Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Festina Pêche

Tonight I'm drinking Festina Pêche brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. This might be the third time I reviewed it, most recently one year ago. If for nothing else, click back to that awesome Marq Spusta artwork that went with this beer last year. The label is very simple, just two peach trees with "malt beverage brewed with peach concentrate" nestled between them. The side of the label says this is a "neo-Berliner style Weisse fermented with peach juice [that is] so down with the dog days of summer."

Raspberry and wheat aroma, struggling to find peaches, but definitely fruity nice. The flavors try to trick you from the start. You think for just a moment that it's going to be sweet, but a rush of sour and tart raspberries comes in and fills your mouth. Nice! For me, the peach aspect of this beer only arrives at the end of each sip, showing up with its cousin, "Late-Finisher Wheat Man". Yep.

The carbonation is effervescent and sharp adding positively to a most refreshing experience. Fruity good, simple and nice. Oh, and the low 4.5% alcohol is not really a factor except that I'll have no problem with a few more. The End.

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Nick said...

So, the Dogfish is definitely more complex, but if you want a beer that tastes just like peaches, try RJ Rocker's Son of a Peach. It's got a strong peach flavor but it wasn't overwhelming and had the right amount of carbonation and alcohol so it didn't taste like peach soda. Of course I did have it at midnight on a Friday... so I may be completely wrong.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

I've never had that beer as RJ Rockers isn't distributed to S. Florida. But a coworker of mine did a guest review of that beer a while back. http://www.dailybeerreview.com/2010/10/son-of-peach-coworker-v-guest-post.html