Festina Pêche | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weisse

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

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#31,491
Reviews:
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Ratings:
4,406
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery "Festina Pêche"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 05/01/18" and sampled on 06/12/18

Notes via stream of consciousness: This isn't my first sampling of Festina Pêche so I'll just run you through the basics kind of shorthand:
- Clear golden body beneath a finger-thick head of bright white foam that holds surprisingly well for a sour beer. Average to limited lacing.
- Clean. Malty with clear notes of soft peach and a suggestion of acidity.
- Clean. Tart, balanced by sweetish grainy malt and then livened by soft peach. Very little bitterness but still with a dry, mildly acidic finish.
- Light body leaning towards medium-light with a gently effervescent and bristling bite due at least in part to the acidity.

So to the "overall". Unlike many Berliner-weisse-style beers this one is very clean. There are no off-flavors and not too much mineral qualities or anything like that. And unlike many breweries that add fruit to them there's just a light pleasant note of the peach here that adds to the beer rather than it being a fruit beer that happens to have a Berliner Weiss base. It's easy to drink despite its tartness, and quite refreshing. It doesn't linger for long, and certainly isn't sticky, and it's perfect for summer. Very nice. Certainly worth trying.
Review# 6,065

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Photo of drh88
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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06/05/18
Dogfish Head lunch at Monks.
**

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4.6/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Love it or dislike it, I guess....

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale straw color, with a white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is a clean and simple balance between a light funky sour note and a bright peach background note, with neither overpowering the other. Tastes of bright and moderate acidity that blends perfectly with the peach juice. Malt flavor is almost non existent, but there is a low honey-like malt note. The finish is semi-dry, with a lingering sour funk and light mouthfeel.

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3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice and fresh with small bubbles and no head

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

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3.17/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Lager smell with a touch of peach. Mild peach taste and mild sour. Drinkable and definitely a session ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 4,406 ratings