kramer (5177) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, Stateline Liquors. Pours a hazy straw yellow colored body under a one finger fizzy white head that retained as a thin covering. The aroma is a nice balance between the tart crisp wheat and a juicy peach fruitiness. Quite a bit of funkiness going on here. Bracingly tart sour wheat from front to back with a nice restrained peach sweetness. An undercurrent of yeast and cellar funk ties everything together. Mouthfeel is light bodied with great refreshing prickly fizzy carbonation. The tartness never gets overwhelming, and just sucks the saliva from the cheeks. Overall, I think that DFH really nailed this effort. Maybe not a true Berliner Weisse, but a great beer. The best beer from DFH in a very long time.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow color. Smell of malt, yeast, lemons and wheat. No peachy smell. Taste of lemons, wheat, yeast, malt, sour patch candy, sweet tarts, peaches and minor metallic taste. Very tart and acidic.
anthonybsd (5) - USA - JUL 13, 2007 does not count
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
I usually like anything and everything Dogfish Head Puts out so this one is puzzling for me. A taste filled with more citrus than peach (think Blue Moon), and an absolutely horrible sour aftertaste. It only gets high marks on appearance simply because it looks like your average Weisse.
jcr (2226) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, tart and refreshing. This is the second Berliner Weisse style beer I have had and I enjoyed both. I appreciate Dogfish Headís unique approach to brewing, though the dominate peach aroma and flavor masks anything else there may be in this beer. Pours a murky light yellow with a small white head. Aroma is filled with peaches. The flavor is tart peach ó kind of like peach-flavored lemonade. Some sweetness in the background. Medium body ans slightly sticky, like lemonade.
shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008
7/13/2007: Dogfish Head Festina PÍche pours a cloudy, pale yellow color. There is ample carbonation and a foamy white head that leaves some ribbon-like lacing. The aroma has delicate, ripe peaches mingled with some slightly sour wheat maltiness. The flavor begins with naturally sweet peach, then the wheat become more noticeable, and finally some tartness and floral notes towards the finish. The peach aroma and flavor fades away more and more after each drink and after awhile it tastes nearly like a non-fruited Berliner Wiesse. However, step away for a moment and come back and then the peach is apparent again. This is a light beer that is crisp and refreshing. It feels like bubbly champagne in the mouth. I had originally picked this up for my wife and she didnít think that it was too bad. I have now had four different Berliner Weisse style beers, and I have found that I really enjoy this obscure style. Beers of this style are quite unique and very interesting. Iím glad that more and more brewers are resurrecting the Berliner Weisse style!
12 fl. oz. bottle (4.5% alc/vol) from Jungle Jimís. Rating #131 for this beer... Rating: 7 3 7 3 14 = 3.4
10/13/2008: Dogfish Head Festina PÍche has a subtle aroma of peaches and is slightly yeasty. The color is pale marigold. It is cloudy, highly carbonated, and has a whipped white head that is long lasting. The light flavor has tart peaches with a squeeze of lemon juice in it. This beer is light-bodied, refreshing, and lively on the palate, but it doesn’t come across as overcarbonated. Overall this beer is similar to a dry white wine with peaches and a good level of tartness. This beer is still quite tasty!
12 fl. oz. bottle (4.5% alc/vol) from Jungle Jimís International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating: 7 3 8 3 15 = 3.6
EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Bottle. Aroma a bit of peach jolly rancher combined with cough syrup, perhaps a touch or coriander. Very cloudy pale yellow with a clingy but short white head. Crisp, carbonic medium body, sticky and slightly metallic. Taste is mildly sour, slightly off, acidic and mildly medicinal. Not really having a good time with this one. Aftertaste is citric lemon, acidic, and slightly bready. This beer is massively overrated. [2007.07.13: 2.4]
Yup, the artificiality is what brings this down. Not utterly nasty, but I just have no ability to finish. [2014.09.04]
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Peachy, wheaty aroma that was not overpowering. Flavor was nice tart peach like you would get if you just bit into a big juicy Georgia peach. In fact, it probably should be up for consideration as the State Beer of Georgia.
jcwattsrugger (11286) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a retaining foamy white head and cloudy straw color. Aroma is mild peach, wheat. Taste is mild peach/apple with a vinegar and cider-like character, wheat. Interesting. OK effervescence.
radagast83 (5205) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is slightly sweet with a nice hit of peaches. The flavor is pretty mild, a slight surprise from the usual Dogfish Head beers. It is tart, and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. It went pretty well with my watermelon I was eating at the time.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíll be a monkeyís uncle, a shade of gold/yelllow that looks appealing. Light haze, thin white head, mostly diminishing. Looks similar to cider but sedated. The aroma is sweet and fruity, with notes of peach, lemon, yeast, mild hops and wheat malt. Very soft, simple, nearing a perfumed level of sweetness but never crossing that thin line. The flavor is quite tart, wheaty, spicy and exciting. Sweet peaches and light apples mingle with light sourness that quickly succumbs to mild bitterness and moderate to high acidity. Wow, this is really well done. Carbonation is very prickly in the mouthfeel but seems appropriate and complimentary to the flavor profile. Finishes lemony, with peach flavor dropping off fast, acidic, balanced(that may be pushing it, though itís neither too sweet nor too dry) and lightly bitter. A fun warm weather drink, zippy as hell. Bites where itís enjoyable, like a good sour candy. Unfortunately, a third of the way through a pint, soda-like sweetness builds and sticks to the tongue, decreasing enjoyment due to an acidity and bitterness level too low to break it up. Score suffers because of this.