Would You Purchase Festina Peche This Time of Year?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ThirstyFace, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    I am not on a freshness crusade and I Love this beer, but am ignorant to the styles ability to hold up over time.

    Would you purchase if you saw it on the shelf, assuming you enjoy the beer?
     
  2. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,131) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Not a good idea to age this beer, so no, I'd wait for the next release. But if you buy one you'll learn how well it holds up for your tastes.
     
  3. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,112) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

  4. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (443) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    The 2 bottles in my fridge, whenever they were bottled, would be yours for free if I saw you somewhere! Bought a 4 pack for $3.99, and despite the cheap price, couldn't even finish 1 bottle. Dreadful.
     
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  5. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Aspirant (292) Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    Seriously, love the crazy stuff DFH does but this is not one of them.

    That said, I would wait for the summer release. I can't imagine that style of beer holding up on a store shelf for that period of time at 4.5%.
     
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  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,267) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    A true Berliner Weisse would be able to be aged for years, but DFH's beer is supposedly simply created by adding lactic acid for the tartness, and has been "dialed back" (according to the video on the beer's page at DFH's website) over the years. Along with that, you'd have to also consider the fact that they add peach to the brew itself, and how age might affect that aspect of the beer.
     
  7. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (6,100) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    I'm guessing that you are not a fan of the style - it is certainly not the best example but it is not dreadful.
     
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  8. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Damn. I would have cleaned the store out at that price. I am bummed they dialed back the tartness, but I still enjoy the hell out of that beer.
     
  9. MrDanno96

    MrDanno96 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2009 Ohio

    I tend not to be a stickler when it comes to drinking beers "out of season." But I tend not to drink berliner weisses or heffes in the cold months. So no.
     
  10. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Thanks guys, my gut was right.
     
  11. sweatervest27

    sweatervest27 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2009 Ohio

    Shoot dang, I would.
     
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