Festina Pêche | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
4,346 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:
4,346
Reviews:
1,367
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
190
Gots:
724
For Trade:
4
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of CHADMC3
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky straw colored, golden body with lively bubbles of carbonation dancing to the pure white head that gives way to a sticky, constant lacing throughout the beer.

Fresh aromas of sweet peaches, yeast, and floral hints greet the nose.

The flavor primarily tart offering sour peaches, yeast, and perhaps some lemon zest or other floral notes.

Lighter in body with generous carbonation and a puckering, yet crisp and refreshing finish.

This beer pleasantly surprises me. I feared the peach overwhelming the other elements of the beer, but it is pretty well balanced and the peach is present, but not dominant.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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Photo of Mikecap
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden yellow into a standard US pint glass with two fingers of white head, decent lacing.

Smell: Citrus is dominant, and I do get some peach for sure. Somewhat funky aroma with some grainy wheat notes as well. Was hoping for more in the smell but okay nonetheless.

Taste: Better than the nose with a distinct tartness and a hit of citrus as well. I get solid peach flavor with a champagne like effervescence. Interesting flavor and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Very light-bodied with a dry finish and nice carbonation. Easy drinking beer that sits well on the palate.

Overall: A very nice beer on a hot day and one of my first of this style. I'd like to try out some more and this is definitely a beer worth trying.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a foggy, yeasty pale gold with lots of head. Smell was slightly pungent and at the same time dry and a little fruity. Taste was very light peach flavor, dry and not bitter, with a softly sour finish. I expected more on the fruit, but it was very faint for me. Not a big sour fan, so my score is on the low side. Mouthfeel was great, but this was a one and done for me. Thanks to my local store manager I only bought a single bottle.

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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle dated 3 /2012

A - A hazy, cloudy yellow color. A little bit of head and lace on the glass

S - sweet. Peaches

T - Crisp, tartiness. Sweet and tarty up front, and then the peach flavor kicks in. Wow, very tasty!!

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated. Crisp

O - a very tasty, low abv fruit beer. Definitely worth having again...

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 4,346 ratings.
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