly from the bottle. For whatever reason, the peche / peach pops more that way. Drank it that way at a tailgate that was lacking glassware once, and now it 's my preferred modus drinkerus for this beer.
Dec 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by dleurf from New York

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Vivs85 from New York

Nov 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 10, 2018
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