beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
This Berliner Weiss pours a cloudy yellow gold from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Good lacing. Aroma is tart, citrusy and a touch of peach. A medium bodied Berliner Weiss. The malts are tart and citrusy. The peach flavors somewhat balanced the tartness of this beer, but there is a whole lot of tartness here. The peach flavors are there at the start, but get overwhelmed by the citrusy and lemony tartness. A nice beer. Itís a step away from the usual high alcohol beer that DFH makes. I like it. Light and refreshing, a good palate cleanser. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is dry and crisp. Aftertaste is tart. docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Unique. Pours cloudy light yellow with spritzy head. Smells of peaches, mild. Very sour with maybe a tad too much carbonation. Finishes clean and light. Nice example of a unique style. Marsiblursi (3076) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a yellow, oak-ish, white wine colour. Aroma is grapey, light fruity and has some light tone of peach. Undertones of citrus, mostly lemon. Flavour of grapes, citrus, apples and unripe peach along with notes of wheat. Vinous undertones of sour white wine. Tart and dry mouthfeel. Light to medium body. The Dogfish Head brewery are sometimes more interesting with there smaller, more subtle beers than there bigger, have it all beers. I like this. TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Aroma of copper, peach. Cloudy light pink color. Extremely tart, sour, vinous. finishes with sweet fruit. Peaches indiscernible. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Extremely tart. On the nose and tongue. Thats about all you can say. Vinegar pucker inducing. Sour as an Atomic Warhead upfront followed by a slow moving peach and apple ester. It was so tart I was not sure I wanted to finish the pint however the post-tart wheat malt is seriously heavy-freaking-duty. The finish is one fine example of wheat ales, leaving a silkly smooth wheat layer on the tounge putting out the sour-fire. I wish the tart out of this because I would love to try an ale with as much wheat backbone as this thing has covered under heavy drapes of tart fruit.
bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Iíve had this on draft and from the bottle. It reminds me of an alcohol lemonade but not in a bad way as this is actually drinkable and not overly sweet. It doesnít taste like a "beer." Overall it isnít bad for the style (from what little I know about it) fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2007
OH it all makes sense now. had a bottle of this stuff last night and was kinda let down that dogfish made this but after reading exactly what a Berliner Weisse should include this seems to be a good example of the style. It was very sour and not much at all like a beer. feels like champagne on the palate. the pour is gorgeous, hazy gold. refreshing. if you rate this without considering the style than the score would be low but taking into account what dogfish head was trying to accomplish i would recommend this brew to someone who had never had the style. GlenVargas (148) - Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2007
What happened? I was so looking forward to the Festina Peche (bottle), but it was tough to get through just 12 ounces of the stuff. It looked tasty enough, like a hazy, bright yellow liquid candy, but it was way too sour. Of course, I want to say that it didnít even taste like beer (I was expecting more wheat or esters), but lambics donít either and I still love them. Again, what happened? I usually like beers that defy popular notions of how beer should taste, but I honestly thought the Festina Peche was nearly undrinkable. I was sitting outdoors in Tucson at the beginning of September, and this beer didnít stand up to any of the hefes, wit- or weissbiers that I drank to cool off. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottled. Poured a hazy, paler yellow with not much sticking around head-wise. The aroma picked up sweet and tart peaches and light wheaty notes.. rather on the simple side, but quite enjoyable. The flavor found tart vinegar and peachy notes on the tip of the tongue with lemon and vinegar zest riding through the finish.. very tasty! Lighter-bodied and super-refreshing on the palate with a tart finish. Nice one! Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
Cloudy yellow body with almost no head. Aroma has a lot of peach but not fresh just-picked-off-the-tree peach. More like Del Monte canned peach. Taste is more of the same, the peach dominate but thereís also light green apples and white grapes flavours. Rather sour and tart. Un unexpected dusty (yeast?) mouthfeel was not welcomed for a beer which main goal is to be a fruity refreshment. Hops are nowhere to be found. Peach just ainít my favourite fruit. I can really appreciate fruity yeast developing a peach flavour but here weíre talking about pure peach concentrate, too much for me. Almost didnít feel like a beer per say, more like a "cooler" drink although much better than the industrial coolers. Peach, yes, peachy, not really.