I’m a big fan of Dogfish Head’s off-centered ales, and Festina Pêche is another unusual fruit beer in the Berliner Weisse style from the fine folks in Delaware. It isn’t a sweet beer at all, but quite tart, to the point of sourness. The yeast and the peaches are the main source of the flavors and aroma here, with not a lot added by the malt or hops. The yeast adds an tart apple flavor, and some funky Belgian scents, and the peach concentrate adds, well, peach scents and flavors. It’s a fairly light beer too, at 4.5% ABV, so it’s an outstanding refreshment on a hot summer’s eve.
I give it a 4.4 out of 5.