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 (5138) - 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 (11310) - 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 (5273) - 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.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled on 05/31/2007) Light, crisp, sour, and dry. The peach element is on the restrained side, which is good. The palate is electric with a nice zip of lemon and lime peel. Overall, a nice summer beer that is refreshing and easy to drink, but not too complex.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass. The pale yellow, hazy color was highlighted by notes of light orange. There was a decent white head that helped lace the side of the glass. The scent was of orange, spice, peach, wheat and sweetness. The taste is very sour and biting, but very refreshing at the same time. I really enjoyed this beer, as the sourness played nicely off the sweetness of the peach.
jakentbc (15) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
sour hop aroma with very small hint of peach. turbid golden with short lasting head. well balanced malt, wheat, hops, and fruit. one of the most refreshing beers iíve had in a while.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade with Ughamash. Thanks Jason. Pours golden yellow with a head that quickly lost its muster, and is now a meager bright white ring. Aroma is a dainty peach, with not much else. the taste is sweet, somewhat peechy, big and highly acidic. The taste comes out of nowhere from such an underwhelming nose. Certainly better than syrup mixed berliner weisses I had in Berlin.