Beer Review: Dogfish Head Festina Pêche
The Dogfish Head Festina Pêche is a Berliner Weisse beer, a fairly rare wheat beer, made slightly more popular lately with German breweries resurrecting this almost lost style of beer. This beer is made with top-fermenting yeast and lactobacillus culture to give the beer a distinctive tart and citric flavor.
The beer pours well with a huge head with a standard 45° angle to vertical.
Beer is light straw color, very clear. Initially pour with a think white head, which quickly dissipated to a thin white layer. Looks highly carbonated with lots of bubble quickly rising from the bottom.
The aroma is light, fruity, and tart.
Dominated up front by a fruity peach flavor, which quickly swings to a dry, crisp, tart effervescent mouth feel. The tartness lingers for a long time, coating the mouth, building over each sip.
Tart and Dry. I found that the tartness of the beer was better balanced by the peach flavor as it warmed up slightly to about 50°.
Fresh Fruit – peaches and strawberries
A dry beer, 4.5% abv around 150 calories
Glassware: Pint (Used Modified Pint)
Simply Beer Rating: 90