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DFH Festina Peche
« on: October 29, 2013, 08:47:51 PM »
So maybe my palate for sours is skewed, but I was really disappointed when I tried this brew. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad beer. I'd rather kick down a few of these than Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat or Shock Top, but to me this tastes much more like a slightly acidic American Wheat Beer than a Berliner.

I definitely get a nice dose of peach aroma and flavor. What I'm missing is a nice lactic tang to make the fruit pop and get your mouth watering a bit. It's nowhere near as tart as I'd like, and the acidity is super clean. Bummer - guess I had different expectations here.
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Re: DFH Festina Peche
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 04:25:48 AM »
I find that this beer changes between batches.  Sometimes I get no peach, sometimes the sourness is low, sometimes it is both sour and peachy.  I've never really liked it in any of the iterations.
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Re: DFH Festina Peche
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 09:34:53 AM »
I think it can almost be categorized as a "Mild Sour" in the sense that the sourness is very subdued. The peach flavor is also pleasant and mild as well. I always enjoy this beer, especially during the hot season.
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Re: DFH Festina Peche
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 09:53:57 AM »
The first version at the pub was the most tart and it has been getting gentler since then. I thought this years was too 'canned preachy' if that's a term.

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