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Pecheresse - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Reviews: 50
Hads: 107
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-03-2005

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Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before Jun 2014, so probably 2011 or 2012 vintage, purchased in Belgium a year ago and carried it back here. Shared with rudzud.

POurs a very clear golden honey color with some floating particulates, soapy lacing too.

Nose is loaded with fresh peach, canned peaches, so much good peach, really surprising! Nice dank basement funk, not super funky but nice enough, light Brett funk almost cheesy notes, very faint touch of cork.

Taste holy shit sweeettt!!! I know their beers were sweet before, btu this nose didn't lead me to believe it would be sweet! This is like condensed apple syrup sweet, intense and candy like, Behind the crazy sweet sugar is a nice peach, canned peaches mostly layered in syrup, with flashes of fresh peach here and there. Little funk behind that, and a hint of cork, mild acidity too. FInish is like a layer of syrup over the tongue not going away, with a little tangy acidity onthe back end, and more canned peaches. It actaully gets quite nice behind the sweetness, and after a few sips my taste buds get used to it mostly.

Mouth is med bod and super syrupy, decent carb.

Overall it has so much good peach, canned and fresh, with a nice light funk, but that sweetness just layers of syrup, but behind that the peach is so good! Best beer from Lindemans I've ever had by far, just wish they didn't make them so friggen sweet! (1,366 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25cl bottle served into a Lindeman's glass in a cafe in France. Cost was 4.60 euro.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear cloudy yellow.

Sm: Peach and barley. Moderate in strength.

T: Peach, souring hops curtailing the finish, and full pleasant barley. Very crisp and pleasant. The peach is wonderful. Complex, well built, and nicely balanced.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and creamy on the open. Complements the flavour of the body well.

Dr: Very drinkable, low ABV, and full of flavour. The price was rather high in France, but I'd certainly have it again at Belgian prices. (638 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25 cl bottle poured into a Lindemans flute because I can. Beer is yellow with a slight haze, high carbonation and a soft white head of tiny bubbles that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Looks excellent. There is also a chick with great side boob action on label with some hint of some ass as well. About the best beer label out there.

Mildly tart aroma, with a fruity peachness to it. Smells good.

Beer tastes like peach candy. It's sweet and clean with a strong midpalate fruit presence and a wet finish. It's a good beer but it really is like liquid candy. It's not cloying or overly aggressive / in your face. The fruit is there...it's better than the other peach one they make for the US. (698 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25 CL bottle, with a label that would never be allowed in the States."Consumer avant de" dating of 20 Nov 2009. Pours semi cloudy ripe apricot, minor off white head and almost respectable ringed lacing. Nose of ripe fruits apricot/apple. This is a moderately tart beer, sweet/sour thing going on, notes of apples, ripe fruits, pears. worth a try, quality aperitif. Enjoyed during family trip to France this summer. (414 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

37.5 cl Green bottle, poured into a large 'Corsendonk' stemmed tulip glass.

Golden threat marmalade colour with a pure white head on top.

The lambic sour smell was there, but the peach sweetness was also there in equal measure, so you had a weird mix of vinegarous sourness and an incredible sickly sweetness from the fruit.

The sweetness in the taste was overpowering at first, sickly and coying. There was a souring towards the end of the aftertaste, but this is one sweet beer.

2.5% ABV, I'll not be having another, but glad i tried it. (543 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of slight peach, sweet malt, slight pale malt, sugar, and slight tart notes. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of peach, sugar, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and slight tartness. Overall, decent appearance, feel, and body. (363 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing. 2011 vintage

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a thin halo and light wisps.

S - Aromas of pleasant lambic funk, musty cellar basement funk, bright candy peach, bright fresh fruit, cooked fruit and jam. Super aromatic.

T - Taste is incredibly sweet, super super syrup. Behind the sugar the peaches are there in all its glory, but getting to them is difficult. It's so simple syrup heavy that it weighs it down. The peach, once you find it is glorious.

M - Mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy and sweet, though there's nice carbonation.

O - Overall this beer is and was awesome until all the sweetness comes. Without that it's actually incredibly good, hell, even with the sweetness I'm still shocked at how good this is. (791 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a small fading head.
Nose shows peach and confectionery with faint funky notes underneath.
Peach dominates as a flavour as well, with lots of sweetness almost hiding a faint acidity and horse blanket character. A little cloying.
Could use a fair bit more carbonation. (284 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow with a small white head. In the aroma, sugary, tart peach skin. In the taste, quite sugary and small tartness of peach skin. A small tart bite, but mainly smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry tart peach skin in the aftertaste. Kind of like a gummy peach ring, and it is line smell, taste, and aftertaste all the way through. (384 characters)

Photo of laituegonflable
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a medium metallic gold colour with very mild haze. Steady bead of carbonation with minimal snowy head. Lace is OK, but a bit small. Decent lambic look but nothing special to report.

Smells very fruity, yeah peachy I guess, with a good nod to over-ripeness. Very sweet with just a hint of tartness. Lots of peach and a bit of pear. Fruity, not very lambicky.

Taste is surprisingly full. Lots of peach flavour coming through, again with that pear edge. Very sweet with a natural fruit flavour, quite juicy but a slight carbonation tingle. Certainly nothing particularly beer-like or alcoholic here, but there's a very decent feel and body to such a low ABV. Otherwise, nothing really to comment on, especially as beer.

If you want a beer that tastes like peach juice, this is the one for you! But seriously, grab an IPA instead. Or a Cantillon. (851 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright brass with lots of bubbly streams and a champagne head that's gone fast. Oak, vinegar and yes, sweet ripe peaches on the nose. A hint of Balsamic is overwhelmed big peach orchard notes that broaden into mango and orange notes. Candied nectarine linger. Light but leaning towards medium more than you'd think with the sugar, crisp, lively, and some stick.

30% is too much peach juice - the sour of lambic is lost, and I can tell it's going to cloy when it warms (which the label recommends against.) How different a drinking experience, overall, is this from a flavored sparkling wine? Nice idea, and tasty enough, but not really what I want out of anything that says "Lambic" on the label. (697 characters)

Photo of Boto
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

25cl bottle from the Carrefour: This one pours a cloudy, golden color. There was a small white head on it, but still had quite a bit of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. The aroma is peaches, but not overly strong. I also get a whiff of apricots too. The taste is interesting. Peaches dominate, with little else discernable. The sweetness is subdued, or else I would think I was drinking a peach soda. Not bad, but I'm not sure of the point of this one. The word "Lambic" is on the bottle, but I think that is a bit of a stretch. (539 characters)

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was lightly hazy pale golden with a white long lasting head which laced the glass.

The aroma was lightly peachy with a moderate wheat presence.

The flavor was definitely sweet and peachy with more light wheat and a bit of a syrupy nature.

The finish was slightly sweet with lasting peach presence into the aftertaste. The body was medium light and the beer had a moderate carbonation. A bit too sweet for my tastes but a decent peach beer.

Draft in proper glass at Garre in Brugge on 9/13/06. (513 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 375ml green bottle (half-champagne) with a BB of July 2012. I've been sitting on this for a while; picked up from a supermarket on a trip to Belgium in October 2010. Love the art nouveau decoration on the label. Hope it's still OK....

Poured into a straight pint glass (I don't have a flute). A clear orange-amber colour with medium carbonation and a hint of floating sediment. Forms a decent head of white foam that hangs around for a few minutes before dissipating. Aroma of dry peach with a distinctive mustiness and a sour twang. Slightly sweet, with hints of vinegar, brie and a fruity tartness.

Tastes of sweet peaches with a dry, musty finish. Notes of sugar, tart fruit, faint green apples and a hint of tangy vinegar. Quite dry upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light and sharp, though a bit thin. Lightly astringent. Aftertaste of sweet & sour peach.

Lindemans is known for making very sweet commercial lambic (ie. not the good stuff). This isn't actually as sweet as some others that I've tried, but I'm not sure if that's simply due to age. It has a mildly oxidised mustiness that suggests it's been left a bit too long - but as it's a lambic it's hard to tell to what extent this may be the case. At any rate, it's OK but no masterpiece. Too sweet and one-dimensional; oude lambics blow this out of the water. Drinkable if taken on it's own terms. Try it once. (1,374 characters)

Photo of Floydster
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

25 cl bottle purchased from Beer Mania for less than two euros, poured into my new Grottenbier goblet tonight

A-Light and bright golden orange color, big 1 1/2 inch soapy white head that looked a little off for beer, no lacing, retention was not very good either
S-Peaches, sugar, sweetness, mild tart, sour candy, and bubble gum
T-Tons of peaches, very sweet in the middle with some sourness behind it but not much, peach flavors dominate this whole beer, rich with sweetness but not overly like a lot of their other brews I have sampled, still would like some more tart but not bad for how light it is
M-Sweet, slightly tart, and fruity mouthfeel, high carbonation for a Lindemans beer, still medium bodied at least though, taste lingers a good amount of time
D-Could drink a bunch of these little bottles, alcohol is super low, not overly heavy, sweetness would take a toll after a long time, but if you wanted a break from the acidic lambics out there, this would not be a bad choice

It seems like most of the Lindemans beers I enjoy more than others are not available in the states, this was actually quite good, especially for having such a low ABV, big peach presence in this one, far more than the peche, would like to drink again, recommended (1,253 characters)

Photo of bobsy
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I accidentally ordered this beer at the Only Cafe thinking it was the same beer I'd enjoyed on my first night in Belgium. Sadly that was Lindemans Peche, not Lindemans Pecheresse. The difference seems to be more or less limited to a reduction in ABV and an increase in sugar. In fact, it almost tastes like the Peche with a greater ratio of unfermented sugars.

For the record, it pours a rich gold with orange highlights and a white frothy head that left some sticky lace. Sweet peachy aroma combines with sugar, but still smells okay. Peach flavour seems natural, but is overpowered by sweetness. A slight sourness isn't enough to provide balance, and there's very little 'beer' flavour to this drink. Sticky body with a low carbonation.

Obviously far from the traditional lambic, and far too sweet to be quenching. I actually enjoy Lindemans sweeter more commercial beers, but this one is taking it a little too far even for me! (932 characters)

Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : orange color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : peach aroma.
Taste and mouthfeel : too sweet, fruity flavour of peaches with acidic notes.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Lambic/fruit. (261 characters)

Photo of Absumaster
3.02/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A orange beer with a thin head that looks more like a lemonade.

Smell is sweet and has distinct peach notes.

Taste is sweet and syrupy. A strong peach taste that isn't overly artificial, but because of the sweetness, it tends to fake. This beer drinks like a lemonade. Very low bitterness. I expected to find a bit of funk, but it is not. Not too horrible though. (366 characters)

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

250ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass.

Let's be honest: Good experience drinking a beer made with peaches. That's all about this beer. In the end, it's too sweet and carbonated at the same time giving the impression of a champagne. A Faro would be a better option, if you ask me...

A: Pours a golden to orange color. Clear. Big aired head is formed
S: Sweet. Pure peaches
T: Too sweet. Syrupy. Peaches and orange peel. A bit of Lambic sourness (at least)
M: Extremely light body. Extremely carbonated
D: Drinkable as a juice of peaches should be ;) (553 characters)

Photo of brendan13
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a tulip glass a slighty hazy deep orange colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - Ummm, peaches. A light mustiness.
T - Funnily enough the taste has a pretty strong peach taste.
M - A little bit sticky sweetness with moderate carbonation.
D - Not a regular beer for me but it's something I would happily drink again. (377 characters)

Photo of dansmcd
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - A clear pale shade of apricot under a quick wispy finger of head.

S - Musty leather, peaches.

T - Sweet caramelised peaches. No trace of the 2.5% alcohol. Not much sourness. Refreshing.

M - Thin, yet has a syrupy quality. High carbonation.

O - The lack of sourness is probably not a good thing for a lambic, but the sweet peach flavour is agreeable. Nice, summery thirst quencher. (388 characters)

Photo of soulgrowl
2.67/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: To be honest, it looks an awful lot like a garden-variety Oktoberfest; superclear amber-yellow with a tissue-white head. Very respectable level of retention despite fairly large bubbles and no hops or yeast for support.

Smell: Plenty of peach liqueur along with a surprising and welcome touch of lambic funk - reminiscent of gueuze, with a Band-Aidy phenolic quality. Sweet and very peachy through and through, with a white wine quality and a sugary character reminiscent of peach candy or even artificially-flavored strawberry milk.

Taste: Sweeet! Argh... I thought this one would be sweet, but not this sweet. This is like drinking apple juice, with a spoonful of the "light syrup" from a can of peaches stirred in for good measure. A light lemony acidity is the only thing working to offset it... and it isn't enough. I expected sweet from Lindemans, but the Cassis, Framboise, and Kriek aren't anywhere near as syrupy and one-dimensional as this!

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly clean and dry, especially in the finish. Lip-smacking and smooth, with airy carbonation... but unfortunately, it doesn't do much to lighten the heavy sugar load.

Drinkability: For what it is, this is pretty drinkable. It tastes good, like soda. But it is definitely not worth the price, and definitely not something I would want more than a bottle of. Tip: have it with a sweet, fruit-and-cream type dessert. It will offset the overt sweet fruit flavors in the beer and draw out the tart, funky lambic tones - improving its drinkability dramatically. (1,542 characters)

Photo of Dentist666
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0.375 l bottle poured into a stemmed tulip.
Clear golden with orange hints and frothy, quickly vanishing head. Very sweet peach aroma and taste, fresh aftertaste, but lips came sticky, I can't put up with it. So it could be better if it would be less sweet. (258 characters)

Photo of byronic
4.38/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours lively, much like champagne with a very thin white head which dissipates seconds after poured. A nice golden colour with a shade of orange and very clear.

What an amazing nose on this brew, possibly one of the best I've come across. Smells very rich and peachy. Fantastic, enough to make me salivate for a taste.

The smell is followed up by the exact taste. Predominately fresh ripe peaches. This sweetness is balanced by a nice tart finish.

A nice light feel to it with lots of carbonation. Intense feeling generated on the tongue by the sweetness and carbonation ending in a nice tart finish similar to green apple.

A very nice fruity lambic, one that would be fantastic to have on a hot day. Very refreshing and bursting with flavour. (747 characters)

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden apricot color with a large, quickly dissipating white head that leaves only a few tiny spots of lace.

Smell: Apricot and apple backed up by slight funk and earthiness. A mild hint of peach and some mild tart citric smells.

Taste: Begins with sweet peach and a hint of granny smith apple, finishing with a more powerful peachy sweetness with a mild mustiness at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Lighter in body with almost no carbonation and a refreshing finish.

Overall: An interesting beer loaded with fruit flavors. I did, however, dock a few points just because the fruit overpowers almost all traces of the lambic. A good brew, though, and one I would drink again. (745 characters)

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