MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy straw color. Aroma is un-funky sour with wheat, light malt and peaches. Doesnít taste unlike the berliner weisses that Iíve tried thus far. But it definitely walks the border in being called a fruit beer. Peach really picks up in the taste. The ultimate Summer cooler.
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 A bit sour, watery, fruity, golden, moderate head, there might be some mild funk
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 Bottle: The aroma is grassy with some light musty lemony sourness and very faint peach. It pours a hazy/cloudy dull yellow with virtually no head. Some fizzy bubbles form during the pour, but they form a small head that lasts maybe 10 seconds. The flavor starts rather light with just a hint of sweetness. Itís followed by a nice lemon and faint peach tartness with faint grassy bitterness and spice in the finish. The peach is there, but itís very faint or maybe just covered up by the lemony tartness. Iím not a peach fan, so I kind of expected to be turned off by this, but itís rather tasty and refreshing. I really wish there was more of this style to sample. While not as good as the 1809, I see myself drinking this more often due to itís price. This could be a regular beer of mine this summer.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from Florianís. Light yellow body, a tad hazy due to the little bit of yeast I accidentally got in it, and a half inch of off-white head. Smells like peach juice and very little else. It smells good, but rather one-dimensional. Tastes like peach initially, with kind of a sourness toward the finish that is reminiscent of apple or lemon. Light in body, and extremely drinkable. Wow, this is a good beer.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy golden color, with a thin white head. Had a tart taste of peaches, lemon, and other citrus fruit, spices, and finished like a hefeweizen, sweet and bland. Had a weird feeling in the mouth of how the carbonation and sourness reacted. Thanks for sharing Dragonstout.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Update, draft, Spring/Summer 2008 version. This year’s batch of Festina Peche seems to be much more tart than the 2007 version, which is a welcomed trend in my book. The palate also seems lighter, drier, and more refreshing. I love this beer, and will look forward to it every year.
Original rating, July 2007. Pour is a cloudy pale yellow with a small white head that recedes to a thin film. Virtually no lacing noted. Aroma shows acidic lemon, grapefruit, and peach notes atop a lightly sweet, wheat malt base. Flavors are ascorbic, borderline sour, up front, with that sweet wheat coming through to balance out the pH. Light and refreshing, but getting just a touch syrupy on the finish, but still very drinkable. Very good.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2011 Not having ever had a Berliner weisse to my recollection, I have no base standard of measurement. But I must say that this one is growing on me. A thick lively yeasty body thatís crisp and refreshing on its own, the nicely sour addition of the peach concentrate makes this very quirky and thirst-quenching. Iíd like a bit more of a spice profile, I think, something a bit dry just to take the mouth-puckering edge off. Still, Iím pleasantly surprised.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another creative effort by Dogfish Head. This one wasnít for me, however. Brew is
lightly carbonated with a lemony-yellow hue. I didnít taste the peach element too much, more like a light citrusy hefe-weizen. Sour on the middle of my tongue and a short aftertaste. Just not enough going on here.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle-12oz. Pours a cloudy yellow with virtually no head that diminishes before I could sit the bottle down from the pour. Sweet aroma is citrusy and peachy. Flavor tastes like what a liquid peach sweet tart would taste like with a thin mouthfeel. Although this beer is refreshing I would consider this more of a wine cooler than a beer. A good item to have your friends try that donít like beer.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (12oz). Via trade with MrBendo. Hazy, pale yellow, good-sized tightly fizzy white lasting head. Fresh sweetened peach aroma, lightly of sweet plonk, some grass/mint hops in there too. The taste is lovely - tart blush wine with acidic fresh peach, again some light sharp sweetly herbal hops in the finish. Light-bodied (appropriately so), very lively and acidic, the malt drops off fast, leaving a pleasant fruit/acid tingle on the tongue. Tasty as all get-out, and quenching too.