Dogfish Head Festina Peche is brewed in the Berliner Weisse style, which is characterized by a lovely tartness, which some would call sour. Perfect for hot summer days, this 4.5% ABV beer is wholly refreshing in every way, and makes a great session beer.
Festina Peche pours many-bubbled with no head whatsover, much like a well carbonated wine. Its aroma is characterized by wheat, and sweet, juicy peach. From the nose, alone, I would expect this to be cloyingly sweet.
Its light, effervescent mouthfeel makes Festina Peche rather refreshing going down; great for a sweltering day. Super tart from the peach on the sides and tip of my tongue, there is an underlying flavor of sour apple that’s quite a surprise. It smooths out though to a malty finish, with the taste of ever so slightly doughy wheat.
Very refreshing through and through. I’d certainly recommend this for a hot, muggy summer day and suggest that if you pick some up, grab more than just one 4-pack; once you have a taste you’ll be coming back for more.
[techtags:DOGFISH HEAD, FESTINA PECHE, SUMMER BEER, SESSION BEER, BEER REVIEW]