Festina Pêche | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Festina PêcheFestina Pêche

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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!


Added by dherling on 02-26-2007

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 06/25/2011. Bottled on 05/17/2011. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear, golden straw color with a slight fizzy head that dissipates rather quickly. A few bubbles of foam stick to the glass but the head and retention are nearly non-existent. Needless to say there is no lacing either.

The nose is sweet, sometimes sharply sweet, with more of a citrusy, almost lemon aroma than peach. There is definitely a wheat character as well. As the beer warms the wheat becomes less pronounced and the fruit notes take over a bit more.

The same citrusy lemon is right up front in the taste and is quickly followed by a mild tartness and some mellow peach flavor. The peach seems to ride just under the other flavors in each sip. The wheat character that was in the nose is still here as well but it's sort of an afterthought.

Light body with lively carbonation. Light and crisp and very refreshing. It's mildly tart and has a slightly yeasty aftertaste.

This is an odd beer for me. It's not great when held up against other beers of the style but it's very enjoyable. It seems to be more of a tart pale ale than a Berliner Weisse. Very nice summer beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellow with a one finger head that disappears fairly quickly.

Peaches are definitely present in the aroma along with some bready grain.

Tartness is immediately there upon tasting and really lasts throughout. Plenty of citrus in the form of peaches along with a soft wheaty mouthfeel. The tartness somewhat mellows the longer you drink the beer and really is complimentary to the peach.

Overall, a different but enjoyable beer. Not sure it is something I would drink all the time but it is refreshing in hot weather and a nice alternative to typical wheat beers.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Served on tap at Cork City in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a lightly cloudy pale straw yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate lacing is observed.

S: As I expected for this style, there is a light sourness/tartness to the overall aroma with some hints of peach.

T: The flavor of the peaches is quite present in this beer but there is not any of the sweetness that I expected. There is some light amount of sourness/tartness in the taste of this beer along with a hint of the wheat.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Not as tart/sour as many of the other beers in this style, the peach really helps to balance that out. Still it is a good example of an easily accessible Berliner Weissbier. I find this beer especially easy to drink on hot summer days and it is quite refreshing.

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3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into NB Globe. Pours a slightly hazey golden brown. Fizzy carbonation.
Huge peach aromas, mixed with malt. Simple.
Taste is of wheaty malty peach. Its refreshing, light and nice tasting. One of the best fruity berliner weissbiers I have ver had. One or two is good, but I cant do much more. Nice summer brew though.

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

Pours a cloudy golden color, with a thin white head that quickly dissipates.
Smells like peach juice and grains.
The taste has peach way up in the forefront. A little bit of the traditional wheat flavor, but mostly just the peach. Slightly sweet, with a pleasing tartness.
Medium body, heavy carbonation.

The infusion of peach flavor into a berlinerweiss works well, as the peach flavor complements the tartness very nicely.

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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