Festina Pêche | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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

Acquired through a trade.
12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic Pint glass.

A- Pours a very hazy light straw color, with 2 fingers of thick white head that does not linger around leaving mild lacing on the glass that quickly falls back down to the top of the beer.

S- Smells sour and tart with some faint ripe peaches behind the sourness.

T- Very crisp, lemony tartness hits the tongue, quickly followed by a nice ripe peach flavor.

M- Lively carbonation in this one makes it refreshing. Light body makes it an easy drinker.

O- Highly sessionable at 4.5% ABV, this is a very refreshing summer beer, that I'm glad I got to try.

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12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a slightly cloudy pale golden tone while yielding a 1" head that appears more spritzy than frothy and fades quickly; no lacing to speak of. nose isn't exactly overly bold but offers notes of peach, tartness, and very light malty presence.

flavor mostly follows the nose with light tartness, peach and then some lemon characters. not bad. crisp, light-bodied mouthfeel with some lively carbonation.

overall, not the biggest fan of this one. it isn't bad, just doesn't do an awful lot for me - somewhat ho-hum. so while there are worse things to drink, it's not one i'll be seeking out again.

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Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a slightly hazy yellow color with a one finger white head. The head faded rather fast leaving only a very small amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was heavy of sour and tart apricot and peach with some notes of lemon and wheat as well.

Taste – The flavor begins more with a bit of a sour wheat and peach flavor. As the taste moves more to the middle it sours even more with some lemon flavors mixing in. These tastes mingle to take the taste to the end where a quite sour flavor with light notes of yeast are left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The beer has a very light and crisp body with a carbonation level that is slightly higher than average. Very refreshing for the sour flavors of the brew and quite fitting.

Overall – It was a pretty good easier drinking Berliner Weisse that is very nice for the summer months when you are looking for something sour and tart.

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Bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Light, straw color with light carbonation trailing upwards. Small white head that slowly dissipated.

S - Green apple tartness dominates with hints of peach mixed in.

T - Tart, crisp green apple and lemon mixed in with hints of the peach sweetness near the back. The peach is very light but just enough to prevent the beer from being tart.

MF - Lighr body with enough carbonation to give it a nice fullness. There is a light carbonation tingle that lingers on the tongue. Very refreshing beer.

O - One of the perfect summer beers. It manages to be light yet very flavorful. It really amazes me as to how much Dogfish Head packs into this beer. It is uses the peach well to make this an approachable Berliner and beer.

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Appearance: A light gold color , body is light but steady bubbles. Head thin, it rose to maybe 1/8" at best but settles to nothing after a minute or so.

Smell:Light light peach.

Taste: Little sweet, soda like but a citrus after feel which is unique in a very good way.

Mouth: Smooth with a sharp bubbly texture, carbonation is medium slight heavy.

Overall: Not the best peach beer I have had but definitely a thirst quencher factoring in this scorching heat this summer has started with. Have a glass on me, Salud!

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A: pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a finger of dense white head with moderate retention
S: smells of peaches, wheat malt, and a little sour tinge
T: citric tartness, a bit of peach, cracker like malt, a little more sour with a bit of vinegar this time around, some lemon zest,, and some wheat malt. swallow brings a bit more peach and pale wheat flavor
M: light and creamy with nice and soft carbonation, it trys to be drying but it just has that feel without doing anything
O: A nice and refreshing summer beer from dogfish head that's a little bit different but still very good.

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Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 4,374 ratings