agl108 (690) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle at Flat Rock Saloon. Poured hazy, almost flurorescent golden. VERY weak nose. Flavor was of a very tart, peach-like tone. Definitely reminds me of the Festina Lente, just toned down a few notches.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours an opaque orange with a quickly-dissipating head. Aroma is slight wheat with a strong peach and sour note thrown in. Aroma is a mixture of earth notes, peach, with a sour aftertaste. A pretty good Berliner weisse
CamdenD (1027) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid Berliner Weisse with the seemingly requisite syrupy sweetness. Good bitterness and balanced peach additions. In all, a good beer, tough style.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hanks to beastiefan2k for this beer! Cloudy, dark golden blonde in color. No head at all to speak of. The aroma is very mild - filled with a refreshing wheatiness paired with very soft notes of peach essence. The flavor is quite tart. The citrus bursts into your mouth. It is the most dominant character in this beer. Itís a little much for me, actually. It might be better for me if I had a syrup to pour into it! (I know, itís a shameful thought...syrup in beer...oh well).
notalush (4457) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to beastiefan2k for this bottle - very cloudy, yet glowing gold pour, with a large, fizzy, short-lived head - lemony aroma, with notes of grape skins and a very faint peach sweetness - tart lemon flavors up front, followed by slight lacto character, some dry, mineral-like qualities, and light wheat flavors - the peach becomes somewhat apparent in the finish - kind of refreshing, but lacking the complexity and crispness I expected it to have.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an unfiltered murky shade of orange and a tall billowing white head. The aroma and flavor pull out all the stops. The peach is only an accent to the Berliner Weisse there of. Peach can be found gently in the aroma and softly melded into the finish. Earthy suggestions of wet hay and wheat, an old barn stall, the beginnings of a blue cheese. Most obvious and upfront are the funky tart, lemony, acidic suggestion of lactic acid. It eats away the sweetness and leaves behind a brilliantly dry and tart finish.
I canít even begin to describe how elated I am that DFH is taking sour beers mainstream. Will it have a mass consumer successÖ thatís to be determined; but regardless, Festina Peche was largely successful with my abnormal palate. Iím on to my second case in 3 weeks. This is a new favorite and easily the most abstract and awesome summer beer Iíve ever experienced!
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice tarty easy drinking summer beer good for weisse i suppose an interesting dogfish beer not much peachy taste but i do think its a good brew
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz botte. Pours hazy golden in color. Aroma is funky peach, some clove? Taste sweet and sour peaches, well more tart than sour- with a lingering peach juice tart finish. Not too bad, but not exactly what I expected.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Gaithersburg pub. Murky hefeweizen appearance, cloudy and milky yellow. Sprizty and mildly prickly, sour lemon flavors abound, itís not really a yogurt or lactic sourness at all, really just a straight lemon juice sour. Zesty up front, then more semi-sweet lemons on the back. Fresh tasting... overall itís ok to good, but I donít get any peach at all, really just straight lemon juice sour. Interesting but a bit far off from the other German Berlinner weisse Iíve had.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy sunflower pour under a 2 finger white head with good retention and thin lacing. Bright and citrusy aroma. First sip reminded me of a dry lambic. Initially tart but as the beer warms it becomes more complex and the malty backbone is more apparent. Flavors of peaches, apples and lemon zest. Crisp, lightly hoppy and tangy finish. A refreshing beer which is deceptively drinkable despite the tart overtones.