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RATINGS: 1668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse fermented with peaches.

Food Pairing recommendations: Grilled chicken or fish, salad.

Glassware recommendation: Pint

Wine comparable: Pinot Grigio

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jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Hazy white-yellow body, dense lasting stark white head. The aroma is lightly sweet, peach, lemon, wheat. The flavor is nice, lightly tart with a good nuttiness, the peach really adds a nice flavor twist while, thankfully, it is not overly sweet. The palate is light and crisp. Enjoyable and interesting. Glad to see that it is not an attempt at an Imperial Berliner Weisse, can you imagine! Ugghh...

csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2007
12oz bottle. Hazy straw gold color with nary a head and gentle carbonation. Aroma is sharp wheat, yeast, some funkiness, and a bit of lactic sourness. The aroma is mild. The taste is fruity upfront with a subtle peachiness and some barnyard funk, followed by some tart acidity that lingers into the finish. The sourness is not over the top, but present. On a whole, it is a restrained beer. Tasted cool it is seemingly simple, but as it warms, it gains some character. Easy to drink on a nice day, a nice fuitiness, a slight sourness and funkiness, and not a lot of alcohol.

jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2007
12oz bottle, First taste of the style, Aroma is like skunked Natural Light to me (which i’ve had quite often) no smell of peach or anything, taste is significantly better, nice tart taste with decent amount of acidity, dries out the mouth nicely, not bad tasting just the smell and look of a fizzy yellow pale lager is ho hum.

kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
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
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
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 (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Light, tart and refreshing. This is the second Berliner Weisse style beer I have had and I enjoyed both. I appreciate Dogfish Head’s 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 — kind of like peach-flavored lemonade. Some sweetness in the background. Medium body ans slightly sticky, like lemonade.

shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008
7/13/2007: Dogfish Head Festina Pêche 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 didn’t 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. I’m glad that more and more brewers are resurrecting the Berliner Weisse style!

12 fl. oz. bottle (4.5% alc/vol) from Jungle Jim’s. Rating #131 for this beer... Rating: 7 3 7 3 14 = 3.4

2007 Vintage

10/13/2008: Dogfish Head Festina Pêche 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 Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating: 7 3 8 3 15 = 3.6

ganache (5897) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
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 (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2007
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.

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