Beer Porn: Dogfish Head’s “Festina Peche”

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Dogfish Head Brewing isn’t known for crafting beers with a subtle or mild flavor; basically, every beer they brew has an aggressive taste.  Whether it’s a generous amount of hops that test your bitter tolerance or recreating beer recipes that are thousands of years old, they don’t make beer for the masses.  In-fact their slogan is “Off centered ales for off centered people”.  Festina Peche is probably one of their most “approachable” beers for the average drinker and even saying that, a lot of people wouldn’t like it.  I’ve drank this beer maybe 5-6 times and I’m still not sure if I love it.

Brewed only for the summer, Festina Peche has a strong carbonation with a very tart peach taste.  It’s hard to even taste the peach per se, you get that kick of tart and a general fruit smell but I didn’t taste the peach flavor specifically.  The Berliner Weissbeir is a naturally sour/tart beer and if you are into sour patch kids, you’ll probably love this beer.  It’s actually quite refreshing and is a really good beer for the summer months; it doesn’t fill you up that quickly and is light enough you can pair it with food.  Sold in 4 packs, thats about as much as one person could take in one sitting.  I enjoyed a single bottle, but this isn’t a beer you could drink all night.

Check out what Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head Brewery’s owner) says about this summer beer:

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