Festina Pêche | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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4,341 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:
4,341
Reviews:
1,366
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
724
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,341 |  Reviews: 1,366
Photo of Yeldarb92
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kathleenturin22
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benl7217
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CUBeerBuff
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ooosh
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRed10
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just a fantastic beer. The peach aroma and taste seep through in this sour and perky Berliner Weiss. As usual, dogfish head represents a style with their Owen take and skill. Well done.

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Photo of Larryqian
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BLZR
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjwilli2
2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PprBurke
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.11/5  rDev -15%
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 +8.2%
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 +16.9%
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 +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aknalley
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsonta
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ottoj55
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pockets1337
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Festina Pêche from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 4,341 ratings.
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