Review: Dogfish Head Festina Peche | Craft Beer & Brewing
Dogfish Head Festina Peche
97 out of 100

Style: Stone Fruit "Quick" Sour

ABV: 4.5 IBU: 8

97/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

What the brewers say

“Served as an apertif or summertime quencher, Festina is delicately hopped and has a pale straw color. In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Stone-fruit sweetness hits up front, and the fresh peach notes are evident and screaming at me to take a sip. A slight lemon tartness with a medium sour note.”

Flavor: “Up front the beer hits with a lactic tartness that is immediately followed by a sweet peach fruitiness. The sweetness is there and pronounced but it isn’t cloying like some peach beers are. The peach fruit character carries through the finish with nice carbonation.”

Overall: “The fruitiness and sourness dance well in this beer, creating a pleasing complexity of the delicate flavors of peach enhanced by the tartness of the sour. Nice sourness and carbonation level in the background showcase the fruit. Great blending of flavors.”

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