Festina Pêche | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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4,308 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:
4,308
Reviews:
1,358
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
17.26%
 
 
Wants:
186
Gots:
704
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,308 |  Reviews: 1,358
Photo of Larryqian
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BLZR
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjwilli2
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PprBurke
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Weird peach taste, sour. Not sure what to make of it. Every taste had to analyze. But sour, doesn't taste like beer, sort've like juice.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This Berliner weisse pours a slightly opaque yellow color with a faint orange tint, a small foamy white head, and some significant sediment, but not so much that it’s off-putting. The smell is light and citrusy, with a hint of peach; it’s kind of similar to some goses that I’ve had, really pleasant and summery. The taste is quite a bit different than I expected from the scent. It is quite a bit bolder for one, particularly with respect to peach, which is probably the prominent flavor. There is also significant tart citrus (lemony) flavor and a slight wheat quality. It has a little bit of a white wine spritz appeal. This is the only peach beer that I have ever had and I have to think that it somehow works with this style. The Berliner weisse style is far from one of my favorite styles of beer, but this is definitely the best one that I have ever had, although I have had a couple of goses that would be competitive with it. Not something that I would drink a lot of personally, but it is a fantastic, refreshing beer to have one or two of in the summer.

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Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 12 oz bottle poured in to a pint glass.

Look: Hazy, pale yellow with a rapidly fading 3/4 finger head.

Smell: Lemony citrus notes predominate with some faint peach bringing up the rear.

Taste: Follows the nose, tart lemon but unfortunately not much if any peach.

Feel: Crisp, refreshing, acidic, lightly carbonated. The perfect beer for a hot summer's day.

Overall: A great beer, it hits the nail on the head at just about every point for the style. My only complaint is that it could of had more peach.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass at Agora in Houston
(drank on August 15, 2016)

L: pale yellow, very light, about 75% clear with slight mistiness; pushes up almost 2-inch head of white fluffy foam that dissipates quickly; little sticking, no lacing

S: lemon tartness, grain ,sour grain, tart peaches; as it warms, the peach aroma sweetens into peach pie with some bread malt

T: lemon-peach mix, tart up front and sweeter on the back end; as it warms, has just a hint of earthy lemon peel and brett sourness, though still very clean and tart

F: solid all around, light and crisp

O: perfect starter kit for the sours novice; the peach tastes a bit like sugary syrup but the base brew is still good

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aknalley
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsonta
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ottoj55
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a chalice glass. Hazy yellow, white foam. Tart aroma with peach dominating. Up front taste of tart peaches, like peaches blended with lemonade and a subtle malt finish. Dry mouthfeel with a crisp finish. Well made sour beer, loved everything about this.

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Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pockets1337
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottK22
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mttgml
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGibbons
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBobber
4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Slightly hazy lemonade color with tons of streaming bubbles topped by a quickly disappearing bubbly white head.

Smells like a slightly sweet white bread.

Taste is salty and tart citrus notes. A wonderful taste that might have some peach in the background if I look for it.

Mouth feel is very light with a very crisp sharp finish.

This beer is a real winner! I really have a hard time finding the peach but overall I don't give a damn! This is just that tasty and refreshing. Here in Vegas we are still over 100 degrees and this is so damn refreshing. The flavor of the tart and salt is so damn tasty. I have the 8th annual 2016 version and the bottle art is just as beautiful as the beer in the bottle. If you like this style of beer go grab some of this before it is gone. While not a cheap brew for the quality of the product I am willing to shell out a few extra clams.

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Photo of Benish
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hay color with very little head. It smelled vinous and vinegary. Also notes of lactic tartness. Can't identify any peach or fruit alone in this beer. The flavors were similar. Very vinous with a lactic tartness. It has a very nice sweetness complimenting the tartness. No notes of fruit. If anything, maybe subtle peach. I mean very subtle. This is a good Berliner Weiss. I might have had my expectations higher as it has added peaches. But if it was labeled as a plain Berliner Weiss, I'd find this beer satisfying.

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Photo of cyclone
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I haven't had much luck with Dogfish Head, until today...

Though the look of the brew and it's smell were underwhelming, the rest that this little gem has to offer was impressive. The feel was carbonated, but due to the peach flavoring it had more of a tingling feeling than just the normal carbonation - it was probably the first beer that was as carbonated as this one that I enjoyed quite a bit. The taste was tart and slightly sweet - perfectly mixed actually. Overall, I enjoyed partaking the brew even though I wasn't impressed at how it looked or smelled.

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 4,308 ratings.
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