Friday, July 24, 2009

Festina Pêche

Wow! Vacation day today but it's 2:30 in the afternoon and I am beat! The morning started with my mother making green eggs for my son. Then, after all the usual morning crap that needed to get done, I went to the driving range with my mother and two kids. CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines has everything: batting cages, driving range, miniature golf, tennis courts, a great water park, boating, etc. We decided to play 18 holes of mini golf first. It's really unbelievable how much my kids don't listen or take instructions. My seven year old needed to be reminded at least 50 times as he was putting that he is right handed. My three year old just wanted to keep picking up all of the balls. So by the time we were done our round, we were all exhausted and super sweaty.

I couldn't think of a better way to relax from that than to order a large bucket of balls for the driving range. I was in a pretty good groove today with my driver. But by the time I hit 150 balls or so, yelled at both kids a few dozen times to stay away from the swinging clubs, and letting them both take a few swings with clubs that are taller than they are, I was definitely beat. And dripping wet considering the 90 degree weather and super humidity. A sweaty mess.

Needless to say, I got a few looks from the other patrons at Wendy's and Total Wine, where I had only a few minutes to pick out a couple new beers. The main reason for the stop, though, was to pick up a few specific bottles of Malbec that my wife had requested. The dude that helped me find those bottles was laughing at me because he thought I was lost in the beer section while looking for the wine. But... I wasn't lost. I was prioritizing what products I needed first (hint, it was the beer). Anyway, he showed me exactly what I wanted. Nice guy.

I still had a few new beers at home, but decided that one I got today, the Festina Pêche brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware, was the winning choice for today's review. (Thanks to this Penn State web page for giving me the circumflex code for Peche). I am a big fan of Dogfish Head and love their slogan "Off-centered stuff for off-centered people". I'm thinking their employees are just a little different there. The bottle also says, "This unique, tart and refreshing brew is so down with the dog days of summer."

The aroma is peaches and some slight maltiness. Smells sweet. OMG! as the teeny boppers say. This beer is super tart and has so much lemon and citrus flavors that I made that face normally associated with sucking a lemon. Very sour. You do eventually taste a small amount of peach, but I'll tell you that by the time I finished this beer, I was hoping some miracle would occur that would bring me some more peach and some more sweetness to balance this beer out. Lots of carbonation, not easy to drink and you never get used to that tartness. The beer is not complex, but it's a little tough to figure out. I did not like this beer even slightly.

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