sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
looks like a hoegaarden: slightly browned yellow urine with definite opacity and white head. i wish iíd waited for a hot summer day to try the only bottle i have of this. oh well. the first scent to hit the nose is rank peaches, then a sort of spoiled milk sweet/sourness. after a little while, the nose loses that scent and itís just a nice light peach aroma. flavor isnít bad. it definitely tastes altogether a little underpowered and watery, but that might just be my low abv bias. it tastes something like a sour lemony candy. itís really really watery. maybe thatís why they marketed it as a "dog day" summer beer. too bad i was too drunk to remember anything about the fff berliner weiss i had. probably about the same. i suddenly have a low opinion of people from berlin. even kolsches are better than these.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a very cloudy yellow with barely a white head that dissipates to a thin gel like cover. Aroma is tart and very fruity and notes of citrus, definitely can smell the peach. Flavor is slightly sweet and mild sourness with just hints of the peach flavor, and touches of the citrus. The body is light and slightly creamy with a slightly bready finish. Very thirst quenching.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trust Dogfish to do a sour ale and do it well. Hats off to what is for me, a winner. The nose is a very light peach. The beer pours cloudy with a very thin and very short lasting head. The taste is a lovely sour, a bit thin but with a strong peach finish. Iíll be talking my local packy into carrying this.
OldGrowth (3264) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, from Cary Wholefoods. Ok aroma. Mainly corn & wheat. Little funk about it. Kind of stinky. Cloudy yellowy gold color, small to no head, little ring actually. Tart flavor, better than aroma, some of the peach is detectable. Wheat too. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, tart dry finish. Eh, not much here to excite meFlavor was good and I did like how there was a significant difference between the aroma & flavor. So whatís a Neo berliner weisse?
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. iím 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 donít know if I could have picked it out as peach if I didnít 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 (7404) - 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.