September 13, 2013

The Brü Revü – Dogfish Head Festina Peche

The Dogfish Head Festina Peche is a neo-Berliner Weisse and one of the few available Berliner Weisses in the can/bottle in Texas.  Their version of the Berliner Weisse is fermented with peaches which arrives perfectly timed with the summer peach crops and summer heat.  A Berliner Weisse is a very wheaty, very sour low alcohol style of beer that began in Berlin and is exceedingly popular in Germany where they have a tendency to lace them with fruity syrups to cut the acidity.  Here in the U.S. they are a great summer thirst quencher and are becoming more popular with the rising popularity of sour/wild beers.  The Festina Peche poured a hazy golden yellow with a slight white head.  The aroma was bready and malty with a slight tartness and bit of peach.  The taste started with a light tartness up front that gives way to ripe peach flavors that has a surprisingly dry finish.  The wheat beer flavors were subtle but came through on the end and lingered on my palate.  The Festina Peche is not an overly sweet beer but the peach adds a subtle sweetness to this sour beer. Overall the it was a good Berliner Weisse that highlights and is accentuated by the peach flavors.

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

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