yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Festina Peche is a white pear colored ale with a fizzy white head. The aroma is of peach candy. It is thin and tannic in the mouth. The flavor is tart and acidic. More citrus than peach. It tastes like diet lemon iced tea. Missed the boat on this one!
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 draft. hazy light yellow-orange, clouds of sediment swirling around. subtle peach aroma and taste with light wheat tones. intense tartness without overpowering the wheat/yeast character. dry finish and overall a very crisp taste - nothing lingers in the mouth. my first of the style. its a nice blend of flavors that are reminiscent of flemish sours and fruit wheats. re-rate: i have had this several times since and every time i wake up the next day with aching head and eyes despite only having one. my body may be reacting negatively to unfermented suspended sugars. i’m bumping this down on overall impression, but this is definitely an interesting and unique drink. on a side note i much prefered the draft than subsequent bottles. the yeast and wheat were much more balanced with the tart.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hop Devil. Cloudy gold/orange with no head to speak of. Nice mix of tart and sweet makes it easy drinking for the average gueuze drinker. For me they could have gone a bit bolder with the tartness. I like the flavor of the peaches thouh, as they add a nice freshness to this. Nicely done.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap pour. Poured a murky yellow with a fair amount of sediment. The aroma had a light tartness but not as much as I was expecting. The peach was very light. The flavor was again much lighter on the tartness than I expected. The fruit was very light. I don’t know if I could have picked it out as peach if I didn’t know but I thought the flavor was nice and the beer was refreshing.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours a very very light cloudy yellow colour with a thin white line of a head. aroma of fresh peaches, sweet sugars and some sourness. flavour is clean of wheat, sour, and peach.a very good beer, great for summer.
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a murky, kind of lifeless, light golden with little to no head. Looks like a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Lemony aroma, hints of sour candy - like sweet tarts. Flavor is reminiscent of sweet tarts as well. No real peach presence detected. Lots of sourness without any real fruit to balance it out. Some white grapes noticed in the finish. Mouthfeel
is a tad on the stinging side. I usually am a bit more lenient with Dogfish Head as I appreciate their uniqueness and experimental nature - but this one just misses the mark.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 100th United States Rating: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaker. This beer poured a super cloudy golden color with a very fizzy white head that slowly faded away. The aroma was grass, lemon, white grapes, and some bready wheat notes. The flavor was made up of white wine, lemon, and some light peach flavors. The mouthfeel was light and crisp with solid carbonation. This would make for an excellent summer drink on a hot afternoon. Light and refreshing. Overall, I found this to be another interesting experiment from Dogfish Head. I’m not sure that I would go out of my way to find this beer again, but it was nice to get to try it.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[426-20070717] 12floz (w/ jerc). Musty cellared grapes or other fruit aroma, some light rubber and peach notes. Hazy, light yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Very sour but not intensely, muted peach flavour. Light-medium body, sourness fades nicely. Very interesting to try, love the sour-intensity fade effect.
Hangover (1100) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy light orange/straw color with some nice carbonation streamers. Lemon aroma with some wheat. When warmed a bit, the peach does come out, however slight. Very tart taste. Borderline sour, but notsomuch. The peach does indeed become apparent after the initial tartness subsides. Mild citrus, faint orange zest. Finish is dry. My first of this style and it’s pretty good.
Kinz (3625) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this on tap at Capital Alehouse Innsbrook and in bottle this past week. Hazy very pale yellow appearance, nice head, attractive. Aroma of smooth wheat, with a touch of peach that was more apparent in the draft version. Flavor was a mix of wheat, again not grainy, tartness, a touch of peach, creamy yeast, and a dry finish. Well balanced. Peach more apparent on draft, it was more of a hint in the bottled form. Refreshing and quite enjoyable, one of the better drinking experimental brews from DFH in recent memmory. Nice. Really nice.