notalush (4581) - 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 (7766) - Boulder, Colorado, 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.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a small disipating head.Aroma is citrus.Taste is close to a soured 7 up.Not too much peach detected here.Finish was slightly dry and sour.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two bottles in trade; one in the Iím Not Worthy pack from willblake and the other from generous jasonmech77. I was on the lookout for saccharine, for unnatural fruit, but I didnít get it. Instead I got a highly drinkable peach beer with genuine lactic components, insanely refreshing, light but with enough body to keep your mouth interested. Aroma of peaches, tart wet hay. A good beer for sure. First DFH beer I have liked in probably 2 years!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, July 2007. Served a bit above fridge temperature from a Chimay glassÖ..a vast but quickly receding snowy, smooth head covers the hazy, bright pale yellow-gold bodyÖ.unripe peaches or more accurately peach skins, lemons and a bit of light woody hops in the low-powered but pleasant noseÖ.on the tongue itís fairly tart, and itís nice to see that the peach isnít overdone, in fact itís quite muted, but there just isnít enough real sourness, enough punch here to make this really attractive; instead itís smooth, low-key, mildy fruity (sour apples as well as the peaches) with an almost velvety mouthfeel, and it nearly disappears at the finish. Amazingly this is the third new Berliner weiss Iíve had in as many weeks, and itís definitely the weakest.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden-yellow color with a fizzy head. Aroma is sweet with peach and some light citrus. Flavor has some light peach and sour lemon/citrusy flavor with a fizzy and light mouthfeel. Nice summer sipper.