Dogfish Head Festina Pêche is described by the brewery as "a Neo-Berliner Weisse." I just love that kind of post-Schultheiss deconstructionist sub-text bullshit, so I'm looking forward to popping the top on this determinedly understated bottle; after the half-porn skin skin (yes, that's a deliberate double) of Chateau Jiahu, a couple of peach trees seem almost proto-folksy.
Hmmm...the head is brisk, bright-white, and dissolving rapidly. The smell is like a light peach sour. The beer is a slightly hazy light yellow. Wow! That's sour, all right, and the peach is not overwhelming or fakey. It's just this side of puckery, doesn't cling at all, and it's very refreshing. I'm saving the rest of this for a hotter day (it's an unseasonably cool night right now) for relaxing in the shade on my new Father's Day hammock (it came early, and well, y'know, no sense in leaving it in the box...). Best of all, it's SBP-approved at 4.5% ABV. Go get you some. "Neo-Berliner Weisse" indeed; forsooth, it's good!